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Thursday, January 6, 2011

My Daughter's Room - The Big Reveal

As you know I have been working on redoing my ten year old daughter's room for some time now.  I have tried every furniture configuration you can imagine (thanks to those handy gliding furniture movers).  I think I have the best layout to maximize space in her space challenged room.  I think I have also made it a pretty, calming space for my ten year old taking into account the colors she wanted (it all started with her wanting a room with aqua in it) and that she wanted to keep her daybed.  Here is the final reveal.

Much of what you see I made in her room.

That beautiful chandelier is a Schonbek we purchased for her a few years ago.

The bedskirt and the euro shams were easy projects.  You can find out how I did these here and here.  For now I flipped her quilt over to the striped side.  The other side seemed to be too busy for the new pillows and bedskirt.  For now I think it works.  The lamp on the left is from Home Goods and the lamp on the right (on her desk) is from Target for the base (shabby chic) and Pottery Barn Kids for the lampshade.
The drapes are from Target's shabby chic line and were very reasonably priced.  The curtain rod is from pottery barn kids.  You can see a closeup of the rod and how to hang drapes like this here.

The pink wall was stenciled by me.  That wall alone took almost five hours.  Click here to see how I achieved the look of wallpaper with a stencil.  The memo board was made by me.  Click here to see how I made it.  Super fast and easy project for less than $20.  The desk and chair I found up in my attic.  I moved the desk next to her bed and it really opened up her room.  Using fabric I already had I recovered that chair.  Click here to see how I transformed the chair.

Ultimately this desk got moved next to her bed as seen in the pictures at the top of the post.

The word art I made as well.  The flowers and hearts on the word art were made using paint samples from Lowes.  You can check out how to make the word art here.  The vines and birds are decals from Home Goods.

I replaced the formica furniture she had (which was a hand me down from when we were first married) with a find I got at the Ethan Allen annual warehouse sale.  I got the armoire for 40% off the regular price.   It's a perfect fit for her room.  I got humpty dumpty to come off the wall...my daughter wasn't willing to completely get rid of him...so for now he will sit on top of the armoire.

The banner behind her door was made by me a few years ago.  I totally copied the idea from a banner than posh tots sells.  I just did it for a fraction of the price.  The little heart table with the dolls on it was painted by me as well.  I got it at AC Moore when I was pregnant with my daughter.  The "S" door hanging was also homemade by me.  You can check out here how I made it.

up close picture of table...I stenciled her first and middle name on each leg


This is her wall of closets.  Makes it tough for furniture arranging when one entire wall has closets.  Also, I would love to remove the bypass doors and replace them with french doors.  The downside to that is that the doors would then open up into her room...using up even more space in her space challenged room.

The birds and flowers on the doors are decals from Home Goods.  

The mirror you see is from Home Goods.  I didn't mind putting her beautiful armoire behind the door since you can see its reflection when you walk into the room in this mirror.  This mirror is huge and heavy.  It was only $39.99 at Home Goods! (I still think it had to be mis-marked - Home Goods was selling the same brand mirror in half the size for twice the price).    The little side table is from Target's shabby chic line.  The lamp shade was embellished by me.  You can check that out here.
The chair in her room didn't start looking like that.
It started out looking like this.


The chair was reupholstered to look like this.  Pretty amazing, right?


The "dream" and "imagine" are also decals from Home Goods costing $9.99 (the rest of the decal was used on the other side of the room near the memo board).

The picture I already had in the house (technically it was under a bed waiting to reappear somewhere in the house).  It seems to go well with the soft feel of her room.


Her door sign started as a heart shaped piece of wood bought from AC Moore.  I decoupaged scrapbook paper on it, painted letters and used my hot glue gun to attach them.  I then used industrial strength sticky back velcro to attach it to the door (I used regular strength first and it fell off the door within two weeks-too heavy I guess).

Here's the before and after:
Before


 I think I am done...or at least for the moment.  Let me know what you think of her room now.  I'd love your feedback.

-Judy

98 comments:

Shelia said...

Hi Judy! What a precious room! I know your little girl is thrilled with her more grown up room. Love all you've done to it - you've put so much love into every project! The stenciled wall looks amazing! Good job! Now take a break and rest! ;)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Jane said...

Judy, my goodness...your daughter's bedroom is gorgeous. Fabulous job!

Jane
FF

Sue said...

Lovely room! I'll bet she's thrilled with it.

=)

Lisa said...

It's beautiful! So soft and sweet but a few "tween" things thrown in the mix for the cool factor. Love it! What a wonderful mama you are to pour all that love into your little girl's room.

Jessica B said...

Wow! Looks super! Your daughter must really feel how much of your love went into making it perfect for her!

Alison said...

Very sweet and pretty. You are a totally creative mom!

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

It is just beautiful. So soft and feminine. I can't believe you shopped your attic for that chair and desk! wow! I love the bedskirt and euro shams.

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

This is so, so pretty! You did a great job!

taylorsoutback said...

Your daughter must be in 7th Heaven with her new room...so dreamy and just perfect for a young lady. Looks like you had a lot of fun yourself too!

Tammy@beatrice banks said...

Absolutely gorgeous! So dreamy! You are very talented.

One Mama said...

This is beautiful! I love that you combined a little bit of old, a little bit of new store-bought, and a little bit of homemade items. She must be thrilled!

Jena @ Involving Color said...

Judy, this room is so pretty! I love the soft colors. You are very talented, and I'm so glad I came across your blog!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

It is beautiful, its good enough for a big girl like me! I love it, and the chandy was a smart purchase. She'll have it forever.

Kelly said...

Whimsical and lovely! Brings back memories of the daybed I had as a child.

Kelly

Green Gracie Home said...

what a pretty room with some great ideas!

Vanessa said...

Judy you did such a great job giving this room the perfect "tween" touches yet retaining the little girl-ness of it all! Every detail is so beautifully and thoughtfully executed and it gave me lots of great ideas for when my own little girl wants a big girl room someday. :-)
I'm so glad we got to get the whole tour and soak in all of the loveliness!
Vanessa

Traci said...

I think Sydney is one lucky little girl! It looks great!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

This room has such a charm to it. Your stenciling is beautiful.

Restoration House said...

It turned out so lovely. Great job!
Kim:)

Judie said...

It is soooo beautiful, and exceptionally clean. Will it stay that way???

Ames said...

Very pretty. My daughter is expecting our first grandaughter. I can't wait to get my hands on that nursery!~Ames

Donene said...

How beautiful! You did a great job! Thanks for your nice comments!!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that room is stunning! you did an amazing job on creating a beautiful and girly space for your daughter.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

It's all so beautiful!! What every girl dreams of!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

I love the transformations - much more grown up and less little girl. I have a soon to be 10 year old and we're talking right now about how to update her room. You've given me some great inspiration!

Honey at 2805 said...

Pretty in Pinkj! Your daughter must be over the moon.

Kim @ Second Time Furniture said...

It's all so very whimsical! Great work! :)

decdiva1 said...

you took an already pretty little girl's room and made it even prettier! more streamlined and sophisticated, yet very whimsical! very nice job!

Pondside said...

What a pretty room for a young girl who is now in double digits. I always think of 10 as being the age when they want to show their personality a little more, but the bedroom still needs to be a sanctuary. You've done a lovely job - the bed and the window treatment are beautiful.

Francisca said...

What a very very very lucky girl, not only to have her OWN room, and such a PRETTY room, but also a mom who loves and cares for her so much! This makeover for M day is marvelous!

Robin said...

Oh my...there are 50 ideas in this post ... absolutely gorgeous! Does Sydney love it?
Wonderful serene and just the right amount of girly!
(The rocking chair...WOW! I know so many new mom's with this kind of chair that would love to have it redone like you did! Did you have it done? I wonder if you or whoever did the chair would be able to do a tutorial? Maybe it's too hard but truly that's just a miracle!!! :)
xo
Robin

Theresa said...

Well done Judy!!! Love all the sweet details you have poured into this makeover. I see you are a frequent HomeGoods shopper like me;)

Samantha said...

What a beautiful room! I just adore the bedskirt that you made. It is really pretty, but it also looks like the room will function well too! Great job.

marisworld said...

I have studied ewach and every photo adn each and every idea as my project this year is to do up my twin girl's bedroom, you have some fabulous ideas that I may use too. thasnk for the inspiration

Sarah said...

Beautiful job! I love the chandelier and the chair. I'm helping my sister makeover my 10 year old nieces bedroom right now. Thanks for the inspiration!

Life In The Thrifty Lane said...

What a beautiful room! Thanks for sharing, visiting from Just a Girl.

Vanessa@Southern In My Heart said...

Hi Judy! Just coming back by to say thanks for linking up your daughter's room to the party this week! There was so much great inspiration in this post and the only thing that would make it better is if I could see it in person and we could chat over a cup of coffee! :-)
Vanessa

Erin said...

Judy, This space took my breath away!!! Every inch is beautiful! The pink and aqua is a perfect here, so very, very pretty. I LOVE IT. What color did you use on the walls?? It's such a pretty, soothing shade!

CAS said...

Totally adorable! You've done some simple things with color and fabric that have had amazing results. Your daughter must just love her room.
CAS

Serendipity Chic Design said...

Soo elegant. Your decor and design are truly amazing. Your little girl must be so happy. I just re-did my 10 year old daughter's room too. They are at such a fun age to decorate for because they get and appreciate it...

Take care,
Lisa

Anonymous said...

Hi Judy your daughter is so lucky to have a mother like you. You did a beautiful job on her room! Thanks mommy!!!!!!<3

Love, Sydney

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi Judy~ Goodness~ What an incredibly charming room! I love all your personalized touches, the colors and of course that incredible stenciled wall!!! It's beautiful- I bet your daughter LOVES it! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

mub said...

I think it turned out beautifully! I love the chandelier in there... and I think it's okay that Humpty didn't go away, he still fits in with the made-over room!

Mary Ellen said...

Your daughters room is darling!! I always wished that I had had a girl to have a cute little room like this- boys just don't seem to appreciate cute!

Linda said...

What a beautiful redo. Your daughter must love it.

LambAround said...

I love this! Thanks so much for linking up and for posting my button! Hubby and I put a Schonbek mini chandelier in my closet when we remodeled our master bedroom and bathroom. Aren't they so pretty? :)

Rachael@Lovely Crafty Home said...

So lovely, thanks so much for linking up!

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Very pretty! I love the day bed with all those lovely pillows. The fabric on the desk chair is my favourite and the glider rocker looks like a whole new piece. Great job!

Cheryl said...

Just beautiful. I would LOVE to hear how you reupholstered that glider! I'd love to hide all the wooden framed parts on the one in my daughter's room.

A Cottage Muse said...

Oh Judy...so happy I stopped by ~ it looks absolutely amazing!! Your daughter must feel like a princess!

Bethany {3SonsPlus1} said...

What a lovely transformation...which is code for "Oh my word, I wish I had a room like that when I was ten!" :)

Jenny said...

Judy, you are aMazing.

This is a magnificent room! Really magical and wonderful.

I love how you embraced all aspects of the decor and made almost everything yourself.

You have such a good eye. Maybe in your 'spare time' you could start a small business doing your magical makeovers!

I really enjoyed my stop here today...(and really only felt totally insecure for the first five minutes - then I just had to applaud your talents!)

Thanks for linking.

A+

Robin {keephomesimple} said...

Your daughters room looks beautiful and very relaxing. I'm currently working on my two daughters room and can't wait for it to be done! They use to be in separate rooms but my husband and I recently decided that we wanted them to have a play room where toys stay and a bedroom to relax in. With all the messes they make there used to be no room left for relaxing. lol! Again, you did a beautiful job with the room. I bet your daughter loves hanging out in it.

radn said...

What a beautiful room!

AmieAnn said...

This looks amazing! Love the shabby chicness of it all.. and what a great transition to big girl room! Thanks for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party!

Jennifer Dawn said...

This room is gorgeous! Stopping by from Follow Me Wednesday.

Pamela said...

What a wonderful transformation! It is sooo sweet! Makes me want to have a little girl.

Dandelion's Cottage said...

Fabulous!!!

freckled laundry said...

What GORGEOUS space for a little girl. I love every detail. Did you do a tutorial on how you transformed that glider rocker? I have one & would love to see how you did it. I've seen those banners at Posh Tots and they are indeed pricey. You did a great job replicating it! Thank you so much for sharing this at air your laundry Friday!

xoxo,
Jami

Lily's Laundry Boutique said...

Love the room. Thanks for linking to FFF. Have a Fabulous Day. www.LilysLaundryBlog.com and www.CleaningClairesCloset.com

Farah Muzaffar said...

Hello Judy... so feminine and delicate... very very lovely ... the shade of pink is so beautiful and you done the room so smartly.... make me really happy
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Love
Farah

Allison said...

Oh, that is so pretty! I love what you've done! What a lucky 10 year girl she is! I want to be 10 again to have a room like that! Thanks so much for linking up! Always fabulous seeing a new face! :)

Becolorful said...

Oh wow. So glad I got to see the finished product. It is so pretty and feminine and youthful but with a bit more posh. Love it. So many great touches. I especially love the wall colors, the chandelier and the banner. You are one talented chicka.
Thanks for sharing on Motivated Monday at BeColorful
Pam

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Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

This room is so sweet and perfect for a girly girl! I love the way the bed and all your beautiful linens turned out! And of course your stenciled wall! I SOOOO want to do this!
You did an amazing job! I'm sure Sydney just loves it!

Esther J Pragasam said...

That looks amazing!! Lucky girl:-) I love the stenciled wall and the princess door sign! you have great patience! Its a perfect princess room:-)

Stacey said...

Simply amazing...love it.

Andrea said...

very pretty room. I'm sure your daughter loves it. Love the bedskirt fabric and desk chair fabrics!

Mika said...

WOW! You have one lucky little girl!
It's beautiful!
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Leigh said...

Your make-over is amazing. I love all the pretty feminine touches. Beautiful!
--Leigh
dirtcheapdecoratingdivas.blogspot.com

Becky said...

Oh My Gosh! I am so jealous I wish I would have had a bedroom like that! Everything is so perfect from the chandy to the little details like the banners! And the painted wall-you have a gift!

Linda @ bushel and a pickle said...

This is so pretty! You did a great job! Thank you so much for sharing.
Linda

Colleen said...

It looks beautiful. I love what you did with the colors and the bedding.

feltsocute said...

I'd love to know where you got {or how you made} the great Dream Big pillow! What a great room.

radn said...

Beautiful room!

Elegantpaws said...

Wow, that's amazing. I'll bet she loved it. Thank you for sharing!

Chandra Chinnis said...

Beautiful room!!!!! How did you do the chair? I have a glider in my daughter's room that I want to redo.

Bliss Images and Beyond said...

Really pretty room! I love the chandelier and I can't believe what you did to that glider rocker! Amazing! Thanks for your nice comments over at my blog, I am happy to follow your creativity!

fostera said...

You are a girl after my own heart!!! I love design! You've done such a beautiful job! Very impressive!

Thanks for following my blog! I'm your newest follower, too! Have a great day!

Creative Escapes said...

This room is simply beautiful! I am looking to redo my oldest's bedroom (she's only 4.5), and she would love this room - thanks for the continued inspiration!

Rita said...

Ahhh, this is toooo cute!!! Absolutly sweet!!!

Anonymous said...

Dear Judy...Normally I don't comment on these things but you deserve high praise...I have been looking at website after website for ideas and nothing compared to your masterpiece.. You truly did an awesome job...Please do show any other jobs you plan to work on.....Take care.

Sue said...

It's plain to see all the love that went into this room.

She is a lucky girl, in more ways than one...

=)

Anne said...

what a pretty room! I am so glad to have found your cute blog! Love!

Catie said...

Hi Judy, Just read your guest post over At The Picket Fence and had to come by to check out the rest of your daughter's room. Wow, it's stunning!! Great job and I love how you did soo much of it yourself. I'm sure she can feel how much you love her when she's in there. : )
~ Catie

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Bliss said...

Soft and feminine just like a girls room should be.

~Bliss~

The Old Elf said...

Besides a lot of work poured into that beautiful room is a lot of love and devotion. I hope your daughter will always remember your love and effort. Your daughter is very fortunate for not every little 10 year old has a room like that.

Laurie @ House of 34 said...

Love the room! I'm in the middle of redoing my Sydney's room at the moment.(she's 10) Thanks for sharing the gorgeous bedroom! Lot's of ideas there.

Lapaniiou said...

What a beautiful redo. Your daughter must love it.

8)(8 said...

Pretty! I have that same armoire from EA. Right now it is on my back porch. A porch I hope to fix one day.

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Gorgeous!! Love how it turned out!!

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