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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A Little Girl's Room To A Sophisticated Young Lady's Room...

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I am so excited to share this project with you.
All of my friends know how I love to organize and decorate...it's a true passion of mine.
I was asked by a very good friend to help take her daughter's room from a little girl's room to a sophisticated young lady's room.
This project was scheduled as a birthday surprise for a young lady turning 14.
The birthday girl would come home from school to find her room  transformed.
We talked for weeks about plans for this room.
The transformation day was scheduled for January 17th.
Here is the result...

Below is the BEFORE picture.
The plans included leaving the room paint as it was.....it was fairly recent and a terrific colour.
The room would be refreshed with new bedding, new side tables, new lamps, new accessories, a new desk area and new artwork.
Mom and I spent lots of time coming up with a plan for furniture and accessories...black & white was chosen as the accenting colours.
I met her at HomeSense to look at new night stands and accessories needed for the space.
We chatted about how this space would function and work for her daughter.
Mom made many, many fun & exciting purchases!
On the morning of January 17th, this is what we started with:
 The pine dresser and night stand were removed and replaced with small black round side tables and new lamps.
New bedding and pillows were added. I added a fresh vignette to the shelf above the bed.
The dog canvases on the wall on the left side of the bed were a nod to this young lady's love of dogs.  The fashion canvases were chosen to give this room a more sophisticated feel. 
 This was the desk area on the morning of January 17th.
 Here's how it looked at the end of the day.
The little girl stuff was sorted into groups for keeping and groups for sending to Goodwill.
A new Ikea desk assembled by Dad was installed to provided maximum homework and laptop space.
The shelves, also installed by Dad,  hold lots of basket for storage.
A new desk chair provides comfortable seating for a young lady.
 Here is the top of the closet in the morning.
All of the stuffed animals on the top of the closet were also sorted and those which held special memories were kept...while 3 large bags went to Good will.
 The American Girl dolls and wardrobe were then placed on the top of the closet for safe-keeping and as well as a vignette that is very clean & pretty looking compared to the stuffed toys.
When you enter the room now...this is what you see!
I was so excited for this young lady to come home and see her new room.
I didn't get to see her reaction, but I heard that she was jumping up & down with joy!
I think it turned out fabulous!
Aren't those accent pillows on the bed just the bees knees?

For me, it was a SUPER fun day of organizing & decorating and helping this Mom achieve a dream for her daughter.....a wonderfully newly decorated space to take her through her teenage years!


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30 comments:

Chrissie said...

What a wonderful transformation! I bet that young lady couldn't believe her eyes when she came home! Excellent!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Oh my gosh, I'll bet she was just thrilled with it, Angie! It's amazing to see that the bones of the room stayed the same and what a difference changing out a few things made.

Pamela said...

I would love to have seen the look on her face when she walked into her new bedroom!!
What a wonderful gift you gave her...your time and creativity!
Lovely job Angie!!

Pamela xo

♥Sheri said...

I love love love it!!! That's every girls dream room!! I'm totally showing this to Jenna. She's been wanting her room done since the rest of the house is being done. She has the same American girl Doll bed with 2 American Girl dolls. (obviously keepers - wish we had an above the closet shelf for them) I saw those same prints at Winners and thought they would be fabulous in Jenna's room! I had them in my hand to buy then put them back..... gahhhhh... must go back to see if they are still there!

Laura said...

So beautiful! I really love the two pictures above the bed...were they from HomeSense?

Great job!

Lisa said...

i love it.. looks like a great transformation!

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

You did a wonderful job in creating this beautiful room in one day!!! It is gorgeous!!!

Lynn said...

This is amazing! Perfect for a 14 year old girl. You did a really great job!

notyet100 said...

wow,..

Casey :) said...

It looks GREAT!!!

Nancy said...

Absolutely amazing transformation! Great job! xo

Jen said...

Unreal! The room is beautiful. What great vision and hard work. Way to go

Jen said...

WOW Way to go. Great idea and hard work rewarded. I yhink that she definitely was jumping up and down. It looks amazing.

Gayle @ Life on the Lane said...

Oh my Angie!
What a wonderful job and what a lucky little girl!

M* {Daydream Believers} said...

Aw, what a special suprise! :) Nice work!

theultimate said...

Wow! That is a great teenage girl room! I love the organization over the desk area and the beautiful lamps by the bed. Gorgeous!

Terry said...

Hi Angie! Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment! This transformation turned out amazing, perhaps you should go into business?!? What an great transformation! You did a wonderful job!

Erica said...

Fabulous job Angie! I'm sure there was one happy girl at the end of the day too. xo

Leslie said...

that is impressive!!! I had to call my 12 yr old over to look at it. Very pretty.
We are in the process of planning both of my girls bedroom makeovers. My sunporch is loaded with new furniture for them. We bought the 12yr a loft bed and new desk, etc.. but first I need to paint. You gave me a great idea with the shelves over the desk.

I know she's gonna love love love it.

Mrs.B said...

I think you did an awesome job. LOVE IT!

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Wow!! You all did an amazing job! Very fabulous!

Elle Uy {SWITCHEROOm} said...

huge difference in just one day! What a lucky girl, best birthday present! :)

Elle Uy {SWITCHEROOm} said...

Oh wait, a room makeover and new laptop (at the desk)?? She must have been a good girl... :D

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

That came out so great!

Emma Allen said...

The difference between the two room designs is amazing. I also like that while the new room is 'grown-up', it's still young and fresh.

Emma
Just Love Kids Furniture

Melanie {The Tiny Tudor} said...

What a great room- I had a purple room when I was a teenager as well. Love the pillows and prints on the wall!

Chiara said...

Very lucky girl.. nobody could ever do something like that for me!

Paula said...

Great transformation! Your daughter must be so thrilled with her grown up room!

Sugarr2518 said...

What a difference the deep purple comforter made throughout the whole room! The desk is a great addition too:)

spp17 said...

What is used as the desk topper? It is a beautiful pattern....did it come with the desk? Beautiful room...we are in the process of creating a new space for our dauther in our new home. We have paint on the walls and are currently in the process of shopping for curtains, a desk, and accessories. I love the desk idea and the space you created above it!!

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