Our niece recently moved to Virginia to live with us. I may or may not have been pinning ideas to a Pinterest Board http://pinterest.com/stoneybrookesty/teen-bedroom/ non-stop day and night from the moment I found out because I was so excited to get to decorate a “fun” room. Her only requests were that it include animal print and bright colors. After looking through dozens of inspiration pictures and taking a trip down the paint aisle at Lowes, she decided on bright pink (Valspar “First Kiss”), green (Valspar “Parakeet Green”), lavender (Valspar “Berries Galore”) and teal for her color scheme.
The headboard we scored for a cool $15 at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore and it just needed a coat of paint and a 1.5 yards of Nu-Suede fabric. We didn’t realize until we had the headboard home that it was sized for a queen and not a full so we had to do a little improv on the legs and attached a 12 inch section of 1 x 12 pine. These were leftover from the frame were no added cost.
We chose to make the Captain's storage bed from the Ana White plans because I wanted to make sure Tiff had plenty of room to put away all her books and make it easier to keep her room clean. The chevron storage bins are from Lowes. Which happened to have cheapest bins in fabric we liked and that fit when we were looking. We also found lots of good options at Target.