Rustic Light Fixture|Bedroom Makeover for Teen Part 1


Welcome to our “Bedroom Makeover for Teen Part 1”.

This will be a 3 part series.

Valerie Fiato (Favorite)

Valerie is our youngest.

She’s 11, but almost 12.

She’s funny, smart, curious, beautiful, and loves life.

She’s very tight with her big sis, but is beginning to spread her wings a bit.

She actually has her own bedroom, but it’s located through her sister’s bedroom, and next to the attic.

It’s really cute, but a little S P O O K Y.

She never really felt safe in there, so she has slept in her sister’s room since we moved in 5 years ago.

It was fine, but I had an idea.

We have a “guest room” upstairs that is closer to the stairs.

It’s hardly used, so why not make it Val’s?

Guest Room Before

I know…it’s not very pretty, but it is a cozy room with an awesome cathedral ceiling.

It also has a cool beam going through the center.

The problem is, it also has a huge, dated, white ceiling fan that doesn’t even work.

Ceiling Fan Makeover

Valerie & I discussed different ideas/themes for her room.

I prefer rustic decor that is timeless, and she prefers anything with animals and/or nature.

Val also loves learning about other countries, and history, so we are going to have a splash of that too.

The main goal is that it will grow with her into high school and after.

So, the first step was taking down that ugly fan.

Luckily, my hubby can do things like that.

He ‘s also great at putting light fixtures back up. 🙂

I found this beauty on line at Home Depot.

It was $149 with free shipping.

It full name: Hampton Bay Charleston Chandelier.

It comes with beautiful black shades, but we opted not to use them for a more rustic feel.

Update Your Ceiling Fan

 It reminded me of those beautiful “Orb Chandeliers” you see everywhere lately.

You know, those big circle ones with the chandelier lights inside of it.

Only this is affordable.

Home Depot Light Fixture

Awesome Light Fixture for the Price

Stay tuned for “Bedroom Makeover for Teen Part 2” coming in February.

Have a great weekend…

we have yet ANOTHER storm coming.

Up to 11 inches…here we go again.

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25 Responses

  1. Valerie is such a beautiful girl! I kinda like her name too 🙂 That light fixture is gorgeous, Julie. I can’t wait to see what else is in store for the room makeover.

  2. Julia says:

    I love it. Can’t wait for next months pics

  3. Love that light fixture, Julie!! I can imagine how awesome her room looks.


  4. Vanessa says:

    Oh I just LOVE it Julie! It looks so perfect with the beams and your beautiful girl is so blessed to have such wonderful parents helping her create a fun room. 🙂

  5. debbiedoos says:

    It’s looking good already!

  6. Bliss says:

    Excellent idea to switch the rooms. I’ll bring my flashlight and teddy bear to hug if i get scared in the new guest room. Better the guests scared than a daughter.

  7. Pat says:

    I love it ! I know her room is going to look gorgeous when finished.

    Finally got a new computer so now I can visit. This weather is a trip ~ At least we don’t have all the snow & zero temps. We’ve been in the teens and today almost 70. Another front arrives tomorrow and possible snow Sunday. 🙂


  8. Can I just start by saying Val is beautiful!
    The new fixture is a huge improvement… I can’t wait to see what you have in store for the rest of the room! Have a wonderful winter weekend. ( we are getting blasted again too… stay warm!)

  9. I love that light fixture Julie! I can’t wait to see the rest of the room. 🙂

  10. Love that light fixture, beautiful! Take care and stay warm and looking forward to seeing more of that room, I’m sure it’s going to look great!

  11. Leslee Rau says:

    Oh my, what an incredibly sweet face ! I can see why you keep her around ;-). I have 2 girls too so I ‘m rather partial. Valarie looks like a sweet heart.
    Thank you for taking us along on your decorating journey. Too fun! So appreciate how you direct us to where you find these terrific items such as that cool chandelier. I’ll be staying tuned for more of of your decorating adventure. In the mean time, pray for Spring!

  12. Sharon says:

    I REALLY like that light fixture. We’re about to begin a teen room makeover too…I’ll have to show Hannah this fixture.

  13. Love the new light fixture and looking forward to seeing the rest of the makeover! xo

  14. What a difference a light fixture can make! I have almost that same dated white fan in my bedroom. It HAS to go! I too have girls; 14, 12 and 9. We have recently redone the 14 and 12 year olds rooms. We are holding off on the 9 years olds. She still wants her room to look like a playroom! Good luck with the room makeover! Life to the full! Melissa

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