Room Makeover

How to make your Teen Girl Happy {A room makeover}

How to make your teen girl happy with a room makeover

ย Do you want to know How to make your Teen Girl Happy?ย You give her what she wants, of course!

A room makeover with everything she loves…

Gold, Glam, Fun, Fashion and New York City!

Ok…you can’t really put NYC in her room when you live in a small town far from the Big Apple BUT you can give a girl a dream filled with memories of her trips to NYC!

You see, my girl is thirteen, and she dreams of living the the city…New York City to be exact!

We have taken her there 2 times already and she navigates those streets like a local.

So when it came time to makeover her room,

I knew exactly what we would do!

How to make your teen girl happy with a room makeover


I haven’t painted her room in 4 years…an eternity for a woman who loves to paint ๐Ÿ™‚

First up was Mindful Gray paint for the walls.ย  (My new FAVORITE color!) Then the rest of her room makeover was LOTS of projects!ย  Too many to describe in one post.

Some of the projects included paintingย her childhood bed with Maison Blanche Chalk Paint, gold spray painted table, the fur covered stool, T shirt that got framed, the custom finger painted hearts, the gold lamp revamp, the Duct Tape Art, and MORE!

For now, I hope you are inspired by lots of pictures.

(I will include where I purchased some items at the end of the post with affiliate links)

How to make your teen girl happy with a room makeover


How to make your teen girl happy with a room makeover

ย How to make your teen girl happy with a room makeover

How to make your teen girl happy with a room makeover

How to make your teen girl happy with a room makeover

How to make your teen girl happy with a room makeover

How to make your teen girl happy with a room makeover

How to make your teen girl happy with a room makeover

How to make your teen girl happy with a room makeover

How to make your teen girl happy with a room makeover

How to make your teen girl happy with a room makeover

How to make your teen girl happy with a room makeover

How to make your teen girl happy with a room makeover

SHOP the room:

  • Curtains are from Ikea
  • Bedding and sheets are Threshold from Target
  • Sofa is from Pottery Barn
  • Coral End table is a thrift store find with custom mixed paint.
  • Black Pillow from HomeGoods
  • Dresser was my husbands when he was a little boy
  • Mannequin was a Christmas gift a few years ago
  • NYC canvas Art from Ross

My daughter is so excited about her room…and so am I!ย 


You can see some before pics here.

YouTube video Tour hosted by Sarah Beth here!

Thrift Store Lamp Makeover here.

How to recover the foot stool here.

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  1. Sonya,

    You did a fabulous job! Very chic and teen!!! I’ll be sure to show it to Ashlyn….if she ever wakes up! LOL!

    1. Summer slumber for teens could go on til early afternoon around here…if I let it! ๐Ÿ™‚
      Thanks for you kind compliments!

  2. Looks fantastic. I’m taking notes…

    1. Thanks Janet! I know how you’ve been into doing projects this last year…there are plenty in this room to inspire!

  3. Rose Castillo says:


    I’m new to your blog. You did a fantastic job on your daughter’s room. Our daughter’s are almost the same age, Celine is 12 and will be 13 in October. Maybe I will finish her room for her 13th birthday, I’ve got to get busy because I have less than 6 months! LOL Thanks for the great inspiration.

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by! Can I ask…how did you come across my blog? Great idea to finish your daughters room for her 13th birthday. I just helped a lady do just that, she only had the weekend to pull it together while her daughter was out of town! ~Sonya

  4. Sonya, You did an amazing job. Lots of little details to bring the whole thing together. My daughter is going away on a missions trip in a few weeks and I’m planning on re-doing her room while she’s gone. Can’t wait ๐Ÿ™‚
    Hugs …

    1. A room redo surprise, sounds fun!! Thanks for stopping by Lani.
      Have a great day ~Sonya

  5. Oh the room is just great Sonya! I just LOVE NYC too! I don’t blame your daughter…it is a great city. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I look forward to the posts on all the details! (Pinning and sharing!)

  6. So adorable! My oldest granddaughter wants her room redone, I’ll have to show her this!

    1. Thanks for stopping by Rondell! I’m sure your granddaughter will love it.

  7. I love this room, Sonya! Very chic!! I would love to have it! That fur ottoman / footstool is fab! Pinning! Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

    1. Thanks Jenna for pinning! I love the ottoman too…I will be showing it on the blog soon.
      Have a great weekend ~Sonya

  8. What a fabulous makeover for your daughter Sonya! Awesome job… I am sure it will long be her favourite space!

    1. It’s for sure her favorite…you think she will love it until she goes to college? ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for stopping by!

  9. Wow! This room makeover turned out fabulous! I love the bed. The pink with the black and white stripes is a great combo!

    1. You super sweet Tori! Thanks so much for checking out my post.
      Have a great weekend ~Sonya

  10. Nina Britton says:

    Love the idea of framing the t-shirt, mac bag and the playbill! Totally genius! The rooms looks great, perfect for a teen girl, sophisticated yet still young. Great job!

  11. SUE IN ATLANTA says:

    I came over from Kim’s party and what a nice change to see a young girls room decorated in something other then Paris…LOL… did a great job…all its missing is (in metal) the Statue of Liberty…I did see her picture…as for you daughter who’s only 13 wanting to live in NYC someday….maybe you can convince her that’s not such a good idea….My daughter has lived there since she graduated from law school in 2000….she seems to love it except for what it costs….$5500.00 a month for her apartment (2br2bath) Bacon is $10 a pound…crazy prices……..but as a mother…you will have many sleepness nights…. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. I already have sleepless nights just thinking about it ๐Ÿ™‚ I know it is so expensive, she says she will only stay for a summer. We will see. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and taking time to comment.

    1. Thank you so much Allison. It means a lot to me that you took time to comment, I love your blog!

  12. Oh, this must be your teen’s dream! What a thoughtful mom you are!!!! I love how you put touches of NYC in her room! Beautiful and fun!

    1. You are so sweet Yvonne, Thank you! I appreciate you sopping by my blog!

    1. Thanks Susan…the Mood Fabric bag framed would have been great too except we bought lots of fabric and it was a BIG bag, LOL!

  13. Looks like you should have one happy girl at your house. Love the pink and black together. So many cute accessories.

  14. Dawn Nichols says:

    Love it!!! Great job as always. Looks just like my 3rd daughter. ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Im 12 and i really want this room !!!!

    1. This is the best compliment I could get! Thank you so much for looking around ~Sonya

    2. No problem ! I’ve been looking for ideas for my new room and this one really caught me eye !

    1. Thanks Kris! Just found your blog (it’s great by the way) and I’ve been looking around…Hope your moving and settling in is coming along well.

    1. Thanks so much for your kind comments! Pleasing a 13 year isn’t easy but she loves it so all is well.

  16. I have a Sarah Beth also (Sarah Elisabeth). She is 14 and I stumbled on your blog through Pinterest. We are redoing her room and know she will have grey walls, black and white, and a pop of color. This is perfect. Thanks for the inspiration. Maybe I missed it, but did you make the fur cover for the stool? We will need to recover a zebra print one ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by! I am heading over to your room now. Have a great weekend ~Sonya

  17. Lovely room! I can see why you and your daughter are so in love with it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Very nice!!! I love it! I looked for the dresser that was your husband’s and didn’t find it. Did I miss it or did you mean the chest of drawers was your husband’s when he was a little boy?

    1. ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s a nice piece and a treasure for your daugher I would imagine.

  19. You used chalk paint on the bed? It looks shiny to me, did you wax it afterward? I have a used headboard/footboard and plan to make it over/paint it on Wednesday. I want to do it white, but was probably going to get an eggshell or shiny paint… but maybe I will “make” some chalk paint. Any advice?

    1. I did use Maison Blanche Paint on this bed and waxed it after but I will be honest, I was not pleased with it. The bottom of the bed looks blue which I assume is where my daughter sits and the blue from her denim pants rubs off on to the bed. BUT I think this could be because of the white. I have made my own chalk finish paint and I am really pleased with it.

  20. tara kapeles says:

    its beautiful if only you switched the pink for maybe a baby blue….blue is my favorite color

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