No more Princess!

My mom, Vicky, and I recently re-decorated my cousin Makenzie's bedroom for her birthday while they were on a cruise!  She picked out her bedding from JcPenney and knew we were painting the room, but it was a huge surprise at how much changed when she got home!!!

Her white modern headboard was $89 from csn.com with free shipping!

Her room has been a purple princess theme for many years now.  Her mom told her when she turned 10 she could redo her room...well, this year she turned 10!  My uncle actually airbrushed the clouds along the top of the walls with glow-in-the dark stars- which was kinda sad to paint over, but we kept the purple ceiling.  The castle & clouds on the wall were a decal that peeled off.

quick sketch

The back corner was more of an unused space before.  It just had her butterfly chair and dry-erase board, but was usually dark and wasted space.  Now it houses her built-in desk with chair and magnetic boards for her to draw & do her homework (as it will increase in the coming years!)



My husband, Matt, helped us build her desk out of mdf plywood, attach it to the wall studs, added a front lip to give it a chunky look, drilled two 2" holes in the back corners for chords to feed through, caulked edges, and painted it glossy white

Makenzie wanted to keep her pink butterfly chair in the room, so we added pink stripes to the wall
to tie in the chair and light she already had

The Hancock Shelf in chartreuse from cb2.com [assembly required]

(pardon my mom's glass of wine in the photo after a long day of hard work!)

The photos on the wall are hanging on magnetic green cables from cb2.com for $6.95 a piece

The Details:

 $5 table found at a garage sale, painted blue, and mosaiced with glass tiles on top; $5 chair found at a garage sale, painted purple, seat re-covered with new foam and fabric; $35 nightstand found at an estate sale, painted white, sprayed with gloss polyurethane; chandelier found at Urban Outfitters, lightkit with switch hand-rigged with materials from Lowe's

The Bathroom:

We painted a stripe of multicolored circles up the wall using stencil paper from Michael's that we cut our own circles in using an exacto knife.  The rugs and towels are from Target.  The frame was found at an antique store for $25 and spray painted white with hooks hung within for cute jewelry display.  Hooks and fabric letter "m" found at Anthropologie.  A hook on each side for Makenzie and her sister Morgan to have their own spot for their towels or robe to hang since they share a bathroom.

1 comment:

Austin & Terri said...

That looks so cute! I'm jealous! I want a room makeover. How fun!