Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The Tween Room is Finished

If you have been following my blog for a while, then you might remember one week last summer when I painted the wood floors in our converted attic.  I'm pretty sure this shocked several of you.  As I said before, the floors had never been finished and were in bad shape.  Painting them seemed easier and more economical at the time than having them refinished which we will do one day.  I am happy to report that almost a year later, the floors have held up well and I am still happy with my decision.

The bed you see in the image above was a trundle bed, but our son had outgrown it and wanted something "older".  Mom found an old bed for a song and I painted it glossy black.

The contrast of the black bed against the white floor and blue walls was just what the room needed.


I used muslin to make the duvet cover.  Muslin is great for this type of project because it comes in various widths and can be used to make shower curtains and duvet covers easily.  To add the ribbon detail, I used single fold bias tape in navy.  I found the easiest way to get the right placement was to lay the cover on the bed and pin it.  Then I ran it through the sewing machine to secure.

The curtains were made from a flat sheet, total cost $12.00.  The lamp was already in the room, but I wanted to make it a little more interesting so I added the monogram and ribbon.

While denim isn't my first choice of fabrics when it comes to pillows, adding this red cross to an existing pillow made me like this one a little more.  To make the cross, I used masking tape, a sponge applicator, and red fabric paint.  It took less than 5 minutes.


The pillow cases on the bed co-ordinate with the flat sheet used to make the curtains.  I wasn't about to stress over making pretty shams for this room when I know exactly where they would end up 99% of the time.  Also, the other pillow cases are part of a flannel set from CSN that I recently reviewed.  Let's just say they are perfect for those cool winter months.  The trio of images came from here and here.

Here is the final room.  I'm really happy with the way it turned out and so is our tween.

55 comments :

  1. Rene you sealed the deal on painted floors for me. Knowing yours are still holding up after a year - great news. Now I just have to convince hubby to sleep downstairs for a week so I can do it! (And the tween room looks great too, love all your touches.)

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  2. Your son's room looks great! Love the painted floors and love the black bed, what a great find!!

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  3. I love how the room turned out! The duvet looks terrific! And everything came together so well! He must be thrilled. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. love this room! the bed is incredible!!!

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  5. Perfect room for a tween boy! LOVE the bed and floors, oh the power of paint... The graphic touches are just right and the whole thing on a budget, you rock Rene!

    Cathy

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  6. Very nice room. I have a bed almost identical to you, except it is has "pinneapple" post. Love the color of the room, too!

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  7. Such a neat room. I love that bed painted black!

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  8. Renee, I remember your post about painting the floors, and I loved it. This room also looks great! Isn't it amazing how simple, not to mention economical, it is to make curtains using sheets? I do that all the time. Great job with this room!

    Angie @ Linen + Verbena

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  9. it looks awesome- the perfect balance of boy and man. i think we have similarly sized bedrooms in our homes, so can i ask what your son t hings of having a bigger bed in there? i am just wondering because i know when sawyer is older he will want a bigger bed, too, but it will leave the rest of the room with not much space. does he prefer it that way now that he is older and obviously not really playing with toys as much?

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  10. Thanks everybody! Cassie, all of our bedrooms are small. I guess over the years we have gotten used to hanging out in other parts of the house and using the bedrooms only for sleeping. He is thrilled with his new bed so much so that he doesn't want to get up in the morning :)

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  11. Love the black bed! THis room turned out great Rene!

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  12. Rene, it looks awesome. I love the way all your projects turned out, and seeing how the room has transformed with little $$ but all your hard work is inspiring! Hope you'll do a post on your monogram diy. That is adorable.

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  13. It looks so great, Rene! I LOVE all of the little touches to make ordinary things custom...but not overboard. And I am still in love with the painted floors. You are so talented! :)

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  14. I adore the blue color on the wall...makes the room look so peaceful, yet inviting! A genius idea to dress up the lamp shade with a monogram! I adore the red cross pillow and instantly was transported back to my life-guarding days at our local pool!

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  15. PS I just painted black two twin beds in my client's guest room that are very similar to your son's. They look amazing, and I'm convinced black is the perfect color for a classic bed like that.

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  16. The room looks great Rene, I only wish my boys had been a tenth that neat when they were tweens :)

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  17. Wow, you did a great job, Rene! You make it all seem so simple.
    I know that your son is happy with his new room.
    Have a great day.
    Teresa
    xoxo

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  18. Rene, I can't believe it's been that long since you painted the floors! Seems like only two months ago. How time flies! Glad to hear they're holding up so well ... BEAUTIFUL room!

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  19. Rene, Your son must be thrilled! The upscale and uncomplicated look must be such a haven for your tween son.

    I LOVE the lamp. I'm heading there right now I would love a monogramed lampshade in my family room.
    As usual a stop to Cottage ANd Vine gives me armloads of inspiration!
    xo Yvonne

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  20. Rene, it looks great. I can't believe you made all of that. the lamp shade is one of my favorites. I so appreciate the idea about the detail on the duvet. Might attempt that for lil' boy's room.

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  21. The lamp shade and the pillow are perfect! Love them!

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  22. it turned out sooo great, Rene! I LOVE the monogrammed lamp! -Rebecca

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  23. I knew from your previous post it was going to be great, but it is really great - the pops of red are perfect!

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  24. Rene it looks so great! I love how it all came together and I am so happy that the floors are still holding up!! Love the pillow that you did and the duvet cover is so perfect for a tween room! Wonderful job my friend!

    On a side not, I am trying to respond to you and your email keeps telling me that there is error and wont send. Not sure if it is my end or on your end.

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  25. What a great room that can grow with your tween...through college and beyond! Can't believe that was an attic!

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  26. Rene it looks so good! I loved when you painted the floors awhile ago and I'm happy to hear that they are still holding up and looking great! The pillow, duvet, bed, and curtains all look wonderful and I love the monogrammed lampshade. I know your son must love hanging out in there!

    Kat :)

    P.S. When I try to reply to your comments it tells me that there is a fatal error with your email.

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  27. Rene, I love all your touches esp. the painted bed!! It's great!

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  28. Rene, love how you pulled this room together! That duvet is fabulous and I love the mongrammed lampshade so very much!!!!!!!

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  29. I can't believe you made those curtains from sheets! They look awesome - now I need to buy a sewing machine. :-)

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  30. I love every detail! The floors are my favorite! Did you mention in a previos post where the bedskirt was from , Target maybe?

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  31. Love what you did in here, including painting the floor. I've seen so many projects using painters tarps, but have never seen anyone use muslin for a bedspread. I think that is so smart & adding the trim was the perfect finish.
    CAS

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  32. Rene,
    It looks fabulous! I loved the white floors! They look super :)
    You're pictures should be in a magazine!
    Have a great day.
    Wendy

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  33. What a find that bed was, it looks great in black with the white floors!

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  34. YOU always
    wow me, Rene!
    My tween needs
    a new duvet cover,
    so I may just
    pluck your idea : )
    Glad he likes it!
    xx Suzanne

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  35. looks great! Did you say the name of the wall color in the room? I really like it. I have full size beds for the kids now too, and they sleep a lot better than they did in the twin size beds.

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  36. love the way it turned out...no detail has been spared! looks fantastic!

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  37. Rene, this looks fabulous. You did a fantastic job on that duvet. Love the sheet drapes. Thanks for joining WUW.

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  38. It looks so great and i love the muslin tip. My girls are in need of new duvet covers so I might have to give it a try.

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  39. I love the fantastic look you were able to get without spending lots of money. The room looks amazing and cozy.

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  40. It turned out great!!;) Rachel

    French Farmhouse 425

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  41. Really, really great work. I love all the crisp details. Now, does the tween keep it that clean all the time?

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  42. The room turned out great Rene! The painted floors are awesome and I love the contrast of the bed! So many great handmade touches - I'm sure your son is thrilled. I have two boys and it's a tricky balance between looking nice and being practical for their use.

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  43. Anna, my son chose this color several years ago. It is Valspar - Cincinnatian Hotel Ash. Hope this helps.

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  44. the room is wonderful! i love the glossy black bed with the wall color and curtains! just perfect :)

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  45. The perfect boy space! Fantastic bed! Love the paintd floors! And all your personal touches!!

    xo,
    Tessa

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  46. I just love that bed. It can carry through until... well, forever really! I love the contrast of the black bed with the white floors.

    I am considering white floors myself but not painted ones. I'm not nearly as brave as you. :)

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  47. Really Cute. My boys have very similar sheets/pillow cases.

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  48. It all turned out so great! Love the duvet with the trim on it. My teens room is on my to do list. I only have another year and a half and he'll be off to college!

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  49. The painted floors...the black bed...I am in love! It is a great room!

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  50. Love this room! That was a great way to spruce up the comforter!!!

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  51. Rene - fabulous! I am so stealing your pillow project! (With a link to you of course).

    A great makeover!

    Happy weekend.

    ox, Mon

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  52. You're a great mom to do so much work to make the room nice. It looks great and I'm sure it's very tween-pleasing. Do come by and help me decide where to put the birdhouse. Jane F.

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  53. I just bought pillow cases to match your curtains for my son's new room. He is 2, so It is a more playful young space-hee hee. I really love the monogram lamp shade!

    kim
    www.kim-toomuchtimeonmyhands.blogspot.com

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