Maddie’s Room – The Reveal


Black White and Pink Girls Room DIY


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!


Pink Black Gray Bedroom

Bed Wall


Girl's Nightstand Ideas

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.

Clear Glass Vases

Paper lanterns are CHEAP at 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.

Hang Lanterns In a Room

A pair of photos showing off Maddie solo during the family’s last professional photo session are framed above the bed.

Maddies Room Reveal

Now for the window wall….

Damask Bedroom

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.

Custom Cornice

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!

Pink Black White Girls Room

And of course a brand new chandelier.  This one was upcycled from an old brass one using spray paint and clear beads from  Quite the grown up light fixture for Maddie’s new big girl room!

Upcycled Brass Chandelier

Girls Room Makeover Before After

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.

Black White Pink Grey Bedroom Plan

Dresser Wall


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.

DIY Magnetic Chalkboard

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.

Black White and Pink Girls Rock Room

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…

Pink Black White Bedroom

Entry Wall

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 :)

Pink Black White DIY Tween Girl Room

DIY Beaded Chandelier


Thanks to Maddie’s Mom for being so much fun to work with, and for letting me put together this little plan together for her.  I think she and her hubby did a great job pulling it all together!

19 Responses to Maddie’s Room – The Reveal

  1. wow!! this is so beautiful! good job! feel free to link on my blog-

    first time visiting :)

  2. Rusty says:

    This room is PRESH!!! I’m so grateful for your design help and ideas. My fav’s are the chandy and the decorative glass jar which stores her hair ribbons. I mean, who thinks of this?!?! Lindsey, you not only have great ideas but he biggest gift of all, which is the ability to turn ideas into reality. Thank you for working with us on this special place for Madelyn where she can truly be a girl, in this house run by boys!

  3. Great Grandma June says:

    This room is beautiful and just fits Maddie. She is so precious and I know she will take real good care of the room. She is so grown up for 8. She is a little “mother hen” to her little brothers. Love it!!!

  4. Angie says:

    Great job! And you’re right, this is a room that she will love for MANY years! The chandelier is my favorite part :)

  5. Super girly and cute! I love the way the dresser is styled!

  6. Erin says:

    Love this room! It looks great, you guys did a wonderful job!

  7. That is such a fun room! My Maddie would LOVE that room, too. :)

  8. sherika says:

    WOW! What an awesome room! I wouldn’t mind having Maddie’s room!! Awesome job!!

  9. Judy says:

    Awesome room. Love the colors and all the bold accents. Great job.

  10. Beautiful! My daughter would love to have a room like hers! Nice job!

    The Not So Functional Housewife

  11. Andrea says:

    This looks so great. I love the grey walls and pops of color all over. Any girl would love this room.

  12. Rondell says:

    Adorable, love how you reused items, saving this since I have a 11 year old granddaughter:)

  13. wow, what a great room redo! that can take her way into teen years. so chic!

  14. this is so fabulous! I’m in need of inspiration like this for my daughters room. I’d love if you would link it up to my blog party. I know my readers in the uk love american interior style. hope you can make it!

  15. Julie says:

    Love this room, doing something similar for my daughter. What is the paint color on the walls?

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