Monday, May 24, 2010

Teen-ager-ish Room

A few months ago, Keely told me-in a very diplomatic way- that she felt that her room was a bit too little-girlish, and would like to re-do it for her birthday present.

I guess she has grown up a little in the seven years since I first decorated it for her and Lil.

Good-bye, vines and hidden smiley flowers.

Sweet pink and purple quilts were fitting for my five-year-old...but now, at almost 12, it's time to pass them on.

Sewing pillow inserts

Keels said that everything needed to look 'cool' and 'teen-ager-y'...Must it really?

butterflies from Thailand

So, Happy early birthday, my dear girl. You're growing up and out of little girl things. I'm bracing myself for the coming of many more bittersweet milestones. :)

We have Pottery Barn taste, but a Wal-Mart budget! We copied some ideas from the PB Teen catalog, like the light walls and bright accents, but everything we bought came from Wal-Mart or Target. My favorite thing of all, the curtains, were $14.99 for the pair!


Anne said...

It looks really nice. Grown up girly, but sophisticated. Very chic. :) Want to come redecorate my house? I have no sense of style when it comes to decorating.

Liz said...

You did great! I love it!

Jenia said...

It looks wonderful! Very nice :)

The Stoughton Family said...

Looks great!!! I love it!

Melissa said...

The re-do looks great! Yall did a great job!

We experienced the same thing with our daughter about 2 years ago. We had to paint over the pink walls with this bright purple color (and she even painted the inside of her closet lime green). We found a cute comforter set (at Wal-Mart, of course) with her chosen colors of purple, lime green and turquoise blue and added some fun teen-ager-y accents that we found at an outlet store as well as the Dollar Tree (of all places!). We even put a purple beaded curtain (a hand-me-down from a cousin) over some sheers on her window! Definitely looks like a teenager lives there now...

I certainly love watching my kiddos grow, but it does leave me feeling quite sappy sometimes!