ROOM TOUR || diy wall art + unplanned painting + popsicle stick shelves??

Monday, June 05, 2017

don't buy the "oops" paint at the hardware store, k?

basically I bought it, tested it on my floor (IT DRIED CUTE OKAY) - slapped it on my walls and THEEENNN it went and turned this horrible blue purple grey color on me
*squints* so I ended up buying some white paint off my sis that she was gonna use and yep - I have white walls now that I actually rly like??.. xD

I finished my room and had a whole blank wall that was actually kinda creepily empty (lol it was weird, okay?) so I looked through the stuff I had around and started my DIY-ing.

W H A T S   O N   M Y   W A L L  -  # D I Y -

bulletin boards - I've had these for a year or so now and I seriously love them. I bought a bunch of square prints (credit to pinterest images) and pinned 'em up there. then I went on pinterest again and found some doodles i liked, so I then sketched out my version. xD

clip board - this was a cheap dollar store thing that I had lying around. I painted it black with acrylic paint and then used clear chalk board spray paint (gonna use it for doodles and quotes I think xD) I think it turned out super cute!

space aesthetic canvases - so I had these blank canvases lying around, kinda afraid to use them, actually. I had some black acrylic paint so I covered the whole thing and used some white watercolor and paint splattered. (messy, let me tell you. use newspaper or something XD) I showed it to my dad and he said it looked like stars so #success

song lyrics wall art - so I have this song that I love. it's called Bury the Workman by Unspoken. so I used a fav quote from the song: "you can silence the voices, but you can't stop the song" and yes we'll try to ignore that major smudge that happened there yep k and it's actually super easy + cool to transfer text to a canvas?? heres the tutorial I used I just used canva to find the font I liked, saved the image and tossed it over to google docs where I sized the image to fit the page (the bigger one was two images that I pieced together)

popsicle stick shelves - AREN'T THESE THINGS AMAZING?? (actually stole the cactus from my sis ahem) but okay, you guys have to make these. they add great dimension plus they are so easy to make + so cool. here's the link *whispers* they are also very calming to make ahem

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so yeah, this is the place where I read, hang out, do school, concoct characters to torture and listen to loads of music muahahahaa
also, if you believe my room is always this clean you are totally crazy and must have been brainwashed or something. okay srsly i'm not inhuman. I mean, I try to keep it clean bc I'm a pretty organized person. most of the time *cough* - but i can pretty much assure you that my desk never normally looks this clean lol xD

**I don't support or agree with everything on these websites these are just some cool tutorials I've found xD

what is your fav thing in my room / on my wall?? what's a diy you'd like to try?
feel free to use some of my DIY's as inspiration, I'd love to hear if you try any!

58 comments

  1. wow! you're room looks AMAZING. my little sister and i want to re-do our room sometime this summer (paint, decor, etc.) and we really like a light teal theme. do you think white walls would be too much for a room about two times the size of your room? our walls have a textured feel, and i'm not sure if that will make a difference.
    oh, i really like those honeycomb shelves! definitely something to try sometime... :)

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    1. aww, thanks, Anika! oh that's a great idea! I love freshening things up. XD I think white walls would be great - what I'd do if I were you is, to make it feel nicer string lights like mine around your room. Then maybe just choose one wall and put ALL your decor on that - making it an accent call. and yeesss, you totally should try them XD

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    2. Thanks for the tips! I can't wait to try them and do my own room tour... :D

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    3. aw totally!! that'd be great - I'd love to see it!

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  2. Your room is SO cute! I love, love, LOVE your floorboards!!! They add such a Victorian touch!!! XD

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    1. EEP. thanks!! agh, so same. we have an old country house so we have them all around our upper floor XD

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  3. Wow. You have such a gorgeous room!
    Also, I think painting it white is a great idea because if you ever want to change it up, you can really do anything with it because you're not limited by a specific color of paint on the walls. (Like a dark purple or something. :P)
    And yeah, I try to keep my room clean, too, but it just . . . doesn't always happen. xP

    ~Lydia~ <3

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    1. thanks!! totally - I mean, the options are limitless. plus, I have such vibrant bedding that it makes that pop. hahaha #relatable xP XD

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  4. OF COURSE IT'S BEAUTIFUL
    I'm so proud of you and all your perfect handmade aesthetics girl <3333
    (I also noticed how clean your room was lol)
    -Michaila

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    1. THAAANNKKYOUUUU *grins* ahahahaa, yeah you have seen it in my natural way lol. I TRY, OKAY xD

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  5. EVERY SINGLE THING IS SO COOL!!!!!! And that smudge?? I didn't see it and I still can't see it lol. Like it's almost been a year since we moved and I still haven't done my room tour....probably because my room still looks like everything is not in order and it's decorated very awkwardly. But you're making me want to get off the couch and go diy everything and finish it this week lol.
    Love it!!

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    1. OMW THANK YOU SO MUCH. ugh yes but I about died when I accidentally did it. xP it's okay tho lol, just annnoooyiinngg. I was seriously almost done with it *laughs* YES YOU TOTALLY NEED TO DO A ROOM TOUR OKAY. um no, I don't agree. Ju showed me your instagram pic of what your bro does and omw I bet your room is epic XD YES GET OFF THE COUCH AND FINISH IT NOW OKAY *pushes you in direction of your room* DOOO ITTT xD

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  6. Oh..
    My..
    GOODNESS

    YOUR ROOM IS SO CUTE AND PINTERESTEY I CANNOT HANDLE IT and all your diys turned out so amazing.

    And I can't keep my desk organized for the life of me XD

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    1. OHMYGOODNESS THANK YOU GIRL *melts* XD

      ...can anyone?? xD

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  7. OMGOSH YOUR ROOM IS SOOOO CUTE! I love the song lyric art, and your cork board wall! <3 Beautiful photos!

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    1. GAAAHHH THAAANKK YOUUU. i'm so happy with how they turned out <33

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  8. Your room is SO CUTE!!! I really like the lights around your room! I want to add some lights around my bookshelf sometime soon!
    Those popsicle stick shelves are adorable!!
    Loved the room tour! Thanks for sharing it with us!

    littlebitofsunshineweb.wordpress.com

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    1. EEEP THANKS! you should totally do that!! it's great lighting for the cost (srsly so cheap) and it's kind of an even light that goes all around your room?? *loves them*

      aw, totally - and thank you, Maddy! <33

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  9. Ah, love your room! The white walls makes it look so bright and clean! And all the DIY projects! <3 I need to make some when we start moving into our new house (once it's done, phew). :D It's going to be fun to decorate and set up a whole new bedroom! ^___^

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    1. aww, thx! ikr?? it's so crazy! I thought it'd look kinda sterile, but nope. I think the lights help bring in the warmth :D ooohh totally. it would be so fun to start fresh like that SO MANY POSSIBILITIES. you'll have to show us when it's done!!

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  10. AGH YOUR ROOM IS SO CUTE AND MODERN AND SLEEK AND GAH! I wish I could DIY but I honestly don't have the patience for it. XD Loved this room tour! <3

    may @ forever and everly

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    1. AGH YOU GUYS ARE ALL SO SWEET THANK YOU SO MUCH. um girl, anyone can DIY k. ohhh patience? you should like Julia *cough* *pushes you to try something* FIND THE PAATTIEENNCEE. it's worth it. XD aww. thanks!!

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  11. Your room is so aesthetically pleasing! I absolutely love the popsicle stick shelves. And your white walls look fabulous.

    ~ Pip

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    1. aww, thanks!! so same - they turned out so great!! You should make some sometime. xD thanks, Pip! <33

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  12. Oh my goodness! Your room is so cute! I love it :) My sister made some of those popsicle stick shelves once and they are pretty cool.

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    1. eeeeepp, thanks, Hannah! ohhh, really?? they are so easy to do too, and awesome cheap wall art lol XD

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  13. Your room is pretty!! Gosh, I saw the bed and the curtains and twinkle lights and kinda went "how are their (yours and Ju's) rooms so nice?!" XD YES IT LOOKS LIKE STARS *high fives* I love stars. *nods* the popsicle stick shelves are great!! And yes, Bury the Workmen! I saw the lyrics and totally knew XD

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    1. thanks, Micaiah! ohmyword you are so sweet!! well INVITE US OVER AND WE'LL COME TO YOUR ROOM *grabs my paint brush* xD you really should get some fairy lights tho *nods* eeepp, thanks!! AGH YES. THAT SONG *dies from awesomeness*

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  14. Ooh, I might try the clipboard chalkboard thing! I also love your use of mason jars for organization. :) I'm thinking about getting some and decorating them to put on my bookshelves.

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    1. you should! it was so spontaneous when I did it but I love how it turned out. hahaa, I have done that since forever - they just work great. ooohh you should. I love it when people do the glitter edge, or the pastel look on them. sooo adorbs

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  15. Yay!! You did your room tour!! It's absolutely adorable! I love the white, and your incredible wall art (the one of the 'stars' is especially good) ☺
    Way to go tackling your room!! It looks fantastic!! :D
    Love you,
    G

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    1. I know, right?? I finally got to it xD aww, thanks!! hahaha, well, paint splatter is sooo easy and you pretty much can't fail at it XD thanks, Grace!! <33

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  16. oooh I love the idea of popsicle shelf. I should try to make one :D
    Beautiful bedroom dear <3

    trulyfionaa.blogspot.com

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    1. you totally should! I'd love to see pics of yours - they are so awesome. thanks, Fiona <33

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  17. Oh my gosh. Your room is seriously so cute. Like that is basically my dream room. :) Super adorable!

    Nabila // Hot Town Cool Girl

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    1. omw that is the sweetest thing you could say! thanks so much, Nabila! <3

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  18. AHHH SO CUTE!! I saw the popsicle stick shelves and wanted them really bad lol. And I love love love the rest of your wall décor!
    haha my room is such a mess right now...

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    1. AHH THANK YOU. hahahhaha WELL THEY ARE SO EASY TO MAKE DUDE REALLY. MAKE SOME. aww thanks you (hahahhaa, my desk is messy again. whoops. xP)

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  19. AHHHH OMW I'm dED your room is so amazing and Pinterst-y and AGH I love it so much!!! I've been wanting to try out different diy room projects... but... no. I NEEEEED to tho! And you have inspired me to get off my butt to do them. Thank you. LOVE THIS SO MUCH UGH all the white, the semi-minimalist design and all the cuteness and aestheticness... it's all killing me lol.

    Jazzy at Thriving Hope

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    1. AGH THANK YOU SO MUCH <33 oohh yes you do - DIY's are so much fun. YES. DO THE THINGS. dude you are so sweet thank you so much <33 xD

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  20. OHMYWORD your room is actually perfect. Also, that donut pillow like WHAT I NEED THAT.

    SO AMAZING AND FABULOUS AND BEAUTIFUL GOOD JOB, SARAH!! ♥♥

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    1. OHMYGOODNESS DUDE THANK YOU and lol ikr?? my older sis got it for me - I was legit in the store with her and somehow she snuck it past me? I guess I was oblivious lol

      *squeals* THANK YOU SO MUCH, MEGAN <33

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  21. GAH YOUR ROOM IS SO GORGEOUS! :P
    Ooh, I like "bury the workmen"! I've been wanting to make song lyric canvases for a while. (I love the way you positioned the text on those canvases, by the way.) And I love all your pictures and quotes on the corkboard and the popsicle stick shelves, and the lights, and the clipboard, and the donut pillow, and the bed spread and... *gasps* basically everything.
    ~Megan~

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    1. GAAHHH THANK YOU!! <33

      isn't it the best?? You should totally do it!! aww thanks. Canva is the best for arranging font xD *melts* GOSH THANK YOU *grins like im crazy or something* XD

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  22. i can't believe you made the popsicle stick shelves?! they look so professional! thanks for the room inspiration! :)

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    1. omw that is the best compliment ever xD thanks for the awesome comment, Audrey! <33

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  23. OOH so pretty! I love how clean and simple the design is. And your DIY bulletin board wall is so neat! I especially like the popsicle stick shelves and THE DESK I WANT A DESK. XD
    ♥Allison @afarmgirlslife.wordpress.com

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    1. OOHH THANK YOU <33 I just love the simple look obviously XD you should try making some! LOL IKR?? it's the best desk ever. plus my dad got it for me for free sooo #lovesitevenmore basically we have this place nearby that makes desks and they dump ones off that they don't use at the end of the road so my dad grabbed it for me XD

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  24. LOVE YOUR ROOM SO MUCH WOW

    like i cannot believe you DIY-ed that stuff. SO COOL. I really want to try out that popsicle stick DIY bc I wanted one of those for my room so bad and HAVE YOU SEEN HOBBY LOBBY'S PRICES? xD But it looks like it'd take up a lot of popsicle sticks too...idk. *shrugs*

    I've wanted to get a room tour up for so long but I keep procrastinating (and my room's not totally decorated yet too) and pushing it off lol AWESOME POST THO <33

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    1. EEEP THANKS, AUTUMN <33

      awww, thank you! and yes - you need to make one they are so awesome. AND GAH YES BUT HOBBY LOBBYS STUFF IS SO AMAZING (plus they always have 40% off coupons on their websites *grins*) and actually, no. The small one takes 100 sticks, and the larger takes 200. I got a pack of 1,000 for $5. it's srsly so cheap xD

      STOP PROCRASTINATING AND DO IT DUDE finish your room and do it, k xD

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  25. I love your room! Very nice! And I love the pinboards with all those pretty pictures/quotes of inspiration and such. love! :D

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    1. thank you, Ashton! <33 aww, thanks! I think they cost like $7?? they were so worth it (I bought some of those command sticker things to hang them up so I can remove them easily). thanks! <33

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  26. Your room is ADORABLE!!!! I love it so much...and now I want to redecorate. XD

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    1. EEP. THANKS, SARAH!! <33 ahahaha well you should totally try some DIY's. they are so much fun. XD *needs more walls so i can make more*

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  27. omw you listen to "bury the workmen" too?!?!? that is like my all-time favorite song and inspired a novel about martyrs that I really want to write. I LOVE YOUR ROOM adfjkl; You are inspiring me to redo my room!

    <3
    audrey caylin

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    1. yeeesss it's so awesome. omw WAHT. it's been a song I've been saving for a novel bc it's so inspirational XD GAH THANK YOU - and yes you should do that and totally do a room tour xD

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  28. Eeeek! I've been waiting for this post! YOUR. ROOM. IS. SIMPLY. LOVELY. I can't get over how simple yet beautiful it is! I'm ooh-ing and ah-ing over every picture. :D Great job!

    ♥Katie
    www.thekitkatstudio.blogspot.com

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    1. eeepp!! (sorry it took so long lolol xD) GAH THANK YOU SO MUCH, KATIE <33

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