Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Addison's Bedroom Makover

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Whew! I finally got the room done. It has taken me two weeks to get it done. Not because there was a lot to do, but my life is a non-stop ride on the interruption train. But none the less I am only a little worse for wear. There were lots of late nights painting and poor Addison has been bunking on the couch for most of it. She has been quite the trooper though. She said it was worth the wait.
So here is the before picture of her room. It is not always this messy, but we had just started going crazy on the whole redecorating.

Here is the after. Addison was pretty darn happy to happy to have her pink room finally done. She has been very patient in waiting for me to have the time to get it done.

We got her new bedding, pink of course. We painted the walls a very pale pink. We also found this chandelier at a charity resale shop for $15.00. I am bummed because I thought I had taken a before picture, but I guess I didn't. It was the color of cement, and not very cute, but with a little spray paint, beads and sparkly material this is what we ended up with!

Here is a close up of the beading on the shades. They are so cute and sparkly.

I painted the shade on her lamp, that was purple, with white paint and hot glued pink flowers and more of the same beading as what was on the chandelier.

This was a purple mirror, but my hubby broke the mirror trying to get it off to paint. In his defense it was seriously glued on, and there was almost no way of getting it off. So we decided to make it a frame for vinyl lettering that Addison picked out at my Mom's a few months back.

This stuff was on her all before, so not anything new. I do love the clock though. It is perfect for a Cinderella girl.

This is the before of the bookshelf, just plain old boring white shelf, nothing special, so we decided to give it a "pop" of color.

This is what we came up with. More pink. A great place to store all of her treasures.

This was Addison's idea too. The original wall color in her room was the green behind the vinyl lettering. Her idea was to tape off a square and paint around it, so the green shows through. Hubby is going to put up some molding to make it look like a picture frame. Can't wait for that.

I even polished up the old furniture that is in her room. This furniture was my Great-Grandparents bedroom furniture. It is a bit old for a girl of 8, but I keep it for sentimental value. Someday I hope to have a nice guest room to put this set in, for now Miss Addison gets it.

Hope you enjoyed the tour. If any of you have a good curtain idea, please pass it along. I have such a hard time finding curtains that I like (that are not a fortune)!

PS...thanks to Grandma CoJe for funding the makeover


Amy said...

BRAVO!!! Addison's room looks spectacular! Love all of it.. love, love pink!

Mona said...

It is just adorable and what a trash to treasure job you did. You know me that would be the first thing of interest. Addison looks so cute in her new room. Guess I better get on that apron now that I know what her theme is. Good Job!

Skeem's said...

It looks so good!! Definatly a princess room, for the princess Addison. You guys did a great job:)

Amy said...

OK... I see the button is now on, and it does work.. yeah.. I just put it on mine, you can come and look. Maria, if for any reason you don't like it, or you want something changed you will NOT hurt our feelings.

fiberdoodles said...

What a beautiful room! Truly a Princess retreat. Great job!!!


Megan said...

The room looks so cute, good job! I really love Addison's idea of leaving the green patch on the wall with the vinyl art. She will have so much fun in there!

Shanty 2 Chic said...

This looks great! LOVE the chandelier!... so cute!

Beth said...

Your daughter's room is adorable! Pink is a fav color at our house :)

kiakai / Kelly said...

The room turned out precious. I especially have a thing for lamp shades covered in flowers. One of my favorite things ever! Her's is adorable.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Awww, there is nothing like a pink room for a princess! Very pretty.

Julie said...

WOW...I love it You did a wonderful job.... I love your Header also who may I ask did the Header?...I am having a new give a-way do hope you stop over...

Peg @ Bloomfield Farm said...

The new room is so cute... but not nearly as cute as Addison. She looks so proud of the makeover. My favorite thing is her idea to leave the rectangle of the old green paint to frame the lettering... clever!

Jane said...

Hi - What a fun room. Your daughter looks so happy in her new pink space. You guys had so many good ideas in there. I loved the fact that you still were able to use the broken frame mirror and the chandelier was very cute! Great transformation.

The DIY Show Off said...

Perfect princess room! I love each detail! Great job!

Cara said...

Looks absolutely fabulous! I enjoy your blog, and will follow. Would love to have you stop on over!!


JobandBrittany said...

what a sweet room and i love that pink shelf.\
i host a Goodwill party every Wednesday. stop by and join in!!

Nori said...

That is so awesome that you did that for your daughter. She looks so happy and proud! Great job! Thanks for sharing,

Mrs. Petrie said...

Looks beautiful! I bet your daughter will really enjoy her pink room.

Sarah said...

This is definitely a room for a princess! I love the idea of leaving the green wall and then painting around in pink! Green and pink are wonderful color partners. Thanks for sharing this project. ~ Sarah

Fifi Flowers said...

VERY CUTE... your ADORABLE daughter will love that for quite a few years!!!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

What a gorgeous room. I love how pretty you accessoriezed and coordinated everything. Your daughter is just precious and I know she's very proud and loves it. Hugs, marty

Its So Very Cheri said...

So pretty. My little girl and your little girl would love each others rooms.
Come see all the Knock Off Knock Outs today and the Celebrate the Holidays on Wed.
Its So Very Cheri

Kelee Katillac said...

Wonderful job mom! Kids that see moms create grow up to be resourceful ad creative too! She will cherish
this project as a memory!

stop by!

love, kelee

Debbie said...

Hi, I just found your blog from 'Naps on the Porch'. Great job!!
I created a princess room for my grand-daughter and painted it lots of bright colors too! (Disney colors are awesome!)
Do you have a 'Factory 2 U' store where you live? I found really cute curtain panels in bright sheer colors (pink, green, purple) for on $2.99 a panel.
Here's the link... the purple panel isn't in these pics.