Are you looking for DIY remodeling and home decor inspiration? Follow along for six weeks while we tackle a teen bedroom makeover.
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My oldest is turning sixteen this month, so I decided it was high time for a bedroom makeover. We’ve been planning together to make it the perfect dream bedroom, while still trying to stick to a budget.
This week I’m sharing all of our plans and goals for the project, including some “before” photos so you can see how it looks now.
About the One Room Challenge
The One Room Challenge is a twice-per-year room makeover challenge. A few hundred bloggers and designers spend six weeks giving one room in their homes an overhaul.
This is my first time participating in the ORC. I’ll be sharing updates over the next few weeks documenting our progress. Then on November 6th, I’ll share the big reveal.
See who else is participating in the Fall 2019 One Room Challenge.
Teen bedroom plans
I let my teen take the lead as far as planning, although I did make lots of suggestions and explain what would and would not work.
We created a mood board on Pinterest to coordinate on ideas. Overall the room will have a modern galaxy theme. The color scheme is dark blue, turquoise, purple, and gray.
Teen bedroom makeover “before” photos
When we moved into our home four and a half years ago, there was a lot on my remodeling to-do list. While we tackled many of the big projects, others – like replacing the upstairs carpet and remodeling the bathrooms – had to wait.
This bedroom was painted gray, like the rest of the house, and we hung Ikea shelves on one wall.
Aside from the bedroom needing a thorough cleaning and decluttering, our project list includes:
- replacing the carpet with vinyl flooring that matches the living room
- repainting the walls
- updating to matching linens
- refinishing all of the furniture
- swapping the wall shelves for standing bookcases
Although this is the largest bedroom in the house, the ceiling is less than 8 feet at the highest and the slope limits some of our options as far as layout. (At 5’6″ I anticipate being the shortest person in our family in about a year.)
Ideally, the finished room will be good for sleeping, homework, and hanging out.
While I didn’t include photos of the closet, it will also get a new floor and paint. It’s large – about 5 by 5 – so I’m hoping with the right organizing, a lot of what makes this room messy will have a tidy home.
Here’s a closer look at the bedroom furniture. It’s Drexel, purchased by great-grandparents in the 1960s. At one point, great-grandma tried to repaint the set green. I can’t imagine sanding all that lacquer by hand and am very thankful for power tools.
It was handed down when we moved in here, and it’s a really good quality mid-century modern bedroom set. It’s very worn and the drawers have come off of the vanity, but overall I think all it needs is sanding and a good stain and seal.
Follow along on our teen bedroom makeover!
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