Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Modge Podge DIY Teen Room Makeover (part 1)

A few months ago, I dared venture into my little sister, Sara's room. 
She is 16 now, and I was shocked and appalled to find her room had not changed a bit since we were kids! (Definitely not someplace I would like to hang out in if I were a teen)
Since I moved out, that house has turned into a bachelor pad, and it shows. 
My poor sister.

Therefore, I've decided to take it upon myself to give her a secret complete room makeover! 
DIY style.
There was a lot of thought and planning that went into this, and I had to bust out every sneaky ninja move I knew to get information out of her without tipping her off. 
I found out what colors she liked and then it was time for action!
I'm getting some help from my wonderful Grandmother. And together, we've come up with some pretty sweet DIY projects!

Here area few that I remembered to take pictures of, and some of them even have their own tutorials!

Large Name Letters

This DIY isn't too hard to do. We bought a few large letters from Joanne's craft store and I had a bunch of fun paper in the colors we're going to do Sara's room in.

1- Trace the letter onto the paper.
2- Cut it out.
3- Modge Podge the paper to the letter.

You've got yourself some fun letters to display on a shelf that any Teen could be proud of. Heck, I'd even hang something like that in my room. :)

Colorful Bulletin Board

I found this bulletin board at a thrift shop. It was pretty banged up, but with a little elbow grease, more fun paper and some modge podge, it looks just like new!
And the best thing is that you can make this in any color you like.

The button push pins happen to have their own tutorial, YAY! 

Colorful Light-switch Plate

I used the same paper that I used to decorate the cork board to make this little beauty.
You would be surprised how adding some color to your light-switch plate can change the feel of a room. It's just too much fun!

This is also a very simple DIY.

I still have more to do, but I think so far, she will love the surprises that we're cooking up for her.
Stay tuned for some more fun DIY room makeover projects.
(Remember, these don't just have to be for a teen room. You can do any of these projects to any of the rooms in the house. Large letters can be used to spell words, not just names.)
Think about it  ;)
Happy Crafting!