Our daughter is 10, which is not officially a tween but is getting close. She is starting to move away from some of the sweet, little, pink girly tings into things a little more bold and fun.
Her bedroom formerly belonged to a toddler girl and was a sweet pink and brown.
3 walls were pink and one was brown. As part of her birthday gift we said that we would buy her a new bed spread and paint her room…it took us 5 months to make good on that whole promise.
First we had to prep the room. We knew that we were also going to be changing out her trim so I started by ripping off the old stuff. The previous owners were very caulk happy and it is on EVERYTHING! So first I ran a utility knife along the top of the base board to break the seal.
Then I used my favorite 5 in 1 tool to pry it off. It actually came off quite easily!
I scraped the excess caulk off the wall and was ready to paint. Our new trim was going to be taller so I wasn’t worried about how the bottom of the wall looked, it would be covered.
My mom came over and we spent the day painting! It was quite the difference!
It took us another full day to change out all the trim. I grew up in a farmhouse and have a love for them and other things that are old. We decided to trim out the windows and doors with that classic look in mind. We followed this tutorial, minus the stool part. We also used a 1×6 for the top casing (instead of a 1×4) because we preferred the look of it.
It really wasn’t that hard that hard of a project and made a HUGE impact. All of the running up and down stairs to make cuts took up a lot of time though!
Here was her door before:
BIG difference! Right?
Her closet before:
I just LOVE looking at it! We do still need to do something about those closet doors though. I’m thinking of just painting them to save the $100 it would cost to replace them with white.
I also have a tutorial on her easy DIY bulletin board coming soon 🙂
Her baseboards were a colonial style the was bought at our local hardware store. I liked that they were taller at 4.5inches but still has a little bit of interest with the curved top. We decided to use corner blocks for ease of installation. Crisp, white trim just looks so clean!
And due to the reality of my pack rat daughter we haven’t seen the baseboard since it was put in…. ugh!
Here is one final look before you go, because before and afters are the best!
It’s so much brighter! J and I are really antsy to work on the next room (we eventually have to re-do the whole house)!