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It’s been awhile since the last update on my daughter’s teen room design.   A few weeks ago, unbeknownst to my daughter, I bought the  deep aqau paint color that she had picked out for her room.  I was a little resistant to the idea when she first suggested it because 1) the walls were already aqua; just a lighter version and 2) it meant I would have to paint the room again.

I don’t mind painting, but I’m way more into the “after” than the process.

One of my friends once told me that I am a “mover-on-er.”  ie. if there is a next thing on the horizon, I go there mentally way before it’s a reality. Guilty as charged.  And it  definitely applies here.

This is where I should warn you that if you’re looking for a tutorial on painting a room, do as I say, not as I do.  😉

Let me just show you what I mean. That lawn bag drop cloth is sufficient coverage for the carpet, don’t you think?   The ladder isn’t really needed until I cut in on the top, but I like to go ahead and keep all my supplies in the way handy. The extension pole keeps me from having to repeatedly get up and down on a step stool.  The dampened towel is a non- painter’s tape- using girl’s safety net.  I keep it close by at all times.

Okay, the blinds are pulled up, the window is open, and the 80’s music is playing…let’s do this!

I had hoped to finish painting before my daughter got home from school, but as I age, I seem to need a lot more breaks.  It’s actually kind of a sad moment when you realize your slowing down.  Then I tell myself that slowing down is a good thing because it will force me to stop and smell the roses, instead of always working to plant the roses.  You get what I’m sayin’?

And on another tangent, I love the way the light reflecting on the wall in the picture above looks like real water.

Speaking of real water, (and getting back to the topic of discussion) the paint color is S.W. Aquarium…it’s in their teen room line. I’m thinking of using the old color in my laundry room.

Anyway, Hannah got home from school when I was about half way done with the room.  Here’s her reaction.

If you watched the video, could you hear how out of breath I was? and  the 80’s background music?   

I painted for about another hour, then called it quits for the night.  Got back at it the next day and was able to put the room back together before she returned home from a sleepover.

Here are some sneak peeks of her room so far.

Still to come: a black chandelier and a memo board area to pin up pics of friends, love notes, and whatever else teenagers like to pin up. Then we’ll be ready for the final reveal!

It seems this project has taken all the month of February.  Realizing that is the motivation I need to get ‘er done!

Until next time,


I’m linking to:

Rock and Share @ The Shady Porch

Power of Paint Party @ Domestically Speaking

Show and Share @ Southern Lovely

Winter Blues Wednesday @ DIY by Design

Best DIY projects of February @ Beneath My Heart