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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Spring Garden Party: A Little Girl's Room


When I do a room makeover for one of my kids, I'm not sure if it's them or me who ends up being most excited about it.  Okay, you're right, it's probably me.  But, I really do like for them to have a space that reflects who they are.  And Lily's room before wasn't really her anymore, especially since she'd had the same bedding I made her when she first got her "big girl bed" when she was 2.  

So, when she turned 9 this week, I thought she could use a little update that looks more like her.






I'm calling the new room "Spring Garden Party", because it has just the right amount of girly combined with a hint of outdoors, great color, and a touch of prim & proper.  And that pretty much describes Lily as well.  




Lily says her favorite part of the room is the bed, which was the part that gave me the most anxiety since I took a little risk with the color of the headboard.  I decided to replace her plain white iron bed from before with a thrift store score I found for $15 awhile back.  



I decided I would give it a dose of Begonia from Sherwin-Williams, and it turned out to be just what I had pictured for the room...


For the bedding, I chose the Ruffle Rings duvet cover from PB Teen, and added several pillows of my own design. 



I bought the gray & white chevron from a local fabric shop & added my recent addiction, rolled fabric roses, in yellow.  (See more on those here.)



I think the "L" pillow is my favorite.  You can find this fabric here.  I added the "L" with my freezer paper stencil method in the Begonia paint.




{The large sham was made from fabric from Hobby Lobby, gray ruffle pillow was from Marshall's, & sheets are from Target.  I'll tell you more about the polka dot comforter in a later post.}

Another of my favorite parts of the room turned out to be the tree branch curtain rod with bunting & tie tab curtains.  This whole treatment cost me around $8.  I'll tell you more about all this in later posts as well.







 The art on the wall is simply a large empty frame I found on clearance at Hobby Lobby & sprayed gold, & a half bird cage, also from HL.  I added a few paper flowers I made from scrapbook papers & clipped  on with tiny clothespins, which all came from--of course-- Hobby Lobby.






Her lamp is a re-make of her original, which I'll tell you more about later, as well.











Lily gave it her seal of approval, and I hope you all like it, too!



I'm still on a search for a few more elements in the room, because in our house, no room is ever truly finished.  Hope you'll be here to see what goes in next.

Here are a few more posts on things in Lily's room if you'd like to see more:





I'll be back with more of the details I told you about soon.  If you have questions, let me know, & I'll try to answer those as well.  Meanwhile, I'm linking with a few of these friends!

Also linking up at Emily Clark's Kids' Spaces Link-Up!







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88 comments:

  1. OMG this is adorable!!! I'm 26 and would be so happy if it was my room. I love the birdcages and lamp and pillows the most. All of it together is just gorgeous! :)

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  2. How much fun! It's oozing with personality. Every detail is just too cute!

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  3. It is lovely!! I love the bird cage feature above the bed! I also love what you did with the headboard. I see those a lot at Goodwill and next time I will have to snag one up and paint it blue for my son!!

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  4. Julie- That is so cute. It had good bones and you just took it to the next level. I'm sure she adores it! xo Diana ps..LOVE the birdcage!

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  5. So cute! I love the frames birdcage, may have to pick one of those up. My question is what did you do with her old bed? I love it. I've been looking everywhere for something like that with no luck. Oh and I also have been meaning to tell you thanks for introducing me to ebates! Best thing ever! Love it!

    Erin
    Ershay8@hotmail.com

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  6. Love the tree branch curtain rod!!! LOVE IT!

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  7. what a fun room...the chandelier is such a special touch and I really like the "curtain rod" you made - so clever. The color of the bed frame is fabulous - and her expression when she got to see it is priceless!!

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  8. Julie,
    I adore this room! I want it for myself! Thanks for sharing it! I love the pic of your daughter reacting - that is awesome! I am currently having a linky party on my blog and I would love if you came by to link this up! I would love to have you!
    Stacey of Embracing Change
    http://staceyembracingchange.blogspot.com

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  9. This is so cute...I LOVE the colors you picked!
    Sally
    loveofhomes.blogspot.com

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  10. I loved the before.... but the after WOW!!!! Oh and the look on her face when she walked in.. PRICELESS!!!

    Please share this over at The DIY Dreamer!! Please :)
    http://thediydreamer.blogspot.com/2012/02/from-dream-to-reality-linky-party-5.html

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  11. Gosh that is so cool, love the bird cage art.

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  12. What an adorable girls room! I love everything, especially the framed bird cage!

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  13. Such a wonderful room! I think rooms with pops of colors like this are some of the hardest to pull off, but you did it! I am enamored with the bed color!
    xo,Becca

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  14. Her room is adorable! LOVE the pillows..if you are ever interested in selling pillow covers I would definitely buy some!!!!:)

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  15. What a great makeover. That room is beautiful for any age! You sure picked great colors!

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  16. This makeover is so sweet. The fabric and embellishments for the pillows are adorable, but what I love most of all is the headboard and the color you chose. Perfect!

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  17. What a gorgeous room! I love all the touches, the branch curtain rod, the bird cages, and especially the fun pops of color. The last picture of her is awesome!

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  18. Wow! It is precious and has just the right amount of color! Great job!

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  19. Her reaction photo is priceless! So sweet :) And such a cute room! I love her little mint desk.

    http://stopmeifyouveheardthisone.com

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  20. Love, love, love this!! What color are her walls? I've been looking for something like that for my house & I love how that color just works!

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    1. Thank you! The wall color is Sherwin Williams' Tradewind mixed at 75%. It's a great color!

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  21. Wow!! This is such a creative and beautiful room, your daughter is blessed! The colors work so well together. I most especially love that branch curtain rod...can't wait to see more on that! I love the outdoor elements. Great job! :)

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  22. So fun to have caught your daughter's reaction! I love all the colors and details--very inspiring! I'm going to check out the other posts!

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  23. This is adorable! Love all the fun colors and your daughter's reaction! How fun!

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  24. So pretty. I love the fabrics that you used.

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  25. Oh I love it! I'm redoing my daughters room in similar colors. LOVE the headboard!

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  26. What a perfectly lovely space. I love the birdcage & frame over the bed. And all of the pops of color. ♥

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  27. So sweet! Love her expression...

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  28. I love the headboard color and pillows. All the little details are just gorgeous. Your daughters expression in the end though is the best :) Great job! Visiting from TT&J

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  29. What an adorable room!!!
    I love the pink headboard and the framed birdcage. The whole room is a happy mix of pattern and color. I can see why your daughter loved it!

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  30. Oh my gosh, I loved the before but the after is adorable too! http://www.thevintagefarmhouse.com/2012/02/creative-things-thursday-link-up-for.html

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  31. BEAUTIFUL job!!!! LOVE IT! I found you on Tater Tots and Jello. I'd love to have you link up with us for Fun Stuff Fridays linky party at Toys In The Dryer. http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2012/03/fun-stuff-fridays-13.html

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  32. I love everything about this room! I especially love your daughter's face!! I would love for you to link up this project to Do Something Crafty Friday (it runs all week): http://seevanessacraft.com/2012/03/do-something-crafty-29/

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  33. This is absolutely precious. Our little lady is nine as well. We had a "big girl room redo" last year. It was so much fun! You did a fabulous job! :) Come visit me sometime. Love the look of your blog. Simple, classy and clean. LOVELY!
    xo~Amanda

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  34. Oh my goodness! It is AMAZING!!! I am about to redo my daughters room.... thanks for the inspiration.

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  35. adorable. the paint on the bed is my fave. we just moved my 2YO to a big girl room and i had so much fun working on it. i love all of your colors and patterns!

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  36. A question...the bedding in the before picture. Where did it come from? I have been looking for that bedspread and can't find it anywhere. The room looks great :)!
    Amy

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    1. I actually made that for her years ago, patterned after a set from Horchow, which I'm pretty sure is discontinued now. Sorry! Hope you find something you like! If you sew, you could probably make it!

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  37. Such a lovely space. I can't wait to show my daughter. We're building a new home, and she'll eventually have her own room that will need some decorating!

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  38. Just beautiful! I'm almost 30, and I'd totally love this room :)
    http://www.lovelycraftyhome.com

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  39. You are invited to share this with my blog hop:

    http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/03/show-your-stuff-13-chocolate-cover.html

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  40. I LOVE this room!! every little detail is perfect!!

    Thanks for linking up! I featured your post in my wrap up http://tidymom.net/2012/diy-for-the-house/
    Have a great weekend!

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  41. Very cute - I wish I had a little girl to make over her room like this but I doubt my teenage daughter would let me make her room this cute!

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  42. Stopping by from the Weekend Wrap UP Party!!! http://queenofsavings.com

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  43. This is so cute! I featured it on my blog last night.

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  44. Amazing job! Especially love that curtain rod- def will be pinning it to my "tree craft" board! :)

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  45. featured this today at my blog! www.kimboscrafts.blogspot.com

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  46. What a pretty room. Well done! I'm sure she loves spending time there. God bless x

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  47. Holy macaroni...this room is lovely! Love the whimsy and cheerfulness...and those curtains!

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  48. Oh...you did good!!! i know she just loves it! the bed color is perfect and I love the birdcage on the wall! So many great details and colors! Would love for you to link up to our Uncommonly Yours party! Bonnie ;)

    www.uncommondesignsonline.com

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  49. I found this on Pinterest and I just had to stop in and say how much i love this! We're planning to move to a new house soon and I've been collecting ideas for my kids' rooms for a while. This one stood out to me because you incorporated so many of the colors and elements that I had in mind. My daughter has a bed very similar to this one, but it was her choice to paint in bright pink. I think it will work, though. I love the pop of the darker bed color against the pale blue wall. I wonder if you would share with me what color paint you used on your walls? Thanks for the great ideas!

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    1. That wall color is Sherwin-Williams' Tradewind mixed at 75%. So glad you like it!

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  50. Gorgeous! Love the pattern mismatch. It looks great.

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  51. Please stop by lifelovelarson.blogspot.com!

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  52. I absolutely love the color of the headboard. The room is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  53. Adorable! My daughter is named Lily too and she'd love this room, although she's not as old as yours. I love the color of the bed and how it pops! Fun branch curtain "rod" too.

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  54. Saw your feature over at Tip Junkie. Love what you did with the room! I'm a big fan of pops of color. I had the opportunity to repaint a wood bed for someone recently and I tried and tried to convince her to go with a fun color, but she wanted to keep things neutral with white. Yeah, it made sense for her situation, but boy was I bummed!

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  55. Love this makeover! :) I just started my blog..... www.elleninga.blogspot.com

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  56. Love everything in your daughter's room, it's obvious by last pic that she loved it. Good job Mom.
    Where did you get all those awesome bird cages? I love bird cages, can do so much with them anywhere in house. I started out with bird "stuff" just in our room and bathroom but slowly but surely the birds have somehow migrated into living room and mud room even.
    Anyway, you are sure inventive and so glad you incorporated so many cheerful colors. The bed color is to die for. That color is girly but not overdone. What a success. Just found your blog tonight "somehow" but will be back countless times to see what you've been up to.

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    1. I get my bird cages whereever I see some I like! I got the one on the wall in this room from Hobby Lobby & the turquoise one on the dresser was from Marshall's, but I painted it :)

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  57. Found you on handmade home. This is GORGEOUS!! I'm in love. New Follower.

    Jenn@ myfabulesslife.blogspot.com

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  58. Can you please tell me where you got the teal and white polkadot fabric on the bed?

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  59. Love this!! So so cute! You did a beautiful job!! It's fab!

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  60. I'm dying to know about the turquoise polka dot duvet! Can you please share the details on it? Thanks!

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    1. I know! I'm sorry I haven't gotten around to telling about that duvet. One day, maybe I will give the how-to, but for now, here is the link to that fun fabric:
      http://www.fabric.com/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=d79142c9-4b8c-4d78-b561-261318b724e9

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  61. Thank you, thank you, thank you! You have no idea how many hours I've spent on fabric.com trying to figure out what fabric it was...my brain wasn't comprehending how big that dot actually was!

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  62. So so so gorgeous! I wish you were my mom & could design my room for me :D love this! Your daughter is very lucky. To be able to look back in life, and remember a warm, cozy space of your own filled with wonderful happy memories... what more can anyone ask for? :)

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  63. I just wanted to let you know I featured you on Blissful and Domestic. Stop by and check it out.

    Danielle @ Blissful and Domestic
    www.blissfulanddomestic.com

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  64. There are so many details in this room that I just love - the birdcage and pennants on the branch are my favorites!

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  65. SO precious! Love everything about this room!

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  66. I adore this room! It is So, SO pretty.

    I am pinning it. :-)

    ~FringeGirl

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  67. love her room!!! i love what you did with all the splashes of color scattered around. i am pinning it too. i am a little chicken throwing bright colors in our house but i sooooo want to!!!

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  68. Hi Julie,

    This room is so cute. I'm using your color scheme for the inspiration for our new baby on the way's room. It's a girl, and I love the color you picked for the head board. I am trying to do just a few pink accents and I think the headboard is the perfect color. What kind of paint and color is it? Thanks for sharing your project.

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    1. Shelly, I'm so glad you like it. The bed is Begonia by Sherwin Williams.

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  69. What do you have inside the blue polka dot? Batting? How did you make it?

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    1. I do apologize for not giving more detail on that--several people have asked. It is just a yard of the polka-dot, sewn to a backing of white sheet fabric to create a mini duvet cover. I then inserted an inexpensive white comforter that I had cut down to size to fit it. I made this because I wasn't able to find a comforter or throw in the colors I was looking for, and it worked. Hope that helps!

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  70. What wall color did you choose? I love it. It seems to be the perfect pale blue.

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  71. Adorable! I just used Begonia for my daughter's bedside table and desk, such a perfect coral pink!

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  72. Such a beautiful room you created. I love all the fun colors and patterns.

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  73. I love that style of bed painted a bright color. And, her reaction is priceless :) Thanks for linking up.

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  74. Do you remember where you got the floral fabric for the pillow that is behind the chevron pillow? So cute! I'm almost 30 and would love for this to be my room! :)

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    1. That was from Hobby Lobby! So glad you like the room!

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  75. What a sweet room! Really love the framed bird cage artwork and branch/bunting window fixture. I found your blog through Emily A. Clark's Kids' Spaces link-up. I posted a link to your room on my blog. I featured some of my favorites from the link-up. {http://thirdandpatterson.blogspot.com/2013/07/kids-spaces-link-up-party.html}

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  76. so sweet! i can tell you put a lot of love into the room and that she is thrilled with it! the picture of her is great!

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  77. Great job! Love the bright colors...

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