Sunday, August 28, 2011

Sweet Girl's Room: The Reveal

YAY!!!  It's finally done.  It's taken me a little while but only because some parts of this room had me stumped.  I didn't realize just how much space I had to fill before I started.  My daughter loves it so all the hard work has paid off.




We started by painting the wall a fun shade of green.  The color is Japanese Fern by Behr.

I found the bedding at Target and used the comforter as my color palette.  Above the bed is the name art I showed you here.  They are white letters covered with scrapbook paper.  I added a wooden butterfly I got at Ross.  I decided to leave the bookshelf on the side of the bed.  It gives her more storage.  I just told her the headboard opens on top so let's see what I find in there.  The pink rug is a Walmart find.


The lighting is a DIY project that I showed you here.  It is a paper lantern with adhesive butterflies attached.  The butterfly wall decals are from the Dollar Tree.



At the foot of the bed is a pink crate I found at Walmart.  She can throw her stuffed animals in there.  Before they were all crowding the bookshelf.


I made a few changes to the dresser.  I made a sunburst mirror using a round mirror from Michael's and wooden skewers.  It is painted using Valspar Mediterranean.  I changed out the previous lamp base with a new, slimmer one.  It was a baby pink lamp from the thrift store that I painted white and used the same shade from the old lamp.  The 'smile' is from Michael's that I painted pink.  The butterfly frame is from the Dollar Tree that I spray painted the same color as the mirror.   



I found a wooden stool at the Goodwill and painted it white.  She can now reach into her top drawer without standing on her tip toes.




I dressed the window using basic white curtains from Target and added some pink ribbon to the top. 


I kept the small table and added some colored pencils and sketchpad to give her an art center.  I now find her just sitting there creating a masterpiece.  Now I have to figure out a place to keep all her work.  She has quite the portfolio.   










We finally got the TV off the floor.  I don't think it mattered much to my daughter but it was bugging me.  I bought a basic TV stand from Target and primed and painted it white to match the other furniture.  Now there's a place for those pesky remotes and her growing movie collection.  She can change the DVD now without knocking the DVD player off the TV.  Oh how I hated that.



Above the TV are some floating mesh butterflies.  I wanted them to look like they were escaping from behind the TV.  




I showed you how I made these no-sew pillows here.  Along with some painted spice racks turned bookshelves from Ikea, they make up her reading spot.


The feature of this wall is the gallery.  It took several frames and prints to cover this wall.  


I kept her Ikea storage unit in place since it houses most of her small toys.  I also kept the kitchen out.  She plays with it on a regular basis and I really didn't see another place to put it.


I know we all like them, so let's play before and after.




How about a few before and afters...





It was fun creating a fun space for my daughter.  She actually likes to hang out in her room now.  All the colors reflect her personality and creativity.  What do you think?  You like?  Thanks for hanging in there.


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53 comments:

  1. Such a cute room! Where did you get the mesh butterflies from? It looks like you put a lot of work into making a great space for your little girl :-)Congrats on finishing it!

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  2. What a cute room! Pretty wall colour and I love the little touches you've added!

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  3. Cute! You did a fantastic job! I'm sure she loves being in her room now!

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  4. This is adorable and you got a BIG bang for your buck!

    Of course, you've totally ruined my childhood memories. Apparently, my mother did not love me like you love your daughter. She stuck my sister and I in a closet with no light or color. Decades of therapy are in my future.

    Thanks. :)

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  5. How awesome.. Great decor, I OVE it....I'm following ya officially from Motivate Me Monday At Keeping It Simple.. Lovely blog you have here.Can't wait to read more.. Hope you can stop by & visit me sometime / follow back.. TY So much.. Have a great week.Marilyn from http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com

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  6. Super cute!! Lovin' the green walls! You did a great job!

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  7. OK I love the colors of this room. My little one is getting ready to get out of her crib and I am now working on getting her room redone and I love what you did here. It is perfect if you do not want to go the pink route. I am a new follower from the blog hop would love it if you could stop by and say hello. Again, great job.

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  8. I love the montage of art on the wall. Eclectic and chic.

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  9. Love your room!Just decorated my daughters in similar colours!
    ~Anne

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  10. Gorgeous room! It's so fun and playful. I love the green walls and especially the way you have the bed set up. She must love it!

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  11. What a wonderful makeover! I am doing my daughter's room right now but it is not going to be this great! Thanks for linking up to my new party!

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  12. What a lucky little girl! I love the makeover - the colors are adorable!

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  13. You did a FANTASTIC job on her room! You can tell you put a lot of thought and care into it.

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  14. That is 'sew' lovely! Love, Love, Love the green walls. What a great color they are. I am also in love with those mesh butterflies you used. Visiting from Show and Tell Wednesday.
    ~ Kimberlee at The Spunky Diva 

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  15. Oh my goodness, so much love & detail went into this room! What a fabulous transformation!

    I would love to have you share this at my link party, Show & Share!

    http://southernlovely.blogspot.com/2011/08/show-share-3.html

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  16. Thanks so much for dropping by the Monday Mingle Blog Hop! Your GFC widget is not working, let me know if I'm already following you or not. I hope you'll stop by
    again soon! Have a great day! :)

    P.S. I would love to connect on Facebook too, if we haven't already. http://facebook.com/toughcookiemommy

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  17. What a huge difference in the before and after. Awesome paint color on the wall. The new room is so fun. Thanks for linking up to Sizzle into Summer.

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  18. Hi,

    New follower from the blog hop please come follow me back :)
    http://lifewithtwinsandadramaqueen.blogspot.com/

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  19. Following you via GFC vor Tough Cookie Mom's Monday Blog Hop. Follow me at Twitter: BiculturalMama. Thanks!

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  20. You did an amazing job, Andrea! It's super cute and love the fun colors and accents! I can't wait to feature it! ;)

    I wanted to tell you thank you so so much for the vote! Your help is so appreciated and means so much! Thanks for the introduction to houseblogging too - can't wait to check that out!

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  21. What a cute room! I love all of the details and fun colors. It's such a bright and cheery room! Your daughter is such a lucky girl:) Awesome job!

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  22. Such a fun room!!! Everything is awesome, from the bright wall color to the fun bedding and all the other great decor. I hope she enjoys her new room!

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  23. very very cute room, she must be having a blast in it

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  24. Darling my dear! I just love the butterfly gallery wall - everything turned out perfect for a little girl! Congrats on a job well done!

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  25. Such a fun bright room for a little girl! Love it! Thanks for linking with us at Show & Share!

    Marie
    mylilpinkpocket.blogspot.com

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  26. I just love the room. I will be featuring it tonight at my Sizzle into Summer party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks so much.

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  27. Adorable and sweet. What a lucky little girl.

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment on my bedroom update. I tried replying, but you do not have an email associated with your blogger account. This is what it shows up as
    "Andrea @ Decorating Cents"

    Just wanted to let you know in case you want to fix it.

    Mel

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  28. What a fun room! The colors look wonderful and I really like the curtains and art wall. Makes me want to have a girl to decorate for! Thanks so much for linking up to The Creative Spark - so happy to have you!
    Jenn :)

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  29. Love that color! Beautiful job!

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  30. The green wall color is awesome! The gallery wall and little bookshelves are my fave!!!!

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  31. Andrea,

    I'll be featuring your room tomorrow... Feel free to stop by and button-up ;)

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  32. Andrea, you are a creative genius! I found you on Remodelaholic, and am I glad I did!

    I don't usually pay a lot of attention to kids' rooms--I'm 67 and have no grandchildren--but this one was so charming I carefully examined every photo, and read every word.

    I have been terrified of crafting, sewing, and lots of other things most of my life, but lately I guess I've become demented enough (LOL) to think I could DO something. I've picked up some fabric for throw pillows, but would probably never have made them until I read your no-sew method.

    I've subscribed to your blog and can't wait to "catch up" with everything you have here so far.

    Thanks for being so inspirational.

    Jayni
    Texpert2@yahoo.com

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  33. Aww what a sweet, bright and fun room!! Looks great!!
    We are in the process (almost done) of re-doing my tween's room.

    http://ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com/2011/08/more-tween-room-progress.html


    -heather

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  34. Cute room. I love the sunburst!
    Thanks for linking up at Kidding Around Friday! I hope you link up again today!
    http://growingupgardner4.blogspot.com/2011/09/kidding-around-friday-linky-916.h

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  35. This is quite the transformation! Love the colors!!

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  36. so very cute love the colors and all the art in the room as well

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  37. So absolutely darling!!! I love the bright colors and you really did a great job filling the space! I love the gallery wall and that cute butterfly installation...too sweet! Thanks for linking up today!

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  38. What a fun room! Oh, to be a young girl again! And the details you did are fantastic! Love the sunburst mirror! I may steal that idea to use skewers. btw, I'd love for you to join my party. Tuesday's Nursery is for all ages of kids decor and the linky is open. You'll see it right on my home page. I hope you can make it. I'm your newest follower - nice to meet you!

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  39. Such a fun and colorful room, I bet she is in love with it.

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  40. I found your blog from making the world cuter. It is great & I love how the room turned out. I'm your newest follower & I hope you'll stop by my new blog & follow along. loveofhomes.blogspot.com

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  41. The bedroom is adorable. I love the mirror you made and the spice shelves turned bookshelves in her reading nook. Well done.

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  42. what a great room you have created.

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  43. What a fun space. Any little girl would be thrilled to have such a happy, colorful room! : )
    I would be thrilled if you would link this up at my first ever Feature Friday Free-for-All (200+ links already and growing...yes, I'm a little excited! ; )).

    http://www.fivedaysfiveways.com/2012/01/feature-friday-free-for-all-1.html

    P.S. I'm your newest follower. : )

    ~Abbie (www.fivedaysfiveways.com)

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  44. wow very bright and colorful! : ) It shows you had fun creating this!

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  45. woooow, my room would never be like this :DD

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  46. LOVE the color and the butterflies on the wall. so cute!
    We are running a Before and After Link party to support Habitat for Humanity, with a chance to be featured on other big blogs and win gift cards. Would love if you entered! http://www.oneprojectcloser.com/2012-before-after-series/

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  47. Thanks so much for linking up!!! feel free to share with your readers and grab a button to show your support!

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  48. This is such a sweet transformation. I love the butterflies on the wall. Thanks for sharing.

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  49. Love the green! Great job. Thanks for sharing.

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  50. Love the mirror - great job! Thanks for linking up!

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  51. What an adorable room for your daughter. And what a great makeover! Thanks for linking up to the Before & After contest.

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