Bright and Fun Teen Girls Room Reveal

In honor of my daughter’s birthday this weekend I thought I would finally share with you her new room!!  This was truly a collaboration between her and I design-wise, with her having the majority of the say.  In the past I would always tell her she could design her own room.  But, in the end it always ended up being more what I wanted.  This time I was intentional about letting her have her way.  Which proved to be difficult sometimes, I’m not gonna lie. 🙂
bright and fun teen girls room
orange teen girls room
triangle accent wall
 
I shared with you earlier the how-to on the triangle wall.  A labor of love for sure!
 
We did get to enjoy some crafting together along the way.  The large “A” above her bed was all her (and her dad). 
 
large A with lighted wall hanging
 
She drew the letter, dad cut it out, she painted it and she wrapped it in lights.  It’s super cute lit-up.  🙂  She said she wanted a big “A” and I just couldn’t see it, but it turned out great.
 
lighted A wall hanging
 
I shared with you last week the gallery wall I created for her.  I walk down memory lane.  🙂 So fun to put together, and she loved it – score!
 
gallery wall
 
She is very much what I like to call an out-in-the-open organizer.  If the place for things is not out in the open, things will not get put away.  So, I had stocked up on ideas from blogland for months and these are the ones we tweaked to work for us with a lot of supplies we had on hand.  
 
teen girl organization
dollar store tiered tray/ jewelry organizer – inspired by Charming in Charlotte / nail polish storage
teen girl bedding
 
The bedding is quite the combo.  With all the orange in the room, I insisted on white bedding. Daring to be sure with this messy teenager, but I knew the room needed some light.  We found this cuteness at TJ Max.  The throw and the adorable pillow were handmade by her granny and are just the right touch I think.  She was hoping for some fur pillows and I found these rather large ones at Sams before Christmas for $20 each, and they have feather inserts!  Steal :). The curtains actually moved with her from her previous room and they were purchased from Hobby Lobby.
bright and fun teen girls room
 
This room is so her, and I’m happy to have worked with her on this project! Do you have a teen you want to create a space for?  Make sure and give them plenty of input.  They need a space they can call there’s during these fun years. 😉  Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!!

P.S. If you are interested in seeing where this journey started you can check out this post.

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DIY Trundle Bed

Thinking of all my friends in the Northeast today!!  I will do my best to send some of our warmth your way – in the 70’s here the past couple of days!!  My college boy made it back just in time for all of the excitement.  🙂  I’m glad he wasn’t trying to travel in it, and that he doesn’t really have to get out in it.  Stay warm and safe everyone!!

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that there are some fun things going on around here, not quite ready to share the after yet, but it’s coming I promise!!
Today I decided to bring to you a project that we actually completed this fall.  With my college boy being home for a month for winter break, it got lots of use!!  Our DIY trundle bed!

When all the siblings were splitting and switching rooms, we decided to adios the bunk beds.  At 11 and 13 they are getting a bit big for them honestly.  But, I knew that I wanted an actual bed for everyone to sleep on when college boy was home – rather than the couch or floor.  

There are lots of tutorials for trundle beds out there.  And we consulted several.  Our biggest issue was the height of the mattress and the space under the bed.  There was not enough room for a platform for the mattress to lay on, and it was barely big enough for the mattress alone.  

We decided to add height to the bed with casters. Which was fairly simple to do.  Our bed frame had these metal ‘buttons’ on each leg that I just popped off (with a little force).  Then, I was left with a hole to screw in the caster.  We needed to drill the hole out a bit to make it big enough for the caster, but pretty simple process really.


The issue we had was in order to have room for casters under the trundle board we needed like 3″ casters which are huge, and expensive.  
So, as we are standing in the aisle at Home Depot, hubby spotted these furniture movers. Light bulb!!

Surely I could attach these to the bottom of our platform and they would slide well.  We trimmed our board to fit the mattress and the space under the bed, and we rounded the corners to protect toes.


Then, we attached the furniture movers with liquid nails, and added a couple of straps for pulling – made of a thrift store belt cut into two pieces and attached with screws.

Does it slide you ask??  YES!!  I think it might work better than casters, and doesn’t leave marks on the carpet.  The kiddos can easily slide it in and out!


We already had the mattress, so our expense was only the wood ($20), casters for the bed ($12), furniture movers ($8), and belt ($2) for the trundle.  Under $50 for it all!  Far less than purchasing a bed with a trundle!

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Fridays Unfolded Link Party {#141}

Man oh man these weeks just keep flying by!! How is it possibly Friday again??  

We have had some gorgeous weather around here this past week!  A nice break from all the cold, but I here it’s not staying around.  🙁

I took advantage of the warmth and did some spray painting – bringing new life to some old frames to use in this sweet gallery wall for my girl.


My boy boarded a plane back to Boston this morning.  It’s going to be a long spring of classes and baseball – which he is looking forward to very much.  I am adjusting to this new phase of life with a big kid away, and another on his heals itching to go.  But I’d be lying if I said it was easy.

As usual you guys shared some great stuff!  Here are the ones that caught my attention this week.

Remember, If you are pinning one of these great ideas for yourself, please click over to the original link and pin from there – thanks!

Katie from Little House of Four built this really cute storage box for her son.  I love the finish she achieved with stain and paint.  

DIY Rolling Storage Box from Little House of Four

These hanging paper hearts Diane made look so fun to make and would be a sweet touch to any decor for Valentine’s Day.

3-D Hanging Paper Hearts Tutorial from An Extraordinary Day

This sweet and simple wood heart garland from Lindsay at My Creative Days is a perfect edition for the holidays.

Easy DIY Valentine Garland from My Creative Days

You guys never cease to amaze me with your creativity!!  Keep it up and share this party with your friends!!  The more the merrier and the more the inspiration!! 

If you were featured be sure to grab a button for your blog!


Be sure to check out the other hostesses to see what they picked.  Also make sure you check out our pinterest boards.  One board is for features and one board is for other things that may have caught our eye.


Now let’s see what you’ve been up to this week!!

You remember the rules 😉

  • Follow ALL of our hostesses in some way: Frazzled JOY, NancherrowSew A Fine Seamand Skipping Sideways
  • Link up as many posts as you like – recipes, decorating, faith, kids, homeschooling, humor, giveaways…whatever unfolded for you lately.
  • Grab the code and post the party button or linked text somewhere on your blog.
  • Visit a few links (it’s a party, people!).
  • Pin only from the original posts.
  • By joining Fridays Unfolded you are giving us permission to post a linked photo from your shared post.

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Top 10 Posts From 2014 – Looking Back

Today we are taking a stroll down memory lane in the form of the top 10 posts of 2014! If you are new here – thanks for joining me on this stroll! 


Looking back is always a good exercise. Sometimes in the midst of the day to day chaos is easy to lose sight of where you’ve been!  And man o man a lot has happened around here this year!!  So, here we go!!





















Our home has come a long way since last year!! I’m so thankful for each of you being along for the ride with me.  Hopefully somewhere along the way you were inspired or encouraged!! Looking forward to what 2015 might bring!!

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Fridays Unfolded Link Party {#136}

Did you miss us last week??  Hope you enjoyed time off with your family like we did!!  But today we are back and ready to see what’s been going on with you!


This week was all about Thanksgiving clean-up and Christmas decorating, as I’m sure it has at so many homes!!

I took a moment on Monday to share my love and thankfulness for the friends God has brought into my life.



You guys were as creative as usual this last week!!  Thanks so much for linking up your goodness!  Here are my features for this week.

If you are pinning one of these great ideas for yourself, please click over to the original link and pin from there – thanks!

Kristi from Making it in The Mountains created these beautiful and simple Rustic Clay Ornaments

Rustic Handmade Clay Christmas Ornaments from Making it in The Mountains

And how cute is this yarn ball wreath from Jessica at Designers Sweet Spot!

Yarn Ball Wreath from Designers Sweet Spot

I love the way Elaine of Heart Rocks in My Pocket transformed a thrift store cast-off into an adorable Christmas decoration.

Holiday Thrift Store Challenge – Christmas Chalkboard Globe from Heart Rocks in My Pocket

Jennifer from Dimples and Tangles made-over a craigslist find for her daughter and can I just say wow – so glamorous now!

Red Hot Nightstand Makeover from Dimples and Tangles
I am a lover of chocolate and this snack from Summer at Summer Scraps looks super yummy and super easy to whip together, maybe as a gift??

Double Chocolate Sweet and Salty Party Mix from Summer Scraps

And speaking of gift ideas, check out this cute baking gift that Kelly from The Moon and Me put together.  I know several people who would love to receive this one!!

Bake Yourself Silly Gift Basket DIY from The Moon and Me
If you were featured be sure to grab a button!


And, remember to check out the other hostesses to see what they chose as their favorites and check out our Pinterest boards!


Now let’s have some fun!  What have you been up to this week?

Remember the rules 🙂

  • Follow ALL of our hostesses in some way: NancherrowInspiring Hearts and HomeSew A Fine SeamMore Than MommiesFrazzled JOY, and Skipping Sideways
  • Link up as many posts as you like – recipes, decorating, faith, kids, homeschooling, humor, giveaways…whatever unfolded for you lately.
  • Grab the code and post the party button or linked text somewhere on your blog.
  • Visit a few links (it’s a party, people!).
  • Pin only from the original posts.
  • By joining Fridays Unfolded you are giving us permission to post a linked photo from your shared post.

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