At Home with Baby Gizmo Episode Six – Tween Room

At Home with Baby Gizmo Episode Six - Tween Room

*Don’t forget to read all the way through the article to the bottom because we have a special GIVEAWAY to celebrate Episode Six!


Congrats to our winner – Teresa S.


Welcome to Episode Six! Today we are taking you inside my tween’s room. She is almost 10 – so we’ll let her have the title of “Tween” for this episode! Again,  I want to thank everyone who has helped with the decisions along the way on our Instagram and Facebook pages. It has truly been a group effort with this house and video series.

My daughter was part of the design process for her entire room. We were going for a PINK theme with a touch of Paris. Yep, more pink than anything and a few Paris things added in. That is what she wanted and that’s what she got.


The focal point of all my kids’ rooms are the bed and this tween room is no exception. We sold her Princess Playhouse Bed that we made for her when she was 2 years old right before we moved from Chicago. It was too big to bring with us and my daughter wanted a more “grown up bed” anyway.

For the last year or so, she has wanted one of the Pottery Barn Teen Loft Beds but I was not willing to plunk down over $2100 for those beds. Lucky for her, I found a Pottery Barn Teen Chelsea Vanity Loft Bed in mint condition on Craigslist for more than 60% off the retail price within two weeks of moving to North Carolina. The bed was basically brand new because the young girl that had it for a year rarely slept in it and never used the desk. Major score on our part!

The bed is a full size bed over a u-shaped desk with three drawers and four outside shelves for books and buckets of things. You know, all those secret notes from besties at school. 🙂

Pottery Barn Teen bed

The 7-drawer dresser was from JcPenny about 6 years ago and it worked perfectly to re-use it for her new room. The black artwork on the wall above the dresser was on sale for $5/piece at Kirklands last month and the Paris lamp was from a local North Carolina furniture store.

The soft, pink, foldable chair in the corner is a $15 Walmart special. That is considered her “reading corner”.

tween room

On the opposite wall from the windows is a Land of Nod Walden Armoire that we picked up at the Land of Nod Outlet in Illinois a few years ago but has been discontinued since. This is a really well-made dresser so we had to re-use it in her new room as well. Above the dresser are three wall hangings that I picked up at Home Goods a couple weeks ago. The black mirror in the center was $50, which was a little expensive I thought, but I really liked it so we splurged. The two canvases on the outside were on sale for $10 a piece and helped add something besides pink to this room.

tween room


The wall of windows in her room are gorgeous but definitely needed window treatments so that she could sleep in the morning on weekends and give her a little privacy.

Blinds shutters

We again turned to to help us ultimately decide on Levolor 2.5″ Real Wood Blinds to match the rest of the 2nd floor windows. Since her younger brothers come in her room sometimes, window safety is of utmost priority in my kids’ rooms. We chose cordless wood blinds that are easy to open with the tilt wand or by just lifting up the bottom rail with your hand. They were so easy to install ourselves and we had them up in minutes. Plus, they look amazing on the three windows across.

The arch window was a challenge because since it was level with her bed, which meant the sun would shine right in her eyes on the weekends (she gets up for school before the sun rises!), it needed to be covered. had the solution! We had a custom made shutter arch that fit perfectly and I think goes great with the wood blinds below.

SHOP the Levolor 2.5″ Real Wood Blinds HERE.

To add a pop of color on window wall, we added 84″ Ruffle Curtain Panels from Land of Nod.

Blinds shutters

So, that’s it! You’ve seen the amazing Tween Room! Stay tuned for Episode Seven in 2 weeks (on Tuesday, December 23 at 9:00am EST on our YouTube channel) when we go in the dining room.

*For more information on the accessories in the photos, make sure to watch the full video episode above.

To celebrate Episode Six, we are doing a GIVEAWAY!! Woot! Woot!


One lucky winner will receive a $200 gift card to get them started with fabulous window treatments for their home!



What’s up for grabs:

One (1) $200 Gift Card

HOW TO ENTER: Rafflecopter is back for this one but we are making it SUPER EASY to enter! Only one mandatory entry and the rest are optional entries. You can do them if you want or not. Giveaway starts now and ends at 11:59pm EST on Friday, December 19 , 2014. US only! (Sorry, Canada!) But let us warn you – if you want the extra entries, make sure you actually do the entries! If you click on “leave a blog comment” on the Rafflecopter widget – make sure you actually leave a blog comment. We check! If you don’t do the actual entry – it doesn’t count! You won’t win. We’ll both be sad.

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  1. Love all your rooms! I’m curious what the ceiling height is in your rooms with the bunk beds for your kids and what warehouse furniture store you reference in your daughters room video?

    • The kids rooms are 109″ tall. Unfortunately, I don’t remember the name of the warehouse furniture store in North Carolina that we went to.

  2. My daughter room gets really hot during the summer months. So hot that the drapes either fade and/or tear. Blinds would be perfect.

  3. I would love to win this because our current blinds are AWFUL and falling apart, thanks in part to the cats how use them as hiding devices 🙁

  4. First off, I LOVE the furniture in your daughters room! I would love to win the giftcard because our kids have essentially destroyed a couple of sets!

  5. I sure could use this. Right now i am using blankets instead of curtains and blinds for more than half of my windows. My house could definitely use it.

  6. Dd needs some new blinds in her room that are nice to go with the rest of her room. She currently has cheapy ones from Walmart!

  7. We are moving to a new house in anticipation of baby number 2 in March. New blinds for either our toddler or new baby would be awesome!

  8. I would love to win this to give to my parents. my husband, myself and our 2 kids are living with them and they are so wonderful. They help us in any way that they can and have been so kind and generous with us. I would love to be able to give something to them in return. Please pick me!

  9. I would so love new blinds!! Especially for the windows in the front of my house. They are all cheap ones and our budget doesn’t really allow for us to get really nice ones so this would be so appreciated!!

  10. My daughter is starting to become a nightmare during the day to get to nap. She needs a darker sleep space and unfortunately her nursery doesn’t have blinds yet.

  11. My daughter has severe allergies and I am looking for blinds that can hold up to cleaning often or is made of hyper-allergenic materials. I think I would have no problem finding this at

  12. Just bought a new house and some of the blinds are old and nasty. Need some brand new and fresh looking one and help us with our expenses right now.

  13. Hi I would love to win this because we are building a new home which is annoyingly expensive and I’ve always wanted wooden levelor blinds. I have small children so no string blinds are a must and the blinds look great!!

  14. We moved into a new house about six months ago and still could use some blinds in a couple of the rooms. A gift card would be helpful!

  15. Awesome giveaway! My husband and I are in the process not looking for our first home. This would be an amazing giveaway to win.

  16. I would love to have those same blinds as in the video for my grand daughters room! I love that there are no strings to worry about.

  17. We recently purchased an older home that is in desperate need of a face lift. The boys room could definitely need new shades (cordless for the 14mth old).

  18. I could use some more drapes is why I’d like to win… ps. if the the chandelier is one fitted close to the ceiling I really think it would finish the room beautifully.

  19. We just bought our first house last year and have yet to be able to purchase window coverings for our big front window! Would LOVE to win 🙂

  20. this is a great rroom, even at my age i would like something like this! the bed would be perfect for the small space i have in my bedroom

  21. I would love to win because my kitty tore up our other blinds. They were very cheap ones and I would like nicer ones to last.

  22. I would love to win the gift card. We have several sliding glass doors with those horrible panel blinds that fall down every time you walk past. We need an updated version.

  23. Why wouldnt I want to win? LOL Our living room, with its huge front bay windows really needs a makeover. The blinds are like 10 yrs old and have never fit properly and do not match the rest of the rooms decor. Window treatments can make or break a room but they are also the last thing we seem to get around to doing.

  24. With our 1st baby on the way, we’ve really had to prioritize our house projects but I’d love to be able to get some solid, quality window treatments for the house – especially the nursery!


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