We moved to the farm in October, and by the last week of December, we were already starting our first makeover project. Seriously, we. are. nuts. But there is a GOOD, sweet reason. That reason is my precious 13 yr old daughter.
When we built the house, we decided to paint her walls grey and use her hot pink duvet cover.
Hot pink and grey sounded so hip/cool/teenish in theory.
But when we moved in, it really wasn't working. My sweet girl never complained, but I could tell she didn't love it. I didn't either. Several people mentioned her "lavender" room and we both cringed because neither one of us love that color. I think the reflection of the hot pink onto the grey resulted in lavender. So one day I suggested that she look at Houzz.com and show me rooms that caught her eye. Unbeknownst (what a big word) to her, all of the rooms she showed me were hot pink and black.
So we came up with a plan.
My talented husband spent his vacation days measuring and applying firring strips to the wall. We then painted the lower 3/4 of the walls white (glossy trim white) and the upper 1/4 Tricorn Black (SW6258). If this technique looks familiar, there is a reason. We did this same color combo on our son's room in our last house.
She was thrilled with the results.
With the board and batten, the room feels bigger, yet more cozy.
As usual, we were doing this makeover on a very tight budget. So we chose items that would really give the room the punch it needed. The zebra sheets and sparkly turquoise pillow were a gift from my mom.
The zebra clock is from Dollar General. Crazy find!
The zebra lampshade on her desk came from Garden Ridge, $7.
Curtain tie back brackets were a clearance find at Ross, 2 for $2.99
The deal of the century were the IKEA curtains. Two 96" curtains for $9.99. Glory hallelujah!
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