Thursday, July 19, 2012

Bedroom makeover part 2

It's summer and that means everything is either going 100 miles an hour or in slow motion. Do you ever feel that way? It's sorta like a tornado...sometimes I am in the middle of the vortex, and other times I am whirling away on the outskirts in a mad frenzy. Anyway, I'm finally getting around to part two of my two bedroom makeovers in two weeks episode. I showed you my first daughter's room in this post.

On to bedroom two...
 My 14 yr old has been putting up with this room since we moved here a year and a half ago and dreaming for the day she would get a more grown up room. She gave me some paint cards with the colors she wanted which were all bright. Her favorite color was the one I landed on mainly because I had some paint already that matched it almost perfectly, and another lighter color to paint the walls which was a nice much lighter shade. ANyway...

The BEFORE.....

It was a cute idea, for a much younger girl, and I personally would have chosen different colors, but I'm sure that the little girl that lived here before we moved in loved it and that's all that matters!

There are a few finishing touches that I still need to finish up...I'm waiting on new hardware for the cabinets, and need to "cute up" her dresser a little, and obviously there aren't pictures in her picture frames yet....But I thought I'd show you what got done in the week while she was at camp...

Brace's a little blue...

She desperately needed more storage in her room. I found the cabinets at the thrift store and thought they would do the trick. I'm not totally happy with this space yet, but I'm sure I'll figure it out. When I get the new hardware I will be covering the lovely built in handles on the bottom drawers with a thin piece of wood so you won't even know they were there! I already had the vintage mirror as well as the lamp. The bed may be a little boring, but with no budget and a blanket I already had that fit her order of "I just want a soft fuzzy blanket, nothing fancy" I figured it will do.

When I got the cabinets, they looked like this...

Obviously I added the little scrollwork and after a primer coat, and then 2 coats of paint we were good to go. I have to say that I love my HVLP sprayer, things like this would drive me crazy to have to paint with a brush or roller. 
I'm all for speeeeedddddyyyy projects :)

I already had this shelf's actually one of those fancy things you put over doors to make your house look nice..technical term would be a lintel...but I'd rather just call it a door do-hickey-thingey. She quickly added a few of her special things up there, her own touches!

I painted it with my latex that I used on the cabinets, but then had a little fun with my ASCP by brushing it on and into the cracks and then wiping it with a damp rag. This shelf is her favorite part of the room. I'm pretty happy with the look, and like how the green is a nice break from allllll the blues!

 Now I have to show you my FAVORITE part of her room.
 I can't take full credit for this, it's not an original idea.
My Sister in law did something similar in her daughter's room
...with butterflies was

Hers looked more like this...

As soon as I saw it I knew that I had to do something similar... 


It's prettty obvious how to do this one, scrapbook paper of choice, paper punch, glue dots, a little bling, and there you have it!

She loved the photo wall I did in her sister's room HERE and so I did a smaller version of it for her. It will look great with cute smiling faces in the frames...but for now you'll just have to imagine that. Very good. You've got a great imagination...except I think I'm younger than you had me pictured...and thinner...and..oh wait, you had it right. 

And there you go! I really need to get back in there and finish up those last few things, and then spend a day and help her put all her fun things in fun little places. I just love my girls! I just can't imagine doing something so fun with a sports theme for a boys room...
or could I?

I'm so excited to be linking to:


  1. Your daughter's room looks very pretty! I just love the wall art simple, but very striking! :)

  2. The room is looking great. I love the colors. And the wall art is a nice touch! Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party!


  3. This room looks awesome. Love the flowers! Thanks for sharing this at the All Star Block Party.