I am so excited to finally be able to show you guys my daughter Bella’s room revamp project. We have been working on it for over a month and it was my goal to have it finished by Bella’s 10th birthday. Her birthday was a week ago and I finished the room the night before her birthday.
Spending the last month transforming her room from a sweet little shabby chic girl’s room into a fun and bright tween space has been so much fun for the both of us. I just love her colors and we just couldn’t stop with all of the fun projects!
My goal for this room revamp was to try and use everything that she had and transform all of it with paint. Before I jump into some of the project details, let me just show you around:
My girl picked all of the colors and patterns for her new room. She wanted bold bright and fun and layered patterns. Ten is interesting age in that they go back and forth between little girl and teenager. I guess that’s why they call it tween. There is little girl mixed with big girl in her new room but the most important thing for me since the day she was born is to surround her with creativity and art.
Bella’s art is framed throughout the room to remind her that she can create anything she wants for her environment:
As we began planning Bella’s room revamp, I gave her the Pottery Barn Teen catalog to look through and she immediately went to this geometric sea foam green duvet cover and sheets:
After the bedding came in, I asked her what other colors she wanted in the space and I wasn’t surprised to hear that she wanted hot pink. Although, I was surprised by all of the pattern mixing that she wanted.
After we figured out her colors, we went to town revamping her old Pottery Barn little girl furniture. We wanted to use what we had furniture-wise and get creative with paint and fun patterns. All of the painted pieces that you see (everything including the bed), was done with the new Velvet Finishes paint line that I am completely obsessed with. The colors of this paint are so incredibly highly pigmented and the finish is unbelievable.
I have already posted tutorials of two of the furniture paint projects a few weeks ago here:
We also transformed my daughter’s old junk toy box into a chic upholstered bench. It was such an easy and quick transformation because we used a faux fabric panel trick.
If you’re interested in the toy box tutorial that I shared last week, you can find that here.
We also revamped this chair and I’ll be sharing that tutorial next week:
By the way, the dog silhouette is a piece that Bella and I did several years ago of our sweet dog Ava. It was such a fun project for us. You can find that tutorial here.
Bella also wanted hanging paper party lanterns somewhere and we just hung a few over her hutch in the corner. We just hammered a nail into the ceiling with the string tied to the nail:
We added a much needed Ikea Billy Bookcase to help keep my girl organized:
We added cookie/candy jars from Target to the top shelves to help with organizing the little stuff:
We love how pretty the chandelier turned out and how it pulls the room together. We were inspired by a very high end chandy and we painted an inexpensive piece from Lowe’s:
In case you missed it, I shared a tutorial for the chandelier a few weeks ago here:
The last thing that went in to the room were two large art pieces that I painted. Bella ask me at the beginning of the room project to paint her the largest heart that I could and I surprised her with it on her birthday:
and because I just couldn’t stop painting and adding even more fun stuff for my girl, I painted this fun “B” in a colorful circus monogram for her other blank wall:
This has been such a fun project and I love that we transformed the space using mainly the pieces we already had in the room. I have several little projects to still share tutorials for in this room and those will be coming up. Bella is so excited about her new room and I’m so glad that she wanted to be so involved in choosing everything.
Thanks so much for stopping by and thank you Bella for letting me share your room project on the blog. Happy Birthday sweet girl! xoxo