My daughter and I are both over the moon excited that her room makeover is finished! And I’m sharing it with you all today! So much time and work went into every single part… there wasn’t hardly anything that was a simple fix… but it makes it that much more worth it.
FULL source list at bottom of post
In case you missed it, last month I shared my room design for this room HERE.
And this is what it looks like now…
I tried to keep things fairly simple, but I had fun with color and pattern. The striped yellow rug is from Rugs USA and it really livened up the space with the sunny yellow color. It also is my first wool/cotton blend rug that does NOT shed at all! It is amazing… the perfect solution for a kid’s room.
The board and batten was probably the biggest chore. It took me an entire Saturday (from sun-up to past midnight- by myself) to install most of the wood (including plywood over the sheetrock), then another couple days to finish up installing the wood, add wood filler, sand, then paint two coats on all the newly installed board and batten.
As I mentioned in my post on Monday, when I shared a tutorial on how to stencil a wall, the walls were painted with two coats of BM in Yours Truly with BM Simply White for the stencil. That part took me about 6 hours. Granted… I am doing all of this solo, because my other half is back in school.
Because her room is SO so tiny (like 12 x 10) there was basically no room to have a dresser, if I wanted to have a little reading nook. There is a closet to hold most of her larger toys, but the clothes situation needed a solution. So I came up with a storage trundle:
The center dividers can easily be removed and this trundle holds a standard twin mattress! It is on 6 wheels, so it glides in and out very smoothly. To see build plans for the this trundle storage CLICK HERE. I’ll have you know, I built this entirely from extra wood I had! All I had to buy was the wheels and corner brackets. The pulls are vintage from my stash.
Because I no longer had to worry about space for clothing, the other side of the wall I could use for a reading nook and a bookcase– holding all her small toys. Why is it that girl’s toys always seem to have a million minuscule pieces? Drives me crazy I tell ya…
The gallery wall includes a giclee print from my girl, Lucy’s Society6 shop and some hand-made things I threw together. I will probably switch some things out as I find them.
Both Kaila (my daughter) and I had so much fun painting these letters. She loves to paint (wonder where she gets that from?) and we found these cork letters at Michael’s, painted them, then glued them on cardstock, already in a frame.
This is another craft project I’m proud of, but is a total and complete copycat of an Anthropologie globe. Only I decided to use a Bible quote instead of a Shakespeare quote. I just painted over a small globe I had with craft paint for the flowers and leaves, and a metallic gold Prismacolor marker for the outlines and letters.
This canopy is my daughter’s favorite part of the whole room. She loves to hang out in that little spot, and even insists on getting dressed in there. I made it from Ikea curtains hung on a small hula hoop that I reduced the size of, then the top part with tassels were just things from my fabric and craft stash.
I asked her to pose for me and she was more than happy to oblige. 🙂
Gosh I love this girl!
I mentioned this above but just in case you missed it:
CLICK HERE for the design plans
CLICK HERE for the Storage Trundle Tutorial
and some updates to her room are below:
CLICK HERE to see a new Crepe Flower Bouquet and New Art in her room
CLICK HERE for Bottle Brush Tree PomPom Wreath Tutorial
**I was provided with the paint from Benjamin Moore, the stencil Royal Design Studios, and rug from Rugs USA in exchange for mention in this post. All opinion are my own and I would not use them or recommend them if I did not truly love them!**
Source list in Order of Appearance:
Paint: Benjamin Moore Simply White OC-117, Aura Interior, Satin Finish (stencil)
Benjamin Moore Yours Truly 1317, Aura Interior, Flat Finish (walls)
Benjamin Moore White Dove PM-19, Aura Interior, Semi-Gloss (board and batten, trim, doors)
Stencil design: Esperanza Lace Tile Stencil by Royal Design Studios
Rug: Epiphany Stripes Yellow Rug from Rugs USA
Artwork: Isn’t She Lovely by The Urban Post
Daybed: thrifted, painted with Rustoleum Seaside in Gloss
Throw pillows on bed: Target and HomeGoods
Polka dot sheets: Target
Duvet: Well-Nested Duvet cover from Land of Nod
Quilt: vintage, Etsy
Felt Balls on wall and on bookcase: Seamstress colorway by Hello Maypole
Trundle Storage: Shades of Blue Interiors – hot pink color is 60/40 ASCP Emperor’s Silk & Pure White
Lace canopy: Shades of Blue Interiors – lace curtain panels from Ikea
Pink seat cushion & pillow in canopy: HomeGoods & Target
Small bookcase: Purebond bookcase kit white-washed with ASCP in Old White
Seagrass baskets in bookcase: HomeGoods
Owl lamp base & shade: Walmart
Globe: hand painted by Shades of Blue Interiors
Art in gallery wall: Pink Peonies print by Craftberry Bush
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cassie @ primitive & proper says
oh rachel! it is such a beautiful and dreamy space for a girl! i LOVE it! love the pom poms! emmy wants to come over and play.
I have no kids therefore I’m not into kid stuff but I have to tell you this little room is exceptional! You’ve even inspired me to order a Royal stencil. You are raising that little girl right. Turning her in to a through pillow nut! Lovely room for a lovely little lady!
Kelly johnston says
Absolutely stunning! You are so talented!!!
It’s so cute. I really love the globe. Can you tell us how you did it? I would love to duplicate…I’m no artist though.
Simply stunning! I love every single detail! You did a great job mama!
Oh my!!! This is outstanding! I love everything about it. Your work, my friend, is amazing! !
Angie @ Postcards from the Ridge says
This is the cutest little girl’s room I’ve seen in a long time. The soft pink, the canopy, that turquoise day bed, and even the felt ball garland…perfection! Great job! I’m sure she loves it!
Mary Vitullo says
What a beautiful makeover for a beautiful little girl. I especially love the canopy reading nook. Great job.
This makeover is wonderful! I love the colour palette and playful vibe. Awesome post and awesome photos. Can’t wait to see what you do next.
Wow!! I love everything. What a labor of love and a dream room for any girl. The storage trundle is genius…perfect for all ages. Well done.
Darling!!!! Love this room.
Emily L. says
This is absolutely beautiful! I have a similar yellow quilt I’ve been holding on to for when I turn my daughter’s nursery into her big girl room and I love how you paired the yellow and other accent colors with it! Great inspiration!
This is just perfect! Is the quilt at the bottom a twin?
Amy Horsfall says
Beautiful job, Rachel! You should sell the gloves on your Etsy site! I would be your first customer. My college aged daughter loves it for her room in her new apartment! You are inspiring!
Amy Horsfall says
Oops, globes! Apple correct is a teachers worst nightmare. Well, not really, but close.
Such a fabulous room! It’s been fun and inspiring watching your inspirations come to life.
Terry Moore says
What a cutie and I am sure she loves her new room…so cute and fun.
Oh, Rachel, this room is spectacular! LOVE it all! x
I think you’ve outdone yourself on this project, Rachel! It is so beautiful and perfect for your darling princess! And by the way, is there anything you can’t do? You hung the board and batten by yourself? ?? Impressive! 🙂
Robin Anderson says
Great job! There is so much love put into this room and it shows. I love your use of color and clever ideas.
I think it’s a little ridiculous how talented you are. I mean seriously. I want to live in this room!! It’s so happy and fun and EVERY detail is so pretty!! You are so creative!
It is so beautiful! I can so see why she loves the canopy! I made one that went around my daughter’s headboard when she was small and then later it was just in the corner and my kiddos played in it.
Your daughter is adorable.
How fun! And so cool to have much of your needed materials supplied.
Totally love the vintage pulls on your pullout storage drawer and the color of it.
Jennifer@The Chronicles of Home says
Rachel!!! I am just getting around to catching up on my fave blogs and, just, wow. Kaila’s room is so fabulous! The stencil came out so, so gorgeous – I thought it was wallpaper at first glance. I love the soft but still cheery and colorful palette of the room. Genius move with the trundle too. Loved Rainbow Dash’s cameo…we have a LOT of ponies around these parts 🙂
What a lovely space! Love all the color, the fun little touches and attention to detail everywhere, and the creative storage solutions! Looks like Kaila approves, too 🙂
Charlotte @ Ciburbanity says
So pretty!! I can’t believe we both shared our sweet girls rooms right before Haven. Great minds I tell you. Your room is incredible!! I literally have a pic of that Anthro globe on my phone to copy… 🙂 Eleanor wanted a canopy desperately… I might have to show her your reading nook at some point! I’m sure your gorgeous daughter LOVES it!! xx
what an adorable and thoughtful space. i adore the canopy you created…so chic!
Every detail is absolutely perfect! What a beautiful “labor of love.” I would seriously love to purchase a globe like that for my granddaughter, do you paint them to sell? Thanks, Pat
Oh my gosh this is gorgeous! So many details to make it personal and special. I love everything. Do you do big girl rooms too?
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