Friday

DIYP: Before & After Bedroom Makeover



First night in her big girl bed (and her sister's old room)

Well. We did it! We switched our girl's rooms. My older daughter loves her new room and my toddler is adjusting to her big girl bed.

I thought I'd show you the before and after pictures and a couple of the projects I did:

Before

After

I spray painted the little candlier black that used to hang in the nursery. I love it hanging over the bed!
 

I painted the garage sale bed black and love the way it turned out.  See the fancy white monogram? It is actually a "W" I didn't use for another project! I repurposed it since my daughter's name starts with "M"!


She wanted a fairy room. I didn't want to do characters, but I added a few fairy touches. I got these little dolls (ornaments, I think) for $3.99 each at TJMaxx. I left the red curtain arch that used to be over my toddler's crib. It's actually red tab top curtains from Target and I used finials to hold the curtains in place.


The little suitcases on top of my daughter's desk came from a garage sale too. It's amazing what you can find! They are stuffed full of doll clothes.

This is the armoire from the other room. Since our toddler didn't need a desk and our 9 year old did, we moved it. I decided to mix the black and white furniture. I used a Scrapbook Rub-On Damask ($1.50 from Hobby Lobby) to add a touch of black to the armoire.


I found a matching set of these old candle sconces. They were a lovely shade of mushroom green. I spray painted them black, but left the original candle holders alone. Oh, and I got the pair for $1!


I used spray paint created for plastic to makeover my daughter's hot pink desk chair. It's now a sleek black. 


I saw this cute idea (Fairy Lights) on TipNut and couldn't believe how easy they were to make! 
They create a fun glow when the lights are off.


I saved a cardboard egg carton and cut them out:


I found a strand of battery-powered lights in the wedding section of Hobby Lobby for $2.99. There are only 10 lights, but it was just what I wanted.

I stuck the bulbs thru the cardboard and that's it:


I love the way the fairy mirrors turned out that I hung over the bed. I found these pretty mirrors at TJMaxx and I ordered two fairy silhouettes from Etsy. They were super easy to apply:



One of my favorite DIY in her room is this last minute idea I had that involves a garage sale frame and chalkboard paint:


After spray painting it white, I nailed it to the wall and taped off the edges of the frame. I painted chalkboard paint right on the wall!

I wonder if she'll let me spend the night in there!


Probably 75% of my daughter's new room came from thrifty finds! 

53 comments:

jen said...

Beautiful!!! I love the re-purposing and switcheroos you pulled. Wonderful big girl room, I can just picture myself as a child being wide eyed with wonder at all the girliness. Great job!

Kristen said...

What a fabulous room redo. You did such a great job turning it into a girl's dream room.

heartreflections said...

I absolutely LOVE it! Great job Kristin. You out do yourself every time - amazing!

TeriLynneU said...

AMAZING!! I love it!! So very beautiful and a wonderful girl's room.

Erica said...

Wow you did a wonderful job you are so crafty I really like the picture frame chalkboard my oldest daughter would love something like that.

LifeAtTheCircus.com said...

Can you come and give me an extreme DIY makeover?? That room is fabulous. Your daughter must love it, it is so grown up! Yet whimsical. And the look on your "baby's" face in her big girl bed is priceless... do you have before and after pics of that room as well??

Angela said...

I really love the room, its very sophisticated but girly at the same time. The mirrors and fairly lights are beautiful. It's a great room, especially since there was so much love behind it.

Kristin said...

I love the fairy mirrors. I also like the colors in the room. Not traditional pastel "girl" colors. So that makes it fresh and new for me.

thatgirlblogs said...

love all the black! tres chic!

ShEiLa said...

You are so creative.
I just sit with my jaw on the keyboard... way cute results.
Creative. Fun. Themed.
Love it all.
ToOdLeS.

Connie Walsh said...

Love the room!! I so admire people who have a decorator's sense.

Just a note, since you ARE that family, maybe move the bed so that random bed jumpers don't hit the chandelier...

AmyG said...

Wow! You're so talented. Great job & I bet your daughter loves it.

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

I bet she is just ecstatic! Her room is sooooo GORGEOUS! I love the green, red and black together! I love how you added in the white too, it all looks so nice together! Those fairy mirrors you did are incredible! Thanks So Much for Sharing!

Carrie said...

That turned out beautifully! You always have such neat and wonderful ideas. I love it!

Jennifer said...

great job! you are the spray paint queen~ i don't know how you think of all these things. and what a motivator, to have this every friday~ it gives you a goal to shoot towards and share with us all.

Pam said...

So many great DIY projects in this room. I bet your daughter loves it! Heck, I'd like to come spend the night there! :o) That bed is FABULOUS if I must say so. It's hard to believe someone was getting rid of it.

New momma said...

Such great ideas!

Jessica said...

You did a great job! Adorable!

~*Michelle*~ said...

WOW! Is there any thing you cannot "redo" and make look beautiful!

Kim H. said...

I absolutely love it! That is the coolest room ever - what a lucky girl!

Lois Lane II said...

GORGEOUS! Can you come makeover my house, lol?

Mistaken said...

That's awesome! I feel very inspired now. I think I'll have to work on my kids' rooms this summer. I love garage sale and thrift store finds.

Sara said...

so many cute projects!! i love the way this turned out. the rub on decals are a fab idea...thanks for sharing all your hard work :) :)

Maddy said...

Fabulous! Well done you.
Cheers

Michelle said...

Wow! Looks great!

marty39 said...

Such a gorgeous room. It looks like a perfect room for a little girl. Hugs, Marty

Lisa said...

LOOOVVVVE IT. CAN I COME OVER TOOO.

HUGS FROM MAINE

Stephanie @ Figments said...

I love the details! It's a very grown up room.

CandiceM said...

Love it!! Your spray painting has inspired sooooo many of my projects!! A whole book-shelf in my livingroom is spray painted and/or painted- it's on my blog.

Jenn @ A Country Girl's Ramblings said...

Wow! Looks great!

bloggymail said...

My fave is the headboard.

Bridget said...

Loving the black painted furniture/accents! I'll bet she loves her new digs!

Kara said...

Oh my goodness, this is just fabulous! I bet she is loving her new room; I know I would!

I love the chalkboard idea. And the decorations across the top of the room. Are those rub-ons?

Robin said...

Wow! I love the new room! You are so creative!

Rebecca said...

You are very creative...and I love your daughter's new room! You are so HGTV!

However, I have a question. In the 12th picture down (the one where you're sticking the lightbulb through the egg carton) in the background there is a goldenrod platter that goes in that black iron stand thing.

I just got the same thing at Goodwill last week...I LOVE it. It has a few different color platters.

Problem, is I'm not sure what to do with it. I think you can use it to serve food on when hosting guests, but I want to decorate with it. Like maybe a centerpiece for my dinning room table? What do you do with yours? Do you put anything on those platters? Is there a fancier word for what it's called?

Stephanie said...

You did a fantastic job. You managed to mix what your daughter wanted and what you wanted beautifuly. I would love to have seen her reaction.

And your toddler looks so cute in her big girl bed with her nice clean blanket. No matter how many kids we've moved from the crib to the big kid bed, I'm always suprised at how small they look.

Anyways, great job.

Jami said...

I loooooove the mirrors with the fairies! So cute.

Hip Mama said...

Wow...what a great job...I get half way through projects...and never seem to finish them up. Great job!

TCKK said...

Awesome makeover. I love it!

Staci said...

Wow I can't believe all the garage sale finds you have in one room. I want to spend the night in that room! When I move back to Texas can you come help me decorate? Joking....... sort of.

grannyann said...

You did GOOD! Looks terrific and darling. Maybe she'll let you come in for a slumber party......aren't garage sales wonderful!!

Jenn Calling Home said...

Wow, this is beautiful! I wish my own room looked that good, nevermind the kids'!

The Petersons said...

Wow, it looks awesome!! What great ideas. Maybe I need to start garage sale shopping more often.

Justin and Jenn said...

I love her room! The monogram on the bed is a great touch!

Donna said...

I love that! So cute - and so grown up... love the green and black.

Mary said...

Adorable and I love all your thrifty additions. The green and black is stunning and I love the M on the bed.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Kristen, that's great! I love a thrifty room like this & you really got creative with all that stuff. Love it & I bet your daughter does too.

Christina said...

What a wonderful room re-do. Love the bed that you painted and the upside down W turned M is just the right touch.

Love what you did with the lights and egg carton too.

~~Carol~~ said...

Very lovely, and thanks for the tip about the mirrors at TJ MAXX! They look just like the vintage ones I collect, but at a fraction of the cost, I'm sure!

The Tattered Cottage said...

So beautiful! you did a fantastic job in your daughter's room. Thanks for the inspirations, loving the mirrors from TJ Maxx.
Toni

Jackie said...

I love the room re-do! I especially love the repurposed candleholders. I'll have to keep my eyes open for a pair.

Mrs. Petrie said...

That's a room I think any little girl would love. It's fun and sophisticated.

Cha Cha said...

I love it, what a great transitional room. I just redid my daughters room also. Isn't it sad when they grow up. HAPPY NEW YEAR