Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Teen Room Tour plus a Video Tour


My YouTube viewers have been asking for a tour of Emily's (my daughter) room since we re-decorated it last year. 
I finally picked up my camera and asked Emily to give us a tour. 
She did a great job!

Here is the video tour if you would like to see everything in detail. 



Emily's room used to be painted pink, which she didn't want anymore and she was outgrowing her daybed. 

She wanted to go light, bright, and modern. She wanted to be able to change up the colors in her room easily and she wanted a full size bed. 

We wanted to take changing up her room in stages. We knew that would help us time and money wise!

We started with the paint color and picked out the color Cool Gray by Valspar at Lowe's. 

It's a pretty white with a light gray tint. 

We painted her room during Emily's Christmas break in 2014. 

Also, for Christmas that year one of Emily's gifts was the comforter and sheet set that she picked out from Macy's. 




Then, during Spring Break of 2015, we sold Emily's furniture and used that money to purchase her new furniture. 

Since Emily wanted a full size bed, I knew that I needed to keep the furniture to a minimum, but use the space effectively for a desk area, bed, and storage. 

I turned to the Ikea website and after lots of planning, measuring, and two trips to Ikea later, we finished her room.


Emily is 14, so I knew a desk and book shelf space were important to her for the next few years. 

As soon as you walk into the room, on the wall with the room door, we placed a desk and some wall shelves. 

We purchased the Ikea desk called Besta Burs, wall shelves called Lack, and the desk chair called Skalberg

#ikea #Besta Burs #Lack #Skalberg

Emily loves this space and sits here just about everyday. She loves changing up and decorating her books and shelves. 

Coming around the wall from the desk, we placed this rolling drawer storage from The Container Store in between the bed and the desk. We actually had this piece in Emily's closet holding clothes, but we decided it would work great for school/art supplies storage. It can also serve as a nightstand/tabletop if needed. 




For the full size bed, we purchased the Malm bed from Ikea. We chose this bed because of the storage drawers under the bed. Emily stores extra books, games, school supplies, and clothes in the drawers. 


Coming around the other side of the bed is the Malm nightstand from Ikea. 

The two drawers are great storage and it's just big enough tabletop space to hold a book, cords, and Emily's iHome clock/radio. 


We found these white sheet panel curtains by Nate Berkus from Target

I love how they provide a softness to the room without blocking the light from Emily's only window. 



Coming around the room is the Malm dresser from Ikea. The top of this dresser lifts up and includes jewelry storage and a mirror. This is perfect for a teenager and it's nice not to have the need for a jewelry box. 

The New York canvas is from Ikea too. This picture reminded us of our trip to New York last year. 


On the other side of the dresser is Emily's music corner. She keeps her music stand and flute in this corner and stands here and practices in the evening. 



When you come around the room or when sitting on the bed, you can see the closet door and room door. 

This wall is where the TV cable connection is located. I didn't want put any kind of bulky TV storage cabinet, so Andy mounted the TV on the wall and we used another Lack shelf from Ikea to hold the cable box and DVD player. 



Emily also keeps her calendar marker board on this wall to write down quotes, school homework, and books that she wants to read. We bought it from Target and it works great in this space. 





The beautiful picture over Emily's bed came from Hobby Lobby. The wall lamps are called Minut from Ikea. Emily's loves to turn these on in the evening while she is reading. They are perfect because we are not having to use any tabletop space for lamps. 




Emily loves her new room. It is so bright, calming, and clean. 

It is easy for Emily to keep clean and straightened up. 

She loves to stay organized and I love it that she feels like she has a fun but comfortable space to come home too from a busy day at school. 

I hope you enjoyed seeing this teen room tour. 

If you have any questions, please leave me a comment. 


Hugs, Shelly

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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Two - 12x12 Scrapbook Layouts Plus a Process Video

I created two- 12x12 scrapbook layouts today to help document a recent trip to Barnes & Noble. 
I filmed a process video plus a short vlog of our trip. 


My first layout is title, Get lost in the adventures of a great book!

This is a picture of the books that Emily purchased. 

She had them stacked neatly in her room, so I grabbed a picture. 


I am using the Open Book collection from Maggie Holmes/Crate Paper for both layouts. 



The Thickers for my title are a mix of American Crafts and Amy Tan letters.




My second layout is titled, She's.....



I found the quote card here on Pinterest and knew that it was perfect for this layout of Emily shopping at Barnes & Noble. 



This quote card inspired my title and journaling. 


I hope you enjoyed seeing my two layouts today. 

Thanks for looking!

Hugs, Shelly




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