Monday, December 14, 2009

Updated Bedroom

Remember back in 1988 when I showed a sneak peak of what I was doing in my daughter’s room?  Well, here it is 21 years later, and I’m finally ready to show you.  Here’s what her room looked like before.

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I loved her room.  Loved it.  But she needed a more sturdy bed, and she wanted something that guests could sleep on.  With a new bed comes new walls, I guess.

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Ta-Da!!!  Not bad, eh?  The hardest part was finding a tree that I liked to paint!  There’s a lot of version of trees out there, and I just couldn’t find the right one! IMG_8726

I’m so thankful to Jennifer over at The Magic Brush.  She gave me some tips about paint and told me the key was good brushes.  Boy was she right.  They made a world of difference!  Thank you, Jennifer!

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Luckily, I kept my accent colors the same, so I didn’t have to overhaul too many accessories.  I did, however, buy this little ballerina for $7 at TJMaxx.  I had to paint her, but she sure is pretty.

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Remember when I purchased the fabric swatches from Etsy?  Well, I finally put them to use.  I love the splash of color.

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Of course, one of the highlights for my daughter is the new trundle.  Her brother’s gotten the most use out of it, but I’m sure that’ll change someday.  Until then, they have “sleepovers” and giggle until we yell at them. :)

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The pink (reversible) quilt is by Pottery Barn.  I purchased it off of Ebay about two years ago.  The green one was $20 at Marshall’s.  Perfect!

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I used some leftover wall paint for the top of her table and spray painted her chairs.  Notice the missing spindle in the chair?  Guess who ate that?  Grrr.

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There you have it.  A wonderful compromise between my 7-year old who would have loved purple glittered walls and pink fur pillows and me who would have loved toile and ruffles.

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Oh, one last thing.  I am fully aware of the “flood curtains”.  I was confident that I had bought 95” panels—confident!  I steamed them, hung them, and laughed out loud.  Oops.  Don’t worry.  I’ll fix it, and I’ll show you how.

98 comments:

Rachelle said...

Very pretty! I love the color, what is it?

Rachelle

Darlene said...

Looks fantastic!!

Aura said...

I have had the worst baby on the brain lately, and you showing pictures of your perfect daughter's room is kind of making me see pink! My husband wouldn't be very happy with you, right now :)

southerninspiration said...

Oh, LOVELY!! I love it all!

Suzanne

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

CHRIS! This is gooooooorgeous!! How did you do that tree?

RNSANE said...

It's lovely - having had three adult sons, all adult sons now, I got to decorate in such a sweet fashion!

MMW said...

It turned out fantastic! The tree you painted reminds me of one I blogged about in May - avaliable from Modern Wall Graphics:
http://never-without.blogspot.com/2009/04/and-walls-became-world-all-around.html

WELL DONE!

Powers Fam said...

I absolutely love it!!! Love how it is feminine without the look of pepto in the room. And my fav is the mailbox. I just might have to start looking for one for my little girl.

Sizzle@keepthejuicesflowing.blogspot.com said...

I LOVE the wall color and the tree. The whole room is what I'd imagine for my little girl...although she doesn't have a room yet so tell me where you found that Geor tree and what paint you use. I'd love to know.

heidi @ wonder woman wannabe said...

Beautiful! If only I had a daughter to decorate such pretty colors for! I have a house of boys...;)

Arlene said...

It's beautiful. I love the tree!!! I'm sure you'll fix the flood curtains up so cute to. I remember the post you did a long while back about wanting to get a new white bed and the hefty price tags to. So where'd ya find it?!! Share share!!!

Maman Tattoo said...

Everything is awesome!
You did a really nice job on the tree. I thought it was a vinyl!

jociegal said...

That looks fantastic! I love it. DREAM room.

Jessica said...

I LOVE it!!!

What a lucky girl to have such a beautiful bedroom and such a stylish momma!

Tanya said...

Love this tree on the wall. How about a tutorial? I would love to know the color on the walls also.

Carmen said...

I literally gasped when I saw the after. I LOVE IT! You did a wonderful job!

PeaceSeeker said...

This is terrific!

Jess said...

Such a cute redo! The tree looks amazing (as do the accent pillows!)!

me said...

it is beautiful! and, you are right the tree is perfect!

Lil' Woman said...

Looks beautiful...I esp. love the tree

Bonnie said...

It's really cute. Love the colors! Can you do a tree tutorial?!

Anonymous said...

oh I love it. Were did you buy the trundle. We are looking for something similiar for my daughter. She would think she was in heaven if we found a bed like that.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

This looks great, Chris! This could grow with her, too.

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Oh my, it's adorable! Love the color, love the pattern, love the spindleless chair! ;)

Stacy said...

The room came out beautifully! I love the color of the chairs. Can you please tell me what color you spray painted them? Thanks so much!

Kari said...

It's beautiful! I love the little ballerina figurine.

Carla said...

Oh, Chris, it's be-you-ta-full!!!! I just love it . . . a little grown-up, but with a touch of youthful whimsy. Great job! You're daughter must be in heaven in her new room.

Thanks so much for sharing.

Kirsty said...

I love it. Oh how I wish I had some pink in my house of three boys!

It's beautiful. You are so talented!

Carrie said...

oh, I LOVE it! She is surely one happy little girl! Beautiful! the tree is gorgeous! And I love the colors!

Jessica @ This Blessed Life said...

that room is the perfect combo of elegant yet little-girly. wow!

Dawn@Embracing the Ordinary Life said...

WOW...I love it...beautiful blue...with the pink, and that tree...I have a spare bedroom that needs 'something'...care to take a stab at it?? LOL

Miss Madison's Mommy said...

It so gorg!! i love the colors the bed the tree the lamp the ballerina so pretty!!

randi said...

I LOVE it! So pretty!

Jamie said...

Oh it amazing! Makes me wish I were a little girl again! Great job!

Hillcrest Acres said...

So adorable.

Would you please share your tips for painting the tree? After the holidays, I'm attempting to paint one in my son's room.

Merry Christmas!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Gorgeous! Love the simplicity of the quilts and the FUN of the pillows. I would love that room..thank you very much!

Bethany said...

W.O.W.

LOVE the tree, LOVE the fun punchy pillows, LOVE that it's simple, but fun at the same time, LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE. You get me? Love.

The Popes said...

WHERE DID YOU GET THAT BED?!?!?

We are about to give my 2 year old a "big girl" room and that is exactly what I am looking for!

I love the stream lined design of this room. Gorgeous!

Lori said...

Soooo cute! Wish I had a little girl to decorate for.

E said...

What a gorgeous room! I love everything about it, especially the tree! What color are the walls? I love it!

Tammy said...

Love the wall color! Is that snow outside the window? SO pretty!!

Colette said...

so cute! I LOVE the tree!

Fawn@Party of Five said...

That room is so beautiful, I want to live there! Love the tree, and the bed is GORGEOUS!

B.E.A said...

Gorgeous! LOVE that tree and the paint!

Leanne said...

Beautiful room. My daughter would love it.

Amy Bennett said...

Oh my, I adore that room!

Amy Bennett said...

Yes and how did you do the tree!!?

Amanda said...

WOW! it is so lovely! and LOVE the tree-so Pottery-Barn-ish. Great job! It looks like a pic out of a magazine!

Amanda said...

umm and we all need a tree tutorial please :-D

Mom's Place said...

Beautiful!!!!!! Love the colors! And the trundle! Where did you find that? We have been looking for something along those lines for our girls.

Pam said...

So very pretty. Love the color palate and I am guilty of painting everything but I was inspired by how you painted the simple ballerina. My daughter was married last year and I am looking at her hot pink/orange and green room and thinking it is time for a redo. Thanks for the inspiration.

**Amy** said...

I am getting ready to paint my daughter's room and would love to know the paint color on your walls. I also love, love, love that tree!! You are very talented!

Richella said...

Absolutely beautiful. I don't know a thing about little girls' rooms, but I would think anyone would be happy with this space. It looks fantastic.

It'll be fun to see what you do with those high waters. I'm guessing it'll be much prettier than the plain panels would have been. :)

Shannon said...

This turned out so amazing! I have been in the process of updating my daughters room, and I always love seeing girls room like this, so inspiring. What is the color you used on the wall?

Amanda said...

lovely, i can't wait to see how you fix the curtains. i did the exact same thing to my sons room and they're still hanging there looking all tacky and sad. maybe if you show me then i can give his a fix.

Blarney said...

We all know who got stuck with the purple wall theme around here. smerk.
We have a 2 hour delay today. For what I have no idea other than to drive me insane. The whole morning is pretty much thrown out the window. Ugh.

Tricia said...

Very pretty. What a great change the color alone makes! Everything about it is wonderful! Lucky girl!

XO*tricia

debra said...

So pretty! The colors are beautiful.

Neez said...

Wow - beautiful job.

Heather said...

Wow -- I love this. Could you please post the color you used on the walls and how you did the tree?

melifaif said...

Super lovely. Loving the colors. Soft yet bright! Splendid.

~Mommy+Me~ said...

Beautiful!! I can't believe you painted the tree, I was thinking maybe it was one of those vinyl sticky type things! :) Apparently my daughter & yours have similar taste, but I gave in to some of it, she has the purple room, minus the glitter and the furry pillows! But she shows them to me still everytime we go to Ross. :)

BudgetPretty said...

I love it! Can you please share the paint color?

mimi168888 said...

I love it... What a great job. We are converting the unfinish basement to my daughter's room. It's such a long process. But I am having so much fun. I will post pictures once it's done.

Magic Brush said...

Hey thanks so much for the shout out!!!!!! YOu did a great job!!!! I love the room and appreciate you mentioning me! So sweet!

jen said...

so darn cute!!!!! i want to redo my girls' room right now!!! i love the colors you chose - so soft looking

Lisa said...

I love, love, love, love, LOVE that room! Will you share how you did the tree?

Anonymous said...

I LOVE this room!! Nice work.
Kim

Anonymous said...

It's beautiful! I wish I had a little girl so I could decorate her room. I'd totally copy you.

-ella

LoriLyn said...

It looks fantastic, Chris! I couldn't love the tree more!

Kristen said...

So pretty! I'll bet Olivia loves to sleep there when she comes home from grad school. ;)

BLJ Graves Studio said...

Beautiful!!!

Norma Lee @ Norma Lee Good said...

I think it was a good compromise. Good practice for you...yall will have to be compromising a lot in the next few years! haha.

April said...

Amazing. Not your typical little girl color and thats what I'm loving. What color of blue is it? Also Tree tutorial please. You are awesome.

Aura said...

Thank you so much for the sweet compliments! I just love your blog, so that means a lot coming from you. The peace sign I made myself out of an old piece of wood. I just found a quote I loved, and painted it on. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!

Jamie said...

Sooooo pretty! I loooove it! Great job on the tree!

Anne said...

Are you kidding me! That room is unbelieveable! Are you sure you didn't cut and paste from PB? Love it.

Jen C. said...

Please, please, please - a tutorial on the tree!! The room is great!

Traci@ Beneath My Heart said...

The room is beautiful! Great job!

Jodee Leader said...

That turned out soooo cute! I love the tree and trundle bed too!

Jen said...

Wowza!!!

Ditto all the questions:

Tree color and how you painted it?

Wall color?

I'm dying to know!

Carol said...

The room makeover is gorgeous! I love the tree! But what if we don't have an overhead projector? I don't and wish I did.

You did a beautiful job.

signsofpatriotism said...

Wow soooooo darned pretty, a room that can grow with your daughter, love it!!

JaNae

Becky said...

We have a lovely member of our family that eats the things we love too. gotta love them. The room is beautiful. Thanks for sharing

Momma to Bug said...

Wow, amazing! The room is so beautiful and sophisticated. Your dog chews very random stuff just like mine does. Today she chew one of our Christmas cards that I had out to mail. Why do we keep them!?!?
-Desiree

Lise said...
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Lise said...

LOVE it! I made the mistake of showing my 6 year old daughter the pictures...the look on her face was priceless. She wants the bed and the "lantern" and the tree. Thankfully she did ask me to do it to her new room, if we move. I love the color as well, it looks very similar to my bathroom color, Tide Pools from Behr...BEAUTIFUL!

kuestermom said...

i am not sure if you posted the color of the wall but i NEED to know what color that is. would love to paint my little daughters room that color. thanks!

Mikael@starter home to dream home said...

sigh. so cute. sigh

Wendy said...

It looks gorgeous!

prashant said...

I love the color,

Work from home India

Melanie said...

Looks absolutely beautiful. I love the comforter on the truntle. And you did a great job on the tree.

These Are The Days said...

I love it. I noticed the curtains...can't wait to see what you do w/ them. I fixed my daughters curtains by adding polka dot fabric and pom poms.

Anonymous said...

Catherine said...
Where did you get CHAIRS high enough for a 7 yr old??? I have been searching for months and all i can find are little toddler height ones- would you mind emailing me your source and the chair dimensions ( seat height especially)? my email is catherine@creativejam.com
Thanks!

Lisa said...

My daughter wants to know if you will come paint a tree in her room. :)

Brittany Ciara Sheets said...

I would love for my bedroom to look something like this. :P Can't wait to read more of your blogs!

Jen @ Just for Rachel said...

So cute! I saw this on another blog and saved it because I love it so much. I want to have a baby so I can do this in the nursery!

Bree said...

I just found your blog and I am in love with this room. (along with everyone else it seems.)
Please tell us the wall color. It is so fabulous. Pottery Barn has a similar color in one of their rooms and I'm really wanting to know yours!!!

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