Girls Room Reveal

I am almost finished with this girls room.  It has been a long time coming.  I have one more little project to add some more pops of color to her room by her bed but haven’t had a chance to get it all the way finished.  I just got back from a blogging conference and didn’t have time to get it finished but decided to share these pictures with you anyways.

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I am really happy with the way it has come together.  I LOVE doing the bigger projects for a room redesign, but really struggle with adding the final finishing decorations to a room.  So I put it off forever because I am just so wishy washy about what to do.  But I am really liking how it has come together.  I LOVE that the room fits her little personality.

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She loves her some pink…lots of pink.  So we tried to add some different shades of pink in her room, but still keep her room soft and sweet just like she is and I really feel like it reflects who she is.  But the most important thing is that she adores her room.

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We painted her dresser a nice dark gray color and added these fun pink knobs from Hobby Lobby.  I had also found this octagon shaped mirror at Home Goods a few months ago and had planned on using it over the fireplace in our Living Room, but liked it in her room a lot better!  We decided to keep our DIY growth chart in her room because it fit perfectly in that weird little spot right behind her door.

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Then we just took this shelf that she already had in her room and moved it to the other wall and painted  this cute pink frame from Cut It Out.  We added some of my favorites pictures of her including this one when she was  5 months old.  I MISS that baby face!  I seriously get a little bit misty eyed when I think about how quickly the time has gone and how it has been 5 years since we had a baby in our house.

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We made the wooden letter T and shared the tutorial for that if you are interested in reading more about it.  The little tissue paper rosette balls are really easy to make and add some fun color to the shelf.

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Her room has a very long wall that I was struggling with how to decorate, but we moved this framed chalkboard from the kitchen (which we replaced with this fun wooden sign) and decided we really liked it here in her room.

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Her blush pink bedspread is from The Land of Nod which we bought a couple of years ago and the curtains are from Target (also a couple of years ago).  Her green pillow on her bed was made by me using this simple way to make a pillow cover.  The material is from JoAnn’s.  The nightstand is painted the same color as the dresser and was originally from Target many years ago and is a hand me down from her oldest sister.

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I found her little chair at the DI (a local thrift store) for $4 and painted it pink and recovered it with some fun gray and white polka dot material.  The light is from Home Depot and cost a fraction of the cost of what the name brand ones cost.

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And, we made her bed and tufted headboard.  This is probably one of my top ten projects to date.  I love, love, love it.  The best part is that it was a lot easier to build than I thought it was going to be.  It makes me really happy to see it become a reality after having visualized it in my head for months.

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A few years ago we added the picture frame wainscoting and I love how it immediately dresses up the room.

And, finally, because I am sure someone will ask, the paint color on the upper half of the walls is Benjamin Moore’s Rockport Gray reduced by 50%.  Just have your paint store reduce the colorant 50% for you.  It is one of my favorite gray paint colors and is also the paint color I painted my office/craft room with.

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I hope she loves her room for years to come…or until I get the itch to switch it up!




Amy Huntley is the owner/author of The Idea Room. A mother of five, who enjoys sharing her love of all things creative in hopes of inspiring other women and families. Connect with her on Google+, or read more of her posts.

Comments

  1. 1

    SO cute! That mirror is perfect, and the colors are so sweet. I can’t wait to decorate my girls’ rooms in our new place (wherever that will be!) I’m not good at the little extra knick-knacks either, I have a hard time finding good things to make over from our local thrift stores, and regular retail accessories add up so fast! That is an area I need to really stretch myself in and learn how to do it well. Can’t wait to see your projects!

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    Adorable room for an adorable girl. I seriously love it so much! I’m working on Rachel’s room the next few weeks, and you have inspired me!

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    It’s beautiful! I love the grays and pinks together. Hope your daughter is enjoying her new room.

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    This is beautiful! Love that frame above the dresser!

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    The gray and pink combo is stunning. So girly and sweet. I am the same way as you with finishing projects. I get them 98% done and then for some reason take forever to fully finish. My daughters room needs drawer handles and to move some letter on her wall. Then it will be all done. Sooooo close! Your daughter is very lucky to have such a great and calming room

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    This room is the perfect little girl room! So feminine but still so classy! Great Job Amy! It was so fun to meet you in person this last weekend! I have always loved your site and you are even more amazing in person!

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    Very RH but warmer. Great room to grow in. Well done.

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    Amy, Thank you for sharing the paint color of this room and your office/craft room. I am also a Benjamin Moore girl but don’t have any gray in my house. My husband and I are remodeling my office right now and he suggested that I use gray and white. I only agreed to it because I thought that since we were using his color combinations he would be eager to work on the project. After researching gray hues, I couldn’t believe that you have used gray in several places of your home. It has become a really, tough decision for me and am not sure how you do it. After looking at about 150 different colors, I narrowed it down and purchased samples of my top five. My final choice (I think) is Baltic Gray but I still need to find something for my ceiling and the trim. Two more colors that will be tough to select. I can’t wait to see what Rockport Gray looks like. I might have to visit my local hardware store to pick up a sample of that with the 50% reduction in colorant.

    Thank you for sharing your ideas with us. I haven’t commented on anything before but have enjoyed all of your stories and projects over the past few years.

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      Thank you so much for commenting. I always love to hear from my readers! I agree picking gray paint can be so difficult due to lighting and color undertones. This Rockport gray is truly a greige with some taupe undertones. I really do love it. But it can also look so different in different lighting. Good luck! It sounds like you have things narrowed down and will choose the one that works for your space. And a bonus that the hubs is on board with it! ;). Hope everything turns out.

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    I love the color combination of pink and gray with a splash of citron. You did a great job and your daughter is very lucky to have such a beautiful room.

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    Absolutely beautiful!! I love every detail in the room. Love it!!

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    GORGEOUS! I bet your daughter is loving this room makeover!

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    Great job on her room. I love that gray paint!

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    Rebecca says:

    I love the nightstand with the baskets, did you paint it or buy it? Absolutely Love your designs.

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