A while back a dear friend of mine let me come up with some design ideas for her daughter, Madelyn’s room. Take a look at the original digital design post for the before pictures. She didn’t go for the striped wall I planned, but we got to try out just about everything else! Here’s the reveal She loves her big girl room, and at 8, I’m sure she’ll love it for years to come as she grows too!
Fill glass vases with with ribbons or other girly accessories. The clear glass adds some girly glamour and the hair bows are cute of their own, and now organized and easy to access when getting ready for school in the morning.
Paper lanterns are CHEAP at PaperLanternStore.com and add awesome impact to a boring corner. These paper lanterns cost less than $20 all together, and are easy to hang with some clear mono-filament or fishing line.
A pair of photos showing off Maddie solo during the family’s last professional photo session are framed above the bed.
Now for the window wall….
We continued the bold stripes that are also on the magnetic memo board on the opposite wall. It was a great bold but simple black and white pattern to tie the room together, and not compete with the busy bedding.
The new chalkboard is a great way for kids to have accessories that look good and are fun for them to customize. When the chalkboard isn’t clean for photos, it was counting down the days until Maddie’s Birthday Party later this month! This is another EASY DIY project. We took an old tall wall mirror and painted the outside white with spray paint then painted the mirror with black brush on chalkboard paint. Saves the old mirror from ending up in the landfill, and the new chalkboard is ready to write messages on!
And of course a brand new chandelier. This one was upcycled from an old brass one using spray paint and clear beads from www.firemountaingems.com. Quite the grown up light fixture for Maddie’s new big girl room!
Here was the original plan for the dresser wall. The white dresser was to stay, but get a new focal point on top, a bold magnetic memo board. Here’s the full tutorial on how I made the DIY Magnetic Memoboard from an old mirror.
Mom and Dad nixed the stripes…but the wall still looks great with the new memoboard! See how we built it in our DIY Fabric Memoboard Tutorial post.
Maddie got a new guitar for Christmas, so we thought the little corner under the lantern cluster would be a great spot for her to grab a seat and rock out a concert for her little brothers.
And last but not least the little chunk of wall between the bedroom door and the closets. The original plan was to find some cheap picture frames and give them a face lift…
But, Maddie’s Dad had the awesome idea to repurpose some pastel circle mirrors that were in the old room by painting them black,white, and hot pink to match the new room. The different sizes and colors really fills in the empty space between the bedroom door and the closet. Cost, FREE since we already had the paint