Turquoise and Purple Tween Room

I didn't take "before" pictures of my 11 year old daughter's room. Suffice it to say that it is was typical white-walled, hardwood-floored room. She went to Grandma and Grandpa's for the summer after picking out colors for the room and instructing me to include dots and stripes somehow.
I painted most of the room turquoise with 2 partial accent walls and some stripes and spots purple. I used painter's tape to make the stripes.
I used a plastic lid and a plastic bucket for the circles. I rolled the edges of the plastic and put them against the wall, twisting slightly and carefully. I filled in the circles free-hand. Can you spot the hidden smoke detector?


One of the purple accent walls is between the hall door and the big wall.
The circles swirl above the mirror.
The tree and bird are wall stickers. What a pain to put the tree up without it falling all over itself and sticking, but I think it's worth it.


I got this secretary desk from my neighbor's trash and painted it to match with the same purple.
Note to others who are doing this for the first time. Match curtains to your paint! I searched all over to find these and was relieved to not have to add a sewing project to this room.
My daughter opted for a pallet on the floor instead of the bed. So to the cellar it went.


The wall between the bathroom and closet doors seemed like a good place for an accent wall. I hated to hide the mirror, but with big windows and 3 doors, I didn't have too much wall space to work with.
I got these stencils at Michaels. I put a matching diamond on the secretary. Maybe my favorite part of the room.


I am happy to report a lot of squealing and jumping up and down from my girl when she got back from vacation. :)
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  • Miriam Illions Miriam Illions on Aug 31, 2015
    I'm not surprised there was a lot os squealing and jumping going on. This room is bursting with character and personality! Well done

  • Hannah V Hannah V on Aug 31, 2015
    How fun! What tween girl can resist a colorful space like this?

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