Teen Bedroom Makeover: Part 1

By April 8, 2013DIY Projects, Fix It

Several months ago, after our middle son made himself a bedroom in the basement, we decided to switch bedrooms with our youngest son. Giving us the larger bedroom, to have enough extra space for an office area for Doug.  Which meant, Casey was stuck with the room that had vintage flowered wallpaper on his walls, which just isn’t fun for a teenager.

Like most teens, Casey loves bright colors, so the new line of Disney paint was a perfect fit for his room. Casey also has a very distinct style.

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So, as you can see, the area between the purple and turquoise looks a little unfinished, that is exactly how Casey wanted it. He absolutely loves it! Let’s back track a bit though and let me show you where we began…

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I know what you are thinking…yuck! stripping wallpaper is the worst! While it’s not the easiest job in the world, it’s also not as bad as you think. But first, let’s gather our supplies…

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All of these supplies are available at Walmart including the new Disney paint! Of course, you know we LOVE using Frog Tape!  But the best supply of all is the Easy Clean Paint Tray, we will show you how neat that is in a few minutes.

Now, let’s get that wallpaper off…

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Casey learned a few things while helping Doug with the Bedroom Makeover, which is always a good thing! The first thing to be done is to score the wallpaper with a tiger.

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Then soak the wallpaper good with a mixture of fabric softener and water. You can watch our video from a couple years ago when we removed the wallpaper in our oldest son’s room.

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After the wallpaper was completely removed, Doug filled the holes with light weight joint compound and sanded it. Then it was time to tape off the trim, which we will paint soon, with the Frog Tape.

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Three of the walls are painted with Disney Making Tracks, a soft gray color.

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Then using the Linzer Paint Brush, he painted around the edge.

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And then filled in using the roller. You can see the turquoise wall behind him, this is where that cool Easy Clean Paint Tray comes in. Doug first painted the wall with the Disney On Tour Turquoise and let the paint set overnight in the Paint Tray, just to see if the tray would actually clean up like it stated on the package.

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The next morning, the paint had cured in the tray.

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But it peeled off completely. Pretty cool, right? Who hates to clean up paint trays? Now, if they could just come up with a self cleaning paint brush!

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So now that the painting is done, we can move onto the rest of the room, including using the Disney Ready-Set-Glow Paint. So stay tuned for more updates. I think there is a book shelf/shoe rack coming soon too!

Here’s one more peek at where we started and we were are now…

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