Aug 17, 2011

Girl's Bedroom Big Reveal

My girly-girl's room is decorated..... all in pink!  I'm a huge fan of pink and I must have passed on my love of this color to my girls because when I asked what color they wanted their room, their response was pink (almost in unison)!  Perfect!!!  So, we call this "Dreaming in Pink".....

Girls Bedroom

After deciding on the layout of the bedroom (seen here, here, here and here), the girls and I knew we wanted a lot of pink throughout the room.  We always seem to have lots of pink things around the house, so we only needed a few things (and plenty of work) to bring it all together.

Girls Bedroom

For the bedding, we used a few things we had on hand (Shabby Chic floral sheets, a cotton pink blanket, a white scalloped pillow), then added fabric with additional color.  After looking at fabric, I decided to lift up the box-spring with wooden legs and wrap the box-spring in Laura Ashley's gorgeous teal ikat print.  I glued the fabric to the box-spring using Fabri-Tac.... a super, simple project and well worth the time.  No more adjusting a bed-skirt every time I make the bed!

Girls Bedroom

Near the top of the bed, I piled three pillows.... a king-sized (the scalloped white), then a tiny floral print (same as the sheets) in a standard size, then a smaller size pillow covered in a black and ivory ticking stripe fabric.  The large euro size pillow in front was made with Micheal Miller's floral print (Belle Rose in Pink) on the front a solid fuchsia color (Hibiscus in Pink) on the back.

Girls Bedroom

The comforter folded at the bottom of the bed is a simple, inexpensive duvet sold by Ikea, the Dvala.  The duvet came in white, but I used the powder form of Rit Dye in Petal Pink to make it pink.  I stuffed the duvet with the girl's old comforter from their previous room in VA, seen here.  In all honesty, I was nervous about dying the fabric, but the process turned out to be quick and painless.  I used one packet of dye for both duvet covers and followed the washing machine method... both covers came out of the dyer completely solid pink, no streaks!  Great results (it was so easy, I think I might be doing this again for another room!).

Girls Bedroom

The twin beds do not have a headboard or footboard.... I thought about buying two or making two.  Then I looked at my budget... it wasn't much, so I opted to skip the headboards and use pink paint (Rose Garden by Benjamin Moore) I already had to paint a design on the main wall.  I created a stencil out of heavy cardstock taped together (so it would be bigger than standard 8.5" x 11" paper) , measured where each design should be on the wall, traced the stencil in the marked spots, then finally painted inside the lines.

Girls Bedroom

In between the twin beds, I placed a nightstand and topped it with one of my paintings (in pink, of course) and an art piece I had done in pen and ink way back when I was in high school!  It's the image of a young girl wearing a floral hat.... I absolutely love it because I think the girl actually resembles both of my girls... it's a perfect fit!

Girls Bedroom

Girls Bedroom

On one side of the room, there's a window and a partial blank wall.  I added Ikea Lenda curtains (from my dining room in VA- I cut off the tab tops and hung them with clips), then added black grosgrain ribbon on the edges, just like in my living room (tutorial here).  There's a roller shade behind the floral print above the window.... I like to hide the stark white shades, (just like I did in my son's bedroom, tutorial is here).

On the blank wall, I added a gallery wall... I love gallery walls, like here and here).  It's a mix of photos, fabric, a silhouette, a mirror, another one of my paintings, and Made By Girl's LOVE print in the bubblegum color.....

Girls Bedroom

Girls Bedroom

On the opposite wall, I added a mixture of two banners that I strung across the wall/room.  For the pink banner, I cut dome shapes out of polka dot wrapping paper and hot glued them to string.  For the white banner, I scrunched about five white coffee filters and hot glued them together.  After I had several "balls", I hot glued them to string and stung them across the room.

Girls Bedroom

My favorite part of the room is when I look up at the ceiling.  I know this picture may look quite strange, but it's my view when I lay on the floor and look up.  I love seeing all that pink... and of course I love that white chandelier.... can you believe I picked up this chandelier at a thrift store (in Ocean Isle, NC - one of my favorite vacation spots!) for only $5!!!  It was originally the color red, but after a quick coat of spray paint and frosted light bulbs, it looks new again!

Girls Bedroom

It really makes the room sparkle when the lights are on....

Girls Bedroom

And I love that I can see the chandelier again through the mirror resting on the dresser....

Girls Bedroom

This mirror on the dresser has moved around with us year after year and has remained wrapped and packaged inside the moving box.  It was an unframed mirror with paint stains around the edges, but I wanted a mirror in this room so I decided to unpack the mirror and make it pretty.  I bought Greek key trim, cut it to fit the mirror, spray painted the trim bronze, then glued it to the edges... much better!

Girls Bedroom



Girls Bedroom

My dad made that beautiful dollhouse for the girls (we're beginning to decorate all those rooms!).  If you're curious, the girl's clothes are hung over on the side...

Girls Bedroom

And now for the best part.... my favorite, the before and after!  Here's the girl's bedroom before....

Bedroom Before

And after....

Girls Bedroom

Now that's a lot of pink.... I'm sure the girls are dreaming in pink!

Linking up to Savvy Southern Style, House of Hepworths, Southern Lovely, It's A Hodge Podge Life, Chic On A Shoestring Decorating, Remodelaholic, Fingerprints on the Fridge, Designer Garden, Tatertots and Jello, I Heart Naptime, Between Naps on the Porch, Wiccan Make Some Too, Skip To My Lou, Sumo's Sweet Stuff, Tip Junkie Coastal Charm and Bear Rabbit Bear.

27 comments:

  1. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your style!! Katie

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  2. It looks amazing Kristy!

    Love,
    Traci @ Ordinary Inspirations

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  3. Very cute and fresh! I especially like that you didn't make the mirror frame "matchy-matchy" white.

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  4. Oh wow! This is absolutely gorgeous! I love all the little details. You did a really fantastic job! If only you could decorate my little girls room... :)

    I would love to have you link this up to my first link party!

    http://southernlovely.blogspot.com/2011/08/show-share-1.html

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  5. Thanks for all your sweet comments :)

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  6. @Lindsay - Thanks for the invite.... girl's room is all linked up :)

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  7. It's so girlie and fun! I would love for you to be a guest poster on my Makeover Monday series and share this. Let me know if you are interested.
    Email me at alivedinhome@gmail.com

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  8. Very sweet room! I don't know any little girl that wouldn't love it! Thanks for sharing, I'm a new follower!

    And if you are interested I'm giving away an adorable little girl's necklace on my blog right now. It's all pink!

    Brie from darlingdoodles.blogspot.com

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  9. Oh so sweet! Very girly and just the right amount of pink! Please stop by and share this at my VIP party today... http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/08/vip-party-24.html

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  10. @Sommer - thanks for the invite.... I'll be there!

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  11. absolutely lovely.
    your girls must love their new space!
    cheryl xox.

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  12. Wow! I sure wish I had you to decorate my room when I was a kid! I would love for you to show this off at my Wickedly Crafty Saturdays! Linky is still up & running. http://wiccanmakesometoo.blogspot.com/2011/08/wickedly-crafty-saturdays-82011.html

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  13. Wow - those are some tall ceilings. This bedroom looks perfect!

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  14. They love it (me too!) and yes, I love those tall ceilings too..... the ceilings help to make the room seem sooo much bigger than it really is!

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  15. This room makes me giddy! I wish I could do this to my own room, but I don't think the hubs would like that!

    Awesome job! Visiting from Tip Junkie!

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  16. Wow! I just love the room. I am a pink fan so it's right up my alley! Love the banner you made with the coffee filers. Such a neat idea.

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  17. Super cute! You are so talented!

    I'd love for you to link up to our Crafts for Under Twenty Somethings party going on now. It's a blog hop specifically for kids and teens related "stuff", so your post would be perfect!

    Melanie
    http://bearrabbitbear.blogspot.com/2011/08/crafts-for-under-twenty-somethings_24.html

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  18. Thanks for the invite Melanie! I'll be there....

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  19. tooooo cute!!! what a darling darling room!

    great post,
    Annina
    www.cinchedatthewaist.com

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  20. Love all the pink, great job!

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  21. Thanks.... we're lovin' the pink too :)

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  22. love this! i'm wondering where you found the "for like ever" print in such a small format? have never seen that before!

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  23. Pretty! Saw you on Made by Girl. Love the softness of the room.

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  24. @Kendra & Patricia - I saw an image of the print online and printed it on my printer.... I would have loved to buy the large poster-size, but I think the small one adds the perfect amount of pink on the dresser :)

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  25. What a gorgeous room!!! I'm in the process of putting together my little ones big girl room and this is SUCH great inspiration!

    BTW, I'm loving your blog and am a new follower :D

    Shelley
    www.westermanfam.blogspot.com

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