How can I decorate a pink-obsessed 15 year old’s bedroom recycling or reusing stuff?

pink bedroomWe’ve had an email from Maja:

my daughter Tayeliee is in her “think-pink” state – everything around her must be very pink or very cute.

Her room is already stuffed with pink vases, pink lamps, pink chairs etc. but I think there is some trash-treasure that could be nice room deco. I don’t know exactly how to say it… well, is there any way of recycling trash into cute room decos for a 15 yr old?

I think it’ll depend on what she’s into really but when I was that age, I had loads of CDs and remember decorating old shoeboxes with salvaged, scratched-up vinyl records (45s) to make CD storage – I liked the clash of the old and the new.

Other ideas: if she likes candles, you can made trash-candle holders out of old tin cans (punch holes in the side with a hammer and nail to make pretty patterns) or CD cases; repurpose fabric from old pink clothes to make hanging storage pockets and, I don’t know if it’ll match Tayeliee’s version of cute but as I’ve said before, I think these little guys made from old plastic bottles are utterly adorable.

Any other suggestions?

(Photo by thesaint)

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6 Responses to “How can I decorate a pink-obsessed 15 year old’s bedroom recycling or reusing stuff?”

  1. Molly says:

    One of my favorite blogs (The Nesting Place) has instructions for a shabby-chic garland made from fabric scraps. You can use old clothes that your daughter already has, or cheap-o ones from Goodwill:

  2. jenn says:

    Funny, I’m doing the very same thing with my daughter’s room. One thing I’m working on is an idea I found on Apartment Therapy. It’s an idea on turning junk mail into art. You can’t get much more pink than a Limited Too (now Justice) catalog. I have been cutting out tear-dropped shapes in the colors and patterns that will coordinate, and then I’ll place them in a pleasing pattern in a frame you already have. Modern, pink art for free!!

  3. With Valentine’s Day coming up, many sales circulars will be very pink. You can use them for the junk mail art discussed above.

    You could also paint sturdy used containers (empty cereal boxes, bleach bottles, etc.) or cover them with the pink circulars. (Cereal boxes are good for magazines.)

  4. ecomonster says:

    Here’s what I did to my wall with old record album covers.

    You could purchase pink scrapbook pages to cover them up.

  5. Lizzy says:

    How about a bead curtain made from sawn up bits of assorted pink gel/felt tip pens?

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