Sunday, January 24, 2010

Project by Project Tween Room

We want it all but on a budget.  So begins the story of my daughters room.  She has a gorgeous room now.  Wow did it cost me a pretty penny too.  But now that she has hit middle school classic sophistication in toiles is not her dream.  WHAT?  I have slowly had to let go of my vision and move past MY dream room for her.  I am a visualizer which comes in quite handy in my field of expertise ~Interior Design.  As I lie on my daughters bedroom floor I visualize what it would be like to be 11.  This time around however I plan on doing it on the cheap.  After all Little Miss Whimsy has two counterparts Master Whimsy 1 and Master Whimsy 2 both who have big plans for a new space for themselves as well.  Looks like this mama is going to be busy in projects for awhile.   
 So begin the projects leading up to this dream room.  Here is the first one I tackled.  She had picked out some storage boxes from PB Teen.  $59. for a cardboard storage box.......really?  When I spotted these storage photo boxes at Michaels 3 for $5 I decided maybe we could do something fun with them.  Something that did not cost $59.00!
So I bought some fun stamps to use and pulled out the craft paint and sticker letters and Little Miss Whimsy and I had some mother daughter time making some fun storage boxes.  Total cost was under $10.  I am a perfectionist who knows when to let perfectionism go.  This was the case when it came to this project.  After that first stamp I quickly decided that precision along with perfectionism would not play a part in this project!

A quick and easy project to accomplish.  This room is going to be one big transformation and this is only the tip of the iceberg.  I will be featuring all my fun, easy and money saving projects for this room each week.  I hope you visit and get some ideas along the way as we go from Classic girl room to Hip and Funky Tween room.  I am linking up to:










22 comments:

  1. I soooo need to do something like this with my duaghter's room. And I soooo need to let go of my ideal for her room. Just ain't gonna look like my 'style'. :) These are just adorable.

    Thanks for linking to Mi4M!

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  2. I picked up three of those 3/5.00 boxes at Michael's for my laundry room redo. They look adorable and it's the best price in town.

    Yours turned out very cute.

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  3. Just great my friend...and I so rmember doing my daughter room wall paping the walls with sheets and strach as she wanted this coslty wall paper for it...Thanks for sharing...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  4. That is a great redo. You did a great job.

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  5. Great idea - really cute, and functional!

    Danielle

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  6. your boxes turned out adorable. How fun to have a special place to put treasures in . Great idea. kathysue

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  7. Well, so far I LOVE the boxes, so I cannot wait to see the rest of her room!

    {{HUGS}}

    Robin :o)

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  8. The boxes are really cute. Can't wait to see the entire transformation take place.

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  9. Great idea!! I'm anxious to see the whole room, I bet it will be beautiful!! Kristen

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  10. I'm sure it will be fun and she will have a great sense of ownership and pride in her room. (You know where I'm going with that? :-)) Can't wait to see what else you do. We have some of those boxes and I may just move the pictures around a bit.

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  11. Sooooo pretty !! I love that it's so unique ... not any of her other friends will have such cute, storage boxes. Although, they'll probably want you to make some for them. :) Your home is beautiful !! Take care, Becca (Adventures in Decorating)

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  12. Yep I have one of those too...wait til she turns 15. Great job on the boxes!

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  13. How cool they look great. And a much cheaper way to achieve such a great look.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Have a Blessed week,
    Sherry

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  14. Great idea! I love those boxes. They are great for storage and look great out. I can't wait to see the finished room.

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  15. Very nice! I might have to borrow this idea. My daughter is turning 9 and itching to change her room. I'm looking forward to what other changes and projects you have in store.

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  16. I have a few of those lurking around my craft room, guess I know what I will do for my tween's room now :)
    teri

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  17. You are so wise to do it up cheap this time around. Let me tell you that teenage girls are *f*i*c*k*l*e*! What they love now they will be so done with next month.

    After spending a small fortune doing up my now 17 year olds room a few years ago, she decided that it was more my style than hers and packed all of her decor into a trash bag and stuck it in the basement.

    Good luck with the transformation. You are off to a great start and the boxes look terrific.

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  18. What a great idea! Those photo boxes go on sale often at Michaels and Hobby Lobby. I may have to try it!

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  19. GORGEOUS!!!!! I LOVE those!
    Great work!


    Thanks for linking up to Thrifty Thursday!

    Leigh

    Tales from Bloggertiaville

    www.lbratina.blogspot.com

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  20. I want to let you know that I have a BIG give-a-way starting on Sunday and it will be really fun. I am calling it SPREADING THE LOVE--cuz I love my FOLLOWERS. There are lots of gifts, from really cool vendors. Each week there will be SEVERAL winners--that is right it will be going on all month long. So you can come back each week and leave me a comment, to put your name in.

    You don't have to have a blog--you can e-mail me to enter your name.

    Followers get their name in once and if you have my button on your side bar your name will go in 5 more times.

    If you can double check your READER to see if you are getting my posts I would really appreciate it--for some reason Google has picked on me since the start of my blog and I always end up having them not post every few weeks.

    XO
    Cheri

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  21. What a great idea-you can decorate all kinds of ways with a plain simple box. I can't wait to see the finished product.
    Also I wanted to let you know I have a give-a-way starting Sun. the 31st and going all month with weekly winners--lots of fun.
    Cheri

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