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Nov 18, 2012

girls room redesign...

I have a new project in the works. When we moved into our home almost three years ago I had a lot of rooms to decorate. My daughter was 7 years old at the time and we decided on a garden style room. 








The furniture was arranged, a wall decal was put up, a pellet box was made and we called it a day. The room was light, bright but pretty bare. She is now almost 10 and informed me that she now that she is a pre-teen, her room is too babyish. Pre-teen, yikes, but other than that I was ecstatic! I've been wanting to work on her room for a while but I needed to figure out what she needed and what the room could do. 

We now have a joint project ahead of us. We've made most of the decisions together and will do most of the work together as well. I'm going to take you along for the ride with us. Here are some of the topics I'll be sharing with you...

1. picking paint colors and making it last
2. letting your child make decisions on their room that 
   you can live with
3. figuring out what your child needs from their room
4. working with what you have (as far as furniture goes)
5. storage
6. accessories
7. lighting issues

It isn't a huge job, just very thought out. We have one big piece of the project which requires a trip to good old IKEA. Other than that we are working with what we have. A coat of paint doesn't hurt either...


3 comments:

  1. I’ve been working on my oldest daughter’s room for nearly a year now…I can’t wait to see what you do so I can get enough inspiration to finally finish it!

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  2. Two of mine are at pre-teen's door. (9 and 11). I don't think her room is babyish, but any chance to redecorate...jump! ;) I know whatever it is you have up your sleeve will look beautiful!

    It hasn't been that long since I did my daughter's room (though there are parts I've never entirely finished...like painting her dresser), but I found some fabric the other day that would make the most gorgeous curtains and now I've got "the itch". Lol. I need to show some restraint, I think. For now.

    Happy Thanksgiving...and keep us updated! (I know you will!)

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  3. The room is absolutely lovely and delicate. It has a very feminine vibe and the bird just flying out of the branch painting on the wall is so meaningful too.

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