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Sassy and Stenciled: A Tween Room Makeover

Cutting Edge Stencils Shares A Marrakech Trellis Stenciled Tween Room Makeover

How’s it going, my DIY mamas? Has your tween been begging for a room makeover?  Of course they have!  They’ve outgrown their adorable little kid room and want a space where they’re not embarrassed to hang out with friends or kick back to relax after school.  Being the awesome mama that you are, you plan on giving your tween the dreamy room she desires.  There’s one catch.  The DIY makeover has to be on a budget.  Have no fear, Cutting Edge Stencils is here and we have some tips.  Here are our four tricks for creating the perfect tween room, add bold colors, do away with a theme, give your tween a say, and create a stenciled accent wall.  Today we’re going to share a fabulous tween room makeover.

A Marrakech Trellis stenciled accent wall in a tween girl bedroom. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/moroccan-stencil-marrakech.html

Meet Heidi, a talented photographer, creative DIYer, and proud Mama behind the blog Heidi Knight Photography.   In December, Heidi and her husband decided to give their tween daughter’s bedroom a mini-makeover.   Her twelth birthday was quickly approaching and Heidi decided to transform her bedroom into a stylish space that reflected her daughter’s tween status.  We told you she was a great mama!

They hired a local contractor to replace the old carpet with hardwood flooring and repaint the walls.  Heidi’s grandmother had given her daughter a hot pink arm chair and aqua chevron striped rug for her room makeover.  It seemed like they were crossing off all the items on the makeover checklist which included new floors, painted walls, and brightly colored room decor, but the room felt like it was missing something.  The walls felt bare, so Heidi put her creative thinking cap on and decided to stencil an accent wall to jazz them up.

Heidi chose our Marrakech Trellis Allover stencil, it’s one of our most popular Moroccan patterns.  First they painted the walls in Sherwin William’s repose gray 7015 and then they stenciled the pattern in Martha Stewart’s metallic silver paint.  They used painters tape to hold the stencil to the wall, a dense foam roller to paint, and Cutting Edge Stencil’s clip-on stencil level.  Heidi says, “take my word for this – the clip-on stencil level is a MUST HAVE.” Here’s a shot of the stenciling process.

A Marrakech Trellis stenciled accent wall in a tween girl bedroom. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/moroccan-stencil-marrakech.html

Drumroll, please!  Here is the gorgeous new bedroom that Heidi created for her daughter.  We absolutely love how pretty the pattern looks in a shimmery silver.  Heidi had this to say, “My daughter is thrilled and I’m ready to kick her out and move in.  It’s by far the cutest and best put together room in our house right now.”  Awe! We love hearing successful makeover stories like this one.

A Marrakech Trellis stenciled accent wall in a tween girl bedroom. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/moroccan-stencil-marrakech.html

So tell us what you think, would you have loved to have this space as a tween?  Leave us your thoughts in the comments below!

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Thanks for reading and happy stenciling!
Michelle and the Cutting Edge Stencils Crew

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  • Heidi Knight

    Love, love, love! :) I’m a huge fan of your stencils and have 2 more on their way! We’ve got a bathroom, the master bedroom, and an accent wall on the to-stencil list. Thanks for blogging, my daughter is over the moon excited that her room is “famous”. And seriously, we only paid for the paint and floors – the rest we already had or was gifted by a generous Great-Grandma (chair and rug) so it was a really affordable remodel with very dramatic results. Paint makes a huge difference! And that accent wall only took me 2.5 hours, start to finish – super easy once I got going.

  • CESteam

    Hi Heidi! We are so in LOVE with this room! Tell your daughter she is super lucky to have this room (I’m jealous!) Thank you for sharing your experience with us and taking the time to do so. Again love the room! :)

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