Friday, July 8, 2011

My Daughter's Room - The Big Reveal - Repost

I hope you have enjoyed all of the guest posts this week.  A big thank you to all of my blog friends who came to my rescue while I was away.  I thought I would end the vacation week with reposting one of my most viewed posts...the makeover on my daughter's room.  I thought it would be fun to "re-air" this one.

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 daughter wasn't willing to completely get rid of 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:

 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.


See you all on Monday...I will be very jet lagged but hopefully will have lots of great photos


Colleen said...

I love it! so pretty.

Jo @ Let's Face the Music said...

So fresh and fit for a princess, great job. I'll definitely being looking back at the projects you created for this room. Jo @ Let's Face the Music

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Soooooo Pretty Judy!! Your daughter must LOVE her new room! Martina

Anonymous said...

So very pretty. I wouldn't mind a room like that for myself. Love the pillows and colors. You should link up with Pink Saturday. Gorgeous!

Unknown said...

I never got to see glad you re-posted. The little dolly in that one image looks like the dolly from the Island of Misfit Toys. Brought a smile to me face.:) Hope you are enjoying your cruise.

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

I'm in love with the bedroom, perfect for a girl! Thanks for sharing with us!

Heather said...

So pretty! More sophisiticated, yet still appropriate for a ten year old. Great job!

ShabbyESP said...

I love it!!! It is so sweet!!!
Suzann ~xoxo~

A Thrifted Market said...

So girlie!! Love the feminine pink..great for a little girl!!

Becca Bertotti said...

What a lucky little girl to have such a beautiful bedroom ... fit for a princess !! I love all of the thought and detail you put into it ... the colors are so soft and lovely. Love it!

A room with a view said...

I am new to your blog. I love how your daughter's room is so personal and unique because it is mostly done by you and reflects her personality. I am working on my girls' rooms as they are moving on to the teen/tween stages. It is so much fun and I get a lot of input from them. I will be posting more of their rooms in time. Do check out my blog,

An Oasis in the Desert said...

It's just such a sweet, lovely place for a young girl to sleep, relax, and spin her dreams in. You put so much thought into every detail, and I'm sure she just loves it.

Mallory said...

Great job Judy! It's adorable!

Ruth said...

Lovely room and a job well done. You have a new follower from Finland.

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