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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Tween Girls Room

My 9 year old daughter exchanged her old, bigger bedroom with her younger sisters to our smallest bedroom.  She said that way she wouldn't have as much to clean.  Smart girl!

Now, this girl is all about sports.  She is not a "girly girl" at all.  So I had to figure out something that she would like that wasn't too "girly."  The first time I showed her these colors together, she liked it so I ran with it and went with the blacks and whites with the sea blue.

This is an antique desk that was my great grandmother's.  I am not satisfied with it though so there is still work to do on it.

I found this antique pedestal stand at an annual antique festival nearby.  It worked out great to be a small stand for her lamp and it doesn't take up much space at all.

I used a lot of storage bins and baskets, etc. throughout the room to put swimsuits, DS games, toys, pajamas and other odds and ends.

 The bed is also an antique iron bed that was my grandmother's.

I know, it's not a good picture.  I used oil rubbed bronze spray paint on a small chandelier.

And you know this girl's gotta have her over the door basketball goal in her new room.

And, yes, that picture on the wall, that's my GIRL on a touchdown run when she played on a little league team which she was the only girl on.
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  1. What a fun space and I love how bright the walls are! This project would be perfect for our linky party featuring "Transformations" called Repurpose-Remodel-Reveal, I know our readers would love to see it too! (It starts tomorrow- Friday, March 16th 2012 at 7:00 am and reoccures every 1st and 3rd Friday)

    -Whitney @ TheRoosterAndTheHen

  2. Thanks for some ideas, I am about to redo my daughters room into a "tween room". I am your newest follower, hope you will follow back :)

  3. Love that color combo! My daughter and I have been tossing around colors and I think we've settled on blue as the main focus ...

    Camydn is one lucky little girl!



  4. Awesome tween room, love the colour combo and you've given me some ideas too as we are redoing my daughter's room this year as well.

  5. love it just like a girl with all the glitter and basketball hoop still a girl not yet a woman come see what I shared at

  6. This is so cool and Playful.. :) Thanks for linking up!

  7. You created a great room for your daughter-love the color combo too! I'm following you from finding fabulous-stop by for a visit!

  8. I am really liking the colors together. I love how you used the vintage pieces in the room too and added a bit of sparkle.

  9. I love it! The aqua is gorgeous and I love the way you snuck in the black and white. I was a tomboy myself and now you'd never know it. She will treasure the picture of her running for that touchdown. Don't hever let her get rid of it. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays.

  10. This is so beautiful! I am sure that she thinks it is the bomb! I love the basketball hoop, too! My kind of girl! Thanks for sharing with us! Looking forward to seeing what you have been up to next week!

    Take care,


  11. Super cute! I'm loving the color on the walls. Very nice!

    Thanks for stopping by to link up!


  12. What a gorgeous room. I LOVE the black and white with the blue walls...stunning!

    (Visiting from Feature Yourself Friday)

    Aramelle {One Wheeler's World}

  13. OHHHH my goodness....this brings tears to my eyes!! They grow up so fast!! :0

  14. Great room! Love the colours :)
    Greetings from Australia♥

  15. how great! love the colors in here, too.


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