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A Room Makeover for my Girl

Thursday, October 8, 2015
Oh my heavens....when we started this room makeover it wasn't going to be all this but boy O boy are we glad it is!
It was a few months back that my middle girl had said..."Mama, I really want a girls room" Which in a way surprised me because in my mind she had a "girls room". But when one of my kids wants to change things up with the design of their room, I'm all about it!
I started exploring some options for what would make her room girlie but not tacky! If you know me at all, I just can't get on board with too much color or too much fluff! But I wanted her to feel comfortable in her room and I have always tried my best to listen to their requests when it came to designing their spaces. It is her room after all and she deserved a space that reflected her personality. The original styling of her room was a lot of primary colors with a white background. Colors that could be easily changed out over time and it wouldn't affect the design of the space. But when she said she was tired of that black and white sharpie wall, well that was all the push I needed to completely rethink the entire design!

So long Sharpie wall....you were great while you lasted but we were moving on and oh my goodness we did!
With this wall painted I knew I wanted to use wallpaper in its place.
That's when I found Chasing Papers Peonies...and I knew it was going to be absolutely perfect!
Can we just talk for a second about the ease of putting this wallpaper up on the walls! It was so simple...full tutorial to come but take my word for it...once you start you are going to want to put Chasing Paper wallpaper in every room because its that easy!
Once the paper was up we started on planking all the walls and the new hardwood floors and after a month of my kiddo sleeping in the loft, it was finally finished!






One of my favorite additions to her room is this 5 foot tall sign. Hand lettered by my sweet friend Aedriel and created by the House of Belonging. We thought about hanging it but I just loved how it looked leaning here up against the wall. My girl has been an adventure since the moment she was born. She gave us quite the scare her second day in this world when she was rushed to the NICU by ambulance for high levels of jaundice and we spent the next ten days in the hospital praying and waiting for her to get well. Thankfully she turned out just fine and has been a firecracker ever since! 
The design on her dresser was a DIY that I did after seeing another dresser very similar to this. I really wanted to keep her room in budget so buying new wasn't an option.  So I got to taping and painting and here is how it turned out! 
This little Goodwill dollhouse will always be one of my best finds! 

The best part for me when I have an opportunity to create a new space for one of my girls is the happiness I see on their faces when they finally get to walk in to their brand new room. She squealed when she walked in here for the first time and said..
"Oh Mom, did you do all this stuff for me because I love it!"
Best feeling! Not to mention every time I get to work on a project like this in our home, I get to work with my husband and its kind of our thing that we do together and we're not so bad at it. 

Below is the complete source list for her room with links...

The bed is vintage {it was mine when I was a little girl} but HERE is a similar one. 
Small wooden dresser {DIY}
Tassel Blanket is Homegoods
Cream Nightstand-Crate and Barrel but discontinued
Dollhouse {Goodwill} similar HERE
Large Dresser {DIY} but the original is HERE










17 comments on "A Room Makeover for my Girl "
  1. Wow, what a gorgeous room! Your daughter is one lucky little girl.

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  3. Love it all!! Especially the wallpaper and diy dresseršŸ˜

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  4. Love it all!! Especially the wallpaper and diy dresseršŸ˜

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  5. It's just beautiful Anissa! I am sure your little sweetheart is just smitten over it! Good job mama!! šŸ’• xx Susan (kindred vintage)

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  6. How did you do the floors and plank walls?

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  7. It's so sweet! That wallpaper choice is perfect and looks awesome with the planking! Lucky little girl.

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  8. Nice information and very useful in all way for me.. Thanks

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  9. This room is so perfect. Can you tell me the paint color you used for the bed frame? Its such a great color! I would love to use it for my daughters bedroom redo..

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  10. Anissa, I JUST love this room! I'm gearing up for redoing my 2.5 year olds "big girl" room and I just love the vibe in your daughter's space. PS-I used that cloud pillow in a design project recently and my client said it's now become her son's not-so imaginary friend and honorary family member. Lol

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  11. Anissa, I JUST love this room! I'm gearing up for redoing my 2.5 year olds "big girl" room and I just love the vibe in your daughter's space. PS-I used that cloud pillow in a design project recently and my client said it's now become her son's not-so imaginary friend and honorary family member. Lol

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  12. This room is gorgeous! Love everything about it! Could you share where you got the beads over your lucky daughter,s bed?

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    1. I have seen them on Land of Nod. Hope that helps!

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  13. Love what you did with this space! With a 10 year old daughter myself, I appreciate how this room isn't at juvenile, but is a timeless space for a growing girl.

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  14. wow! excellent post. I have actually read a lot of your blog posts in the last hour. I really enjoy what you are doing here. (And as a writer of fantasy novels, I'm enjoying looking at different aspects of that when you go through them in blog post). And truly, I love world-culture building. babychortle

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  15. Can u tell me what color you used to paint the bed from red to mint?? It's gorgeous!!!!

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