Sunday, January 22, 2012

Girl's Bedroom Makeover

The adorable little gal (Hailee) who lived in this bedroom was soooo excited to be
getting a makeover, and boy did this room need it! The nice thing is
that it was newer home, and didn't need any major remodeling done.

This darling little gal knew exactly what she liked. . .
purple and aqua. . .hmmm.
She also loved reading and butterflies! So, after getting the
green light from her mother, we set out to find
just the right stuff to bring her bedroom to life!

This is what the room originally looked like. . .

You can always count on Downeast Home to find just
the right things for a fantastic bargain!
This cute quilt and shams were perfect!

Here is another adorable set we found. . .had a hard time choosing
between the two, but Hailee knew exactly which one she wanted.

(Remember being young and knowing exactly how you liked things??
And as you grew, you listened more and more to the world,
and not your inner self?. . .Ya, that's me.)

So the decision on the bedding was settled thanks to Hailee. . .
now on to the paint choices!
After debating weather to paint the room purple or aqua,
we stumbled across this beautiful lavender shade. . .

See the legde under that window? We decided to make a little reading bench
by fitting a large plank for the seat, and bead board wrapped with trim,
. . .finished in crisp white.

 Custom farmouse shutters were built and finished in antique white
and distressed, with a light glaze to match the furniture.
Adding the shutters gave the room a cozy cottage feel. . .love it!

She was lucky enough to inherit her parent's bedroom
furniture, which we refinished in and antique white with
a light walnut glaze wash.

I love how the soft lavender contrasts against the glazed antique white!

We decorated with a few random accessories, leaving room for
Hailee to bring in her own personal touches...

I love a girl who knows what she wants!

...and she even got her butterflies.


. . .and after

(This and other room makeovers can be seen here )

"The authentic self is
the soul made visible."
                 -Sarah Ban Breathnach

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  1. Sweet little girl room ... and I love that quote at the end of your post. I'm all about the authentic these days ...


  2. Beautiful job! Aren't little girl rooms fun to decorate? I worked on one this weekend and shared a small part of it on my blog today. Come check it out!

  3. Beautiful pictures I love the lavender walls! New follower.

  4. Love the window treatment. I need to learn how to do that!