November 5, 2012 by Decorum DIYer
Earlier today I shared with you my “Craigslist Hunting” BBT Style moodboard. I had recently read this article, was smitten with the below chalkboard, and immediately knew I had to create a moodboard, or two.
Since I already shared with you how I would decorate a teenage boy’s science themed room, I also wanted to share the same, but for a girl.
After all, I’m a girl and I love science and all things geeky.
Before we get started, allow me to remind you of my self-imposed moodboard rules. Only the following items may be used in creating the moodboard:
- free items
- items found on my local Craigslist (remember to click the images to be directly linked to the Craigslist ads!)
- a pinch of imagination and diy craftiness!
Here is my girly version that was spawned from the quantum physics blackboard:
As with the guy’s version of this theme, I envision a large, attic loft that has room for sleeping, studying, and hanging with friends.
First, I started with this wall color:
And this rug…
And then, these drapes…
And some funky pillows to tie in the navy blue, gray, and white color scheme.
Filling out the room with an eclectic, fun mix of furniture was easy.
Of course, a bed needs bedding…
More furniture for hanging out and studying…
And what science/mathematical-minded girl wouldn’t want a drafting table?
And of course, the necessary blackboard.
In a perfect world, I’d add drum shades to the above lamps. But alas, I was unable to find drum shades meeting my requirements via Craigslist.
And now, for the fun accessories…
And finally, some artwork…
“She Blinded Me With Science” Budget Breakdown:
- One gallon of Behr’s ‘December Eve’ – $35
- One quart of Behr’s ‘Milestone’ – $15
- One can of Rustoleum’s ‘Berry Pink’ spray paint – $4
- Gray and white rug – $200
- Slate colored drapes – $25
- Four accent pillows – $4
- DIY pillow from shorts – $5 (adding $2 for stuffing)
- White daybed with trundle drawers – $200
- Duvet cover and sheets – $50
- End table/night stand – $5
- White dresser – $30
- Faux bamboo mirror – $20
- Ikea couch with slipcover – $50
- Lane, cedar storage chest – $80
- Four swivel chairs on casters and round table – $60
- Drafting table – $75
- Pink, swivel, desk chair – $10
- Chalkboard door – $20
- Standing lamp with table – $20
- Standing reading lamp – $30
- Table lamp, tall – $7
- Table lamp, short – $35
- Telescope – $25
- Vintage, atomic age glasses – $8
- Chemistry beakers/flasks – $20 (guesstimate)
- Molecular model – $40
- Kids’ Weather Station – $5
- Vintage microscope – $40
- Pottery Barn globe – $60
- Science books – $5
- Space books – $25
- ‘Hot’ pink, cassette tape tee-shirt – $3
- DIY “Soft Kitty, warm kitty…” artwork – $5 (guesstimate)
Total Budget: $1,216.00
Okay, so apparently being a nerdy girl is even more expensive than a nerdy boy. Admittedly, I went super overboard with science accessories on this one. I couldn’t help myself. Certainly, one could eliminate some of the books and lamps to reduce the overall budget. Also, I added a couch and coffee table, which I did not do in the boy’s science room.
Until next time…, happy Craigslisting!