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    I Made Over A Stranger's Bedroom Based On Their Social Media

    Combining the two things I love most: interior decorating and being very, very creepy.

    Recently I decided to take on the challenge of making over a stranger's bedroom based on their social media accounts.

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    In my last room makeover video, I redecorated a stranger's bedroom based on their Instagram account. Afterward, LOTS of people sent me photos of their spaces on social media. So I thought “let’s makeover someone’s space based on ALL of their social accounts!”

    There was one submission that really stuck out to me. It was from 15-year-old Imogen who nominated her 11-year-old brother, Fabian.

    Imogen Frazier-Greenwald

    Imogen said that their family has moved around a lot for various reasons, and are finally in a house that feels like home. So she wanted Fabian's room to feel like it was really his own. Of course, I had to say yes!

    You can watch the entire makeover here. But below I’ve broken down the 5 main projects I tackled to make this makeover happen.

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    1. Painting

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    I went with this cobalt blue color because it was the main color in Fabian’s favorite picture from his Pinterest board. This color swatching app helped me create the color scheme for the room based off of that photo.

    2. Wallpaper

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    Just painting was not going to cut it; we needed something BOLD for Fabian! So I put this wallpaper from Chasing Paper on the wall behind the bed. Fabian's family rents their house so we needed something that was removable. The wallpaper was super easy to put on and I’m so happy with how it turned out! You can get this pattern from Chasing Paper for $40 per 8 square feet.

    3. Dip-Dye Canvas Art

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    Fabian also had a lot of watercolor paintings on his Pinterest boards. Imogen made this dip-dye canvas inspired by those paintings to be hung over Fabian’s bed. We started by dunking the entire canvas in a dye mixture for 5 minutes, then we dipped the bottom two-thirds of the canvas for 2 more minutes. Finally, we dyed the lowest third for one more minute to create that ombre effect.

    You can get those large gold clips from The Container Store for $14.99. (They're also really great for hanging large art prints!).

    4. Closet Office

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    Before the makeover, Fabian wasn’t really using his closet. To make better use of the space, I converted it into a little office station where he can get his homework done.

    Underutilized closet space can also be great for a vanity, a changing station in a nursery or a bar area. So many options!

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    The gold marquee letters ($9.99), the gold "geo burst" ($12.99), and the faux succulents ($16.99) are all from Target.

    5. Trundle Bed Storage

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    Fabian did have a *few* things in the closet before. Those items got a new home when we converted a trundle bed frame into some hidden storage. Fabian didn’t need the extra mattress, so I put some large baskets on the frame instead. To keep the baskets from sliding around, you could use zip ties to secure the baskets to the slats of the frame.

    You can get the trundle bed frame from Wayfair for $180.49. The baskets are all from The Container Store; the large brown basket is $26.24 and the smaller white baskets are $19.99 each (also available in different sizes).

    Finally it was time to decorate! Here are some of my favorite items I placed in the room.

    This side table I used as a nightstand.

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    I for it from Target for $69.99; it's part of their new Opalhouse line. (The accessories are from Home Goods.)

    Looots of pillows!

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    You can get the white fur pillow from Amazon for $19.99 (this is not the exact pillow, but very similar). The velvet coral pillow ($22.99) and the striped throw blanket (on sale for $28.49) are both from Target.

    I also included floor cushions for some extra hang out space that didn’t take up too much room.

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    I got that exact floor pillow from Burlington, but you can find similar ones at Urban Outfitters for $49 (or 2 for $79.)

    After all of that, here is the finished result!

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    I’m really happy with how it turned out and had so much fun making it happen.

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    I’m really happy with how it turned out and had so much fun making it happen.

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    I’m really happy with how it turned out and had so much fun making it happen.

    Fabian was super excited about it too. Which, of course, was the best part!

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    If you have a space that needs a makeover or know someone who does, fill out this form to tell me about it! Can’t wait to see your spaces!

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