Back in 2007, a few months after we moved in, we figured out how my teen's room would look like. I even repainted her mirror to reflect her new color scheme. It used to be blue with a gray wash.
Then last year, early May, she decided she wanted a more Asian look after we found those melamine plates at Target. Though it looked cleaner, it still didn't feel right if she wanted an Asian feel to the room plus the drapes were too busy.
I even had the silly idea of uploading to RMS, but the moment I did, I knew it didn't look right. So here's the before of the second redo. That headboard, FREE from a friend. The mirror, normally $7, marked down to $5, at the check out, rang up $3! Woohoo! These are my thrifty treasures share for today.
Here's after we bought some deep red stain with sealer. Several coats on the mirror and headboard to reflect the color design on the plates and the iron lamp color. But it still didn't feel Asian... "Brain", wake up and help me figure this out!
Since my teen didn't want too much color, we opted for earthy colors. I found these solid taupe drapes at a Mervyn's in Utah for 50% off clearance. We gave our daughter a mini treasure chest for a Young Women's activity at church a few years before, so I used that since it was made in India, found in Target. It has intricate carvings and very solid. The iron bamboo frame was from Kohl's, 70% off and the slim ceramic vase with thin bamboo stems, $5 from Ross.
Now, it is more serene, and since her Feng Shui color is green, her element is metal, and her number is 5, we incorporated complimentary elements to bring her peace and quiet when she is in that room. For example, 5 is a middle number indicating indicisiveness, change or transition, so to break that up into more positive numbers, I grabbed two dinner plates and three salad plates.
The number 2 symbolizes unity and strength while three is symbolizes communication, openness. Metal is strong, unyielding, powerful so to tone it down, using the earth element colors tone down my daughter's strong personality side and allows her to think. Also, having the lamp lit at night to her right and the light fixture above her represents the fire element that further tames her "metal" personality, allowing her to be moldable, teachable. She has understood many complex AP Calculus AB & BC and AP US History homeworks in that room that she normally would be impatient about in any other room.
She has a schedule most adults would avoid so this room calms her down and she loves it!
I hope you liked it as well... Thanks for peeking!
TABLESCAPING IDEA: ("Brain" wants her bedroom redone) With any redo, there will be remnants of some sort. See if any of the pieces can be salvaged. Either take a picture or use it as part of your centerpiece to help you celebrate your accomplishment with a great menu! Even if it's a table for one!