Monday, September 24, 2012

Latest from the Tween Scene

Good Monday morning! How was your weekend? Ours was busy with kids' sporting events, but I did manage to make a little progress in my son's tween bedroom.

I found some inexpensive buffalo check curtains at Walmart. They are rod pocket panels, but I chose to hang them from rings, because I prefer that look. Also, it gave them a bit more length. At only 84" long, the curtains don't quite reach the floor. That's not a look I'd normally recommend, but they are pretty well hidden behind the bed and the night table/suitcases, so it's not too obvious.

I chose the PB Essential Drape Rod from Pottery Barn, because I wanted the rod to return to the wall.

I like the way the curtain wraps around the window with this rod.

You may have noticed the paint swatches on the wall. I had all but one of these colors in my stash of sample paints.

I've decided to go with BM Revere Pewter.

It was the one I didn't have in my stash. Go figure.

Of course, I couldn't start painting til I remove this...

seashell wallpaper in the sink area of the bedroom. I know, I know... most 12 year old boys would kill for seashell wallpaper, but not my son. Weird.

Anyhoo, in between soccer and football games and cross country meets, I peeled paper off the walls. I have a bad case of tennis elbow, so it was slow-going as I tried to avoid using my right arm. I finally did get it all done.

Now, I just need to figure out how I'm going to paint left-handed...


  1. Oh I LOVE checks! What color are those? I haven't paid any attention at our wal-mart, but will. I have a bolt of burlap to do some drapes, just haven't gotten around to it yet :)
    Be careful with that tennis elbow!

  2. Love those panels! Can't wait to see his bathroom transformed! Be careful with that elbow, take it easy until it feels better.

  3. The curtains look great. They will look even better when the walls are painted gray.
    Tweens have awesome rooms!

  4. Love what you are doing with your sons room! It has inspired me to re-do my boys room :)

  5. You will love the Revere Pewter! I had it in my guest room and want to use it again! Love it! Good luck with the painting!

  6. Those draperies are so cute in your son's room! I think his room is really coming along nicely. It's looking like a classic boys room that will never go out of style. The color you chose for the walls will be nice in there.

  7. The work never seems to end! I really detest peeling wallpaper. When we moved into our house, there were three layers of it in the den. It took almost a year of painfully steaming and scraping in our free time. Yuk!

    Love the curtains...the room is looking great!

    Have a good week!


  8. Oh, I love Revere Pewter. My guest room and our master bathroom and cabinets are that color. Have fun.

  9. The curtains look great. They will look even better when the walls are painted gray. Tweens have awesome rooms!