Thursday, November 10, 2011

Emily's Room {Girl's Bedroom-The Reveal}



Work on this room began in the spring, and it's finally finished.  This was a really fun project, dictated mainly by Emily's personality and her favorite colors.  She is NOT a "pink" girl.  Her favorite colors are yellow and green, so that's where we started.

Here's the before.  It's pretty much been like this since she was a baby, so it was definitely time for a big girl change.  Sorry for the poor quality of the photos.







And, here we are today!  Welcome to Emily's room!  If you were here, she'd invite you to sit on the rug and play hexbugs, and eat a Blow-pop. 










Let me give you a little tour...here are a few details:


I made some poms to add color and fill the space over the wardrobe.  You can also see a little of her ceiling fan that I blogged about here.

I have a sweet friend with an awesome sewing machine that is always so kind to help me out when I want something monogrammed.  She stitched the name for me and then I whipped out a pillow.  

I sew all of my own everything...so I made the duvet cover, pillows, dust ruffle, and curtains for the room.  I can't get enough pom-pom fringe and used it several places in here.  The red fabric is Richloom "Wizard" that I purchased online from Fabric Guru, although they carry it in stock now at Hobby Lobby.  The trellis fabric is Waverly "Ellis" from fabric.com.  I also used the Premier "Zig Zag" black and white chevron pattern from fabric.com.

The entire room started with this as the curtain fabric.   Julie's curtains inspired me to add the ruffles across the top.  The lamps were a $2.50 thrift store find that I painted and added a new drum shade from Target, with a little ribbon hot glued to the edge.


This was a yard sale find so long ago that I don't even remember what I paid for it...maybe $20?  I had it reupholstered way back then in that little red and white Waverly check that everyone used.  It ended up matching the room perfectly but needed a little more pizazz, so I pieced together swatches from all of the fabrics in the room and did a little cheater upholstery job myself.  Someday I'll show you details on how I did it.


My shadow box that my dad made for me when I was young, painted and now filled with Emily's treasures.

The black and white rug was an afterthought that ended up totally pulling everything together.  It came from Garden Ridge and was available in several different sizes.  The French dresser was a garage sale purchase.  I stripped and re-stained the top, then painted, distressed, and glazed the body.  


She collects banks so I corralled most of her favorites together on a tray.  One is for savings, one is for her tithe, one is for the offering at VBS every year, one is for the Lottie Moon Christmas offering, and the Mickey Mouse was her Dad's when he was a little boy.


My little 3 1/2 year old princess on her first morning ever at the Magic Kingdom.  Doesn't she look thrilled to be at the Happiest Place on Earth?  In her defense, I do seem to remember that she had a dose of cough medicine that morning and was still adjusting to the crazy schedule we were keeping.  Now every time we go back we make her do that same pose in the same spot.  One of my favorite pics.


I updated her old bulletin board by painting the frame, covering the cork with fabric and trimming the edge with ribbon and jewels.


One of my favorite things that has come home from Sunday School.

These frames were very yellowed, very ugly thrift store finds.  I love the trellis pattern though and have found several frames similar to this.  I guess no one else could see the potential in them since they were marked down to $.29 each.  The butterflies were from the Christmas line at Target a few years ago.

Some of Em's artwork displayed at the entrance of her room.  One of my favorites is in the middle...she drew herself as an elf last Christmas, pointy ears and all.


Nightstand with a thrifted lamp that I painted and covered the shade.  I had a Fisher-Price clock like that when I was little, too.  We MUST turn on the music box every night at bedtime.  

Art gallery over her bed-I plan to switch out the side pictures as she creates new ones.  The smaller frames were $5 each at Wal-mart, already black, and I added some white pre-cut mats from Hobby Lobby.  The center picture is one that I took (she's jumping on the trampoline) and had made into a poster size at Sam's.  I cut a small mat to fit and used a frame I already had.  Go here to read about how I painted the striped wall-it was actually really easy!  

Well, that's it!  The only thing I may possibly still do is switch out her bed frame, but only if I find a great replacement someday.  I would like something a little more substantial.  

Hopefully you made it through all of the pictures and snagged a little bit of inspiration from my happy girl's room!


I'll be linking up to these great parties: 

52 comments:

  1. Love it! You are so talented, Jennifer!

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  2. This is truly lovely in so many ways...amazing! Your color choices are great! This is fun and sophisticated...she must love spending time here!

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  3. Emily is one lucky little gal! WOW WOW WOW is about all I can say. Thanks for sharing with my newbie party.

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  4. Jennifer, I absolutely love EVERYTHING about this room! I'm not going to even try to pick out my fave thing...I'll just say, it's ALL fabulous!! You are truly talented! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. so beautiful! love it, and so does my teenage daughter, she said it looks like Pottery Barn. Following you now from Debbie's blog, would love it if you'd stop by mine:)

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  6. This room and all of its bold colors is just too cute!!

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  7. Jennifer, you have such a designing eye! This room is magnificent! Does your daughter just LOVE it?! I would! And I'm a grown woman...lol!! It all goes together seamlessly and blends but with wonderful COLOR! Kudos, my friend! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it! Gonna have to do some pinning! ;)

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  8. Her room looks ADORABLE! What's even more amazing is that you sewed all of those special little touches! Great job!! She's blessed to have a mom like you!!

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  9. I love everything about this room! Great use of bold colors and patterns! I'll be pinning too...

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  10. Wow. I love all the bold colors against the black and white. Visiting from Debbiedoo's.

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  11. What a fun room! I love the explosion of color tamed by the black & white. Love the chevron striping on the fan blades! That blue dresser is amazing! Love, love, love everything about this room. What a lucky girl! Thanks for sharing.

    I'm hosting my monthly Before Blogging Throwback Thursdays Party and would love for you to drop by and share something you made / did / bought sometime Before Blogging. Can't wait to see what you bring to the party.

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  12. Whoa! Great job on everything. Love that striped wall & your curtains turned out great! This room reminds me of Mary Engelbreit!

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  13. I LOVE this! I would love if you would share this at the Crazy Cute link party happening at Between U & Me right now! I've got a totally awesome giveaway this week, too!
    OOH! AND, I'm your newest follower! ;)
    www.betweenuandme.com

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  14. i'll bet a certain little girl goes to bed smiling every night!

    beautiful!

    amy

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  15. What a lucky girl to have such a cool room!!! So fun!

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  16. What a great transformation! I love every inch of the room, and the before wasn't bad either. I'm looking forward to your cheater upholstery instructions.

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  17. Ooooooh! I love the striped wall! I've been thinking of trying a black and white striped wall in my son's room, but I hadn't seen any inspiration, I'm loving this room!

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  18. WOW - it is fabulous! I painted stripes in my teen daughter's room, vertical ones though - love how they just add to a room. But I love your mix of patterns!!!

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  19. Beautiful, thank you for sharing!

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  20. I love all the colors! Such a a cool room!!

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  21. Wow! What a bright happy room!

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  22. What a lovely make over. shes a lucky girl xxx

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  23. What a vibrant pretty room - so full of life and energy. I bet your daughter loves it!

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  24. This is so original. I bet your daughter loves it! What a fun space perfect for inspiring creativity. So, so cute!

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  25. Goodness gracious, this is beautiful! I'm just discovering you and your blog today (through Southern Hospitality's party), and am just loving your blog (and real) home. Thank you so much for sharing. You've inspired me...

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  26. Love this room. The color combo is perfect! Thank you for sharing:)

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  27. I love how you used so many elements into this room. Perhaps some day soon we can feature you on our blog. We are just getting up and running, but one thing is for sure I know I am not the only talented kids room designer and want to find and feature people like you Great work. P.S. I also have a daughter named Emily. blessings, Elizabeth

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  28. came to your blog thru tip junkie feature... LOVE the redo on her room!!! I am redoing my girls and this is great inspiration ;)

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  29. Holy cow!! I love this room! I've been wanting to redo some things in my daughter's room and this gives me some great ideas! That dresser is gorgeous! I'd love it in my room! And I have that exact same Mickey Mouse bank that was mine when I was a little girl. Would love it if you linked this up to the party I'm having! http://www.aturtleslifeforme.com/2012/01/share-wow-wednesday.html

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  30. So I've been laying in bed looking up at my ceiling fan for months trying to imagine what I could do with it. I decided I would refinish it but wasn' sure if it'd work out. There is proof!

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  31. Simply an amazing room. WOW!!!

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  32. I LOVE it! SO fun. I'd like this room for myself.

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  33. absolutely stunning and so fun! love this room!

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  34. Love your art gallery. Great inspiration to do for my granddaughter using her kindergarten pictures she shares with me.

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  35. That blue dresser is wonderful!

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  36. You did a fabulous job! She has an awesome room now for sure!

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  37. Love, love, LOVE this room!! The black & white striped wall is fabulous & so is that gorgeous blue dresser! i have a Happily Ever Before & After segment on my blog every Friday and I would love to feature your daughter's room! Shoot me an email if you are interested!! tdiehl2005 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  38. Absolutely amazing! I love all of the amazing sewing projects you've completed. They look fantastic. Megan

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  39. WOW!!!! I am speechless. My little girl is Emily too, and she is ready to leave that little girl room behind. Thanks for all of the inspiration! So many great ideas.

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  41. Holy cow this room is AWESOME!!!! I love everything in it. The color palette is incredible! All the details--wow.

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  42. Over from Emily's blog : ] I love all the contrasts. This will definitely be a space that can grow and evolve with your child.

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  43. Jennifer you always have so many great details to your rooms! That striped wall is the best!

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  44. just saw this over at Emily's blog - this is great!!!!!! i love how wild the bedding is, just perfect!

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  45. What a cute room - just full of personality! I'm sure she loves it. Thanks for linking up!

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  46. Thank you!!!! This was the best fan makeover I found online. I just did my one very similar to yours for my office. I love your daughter's room, you are so talented.

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  47. Just jumping over from Primitave & Proper. did you ever post a tutorial for your cheater upholstery job?

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