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From baby nursery to girl’s bedroom makeover….

Thank you all for being so patient through the power outage!
So, we took a dark and dreary 10 year-old  “hoarder’s room” with a mural overload, to something for a girl who’s growing up. It’s time to make it into a girl’s bedroom.
Originally, she wanted pink and purple stripes, but I knew she would quickly out grow it.
 She told me “I don’t want any of that old stuff you like.” So we decided on a more modern flair with blue walls, and navy and raspberry accents. Something that could easily move into her ‘tweens and beyond.
I found the modern-ish lamp, frame and fake flowers at Homegoods.
 It worked well knowing I had to keep her same bed coverings and furniture for now. I am thinking about finding something in raspberry and white for the bed skirt though. The rug is a bath mat from Homegoods.
 I found this great pillow at Target to add  a pop of color on the bed; and I had enough of that gorgeous Cabbages and Roses Fabric left to make an accent pillow. It really helped tie the room together.
 For the artwork, I found the raspberry graphic “flowers” at Homegoods. They are placemats! For $1.99 each!
My MIL is from Britain so we bought a large canvas from Hobby Lobby and made  a play on the design of the British flag. My daughter had a great time using bubble wrap and stencils to “pretty” it up.
  The chair I did a few weeks ago  from the Cabbages and Roses fabric is perfect for her reading nook.  She loves the chair and reads in it every night. I’d love  a mirror there but until I find one I like, a bit of ribbon and clothespins makes a great place to showcase her artwork. For a little bit of color we made  a dolly pillow from blue ticking and pink felt.
Yes. That is an army parachute guy on the left. 🙂
 She really, really wanted tye-dye pink drapes. How can I say no?  I had some white panels in our over stuffed linen closet and took a chance at playing with dye and Ombre dying them.
 It was fun to do and she actually likes them, so I am glad I took the time to do it.
 Not bad for my first time. I might have to redo the navy at the bottom to even it out a bit.
 We hung a self portrait she did over her dresser earlier this year. The colors were perfect.
 I found these cute knobs for half price at Hobby lobby.
 And since it’s a small room I ” cheated” the ceiling a bit and added chair rail about  7 inches down on the wall instead of crown molding. I think it raises the ceiling  a bit and make the room look taller and adds character. Since our ceiling lines are so uneven anyway, it takes out the guess work of edging it straight.
I know she loves it and loves having the freedom her her own room. She has surprised me and is actually a pretty neat kid.
You may be getting to see another room make over in the next few months because now the other two want a “new room.”
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  1. Wow what a difference. Loving the new molding. Such a great idea, especially when your straight edges are not so straight. We lived in a house built in 1886 – there were no right angles left in the place!

  2. That turned out so cute! My daughter is 9 and we are working on making her room a bit more grown up. She changes her mind constantly so it’s a work in progress. We have the same book shelf you have and I love how you have it down low so she can reach everything. Such a great idea. Your curtains are really neat.

  3. well, those colors are right up my alley! looks so sweet and fun…love the cabbages and roses stripe pillow and chair! you did a wonderful job, such a transformation. my daughter is totally going to tell me when she is older, “mommy, i don’t want any of that old stuff you like”. too funny, that made me crack up!

  4. You have no idea how happy I am to hear that someone else’s kid doesn’t like their “old” stuff! The room turned out absolutely darling – great job!

  5. You did such an amazing job!!! Perfect room for her!!! Love, love, love it! I know she does too. We will be starting Maddy’s room soon too…now I am really excited to get moving! Way to go friend.

  6. jen…..it looks gorgeous. i love it. the colors are perfect for her. great job. love the new look of the blog too!!

  7. The room looks beautiful! I can see why your daughter loves it! I had to laugh at the part where she told you she didn’t want any “old stuff”. I am getting ready to give my 11 year old son a room makeover this Fall and anytime I show him something vintage…he veto’s it immediatly! lol (I will manage to sneak some in though mu ha ha!)

  8. This is literally “night and day”! It is completely fabulous! I wish I had more bedrooms so I could do this look!

  9. huge transformation! how very blessed she is to have a Mom who actually listens to her….that will carry over to so many areas Jen – not spoiled, but caring –

    beautiful job and your talents never cease to amaze me

  10. Gorgeous room Jennifer!! I love what you did to change everything and brighten and lighten but keep it fun for her with the pops of pretty pink!! Love how it turned out! Stopping by from Shabby Nest today~ you are always welcome to come share at my decorating party at my blog on the weekends too!! 🙂 Have a great weekend!

  11. Jen…..oh you have outdone yourself this time..that is such a cool room(cause there is none of your stuff in it)don;t you love when they say that!!This needs to be in a magazine my dear…hey any word on Country Living?? x0x0

  12. Wow, wow, wow! It turned out beautifully< Jennifer! LOVE the knobs, pillow and the canvas! Your daughter must be so excited about it!

  13. I love how your daughter’s room turned out with so many special homemade touches. My favorite part was your daughter’s reading nook. I’ve been wanting a bookshelf like that for my kids but thought they’d outgrow it. Now I see I was wrong and it can be for older kids too (mine are 4 and 6). Such a cute corner with that great shelf and darling chair. I was also amazed by the drapes. I love to do a lot of my own homemade touches in my home but truthfully don’t know whether I’d have the courage to try tie dye on such a large piece of fabric. Beautiful work.

  14. Turned out just adorable! My girls are dying for rooms make-overs although we repainted and redid their rooms only a couple of years ago ~ they have their mother’s illness of constant redo/rearrange!

  15. What a great room! I bet she loves every inch of it. Creating the artwork together is a very cool idea, it will mean so much more to her later too!
    I love it all, T.xoxo

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