Teen Bling: Hollywood Glam Bedroom For The Girly Girl With Style!


Okay, we actually did this project a while back, but I rarely see my daughter’s room so crisp and clean so when I walked into her room last night and it was shockingly organized and neat I thought I’d seize the moment and do a blog post on it! Hope you enjoy the post as much as I enjoyed actually getting some rare pictures of a clean, organized, “Hollywood glam” teen room!

But, first things first… Before it was transformed to her “Hollywood digs” – it looked like this:


It was originally my office.  I had outgrown the space and decided to switch with my college son’s room since it was more accommodating for my needs and he was rarely home.  (I guess I could have cleaned before snapping this picture – Oops! Note to self for next time!). 


My daughter, Alyssa, loved the fact that this room was sort of set off by itself and had these little steps leading up to it.  She said it made it “feel like an apartment” and she “really, really wanted it to be her room”.  And, though the thought of switching and completely redecorating two rooms was daunting enough, I agreed to add a third.


So we cleared out the room…. (Which was a nightmare I might add)


Then recruited my friend, Leslie…..


And, Alyssa’s friend, Jaime…


And we all taped and patched and painted (Sherwin WilliamsBohemian Black) and cleaned till we were ready to drop….


But, in the end it was worth it when her Hollywood glam “apartment” was complete.


She wanted black and fuchsia and lots of crystal like these chandeliers.


I surprised her by making this black velvet headboard to add to the Hollywood theme….(I’ll show you how on another blog!)


These crystal chandeliers are from Hobby Lobby – half price for $25.00!


Every girly girl wants a bed filled with pillows.


She wanted to add black butterfly chairs for an “apartment” feel.  These were $50.00 at Big Lots.



This pull for her ceiling fan is actually a large Christmas ornament that I looped to the chain.  (Again, from Hobby Lobby.)


We painted the letters she had in her old room black and she added the lights and boa’s herself.



She painted the frame and cross white and grouped them together for a “cool” look.


This chest was originally in her brother’s room and had a dark stain.  She painted it white and I had a mirror cut for the top.  She had some stick-on crystals on the drawers, but took them off when they started chipping.  (But, they looked great and we’ll probably put them back on.)  We did the same paint and mirror for her desk.  Eventually I’ll replace it all with true mirrored furniture for real bling.


(This was the original piece.) Amazing what a coat or two of paint can do.

She added her own personal touches to the walls:




(This was how my son and his wife told us all they were having a baby, by the way.  They gave us all gift bags with our own personalized one-sies in them!  Isn’t that a cute idea?!  Alyssa turned hers into a very sentimental “piece of art” for her wall.)


She wanted her closet to be glam, too, and chose this melon pink (Sherwin Williams – Amaryllis) for the walls.  Then she decided to add a black chandelier for an even more glamorous touch.


It actually turned out really cute – although, it’s almost NEVER this clean!


I made her this jewelry holder with foam board from Home Depot that I covered with black velvet.  We used straight pins and hooks to hang her jewelry from.



And, she added her little personalized touches here, too.

It was quite an undertaking to say the least, but she was a happy girl when we were done.  (And, I have to admit I was, too.)

So I can’t exactly claim this room as my own since it was my daughter’s color scheme and overall design.  But, I did help her and “allow” her to go with black walls – which went against my better judgment at first. (I didn’t want “Goth” and that’s the first thing that came to mind.)  But, happily, she talked me into it and she ended up with exactly what she wanted. Sophisticated, Hollywood Bling and Pizazz!

Happy Decorating!

Kaisley’s “Cottage On The Beach”

A “Cottage On The Beach” Guestroom/Granddaugher’s room


 When I randomly mentioned to my daughter that I was thinking of moving my office to my college son’s old room for more space  it never occurred to me that she would suddenly jump at the chance to move her room to my office.  She liked the way it was set apart from the other bedrooms, she said, and the way it had two little steps leading up to the door.  It’s like “a little apartment” she said.  She started getting so excited it was all she could think about.  And, being the daughter of an interior designer – the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree – she began to mentally design her “new digs”.  It all sounded good and well except for the itty bitty little fact that it meant three rooms had to be redesigned and redecorated instead of two.  And how was I supposed to go about making such a shuffle?   Where was all the furniture and “junk” supposed to go as we moved from one room to the next.  It was a daunting task to even think about….almost too daunting.   As much as I love redecorating – to clean out three rooms, three closets, move all that furniture, re-paint walls and furniture, have new drapes made – it was overwhelming.  I almost couldn’t bring myself to do it, but in the end (mostly at my daughter’s urging) I decided to go for it.  I wish I could find the pictures of her room before I changed it, but suffice it to say it had turquoise walls, one accent wall was entirely covered in fashion magazine tear sheets, and the room was filled with…well….all sorts of teenager clutter.  So the journey began….my son’s room became my office, my office became my daughter’s hip, new bedroom, and her old room became our cozy, new guest room.            


 Since my other guest room became a Tuscan space with dark colors I wanted to go a different direction altogether with this room.  Well, that and I also wanted something that could eventually double as a cozy little space for my granddaughter.   With that in mind I settled on a “Cottage On the Beach” theme.  Or better known as “Kaisley’s Cottage”. I had the color palette in my mind and once I found the bedding with the minty green I wanted it was time to paint.  I went to Sherwin Williams to get some paint samples of the different greens that I wanted to try.  Then after going through countless samples of green I realized finding the right color was useless without priming the turquoise walls first.  A step I had so hoped to avoid.  Yes, I was just being lazy and didn’t want to do it.  But, after wasting half a day sampling green paint against the turquoise walls and coming up with a murky version of every color I tried I finally gave up, broke down and primed the walls which did the trick.   I finally settled on Sherwin Williams Baize Green.  Next, I had a picture of a white, crackled driftwood chest that I really liked and decided that would look cool as an accent wall.  It was definitely a “learn as you go” experiment (I had no idea what I was doing) and when I was finished I was convinced it looked awful and needed to be re-painted in the green.  But, to my surprise, my daughter actually liked it and talked me into keeping it.  Now I’m glad I did.      

Iron Embellishment On Quilted Drapes



White Wash Crackled Driftwood Accent Wall


Yes, there are plenty of mistakes, but overall it looks pretty good.    I found the wonderful quilted bedding and pillows at Marshalls and was able to combine different prints to create a cozy look.  I bought two extra quilts and made one into a window treatment by cutting it in half and creating side hems where the cuts were,  and making a rod pocket at the top for a curtain rod.  I used the other quilt for a curtain for the closet instead of the closet doors.  I didn’t do any sewing at all for this one.  I just flipped the top over to shorten the length and create a small valance. I hung it from iron rings so it could easily slide back and forth.   At a local second-hand shop I found an old Singer sewing machine and painted it Sherwin Williams Queen Anne’s Lace White just like I did with all the furniture in the room.  (This is a way to unify mismatched pieces in a space and give them purpose instead of looking hodge-podge)  The dresser, the desk, the toy box (that’s been in both the boy’s rooms at one time and served as a home for stuffed animals for my daughter), the nightstand, the shelves, the picture frames……all white.  After looking all over creation for a rug I was shocked to find the perfect one at Big Lots for only $35.00.  I found the rocking chair at the same second-hand shop I found the Singer sewing machine and used a pillow case from Marshalls to make a slip cover for the old cushion that came with it.  I recovered the small foot stool in a pink and white toile.  I found the green shelves and “beachy” wreathes at HomeGoods.  It was a lot of work, but I’m really happy with the end result.            

Singer Sewing Machine Became A Sweet Vanity






Refinished Old Screen To Place In Corner Of Room

Fabric Covered Night Table with Fun Accessories
Painted Closet Black – Faux Brick
Small Desk Acts As A Night Table and Vanity

I Created A Faux Fireplace With This Mantle, Candles and Grate

Iron Canopy Bed With Warm Colors, Cozy Drapes and Bedding

This is my Tuscan Guest Bedroom.  Once my oldest son’s room (who has since grown up, moved out and gotten married) I now have my first formal guest room since moving into the house.  Yes, I must admit it was very fun designing and decorating this space! With it’s textured, faux-chipped brick walls, the black and copper bedding, the faux fireplace and iron bed my guests now have a cozy space they can call their own.   It started as a serious challenge though.  I needed to find fabric to match the drapes I had already had custom-made for my son’s room when he was still here.  They were done in black and copper but had a masculine look to them.  It took some serious patience trying to find the right pieces to make the transition from 21 year old college student to cozy guest room.  I finally found my starting pieces with a collection of pillows that I purchased on sale at Hobby Lobby.  Love those 50% off sales! Beautiful, rich velvets with wonderful glittery beading.  My friend, Becky, donated the mattress and box springs from her college son’s old room.  My sister donated a floor lamp that just needed a new shade and a tassel.  I covered my late grandfather’s stool with some extra fabric for a vanity seat.  I added some gold rub to an old desk and turned it into a night table.  For the bedding I purchased two bed-in-a-bag sets, turned one with the black lining up for contrast, used the other one at the end of the bed with the face fabric showing to match the pillows that came in the same bag.  In the bag were some drapery panels (they would have been way too whimpy for the windows) that I cut and made into the canopy drapes by sewing them to some ready made copper velvet drapery panels I found.  I stumbled onto (well, actually, my friend Diane found it first)  the mantel at a showroom at the World Trade Center they were selling off the floor.  It was the perfect style, color and fit.  The iron fireplace screen was a sale purchase I got at Gardenridge.  The original color was antique gold which wouldn’t do so I sprayed it black and then dabbed on some gold metallic rub.  After much patience and effort the room finally came together.  It is now a warm, cozy, inviting space for my guests.   And, best of all it’s always clean!


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