Thursday, February 4, 2010

A Bedroom Makeover





I thought I would share some pictures of my daughters' room with all of you. Last weekend I decided to repaint their room a light gray and the beds white. I had previously painted the walls blue, and the beds were yellow. It was a horrible combination. I am not very good at picking out COLOR for my walls. Its not that I don't like color, it is just that I can't ever get it right. 




I wish I would have taken before pictures, but maybe there is a reason for that.



We had made some pompoms to hang up in the house for Valentine's Day (Martha Stewart Crafts at Michaels) We decided to use them in their room as I thought it made their room feel very festive, and then some. I know not practical pillows, but I thought it was fun to do for the pictures.


My daughter cut some of our camellias that were blooming.
I just love this color of pink.

I found these two beds a couple of years ago for $100.00 for the pair. I just put a fresh coat of white paint on them.



These shutters get moved all over the house. I needed a burst of color in their room, so for right now this is the ticket. It has their 2010 calendar hanging on it. (You might get tired of seeing these shutters in photos, but I just love them, so be warned)


I love displaying my flowers in these glass bottles. You can find these at any thrift store. They make the best flower vases, and look so pretty in the light. They are sitting atop my daughter's desk.





I love vintage mirrors, adds a little light to this side of the room.



This cabinet is made from old shutters. It houses their collection of breyer horses.



This is an old galvanized flower bucket, holding our Valentine's Day decor.



This is a chandelier that I found on ebay. Not sure of its age or origin. Just know that it is unique and looks pretty in their room. I have chandelier a.d.d. This is its third time being moved. Just when I think I have found the perfect room, and its been hung by the cowboy of the house, I then realize its not the perfect room. Of course I don't tell him, until the timing is right.







My daughter loves playing the guitar, we both love having it out on display.






I painted the room Newsprint from Lowes and the beds were painted Decorators White from Benjamin Moore. When I paint my furniture I always use a semi-gloss, I think it makes the surface a lot easier to wipe off.





I hope I didn't bore you with too many pictures (or pompoms). I really like taking photos, so I can get a little carried away sometimes.
I hope you all have a great weekend! You guys are the BEST!
Maria

121 comments:

hometown girl said...

wow! it's beautiful! i've been wanting to redo our daughter's room. it's still yellow from when she was a baby (she's ten). i just showed her your room and she loves it! i think i'm going to get the go ahead! thank you for the inspiration :)

dleahy23 said...

Hi there! I'm a lurker but I had to come out to tell you I think your home is beautiful. This is the prettiest girls room I have seen. She's very lucky.My daughter changes her mind monthly and drives me and my paintbrush crazy. I'm a all white girl myself but you know you want them to have a say in their own room so I painted it Tiffany blue for her. UGH! Now it seems she has seen the light and wants something like yours! Oh well out comes the brush again.Atleast this time we agree! Love your blog and no I don't think you take too many pics at all.

Monique said...

Oh, Maria......how beautiful! Can't wait to see more photos of your house-you could never take too many photos! I love to see your stunning decor. I'd also love to see how you decorate the boys rooms.x

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Maria, your daughter's room is just gorgeous. Love the pompoms, they are so festive. Have a great weekend, Theresa

Hana said...

Very soft and sweet room! Love those pom poms! We have them too floating over our little girls crib. They are the perfect feminine touch! Love your blog!

slip4 said...

You could never show too many pictures of your house. This blog is like a palate cleanser for me with its light airy space and pretty pretty rooms! Love the pom poms too!

Dylan and Paige said...

Beautiful!

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sara@augustfields said...

Maria!! you are too cute :) so is your style! love all the pics and the way you rearrange things. the girls room is oh so sweet....thanks for sharing!

trash talk said...

Tracey's rooms are always inspiring, but my dear, I am inspired to follow your lead with my guest room. I love the touches and the color choices so much...in fact, I can't wait for Lowe's to open!
Debbie

Elma said...

Love everything!! The pompoms are beautiful. You can never show to many pictures:) Can't wait to see more of your home!! The beds what a great deal!!I hope you show your kitchen to:) I ordered the books from amazon they came the next day and I love them. Thanks for sharing!

white flower design said...

Your daughter's room is so beautiful and dreamy. I am very impressed as always - with your incredible sense of design and the ability to put a room together. The pompoms are fabulous, never enough photos for me! Lori

Lee Laurie said...

Your daughter's room is so beautiful! I bet she really loves it. So soft and feminine. I love the pink pom poms and the flowers in the vases. That was a bargain on those beds! They turned out so pretty in white. Paint makes everything so pretty. I bought two twin beds for my son's room at a thrift store and painted them a pretty shade of blue a couple of years ago. I copied some out of Pottery Barn magazine. Now I'm thinking of changing them to red. Who knows? I love to paint too.
Have a great day!

Hugs,
Lee Laurie

I love those shutters too!

eva said...

very creative and inspiring. Lovely bedroom.

Bonjour Madame said...

This is a beautiful room. you are so talented! I really love the chippy green chairs as nightstands and the paint color choice is very nice. Don't you just love camellias?

FEDERICA said...

Oh wow. I'm speechless! This room is stunning! I really love al these pastel colors! Such a great room!
Federica
xoxo

Linden Townhouse said...

Oh my, how lovely! Your two daughters must love this room! What young girl wouldn't. I am just amazed that those gorgeous beds cost just $100. You obviously have, among your many talents, the ability to see what an old piece of furniture can look like. No, no, you could never have too many photos as others have stated too. Thanks so much, Maria, for the peek into such a pretty room.

Jeanine Burkhardt said...

Maria~ YOU are so talented!*!*! I LoVe the simplicity of your style... Soooo clean & fresh... AwSome Pictures!!! Great Styling... Keep inspiring... Jeanine, ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!

Amy H. said...

SHUT THE FRONT DOOR! What a gorgeous room to live in, be inspired in, and feel loved in...

-Amy

Salt and Sentiment said...

so so gorgeous! I love those roses and little glass bottles...the pink puffs...oh! so pretty. Lovely job!

summersundays-jw said...

I'm so jealous that you have beautiful flowers to cut out of your yard. We have another snowstorm coming. Your bedroom redo is wonderful. Jan

Chrissy said...

Maria,Maria,Maria....what can I say,you have more talent than just about anyone I know,lovely,lovely,lovely!!!!!!!!! Chrissy

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

What a delightful and serene start to my day! I love the look of all-white rooms. I always want to climb right inside the pics and take a little nap. :) Beautiful pops of color, too. That shutter is divine! And don't even get me started on the Camellias.... No fair. ;)

Jill Elaine said...

Never too many photos! Keep them coming you are very inspiring;)

Mary said...

Maria, I cannot begin to tell you how gorgeous that room is!! I am in L.O.V.E! Thanks for starting my day with such a breath of fresh air! ;o) ~mary~

My Yellow House said...

Now I'm on the lookout for a shutter - I love how you can just move it around and have a whole new look somewhere else. I would love to put a pretty hook on it and hang a basket of flowers.
How lucky your daughters are! Do they keep it clean with all the stuff that kids have? :) Your pictures just get prettier and prettier.
How lucky you are too that your husband lets you decorate like this - I don't think that mine would let me go all out like you have.
When do we get to see the kitchen and maybe you could post on how you hide the never ending problem of the ugly tv in your gorgeous rooms.
Sarah

sweetpea said...

Maria, that bedroom is just dreamy. You take fabulous pics~~the more the better.

Hugs,

Shelley

Ryan said...

really BEAUTIFUL!

C.J. said...

okay, all I am going to say is I agree with all of the posts! Great look, greater room.

Anna said...

Okay I need to know how to make those pompom thingys!! Love it very sweet and fun! Girl, I am on the hunt for shutters, saw some yesterday at an antique store and am very close to buying them-thanks to your inspiration! Happy friday!

Ticking and Toile said...

Maria,
Wow, the room is positively "dreamy" :-) It just looks magnificent!! Those pom poms are super cute ~ gonna have to get over to Michaels and check that out. Love it all~ great great job!

Shellagh

Petie said...

Like I said before, are you sure you don't want to come to Arizona and help me with my house? The MS pom poms were so creative. I love the way you think. Love, Love, Love the room. And love all the pictures. Have a great weekend.

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Your girls' bedroom makeover is stunning, Maria. Absolutely heavenly! I adore those pink pompoms and your yummy pink camelias, from your garden, no less!

Ginger@cottageonrosewood said...

Very Beautiful. It is so airy. I love rooms you can breathe in! The pom poms add just enough! A very sweet girls room!

Cottage Dreamers said...

I could live in that room!

Blue Creek Home said...

This room is absolutely gorgeous!!!
Lovin' the white and pale gray!

Came over from time-worn interiors. Glad I found ya!
Rhonda

Shannon said...

I love the photos, more is better I think!!! The room is beautiful, so relaxing and girly :)

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

Maria. Of course it is fabulous. Your photos (can't get enough!!), the colors ... the little pops of color with those pom-poms....!!!

simply fabulous. Hope your girls love it as much as we all do!

Have a great weekend - is it raining by you today? Its raining down here in Pasadena, and after your pictures, I'm triple motivated to get my rear in gear and start decorating!

Hugs ~

Amy in CA said...

Maria,

So, so beautiful! You remind me of why I have moved away from the Pottery Barn Kids look in my daughter's room and embraced WHITE!! No offense, PBK lovers. They have some great stuff there!

I, too, am a huge fan of French Larkspur...wish I could talk my little one into grey walls, but no dice (-: At 8, she has her own opinions. Maybe when she gets a bit older.

So glad you are here, doing what you do. It is a visual treat every time!

Amy

Gúa said...

BEAUTiFUL!!!
It´s all that I can say..:)

Have a lovely weekend, with lots of joy and laughter.

Huge hugs...

Angie said...

Gorgeous Photos-can't wait too see more of your home! :)

Sofa Savvy said...

This is to die for!!!!! I wish that was my room :) I'm so thrilled I found you and I can't wait to see what you do next! Now I feel like painting something..

I am going to link to this in my blog. Just love it!

mrso' said...

Gorgeous room! What brand is the gray paint? Valspar? LOVE it, great job!

APL Living said...

Maria, this is very, very nice! You did a great job and I loved all the photo's.

best regards, Arlette

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Very pretty, as all of your rooms are. I love the rolls at the end of the beds. So sweet.

Rie said...

Oh my goodness!! We have those same Michaels tissue paper flower things hanging in our girl's room! I love them... so quirky and fun. LOVE the bedroom! You're very talented. And I love seeing another mom of many using so much white in her house! People think I'm crazy for having so much white with so many children and pets. It can be done!

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

Your daughter's room is a dream...it looks gorgeous...and I really like the guitar in there too...and I love how the pom poms look just like your camellias.

mariondee-designs said...

HI, just have to say I love your daughters' room, it's so light and fresh! I think the poms poms just added the right amount of colour! Too cute! I'm in the process of redoing my daughters room. I have just finished painting it the softest pink and can't wait to see the finished look. Take care, great blog! Maryann

Vintage Junky said...

Love it! It flows so well with the rest of your home. Beautiful!

Michelle

Tammy@ A Doctor in the House said...

Divine, just devine! Love every tiny detail.

Melaine Thompson said...

can I get your autograph please? Melaine

country girl said...

You have such wonderful taste, and I love your photographs. They belong in Country Living. I'm pretty sure your home will end up in their pages someday soon. :)
xo country girl

Tina said...

Hi:) I have just discovered your beautiful blog via the gorgeous Sweet Savannah blog. I am so very happy to have found you! This post in particular is fantastic as I am making over our 14 yr old daughter's bedroom from little girl pink to her chosen colour of white. Your makeover of your daughters' room is just beautiful and so inspirational! Thanks so much for sharing:) Have a lovely weekend - Tina

Low Tide High Style said...

More beautiful rooms from your home! I love the gray color on the walls and I was just saying how much I love gray when it's paired with white or pale pink and here you've used all three! I love the little shutter cabinet and my daughter used to collect Breyer horses when she was younger!

You could never bore me with your photos, the more the merrier! Lovely job!

Kat :)

Jennifer Rizzo said...

What a gorgeous room! It's lovely!!!

chair up said...

I am guessing your daughter is thrilled with her gorgeous room? If only I could say the same for my daughter...I have done her room white with pretty purple touches but noooo, she wants a rainbow room (ugh) using primary colours as opposed to pretty pastels (double ugh)!
This room is delightful.
Angex

Blissitydoodah said...

Perfection!
I love those poof balls...

angela walker jewelry said...

I love their room! Just gorgeous : ) You have so much talent!!! Did you make the clock above your mantle??? Love that room too!

The Weathered Cottage said...

beautiful! You've got me thinking of painting our master gray now! Soo pretty, and glad to meet u!

Kacey said...

Oh, Maria - it's gorgeous! It's exactly what I would want if I had a little girl. The beds are beautiful and I love the chandelier. The camelias are lovely!

Amazing!

Tracey said...

Gasp! Maria...it's got to be the most beautiful girl's room I've ever seen!!! I love every teeny tiny detail...every single bit of it is perfection!!! Just soooooo beautiful! You are just, blow me away, talented!

THANK YOU for such lovely words about me...you're a real gem Maria and I am happy to call you my new friend!

Enjoy your weekend ~

Blessings,

:) T

Lanette of Cottage Elements said...

So beautiful! I'm just speechless . . . your style is impeccable.

gIoSmAmA said...

Do you think they would mind if I came over for a sleep over???

This room is beyond beautiful. Great job.

DustyLu said...

Gorgeouse! I love your posts! so inspiring! i have loved white for years! i keep going back to it! Grey is the color of the year per IDS..~lulu

The Shabby Cottage said...

Well we asked for more photos and that you did. Whow we will never get tired of looking at your home. Bring them on. thanks for sharing - your daughters room is divine and your photography is some of the best I have seen in blog land. Sandy x

diana-serendipity said...

wow.... such a wonderful place for your girls...

Just Beachy said...

Oh my goodnes girl
Chris
Just Beachy

tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

Maria,
Love it all so much. I didn't see, how old is your daughter? Mine is young, 4 so if I did that to her room Dora & American girl would be EVERYWHERE! It could work in a guest room for me tho. Very tranquil. You got a DEAL with those beds, $100 WOW. Pom Pom pillows, brilliant. Love to see people think outside the box, guess that's what we all do right? I think you are incredibly gifted. Love to read your blog. Lisa

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

SO GORGEOUS!!!!!!!! You have such talent:)
Love your blog. I am going to follow it so I don't miss one day of beauty.
~Debra
Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

Cheryl said...

Your pics are AWESOME!! Love the room and could easily be a terrific guest room. TFS Keep on posting!!! Hugs

vintage simple said...

Gorgeous - your colors, your careful styling, your photographs... Simply lovely, Maria..! I love it all!

warmly,
-maria

KarenSue said...

There you are. I thought I lost you. 70 comments. How do you do that? Such inspiration.

Teresa Sheeley said...

Very beautiful. You are so very talented. I am enjoying your blog. :)

Teresa

Ness Lockyer said...

No YOU are the best! I love your styling for photos and the colour you have picked for the walls is so restful. Great job =0)
Ness xx

Felicity said...

The deliciousness when you stumble across a blog that takes your breath away. Adore, adore, ADORE your blog !!!! Thank you.

Kristin said...

Wow this is stunning! Good thing I have boys, it would be real dangerous if I had girls, I would be decorating their rooms all the time :) THanks for sharing such a wonderful space. I'm loving you blog, thank you!

manon 21 said...

un ravissement!!!

bonne soirée

manon

Brocantess said...

Beautiful posting. Love the shutter! I am glad to have found you and I will be back!

Jennifer said...

love...Love... LOVE your Blog....peaceful, calm and beautiful....including your musical selections!!

Stacey Steimle said...

GORGEOUS. very simple and peaceful, I can't believe it was once blue and yellow. what a dramatic change. this belongs in a magazine!

Amanda said...

I just came across your blog and knew instantly it was a new favorite! You and your cowboy sure are cute. And those five youngins' of yours, precious. This room is seriously adorable and makes me want to be a little girl again, with you as a mom. *no worries, my own mother will never see this*. Hahaha. I'm off to lurk through more of your posts... be back again soon. :)

A-M said...

Heart stopping. You have a gift. A-M xx

Jacqueline said...

I love how cozy, comfy the room looks. So simple but beautifully relaxing. You are so talented!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

SPECTACULAR!!!!!!!!!!!!! It just couldn't be any prettier. You have lucky girls.

Warm blessings,
Spencer

Taryn said...

I love your shutters too! They look nice and old- are they? If so- how did you handle the dear of lead paint? I have an old door I would like to hang - but I don't want to paint it and distress it only to let our toxins . . .

Jennifer said...

Can I please come be your daughter and live in this room? This is my thoughts of what Heaven will be like one day!

La cachette said...

J'ai tout lu dévoré dégusté et adoré cet univers si pur !

Thanks for sharing your world , pure and loving as I can feel throuh the kilometers between us ...

kISSES from France

TheVirginiaHouse said...

That is the cutest girls room I have ever seen. I love everything about it. You did an amazing job! I will be using some of these pictures on my blog at some time with a link back to you.
Great job.

Amanda said...

What a beautiful beautiful room!! Stunning. Love all the details like the pom poms (I'm hoping to make some of these for my daughter's first birthday - are they difficult?), the cabinet with the shutters and the pretty bottles. Thanks for sharing x

The Spirit of Abundance said...

Hi Maria,

Just wanted to say a quick hi :). Accidentally came across your blog, and I LOVE IT!!

Will be back again... :)

Snowy and sunny greetings from The Netherlands!
-Nona-

Berlin Deluxxe said...

Your blog is oh so filled with endless beauty and inspiration. Thank you!

ThiliBlooms said...

what a beautiful room :)

MelsRosePlace said...

Oh my gosh - how beautiful i just want to make everything in my house look like that now. Mel xxx

Tisha said...

I love your girls' room and am so inspired by your fresh, clean creativity. Are your boys in a white room too - I'd love to see ideas for that - I've never seen a white room for older boys.

Tardevil said...

Great pictures! Looks like photos straight out of Country Living magazine. Love the bottles & flowers and also the pink pom poms. The guitar looks nice displayed there too.

Alaina said...

I love the bedroom, it looks like the pictures be long in a magazine. How do you get your pictures to look whitened? Can't wait to see more.

{The Classy Woman} said...

Very pretty! Don't even take a second thought about the blue and yellow combination from before. The pale gray and white is here and it looks fantastic!

I LOVE those beds painted white. I'm not sure if you have two girls that sleep in that room but if I had the space and came across a great find like that of 2 beds at $100, I would have scooped them both up too! Great for sleepovers!

Sternberg Werke said...

As a mother of three girls (12, 7, 1) I´m always looking for good decorating ideas for girl´s rooms! Your pompoms are so cute, that I would like to use them too, and in combination with light grey and white they are perfect color-spots.

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Ineke van den Akker said...

Just love the room.
greetings from Holland,
Ineke

Molly W. said...

So beautiful! Would you mind sharing where you got the pink flower pillows and what color of gray paint you used?

à la parisienne said...

I found your blog via Vosges Paris, and the picture on your sidebar of your daughter's room with the blush paper poms immediately grabbed my attention. We just celebrated our daughter's second birthday and the poms we used in her party are already sitting on top of a cabinet/bookshelf in her room. I just love the colors of pink you've used in her room-beautiful!
Mandy

dorothy said...

Makes me want to be a little girl again! So beautiful and soft

Colleen said...

......to many pictures!...NEVER!...thanks for sharing!

katrina lauren said...

i adore this room. your photos are beautiful; looks like it's straight out of a magazine. one lucky little girl to have such a pretty bedroom. i love the pom poms...the colours; so soft & feminine. everything is lovely....
i hope one day i have a little girl; such fun to think of girly room ideas!
thanks for sharing...
xo.
k

Laura said...

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my favorite room photos said...

unbelievable rooms... they seem like a very relaxing place to be.. great job!

michelle said...

What a beautiful and sweet room! I would to do something like this for my daughters room. Right now it is blue and white and bright pink. I love the poms!!!

le@thirdontheright said...

just fab and so inspiring - best le

Syl said...

I am just decorating my sweet step doughters room and I have to say your decoration is a great inspiration, just beautiful this room! wow wow!

:-)))

Sylwia

charleighmims said...

Hi Maria! I discovered your blog via pinterest & i've been browsing for almost an hour. i love your style! thanks for sharing so many photos of your projects. i'll bet your girls adore their new room! have a lovely weekend! :)
charleigh

Amy said...

so gorgeous! you did an amazing job!

Deb said...

Saw you on Nate today. Thanks for the stain lifting tip. I'm an all white house girl too. Even my cat is white!!(not too neurotic!)
Your blog is an inspiration and a source of new ideas.
Thanks, keep up the good work.

Jessica Wrasman said...

So gorgeous!

Natasha said...

Hi Maria,

I just stumbled across your blog, and I just love it! I have two girls and they share a room as well. What a beautiful space to inspire me when I'm ready to split them up into two beds. I've actually been looking for beds exactly like those that you have for your girls. And I will want to paint these antique beds. And my husband will not understand! :0) Can't wait to see more!

Frøken Anker said...

I hope your daughter like it... it is just lovely. And the pillows are cute. My daughter is grown up, and has made me to an granny :)
- but I'm not old yet!!!

Greetings Birgitte

Jennifer said...

Fabulous room! May I know where you got the beds from? I have been looking forever for beds exactly like these. Thank you!

Jennifer
jennifer.cl.law@gmail.com

nádya said...

The bedroom is just gorgeous!!! I loved the light grey colour, the white linens - it looks so calm! Cheers, Nádya

María said...

Hola. Me llamo María y soy decoradora de interiores. Me encanta tu blog y tus fotografías. Gracias!

Kristiana said...

It came out sooo cute!! I've been working on me and my sisters' room. Except our's is a country cottage theme witha bit of darker colors. We do have our room painted a light butter yellow.

Thanks for sharing!
~Kristiana

mandyface said...

So sweet and fresh!! Amazing job!

marie said...

I found a photo of your yellow shutter on Pinterest and wanted to stop by and see more....
Beautiful room!

LOVE that shutter!!