Wednesday, February 29, 2012

big girl room reveal!

I'm not sure who's more excited about her big girl room being done, me or Izzy :D

Here's a little reminder of what we started with.

And, here's the final room!


The tufted headboard was a DIY (I'm planning on putting together a tutorial in the future).  I think it's my favorite item in her room.  Probably because I'm a little jealous we don't have one in our room ;)



I knew I wanted a fun, bright nightstand in here.  This was my first attempt at DIY chalkpaint, and I'm so glad I gave it a shot.

The bedskirt was another DIY.  I purchased a plain white bedskirt from Target and added the ruffles.  Couldn't have been easier, and I think it makes the bed loads more interesting.



Her great-grandmother's dresser got an update with the help of AS chalk paint and silver Rub and Buff on the hardware.  And I forgot to snap a picture of it, but I lined the drawers in a bold pink and orange floral wrapping paper - so fun!


A must have in her room was a reading nook and a place to display her books.  Izzy LOVES being able to "shop" for a book at bedtime :D


Her great-grandmother's wingback that I slipcovered a while back, finally has a home in here.  It makes me so happy to know that she's surrounded by her GiGi's things :)



Here's a list of sources in case anyone is interested in where items came from


1.  Curtain fabric - Heather Baily Pop Garden Turquoise 2.  DIY tufted headboard (click here for tutorial) 3. Sweet Dreams pillow cases - Urban Outfitters 4. Pink coverlet - local antique store 5. Swing arm sconce - Home Depot 6. Fabric for bolster - Spoonflower 7. Baby giraffe prints - The Animal Print Shop 8. Table (DIY chalk paint) - TJ Maxx 9. White duvet - Bed Bath and Beyond 10. Bedskirt - Target (ruffles added by me)


1. Dog Art - DIY 2. Paint - Martha Stewart Nimbus Cloud 3. Zinc Letter - DIY using Sugar & Charm's tutorial 4. Dresser paint - Annie Sloan's Pure White 5. Tissue Paper Pom-poms - Martha Stewart 6. Book Ledges - DIY 7. Pom-Pom Pillow - DIY using Living with Punk's tutorial and fabric from JoAnns 8. Sock Monkey - DIY using Craftbits tutorial and women's knee socks from Target 9. DIY slipcover

Total cost of getting her into a big girl room... $350!!!

Here's to using what you've already got, and DIYing the heck out of everything else :D

I think she's one happy customer


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92 comments:

  1. I am dying, DYING, over how absolutely lovely this room is!!! The soft color on the walls with the pops of turquoise and pink - SO peaceful, girly and fresh. And best of all the fact that you have furniture in here that was your grandmother's - that makes the space special (and the dresser and chair rock, btw!) Tissue paper pom poms, book shelves, curtains, oh the details this room! I seriously want this room for myself! The perfect room for a beautiful little Izzy.

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  2. Most adorable room ever! Love that you used pieces that have meaning to you. The headboard is amazing, the curtains are perfect and the little reading nook is awesome. What sweet picture of Izzy too.

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  3. This is beautiful. I am so in love with that headboard!!! Great job!

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  4. Oh Shelley, it's adorable! I love everything. Perfect for a little girl. I love that you included many sentimental pieces in the her room as well.

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  5. What a wonderful room for a little girl! I LOVE the pom pom cushion! I've been wanting to get some of that trim for a while to make one for my little Izzy, but I have never seen it so big! Fantastic! :)

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  6. I am so in love. This room is the sweetest little girl room I have ever seen. I can't wait for the headboard tutorial!
    Best,
    Sarah
    http://www.theyellowcapecod.com

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  7. Its so beautiful! I love that almost everything will be able to grow with her and I think that's so important when doing a child's room. I really love that gray color also I believe I already asked you or read it on what color it is. I also cant wait to see the tutorial on the headboard and love that you bought a plain bed-skirt and added ruffles.

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  8. Holy crap. Great job! Tell izzy I am super pumped for her and super jealous of her bed. Can't wait for the DIY tutorial. Everything looks great. Consider it pinned. ;)

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  9. Just found your blog! This room is so beautiful - you really did a great job! Excited to find a new read!

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  10. Oh my goodness, can she get any more precious in that last shot?!? Melts my little heart (c: And equally as precious is this fabulous room makeover! I'm going to come right out and say I am *FOR SURE* jealous that I don't have a fabulous headboard like that in my room! It's amazing! We definitely need a tutorial...not that I would even attempt it, but I would like to know how in case I actually grow a pair in the DIY department anytime soon (c: ha!

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  11. I am so impressed! The finished product is just lovely- and for only $350?!? WOW!

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  12. OH such a sweet room. It's so peaceful but with fun pops of color. No wonder she's loving it!! :) And the fact that you used what you had on hand and did it for very little additional costs - I'm just amazed by your talent!!

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  13. WOW! I'm not surprised it turned out SOOO beautiful, because I am always in awe of your talent and eye!!! You've done it again my friend!

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  14. I'm loving everything about this room! i was dying to see the reveal and it's fabulous! I shared it on my Facebook page!

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  15. It's beautiful! LOVE that you used Gigi's stuff to pretty up her room!! Sentimental and pretty! Win, win!!!

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  16. Just found your blog from the Ginger Snap Crafts party. I LOVE this room and wish it was mine. :) Seriously, you did an amazing job. I'm so impressed with all your DIY and would love more info on your dog silhouette! It's fantastic!

    -sara @ applestonedrive.blogspot.com

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  17. what a beautiful and girly room! i'm getting ready to make some changes in my daughters room and now i have some new inspiration to draw from!

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  18. What a beautiful room. You did an amazing job!

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  19. I am actually coming to your site re. the Follower linky blog hop. I AM FOLLOWING YOU *** WILL YOU FOLLOW ME BACK ? Thank you so much when you do.

    There is also a link party on our blog, where you can feature 'your best creative work'. There are some great projects to see already, but we want to see your work!

    This url is both to FOLLOW and to PARTY: http://www.FineCraftGuild.com/party/

    Hope to seeing you around!! Have a happy, creative day!

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  20. I am about to revamp my daughters room from baby to BIG GIRL and this is such great inspiration. SO cute. Thank you!

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  21. Amazing! I cannot believe how big she is. Love the pom poms. I cannot wait to give J and S their own rooms someday.

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  22. What a seriously BEAUTIFUL room! I love the headboard and the bedskirt especially! The ruffles you added are adorable. It's such a sweet, fun room. Perfect for a happy little girl! You really did an amazing job!

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  23. You did such a beautiful job! I just love all of the details you put into the whole space. I am sure your baby girl feels like a princess in there. I am so impressed!!

    xo
    Amy R.

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  24. WOW! I love it! I am majorly inspired as I plan to do my daughter's soon as well! Would you please stop by and link it up to my party happening now? I would love to have you!
    Stacey of Embracing Change
    http://staceyembracingchange.blogspot.com

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  25. This is beyond precious. I love the white with the pops of color. I am in love with the chair in the corner. All so darling and she is such a little lovebug. Well done!

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  26. Ummm. Wow! This is like DIY decorating on steroids. Everything is just gorgeous!!!

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  27. Love love love the headboard!!! The room is amazing!!! Looking forward to the tutorial!

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  28. Hi Shelley!! What a beautiful room, it looks so bright and airy! I really love the chest makeover, looks terrific and the DIY Dog painting is so cute! So glad I found your blog - am your newest follower. Please swing by my blog sometime to say hello, I love to make new bloggy friends and followers :)
    Heather @ settingforfour.blogspot.com

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  29. So cute and the last picture says it all as to her comfort in this beautiful room. Can you tell me what photo editing program that you use to do the collage photos?

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  30. Beautiful room! I especially LOVE the headboard! :)

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  31. Love the curtains and the headboard! What a sweet room!

    makingitfeellikehome.blogspot.com

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  32. Fabulous room - I hope you don't mind, but I am sharing it at my blog tomorrow. Take care, Laura

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  33. Lovely, sweet and sophisticated, too! What a wonderful room for your sweet girl.
    -Revi

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  34. Looks amazing! What a transformation! I can't wait to see the tutorial on the headboard!

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  35. I loooove the headboard!! http://www.thevintagefarmhouse.com/2012/02/creative-things-thursday-link-up-for.html

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  36. How Sweet. I love that headboard, but I really love that giraffe!
    I can't wait until my son can have a big boy room!

    Lauren

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  37. What a beautiful room!!! I love the beautiful white headboard, and the armchair and the pompoms in the corner! So sweet!

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  38. What a sweet room. I will be featuring it on my blog tonight. LOVE IT!

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  39. So darn stinkin cute! Wow on the headboard huh? I hope you do a tutorial on it, so beautiful. Love the reading nook, the art work, everything about the whole room, it is all done just right. Pinned it of course :)

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  40. So gorgeous - love love love it ALL!!! Im a new follower xx Nat
    http://northshoredays.blogspot.co.nz/

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  41. FABULOUS!!Everything about this room is a dream!It makes me want to be a little girl again.Every detail is gorgeous!You truely outdid yourself:) Deidre http://simplysimplisticated4.blogspot.com

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  42. This is room is FABULOUS!!! All for under 400$?!? AMAZING!!! I can't wait to see the tutorial for the headboard!!

    I really hope you come by The DIY Dreamer and share:
    http://thediydreamer.blogspot.com/2012/02/from-dream-to-reality-linky-party-5.html

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  43. What a beautiful little girls room...I can't wait for the tutorial on the headboard!

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  44. Absolutely stunning! That headboard is certainly gorgeous!!! I love all the touches you added to make this room. I'm sure your daughter loves it! Megan

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  45. Adorable! Glad my daughter wasn't the only one to go from crib to full-sized bed. You did such a great job, it looks beautiful and still clean and simple!

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  46. Adorable! You did a great job keeping it simple but using her favorite things!

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  47. Room turned out lovely. Love the fabric for the curtains!

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  48. what a really beautiful room! great job!

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  49. I had to keep scrolling to find the beautiful paint color - so pretty I love it. I'll have to write that one down. And I love the slipcovered chair in the reading nook. Beautiful job and all done on a budget - enjoy the room!!

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  50. oh my gosh, absolutely gorgeous! i love the curtains. this room should last her a very, very long time!

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  51. You did an AMAZING job! What a lucky little girl. :)

    We are going to redo our girls' room soon. You have inspired me!

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  52. Adorable, it's such a mature room for an adorable little girl!

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  53. I wish that was MY room!! You did an amazing job. I love how it isn't too childish, it's a great mix of girly colors and classy warpped into one room. So not what you expect in a little girls room but that's what makes it so perfect.
    I also LOVE your source list....what a neat idea for your readers.
    I am your newest follower...now I'm off to check out the rest of your blog.

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  54. that looks awesome! i love how it has pinks, oranges, aquas and a little grey! i also like the wall lamp. i'm a huge urban outfitters fan, but never think of it for kids' rooms... i would have never noticed the pillow cases were from there, but they look great!

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  55. Shelley,
    So glad I found you thru Andrea at Oak Ridge Revival!

    Your daughters room is fabulous! I need that headboard - can't wait for the tutorial! My girls are 12 and had a definite opinion on their room colors (much to my horror)! Trying to be a good mom, I let them choose and toned it down with lots of white furniture and rugs. Adore that sock monkey (we have a collection)!

    New Linky follower
    Kelly

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  56. I love, love, LOVE Izzy's big girl room! What makes it so great are all the DIY projects and the pieces that have special meaning - you've created a beautiful and personal room that I'm sure Izzy will love for many years. The turquoise accents throughout the room are great (I especially like the curtains), but it would be easy to update the colour scheme in the future just by changing out a few pieces for a new colour. It's the perfect room for Izzy to grow up with :-)

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  57. I love it! I am in the middle of revamping my daughter's room from a nursery to a big girl's room. I especially love the turquoise table. I would love to have you share this at my link party!
    http://thewinthropchronicles.blogspot.com/2012/03/share-it-link-party-1.html

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  58. Very pretty room. I love the subtle colors and the reading nook.

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  59. Amazing room. I can't wait to see the tutorial for the headboard.

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  60. Wow. The contrast between the white and light with the pattern on the curtains is stunning.

    I came. I drooled. I pinned.
    Mary @ Sea Quilts

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  61. What a lucky girl. Such amazing details. I love your colors and all the pom poms in the corner.

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  62. I bet she is so excited, what a beautiful room. And that headboard is incredible

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  63. i love love love this room . . . so bright and fresh and girlie : )

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  64. How beautiful! I love how it all came together. The reading corner is AMAZING. I want it in my kids room!

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  65. Adorable! Love how all the colors and everything came together. Fantastic job!

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  66. You have put together such a beautiful space for your little girl - I love it all! The bed is decked out so prettily with all the gorgeous bedlinen you've sourced, the headboard looks amazing and I love the turquoise bedside table and other smaller table too. Great job!

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  67. It's absolutely beautiful! What a lucky (and cute!) little girl!

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  68. Hi! I pinned this on Pinterest and featured here. Thanks for joining Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :) Please feel free to grab the feature button.

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  69. This room is adorable!!!!! It's hard to pick my favourite details: the slipcovered chair, the sock monkey, the artwork, it's all fabulous!

    ;)

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  70. love it! so light and airy. i just re-did a nursery into a big girl room and I agree I think i enjoyed it more than she did.

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  71. Oh this room is just precious! I know you are so proud of all your hard work and all the money you saved doing it yourself! You gave me inspiration to try and cover a chair I have using a dropcloth. I love all the things you did. Awesome room! lin lbprichatbellsouth.net

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  72. I forgot to mention that I love your dog art. I wish I could draw because I would love to do one of those of my dog and cat. But I do not have once ounce of artistic talent in my body! lin

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  73. This room is so adorable! You must have saved a lot of money doing it yourself! great job! Here are 5 "cool teen" bedroom inspirations...perhaps your next project? Hope you like it!
    http://www.eieihome.com/blog/5-cool-teen-bedrooms.html

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  74. Lovely! Really, it's a beautiful space! I have this linked to my children's rooms post too today, for inspiration!

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  75. Fabulous room for your little girl! Love it and will be featuring it today...

    Where did you get the little doll on the nightstand? I love it!

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  76. Great job! I saw flashes of my baby's nursery in there (due in 2 weeks) - the poufs and giraffe! :)

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  77. I have been wanting to do a dog silhouette art for my sons room. How did you do yours? I couldn't find your tutorial on here.

    thanks!

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  78. I love the dog art as well! If you could share how you made it, I would greatly appreciate it!

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  79. what is the color of the wall...im looking into use a similar color for guest bedroom :)

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  80. I love this room and the color is gorgeous, I'm looking for a color for my bathroom this might be it. Can I share with my readers giving you credit?
    Thanks

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  81. I love this room, you did a beautiful job. Do you have a link to the DIY bookshelves?

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  82. All I can say is "wow". Hope I could have a room like that.

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  83. Your daughter's room is truly beautiful! And i have to admit I love your sock monkey... this is high praise coming from someone who has been freaked out by sock monkeys since she was a small girl. don't know why, just always have been... but i love your sock monkey! maybe its the polka dots!!

    All in all it is a truly delightful room that will definitely be able to grow with her! A truly inspiring room!

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  85. It just goes to show that imagination and a little (or a lot) of industry can totally transform a space! Lucky girl. :) You must be so pleased with how it turned out. Just gorgeous!

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  86. Great transformation while only spending little.

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  87. Shelley, this room turned out fantastic! I am in love with how you made it serene and cheery at the same time. Nimbus Cloud was the perfect color choice! I'd love to feature this on my paint color blog. You wouldn't have to do a thing, just let me know if you're interested!

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  88. LOVE this room! She is one lucky girl! We budgeted around $300 for our "big girl transformation", and we already have all of the furniture, so I'm hoping to DIY most of the way and come out under budget!

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