Friday, January 11, 2013

DIY Teen Girl Room Decor

I'm so excited that my application for a craft fair that I entered, was excepted! Yay! This is my first craft fair. We will be busy getting ready for it, so the next couple of days will be a little bit hectic. I hope my pallet wood signs, chalkboard signs, and my name art sell!

 As I said in my last post, we decorated my sisters room. We kind of did a little rearranging, since we finished our basement. Everything in this room, was collected little by little from garage sales, and Craigslist (except for the rug, which was purchased at Target).  

The furniture was purchased off of Craigslist for $350. When my mom went to pick it up, she asked if they were selling the comforter as well. The lady said she wasn't selling it, but had a similar one. So my mom bought it for $10, and it fit Julia's style perfectly.

These paper lanterns were the inspiration to the colors of the room. We found them at a garage sale for 25 cents, as well as the LOVE sign for 50 cents. The original plan was to have the room decorated in the bright colors on the lantern, but then my mom bought the comforter and the plans changed. The lanterns still look great in the corner.The LOVE sign was previously brown with wooden bear faces glued on. We pried them off, sanded the sign down, and painted it pink. Then with a darker, watered down pink, we splattered dots with an old fly swatter.

The canvases above the bed were bought at a garage sale as well. The colors on the cavases didn't match the room, so we painted new designs with the colors that we liked. The Love sign was found at a garage sale, and fitted in perfectly. 

The window frame was bought at a garage sale for $5. We left it it's original color because it matched perfectly in the room.
The J was an ugly sliver-y color, so we spray painted it white, and then mod podged  paint chip blocks to it. So little, can do so much!                                                                    

My mom re-did this bookshelf with a pallet wood back and top. Here's a link if you would like to see a tutorial.
The picture with the circles, was also made out of paint chips. All we did was cut out different colors, and sizes of  paint chips. Then, we painted the frame, and let it dry. Afterwards we mod podged the circles in place on a piece of thick paper, and coated the glue over a couple of times.
These two frames were purchased at a garage sale a while ago. They actually had a picture of a bee and a flower in the middle, and were ment for a baby's room, but we changed that quickly. We took  brown pieces of card stock, and glued them in the center. Then, my mom monogramed in my sisters initials, and then outlined then in a darker shade with Prismacolor pencils.
So, here's the finished effect! Most of the art in Julia's room was handmade which made the whole thing more personalized. We spent a lot of time getting ideas on Pinterest and Google, amd that helped. You really can do a lot of things yourself with some inspiration and a few supplies.
Note if you want to see how we've changed the room a year later check it out here. You can also see other girl's rooms we've done here, and here.

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  1. Congrats on getting into your first craft fair! Once I get to the point where I have a nice collection of stuff I've made and am proud of I'll throw my name in the craft fair hat and see if I'm accepted. :)

  2. Hi Emily! Congrats on the craft fair and the bedroom looks great. A lot of inspiration does go a long way. Thanks for linking up at my blog hops and I'm a new follower.

    Have a crazy beautiful weekend!

  3. Hi, Great post. I found you through the blog hop. Now following you.Please stop by and say hi when you get a chance.
    Be sure and check out my new Blog Hop that we just started, It's Weekly Goals Link Up. It's a great way to stay on track. Have a great day. :) Here's the link in case you want to check it out. Thanks again.

  4. Beautiful decor! I love this look, sach a informative tutorial, You did a great job.competitive prices of beds and mattresses

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