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Tween girl bedroom

The kids went to camp and I spruced up their rooms while they were gone. By sprucing, I mean I CLEANED their rooms. I threw out mostly-empty bottles of lotions and potions, found 47 socks under beds, and battled 6,442 dust bunnies. And then, because we’re a homeschooling family and don’t necessarily need to go ‘school shopping’ for clothes, I shopped for a few room essentials.

For my jazzy, rhythm-n-blues, flights-of-fancy middle child …
Her bare floor needed some warmth. A bright and cheery rug makes her small space cozier, and now she can sprawl on the floor in comfort. Everyone needs something to sink their toes into!

Note: rug was 80% off at Rugs USA. Hurry, the sale is still on!

Tween girl's room.

For my sweet and studious, romantic-at-heart and old-soul eldest daughter …
Her room lacked a real desk. Not only does she need one for school work, she also needs a work space for sewing. She tries to cram everything onto a small little table and I know it’s frustrating. I had the bright idea of buying a six-foot countertop from Lowes. The hubby attached it to the wall and affixed legs for support.

Make a desk and craft space with a pre-fab counter.

I still need to sew some sort of table skirt to cover the legs and cords, but she was quite pleased with the result β€” after confirming that I had not discarded prized possessions or cherished keepsakes in my room spruce-up.Β And yes, those are the gold spray-painted chairs I mentioned on facebook. The bronze look has been scrubbed from my bare feet, by the way!


And last but not least, a small change for my adventurous, boisterous, rough-n-tumble son …
He came home to a tent over his bed … those are curtain panels from a previous project. Now he wants white lights to string zig-zag fashion across his ceiling, “like we had in our treehouse at camp!”

Boy's bedroom tent.
As it turns out, bed tents are the perfect place for reading. And worthy of note: flashlights in use after bedtime do not bother me one little bit. Read on, I say.

Always, keep calm and read on!


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  • comment-avatar
    1wisepenny August 9, 2014 (8:51 am)

    I really like the counter top idea. Never seems to be enough flat empty surfaces.

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      Jennifer Kiko August 11, 2014 (5:20 am)

      I couldn’t agree more!

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    Denise Laubacher August 9, 2014 (9:54 am)

    Love it. I need to tackle the dust bunnies soooo badly in the boys’ shared room…ugh. Socks…uh, did you say socks? I love the counter top desk idea …And I don’t mind flashlights either….have quite a bit of that going on here too! LOL

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      Jennifer Kiko August 11, 2014 (5:20 am)

      I have my own flashlight πŸ˜‰

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    Lisa August 9, 2014 (2:24 pm)

    Love the looks πŸ™‚ I was hoping you might post some pics of the rooms. They all look great and I’m glad that the kids like them as well. =)

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      Jennifer Kiko August 11, 2014 (5:20 am)

      Thanks, Lisa! I had fun fixing them up. Clean rooms=great way to start a new school year πŸ˜‰