DIY painting: Create a room for tweens and teens
It's no secret that kids grow up quickly - and before you know it, the sweet nursery or children's bedroom might need to be updated to create an age-appropriate space for your tween or teen.
Before you bid farewell to that teddy bear wallpaper - or leave it to your adolescent to cover it with posters of One Direction and Justin Bieber - it is worth having a conversation with your son or daughter to determine what kind of room they would like to have.
Speaking openly about the colours your child likes and how they want the room to look will ensure the transition from childhood room to teenage hangout goes smoothly from all sides. Best of all, the earlier you get your entire family engaged in the DIY painting project, the more likely your teen will be to pitch in and help out!
If your son or daughter loves posters, it might be worth investigating which paints will be most resistant to frequent blue-tack applications. Alternatively, you might want to opt for a unique wall surface - perhaps chalkboard or white board paint so they can express themselves in a way that can easily be wiped away later.