Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Big Girl Room Reveal

10.17.12








Things to note: Picture frame above bed has wall art in it now, and there is a nightstand and lamp by the bed now.






The Details

I have been anticipating this reveal for quite some time now. Who am I kidding here. I have been anticipating doing {and finishing} this big girl room, period. So now that we are finally here? I am just as excited to show it off as I was the day we finished. And all the days to follow.

I have to admit, it is by far my most favorite room in the house. By far. It's the room that when I open the door it instantly makes me smile. Each and every time. I am proud of this room. I am happy that I was able to give my pride and joy such a lovely room for a growing big girl. Although I hate to say that she is no longer the "baby" in the family, she is still my little baby and deserves nothing but the ultimate best. Although, we are still having "sleeping issues" {aka she sleeps with us most nights}, she still thoroughly enjoys being in her room, taking her books off her bookshelf, and jumping on her bed. My little toddler.

How did I choose the color scheme? Well, as always, I kind of just "go with it." That seems to be my motto with any of the rooms in the house that I have remodeled. I decide on something {accessory, rug, lamp, etc} and then that sort of chooses our theme. In this case, I knew I wanted grey for the wall color. So that was my deciding factor right there. But it had to be PERFECT grey. I set out asking people for advice, and boy was advice given. I researched tons of wall colors, compared them in different rooms, and eventually settled down with Behr-Gentle Rain. Boy am I ever so happy I did.

Next, I decided on the rug. After all, it's one of the most important pieces in a room. I searched, and searched, and searched, and when I finally found this beauty on Overstock, it was a no-brainer. And it when it came in the mail {well you know, on my doorstep actually, not the real mail-box}, it was even more beautiful than on the computer.

Why did I decide to stencil? Simple. I was searching for rugs I think on Ebay at the time, when one of the suggested items for me that popped up was a stencil. Why? Don't ask me. But it did. And I'm glad it did because next thing I know, I am browsing through the stencils and it was a MUST for me. I had to have it. And I had to do it. Now. Can you imagine what the husband said to me when it came in the mail? First: "What is this." Second: "Another project, Becky, really?" and third: "Who's going to do it?" ME!

Me. Me. Me. Yes. I was going to do it, I did it {8 hours later}, and I, as well as the skeptical husband, are so happy with it. It's not perfect by any means, however the little imperfections blend in so well you would never actually notice them just looking at the wall. I would go as far as to say that I did a pretty darn good job for a first time stenciler. Ahem.

Deciding on everything else? Well, all the other pieces were easy enough to decide on. I knew that grey was going to be the main theme, white, and gentle pops of pink. And I believe that I established just that.

Elliana's reaction to her big girl room?

"Oh WOOOWW... COOOOOL."

Yes. That's my girl.

The Goods

Mirror: Home Goods
Bed:Amazon
Dresser: Old brown dresser been in family for 20+ years. We primed it with Zinsser primer, and then painted it white and purchased knobs from Home Depot.
Bookshelf: Purchased at a garage sale for $10.00, sanded, and primed and painted white.
Bedding: Overstock
Curtains: Ebay
Curtain hooks: Home Depot
Clock: Home Goods
Pillows: Ebay
Rug: Overstock
Flower Pictures: Home Goods
Stencil: Ebay
Wall color: Behr-Gentle rain
Clothes hanger: Totsy {spray painted white}
Chandelier: Home Depot

60 comments:

  1. What happens if I want my 23 year old room to look like that too? Does that make me a child or does that just make E extra freakin' fabulous? I'll go with both :)

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  2. lovvvvvve her room momma! you did great! i'd wanna sleep there! :)

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  3. Love it!! This makes me so excited to make over my little guys 'big boy' room in a few months. The colors are amazing and you did an incredible job with the stencilling!! She will be soooo happy in her room:)

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  4. loving her room. its a room that she can totally grow up in. you did a great job. Now I want to redo my girls room!

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  5. Absolutely love it! looks fabulous. Good job mama!

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  6. It looks so good! I've been trying to convince B for awhile now that we need to stencil some walls.

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  7. Can this be my room too?? I love this!

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  8. It looks gorgeous!! I love the pattern on the wall!

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  9. Her room is beautiful! I love the gray, it's so modern yet soothing! I really like that it's perfectly sweet for a little girl, but it's not kiddish and will be perfect as she gets older...I'd love that room and I'm 25! :)

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  10. I Love this paint color! I might have to use it on our master. You did such a great job!

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  11. Love, love, love it!!! You did a great job!! Our girls room is my favorite in our house too. I know I put the most thought and work into it than I have in our other rooms and love how it turned out. They aren't in toddler beds yet though so I'm getting ideas for their big girl room makeover when it happens, and you're giving me.some! So glad you listed where you got everything cause I was going to ask where you got those curtain hooks. The girls have the same chandelier in their room too and those match perfectly!

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  12. Finally!! It's gorgeous!! I agree with Erin, I want MY master to look like this! ...... Unfortunately its shared with a male so thats out :)

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  13. I love it. Its so fresh and clean. I want our room to look like this haha. Don't know if the hubs would agree
    brianna
    adventuresofthesouthernwife.blogspot.com

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  14. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!! What a lucky little girl. :)

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  15. I absolutely love what you did with her room! I think the stencil is my favorite part. You did an amazing job! We are in progress with Ethan's big boy room and I can't wait to see the final product!

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  16. So this room is gorgeous!!
    I want my room to look like this :)

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  17. I want this room! You did a beautiful job. I can't believe that was your first time stenciling.. It looks amazing. Now I want to do a wall like that!

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  18. I LOVE IT!! My favorite part is the little splashes of bright pink...I'm not into the all pink/all blue thing for babies, but LOVE how you incorporated it JUST enough. PERFECT!

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  19. Love it, especially the color scheme!!!

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  20. Absolutely, positively gorgeous!!!! Can you come do my daughters' room now?!

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  21. becky it looks fantastic!!! seriously!! me being an adult wants this room ;)
    when we get a house you need to be our designer :)

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  22. It looks BEAUTIFUL! We are doing the same color scheme (and elephants!) in our new baby girls nursery.

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  23. Wow! You guys did a fantastic job!

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  24. it's gorgeous! I love it! Especially the accent wall and elephant pillows

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  25. So pretty! I love the stencil wall and that gray! You did an amazing job!

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  26. Oh my God, her room looks better than mine! Haha. Too cute. Y'all did a great job!

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  27. You did such a great job! I wish I had the patience for stenciling, yours looks awesome. I love the grey/pink combo and hope to do that if I ever have a girl.

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  28. GORGEOUS! Agreed.. can you come design my bedroom now? So stinkin cute. Great job!!

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  29. It looks great! I love the colors. Definitely one that can grow with her!

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  30. What a beautiful big girl room! This room she will NEVER have to change to make it a big girl room. I'm sure when she gets older and her friends come over, they'll all think it's the coolest room around ;) So glad she liked it!

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  31. Absolutely GORGEOUS!! Even though I'm 25, I'd be HAPPY to stay in there and act like I'M the princess... just saying ;)

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  33. Oh...WOW. This room is beautiful. Can you tell me what brand the pillows are? I love!!!

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  34. Beautiful room.....LOVE it! I am in the process of making my almost 3 year olds room into a big girl room right now and it is so fun!

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  35. Wow! You did a great job! That is a perfect little girl's room that I am sure she will love for years to come!

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  36. It's perfect my friend!! LOVE everything about it...especially those pink pillows! What a lucky girl little miss E is!

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  37. Becky!!!! Oh my gosh!!! It is BEYOND beautiful and perfect!!! Thanks for posting the finds...I might have to have that rug!

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  38. Her room is amazing! I wish MY room could look like this.

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  39. I adore it!!!! You did such a great job!!

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  40. Love love love it, it's SO pretty!!! I want that to be my room and I'm 21 lol..you did a fabulous job!!

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  41. Seriously IN LOVE! Fantastic job! :)

    xo

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  42. It's gorgeous. You did such a great job! I love the rug.

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  43. Oh my goodness it's absolutely beautiful girl!!!! No wonder you're so happy and proud every time you open her door!! Great job momma!!

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  44. I love that wall! Everything looks great!

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  45. her room is stunning!! you did such a great job!!

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  46. Wow! Her room looks amazing! I wish my room looked half as pretty as hers! So pretty!

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  47. OMG...I am in love! I love it, you are one daring mama to have that white of a room in your house, especially for your little one. Good luck! She is one lucky princess! You did a great job!!

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  48. I love it all! Her big girl room is too adorable. Is it bad that I think it would be cute for a 24 year old? I would at least think it would be cute for an adult spare bedroom :)

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  49. I want my room to look like that omg you are a decorating genius and the fact you have pink elephants trunk up for good luck well that just seals the deal. No wonder you all want to hang out in her room I would totally never come out lol
    xoxo

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  50. i love her room! perfect amount of pink! i'm keeping this in mind if we ever have a girl!

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  51. Love it!! What size is the rug? I'm debating on what size to go with...I want a big one that covers a lot of the room...yours seems to do that!

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