3 Must Try DIY Ideas for Teen Room Makeovers
Welcome back to today’s episode of My Teen Daughter is Driving Me to Drink. I’m your host Selena “Don’t You Sass Me” Cochran. And today, we’d like to welcome three very special guests to the show. Please give a warm studio welcome to “Yes I Heard You 10 Minutes Ago,” “Are We There Yet?” and “You Mean I Have to Wash My Own Dishes?”
Middle school and high school parents, I bet your special guest line ups are pretty similar to mine. I’ll have to write a post about some of the awesome one-liners teens and tweens come up with. But for today, let’s talk about simple, DIY bedroom makeovers for teens.
If we want our children to be shakers, movers and/or master change agents in the earth, we must create an atmosphere conducive to unbridled creativity, independence, discipline and freedom of expression. – Selena
My daughter is quite creative, expressive and artistic. So when she originally told me her concept for the room, I was hesitant. It was a huge undertaking and frankly, “ain’t nobody had time for that!” Ha! Couldn’t resist. In the end, I couldn’t have been more proud of my princess! Eat your heart out Ty Pennington! Here are some of her best ideas for her room makeover:
“Mom, I want to be reminded about what’s really important to me.” Aside from the impromptu teary-eyed, mom’s-gone-all-mushy-in-public-again moment, I was a proud. She wanted words and phrases on her wall that reminded her of all that’s good in her life. We purchased silver-tinged wall décor with phrases like: friends are the flowers that bloom in life’s garden; go confidently in the direction of your dreams; and Wish It. Dream It. Do It. A perfect compliment to her pink accent wall. You’ll find these at Kohl’s, Tarjay and the Dollar Store.
“I want it to be funky but still be something unique only to me.” With those words, my genius daughter used glitter paint plus 3 other colors to create one heck of a spectacular splatter paint design for all of the trim and baseboards in her room. You definitely won’t find this type of splatter anywhere. Pink shag/satin curtains courtesy of Grandma.
Bean Bag Chairs
Photo Credit: BeanBagBoss.com
“Duh, mom. Every room should have a bean bag. Where else would Lovey sleep?” She may be 14 now but Lovey, the Dolphin, still needs a place to call home. And not just any old bean bag, but a black/white/pink leopard print bean bag. Why? Because dolphins are princesses too. True story.
Stop. Think. Do.
The key to raising our teens to be independent and brilliant is to provide an outlet for them to be themselves and support them as they do. The princess called all the shots and I graciously, and proudly, watched her create one stellar masterpiece of a room. I’m proud. She’s prouder. And that parents, is what it’s all about.