Wednesday, June 15, 2011

{Teen Rooms}


I am super busy with work, remodeling, and redecorating "Middle's" (my name is my middle son...lol) room...Here are a few pics of the process...It is so sad and a little abusive to leave Middle's room like this for...Oh, a little over a month!!!! I know, I know...You should call Child Protective Services on me...I am a bad Mama...;) lol I have been busy and I thought I would get to it...and then life happened...end of school, work and a little procrastination too boot! Hate me!




This room is usually more organized and tidy...Middle is actually one of my best cleaners/organizers I own...I mean have living here...lol...but I think when things are in limbo or out of place...it is never easy to keep tidy...You know what I mean? Maybe a little depressing or a little overwhelming is the word? Do you see that paint can? It sat there for a month...Well, it got moved around for vacuuming and a little horseplay...But it sat in that area...waiting for the "decorator" to get there...Haha! Someone needs to fire her, huh? Or pay her? I don't know which one? BTW, Middle put this shelf in the closet for organization...I was going to donate it...I love how he thinks...my little organizer!



Do you see the stripe under the primed wall? I painted that for him about 4 years ago...Okay, a little tip for you...remember when painting a kid's room, to think about them actually growing up...They do grow! Shocking, I know! lol So, I wish I had thought about it and realized I would have to repaint more sooner than later...


I finally walked passed his room on Sunday and thought you are a horrible mother/decorator if you don't get that paint out and JUST DO IT! So, the guilt trip I played on myself worked!!! Yay!!!! I love when that happens! LOL I just started painting and painting...and before I knew it I had painted two coats!

I was so proud of myself, I even decided to have a margarita towards the end of the process to celebrate...I headed to my "Old Saloon" in our gameroom and mixed one up! I am a pretty good bartender, if I do say so myself...It is convenient to have a Saloon at arm's reach, too...Though I only have a drink or two a month, I mean, week...To keep this girlish figure I got going on lol...I feel like it is Happy Hour whenever the mood hits...lol And I don't have to even get all dolled up! I'm brilliant for building a Saloon in my home...Just pure brilliance! Lol!!!


The paint color is Valspar 5006-1B Notre Dame....It is a gorgeous grey...with a hint of blue...I love how it looks...both morning and night...And it looks great with warm colors, too...


Okay, I am even more of a horrible Mama for shopping the "Eldest's" room for decor...lol I took this art off his walls, like thief in the night...I sure did! I decided to use it here because I loved how the art popped against the grey walls! I promised Eldest that I would get him an even better piece of art...So now I have that on my "Ever Screaming To Do" list...:) I think he didn't really mind...He wasn't attached to it...and he knows I always come through with my promises...especially in the decorating department...lol



See the warm colors pop! I love this art...I purchased it last year at Home Goods for $50 on sale...I am using some dark bamboo shades with some white curtains I got for free from Mama Law (my mother in law)...


Here is a peek at his new room...We purchased the sofa (futon) last year for $399 @ Walmart.com and picked it up at the store...I was not a fan of futons...But the Middle bugged me about it until I just gave in...I liked this one because looked decent and was comfortable...I think teen rooms should be more about them and their likes...You slowly have to start letting go of your pipe dream and let their taste evolve. It also is a way for them to express themselves more...Middle picked the color (he did fabulous, huh?) and the futon...agreed on the art and blinds...We are looking for a desk...preferably the armoire style...So we can close the mess and have peace...:) The lamp may stay in here, as well...I stole that from another room too...That table I dug out of my neighbor's trash...{Hi, Michella...I am the creepy neighbor who digs through your crap late at night!} We may be painting it...and adding hardware...More to come on middle's new room...


More photos of his room to come! So, what do you think so far?

Xo, Meme

6 comments:

Michella Marie said...

Hahaha!!! I love it!!! But I don't recognize that table nor do I remember taking it to the trash, lol!! Way too cute for the trash! Maybe somebody left it there knowing that I am a hoarder of furniture and knew I would welcome it with open arms and that I would love it and take care of it and give it a new life and a new home :)) You better bring it back.... just kidding! I am SOO guilty of curbside shopping (much to Scotty's embarrassment)!! I just recently picked up a dilapidated bench that now sits beautifully in front of my pink fairy roses! I love it. I just hope the neighbors two doors down don't come over trying to reclaim it, lol!! There will be blood.... JK.... kind of ;))

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

I love it! That color is gorgeous. I'll have to get a sample of that color as I've been looking for a blue/gray.

TheCrankyCrow said...

Middle's room is looking great! Know exactly what you mean about both (1) remembering what you do to a child's wall will need to eventually be redone and (2) letting them express their own taste. I did our Only's son up (the second time) so awesomely in an old sporting equipment theme - old baseball mitts; baseballs; fishing bobbers; skiis for drapery rods; canoe paddles, etc. etc. To my dismay, I came home one day to find my dining table full of all those wonderful treasures. "Only" had a different decorating theme in mind. (And yes, it involves posters and fast-moving machines, and girls with little clothing...) :o( Glad your Middle has better taste. Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Jennie said...

I LOVE it! I have 3 rooms screaming at me as I type. GRRRRR! I LOVE the color. My Middle wants me to paint his room grey. Would ya hook a sistah up with that paint color?! PLEASE! Do they still make the color....heehee! Awesome job!

Jennie {Cinnaberry Suite}

Blondie's Journal said...

You are doing a fabulous job! I have heard of that paint color, Notre Dame. It sounds like the perfect shade of gray/blue. I love how you decorated by raiding your other sons room. Very funny!

XO,
Janie

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

LOVING IT!! It is looking so FAB!!

Lou Cinda