The InBeTween Project: Week 6
The big day has arrived! It’s time for the big reveal! All of the DIY projects are complete, the window treatments are up, and room has been styled to perfection!
I have to say that when the Tween saw her room, she said, “I can’t believe this is my room!” What else could a designer mom ask for?
One of the areas that I am particularly excited about is her desk. Adding a desk and a functional chair were the catalyst for this room redo. I absolutely love the faux shagreen desk and the swivel chair we chose. They’re both super stylish, but the are pretty well made also. She will be able to take them to college with her… and possibly even her first apartment.
The other part that I love about the desk area is the coordinating bulletin board we created. The Tween has been taping pictures and posters, and other ephemera to her walls for a few year. As part of the design plan, I wanted to give her some real estate for displaying her “stuff.” To create the board, I used the coral colored velvet fabric, cork, and crown molding. You can read about the DIY project here.
When I asked her what her favorite parts of the room, she responded, “I love the reading bench!” Me too! She has a place where she can chill and read. We also added a couple of ottomans, so that one day when she is able to have friends over again, they will have a place to lounge.
I absolutely adored the Shelfology® shelves. This is the first time I have used products from this vendor, but I have to say that they exceeded my expectations! The shelves are very high quality and very sturdy. While they cost a bit more tan shelves you can by from other discount vendors, they were well worth the price.
My other big DIY project was creating the covers for the cubby bins. I’ll be sharing that project on the blog and show you how I made them. Once I figured out the pattern, they were super easy to sew. I think the covers are an awesome way to upgrade and customize a rather generic piece of storage furniture.
The one thing that didn’t get done was the art. We had one picture (the llama in the image below) that we picked up locally and a couple of items for the shelves that we had on hand, but I had ordered art from one of my designer vendors. I ordered the art as I was starting the project and discovered that lead times for that vendor were 6-8 weeks! However, they have such unique and interesting pieces that I was willing to wait and take the chance.
We didn’t get them in time for the pictures, but honestly, I think the pictures were fine without them.
I hope this tween room gives you some inspiration for your next design project, whether your designing a room for your kids or grandkids, or for your home office. Make sure to check out the One Room Challenge™ website and all the other sponsored and guest bloggers! I’ll be back next week with the DIY box cover project!