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Dianne Salerni : Writer of Teen and Middle Grade Fiction | Ta-Da! The Girls’ Lounge

Ta-Da! The Girls’ Lounge

One of my goals for the summer was redecorating “the playroom” upstairs into a teen/tween lounge where my daughters might hang out with their friends. For the seven years we’ve owned this house, “the playroom” over the garage was a complete shambles, filled with toys, crafts, games — usually spread all over the floor. It was impossible to walk from one end of the room to the other. There was paint and nail polish spilled on the carpet — and Play-Doh ground in like cement.

I DID NOT take a before picture. I would have been ashamed to show you.

But here are the AFTER pictures! “The Lounge” is now a room where the girls can hang out and read, write, or chat …

… have a jam session with their friends …

… and I’m happy to report that all the “little girl” stuff is not entirely gone.

10 Responses to Ta-Da! The Girls’ Lounge

  1. Oooh. Can I come over? That space is so appealing! Have you thought of taking it over as writing space when kids are out of the house???

  2. And, in my brain, that RED phone calls directly to the President. Do your daughters have secret super powers which the powers-that-be rely on to keep the free world safe?

  3. Oh man, I want a lounge like that!! Looks so cool and cozy!

  4. mshatch says:

    love the color scheme 🙂

  5. Lola X says:

    Absolutely fantastic blog!!! Glad I found it! Love it!!!

    Lola x

  6. JEM says:

    That red phone is pretty pimp, although I’m going to pretend it calls Batman. What an awesome area, and I love the little window! There’s some kind of purple tree out there, and it looks lovely.

  7. Lenny Lee* says:

    hi miss dianne! wow! cool how you got it all painted up and fixed up. i could like a hide out like that some day. for sure gina and gabbey just gotta love it. 🙂
    …hugs from lenny

  8. It’s a smart parent who provides such a welcoming space for her kids and their friends. Guess that makes you a smartie, huh? Good job!

  9. I love the space. I’m sure they love it too. Great color combo!

  10. Whoa! Those are seriously wizarding world colors. I love it!

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