Sunday, January 25, 2009

Hailey's Room


For this Met Monday I'm going to post about my older daughter's room. When we first moved in, the room wasn't bad at all but we knew it could be better. The walls were white, the moulding was all scratched up and the carpet was dirty looking. This is how her room looked before we started:



All emptied out....

And this is what we were left with after the carpet came up. The wood under the carpet is Southern Yellow Pine like the rest of the house. It looked as though way back when there was an area rug and they varnished around it. My husband refinished the floors, we painted the moulding white and the walls a soft green and Hailey is really happy with it now. She already had the shabby bedding and a great bed so we just added to it. It was my chance to have fun "girling" it up!



Come on in!


Her iron bed was an amazing flea market find. It already had pink chippy paint on it. As I stood there thinking about it, the man selling it kept coming down in price. It was obvious he didn't want to take it back home. The priced ended up at $30 and I told my husband to get out the bungee cords and rope because we were tying it to the roof and taking it home! The little pink stool was also an antique store find. She needs it to get herself up on the bed, it's so tall.



I took a picture of her on the front porch and had it blown up at Walmart to hang above her bed.







All smiles in her room...




The throw on the bottom of her bed was crocheted by my great grandmother.






I had toile wallpaper sitting in my basement so I used some to dress up the back of her bookcase.










This is the other sconce like the one in my kitchen. I'm still in search of a vintage replacement socket so right now it doesn't work. Hopefully I'll track one down and she can use it.











You can see my other daughter's room. Their rooms are connected and for now they love it. I'm sure when we hit the teenage years, they will be asking for an actual door in that doorway!



Like the bed, the nightstand also came chipped to perfection. I used a spray sealer over everything in case there was lead paint.




And for a bit of reality (because who doesn't need that?) here is the room the day after I took all the pictures of it. The kids wanted to make a tent and "camp out" in Hailey's room. What kind of room would it be without a little mess now and then, right?


Thanks so much for coming by! I can't wait to see what other great Before and Afters there are today!
Please be sure to stop by Susan's blog, Between Naps on the Porch to see more great Met Monday postings! Just click on the butterfly in my sidebar and it will take you there.

53 comments:

Stacey said...

Now that is one adorable little girl's room. Your daughter is precious too. :)

ellen b said...

Oh what a great job you did on this room. I love every part of it. What great architecture! She is such a cutie! I'm glad you showed us the tent picture, too. Brings back some great memories!!

MeganSloan said...

Where did you get the pink and green paisley box? I'm doing light green walls for my baby girl's nursery and that would be a fun touch!

Sarah said...

Ooooh I love it! Come do my room next Michelle! I love Hailey's bedding!

Sarah@VintageChic said...

What a perfect room!!!! I just love it!!! The bed is amazing - I wish I could run across such a deal! Thanks for sharing!

kbbryant said...

Cute, cute! I love that sconce too. Thanks for sharing the photo from t

Kathy b

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

I love the new bedroom colors. The bedding is so pretty. I love the iron bed. I bet she just loves her room.

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Michelle, I LOVE Hailey's room. That bed was such a steal! I love it being high...so romantic to need the steps. :-) The pic of Hailey on the porch is precious! I LOVE the tent at the end of the post...brought back so many memories of my son doing that! I love all the special touches...Hailey will remember this room always! :-) Susan

sandra/tx said...

That is a very sweet room. I love that the rooms are connected. How cool!

~CC Catherine said...

Michelle, Loved what you did with the room! Your daughter must love it! Every sweet item has it's place, and the crocheted piece from your grandmother is perfect! ~CC

Susan said...

Love your little girl's room! Your husband did a beautiful job on the floor....and I really like wall paint color.

All your attention to detail...makes it a fantastic room! (I wouldn't mind having that room)

prof en retraite said...

Oh this is soooo sweet! I love it! This is every little girl's dream room!...Debbie

Annette @ Designs By A Rose said...

Your daughter's room is so sweet! I would love to decorate my daughter's room that way, but she has grown out of the cute-sy pinks. I really like the line you have hung up for drawings and pictures. I think I might use that idea for my daughter's drawings.

By the way, I found your page on "Between Naps on the Porch." I really like your blog!

V and Co. said...

yes i love that room! i can't wait to be able to put up my daughters iron bed when she's ready to be a bed! lovely room!

Lana G! said...

ADORABLE!!

It looks wonderful and I love your point choice! I must take notes on paint - I plan on painting ALOT this summer!

KD said...

Little girls rooms are so much fun! So sweet. I loved visiting your blog.
~KD at Southern Whimsy

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Michelle, ;)
It's so nice to have found your lovely blog through Kristen's. It's wonderful!

I hope you don't mind if I follow along. Please come and visit mine anytime. You're always welcome. :)

Your daughter's room is turning out so beautiful. Love your home and decor' style.

Have a blessed evening.
~Warmly, Melissa :)

mbkatc230 said...

What a beautiful room for a precious little girl. I can't believe the price on the bed, what a steal! I especially love all of your little details, like the wallpaper in the back of the bookcase. Wonderful post, thanks for sharing this! Kathy

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

This is just wonderful! The picture of your daughter just sets off the whole room. What a great place to be a little girl!

Shelia said...

What little girl wouldn't love this room! You've done a fantastic job. I love all of the little details and especially the little tiny plates in the frame!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Ma'dame French said...

What a wonderful makeover I love that black and white pic over the bed...what a cuite pattootie she is;) French

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

I just found your darling blog thru Susan's Met Monday. I love this room! I had a boy and now have a grandson, but I have always wanted to girlie up a room. This one is about as perfect as can be, and I love all the small touches. Your home looks lovely, and I can't wait to come back to see more. Blessings, Barb

marty39 said...

Oh what a special little girl's room and your precious daughter just looks like she loves it so much. Beautifully done. Marty

Cynthia said...

Hi Michelle,
So glad I found your blog, just a wonderful room transformation. Love what you did, from the colors to the bedding to the decor. Cindy

Linda said...

What a beautiful little girl's room! LOVE the picture blown up at Walmart....great idea! My daughter (now grown) had an iron bed we bought at a flea market for $12 in 1975, so with inflation, I'd say you got a better deal than we did!.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Haileys room is a room of perfection and love..I love the photo on the wall and the reality of life at the end is just too cute for words..Great job..hugs ~lynne~

Margaret said...

Great room..looks so fun and inviting, I am sure she loves it!

Wendy said...

That room is adorable! Love the color, the bedding, the bed, everything! I can't believe they varnished around the area rug. They do look amazing now. Great job, I know she must be proud of it.

Wendy

june@craftyniche said...

What a cute, cute room!

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

Oh MY!! her room is just STUNNING! each vignette you did is gorgeous and so filled with love and a beautiful sense of cottage loveliness!! I adore her dresser and the bed looks right out of a bed and breakfast!

Gorgeous job!!

Hugs, Cynthia

Kimm at Reinvented said...

OMG, that is beautiful! I love the green that you chose for the walls, and especially love the flea market finds!
What a great idea to have a photo enlarged for the wall, I may have to "cheat" that idea.
Love your blog, I'm adding it to my sidebar!

Vanessa {Bloom Right Here!} said...

What a gorgeous little girl's room! I love every little detail. Beautiful!

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

That is so adorable!!! My girls' room is also kind of shabby chic/flea market look. I know she's going to love that room!! And I think it's sweet that your girls "share" a room/space like that actually! Great job :)

xinex said...

What a charming room for a very charming lovely little girl. I love your little frame with tiny plates in it. Did you create it? Your girls are just like my granddaughter. Everytime she has friends or cousins with her, her favorite thing is pulling out comforters from the closet and making tents....Christine

Kim's Treasures said...

Very beautiful!!!

Helen said...

Your daughter and her shabby chic bedroom are both adorable!!!!

Nancy W said...

She is adorable as is her room! She is one lucky girl to have such a talented mom! Blessings to you and your family!

Gray Matters said...

Such a sweet room - all the little touches are so thoughtful and really make everything seem as if it all belongs.

Karla said...

I Love it! It's absolutely adorable! I want that bed for my daughter! :)

~Karla

Mom in High Heels said...

How beautiful! Makes me want a girl!

Happy To Be said...

This is just beautiful girl..and what little girl would't just love this room..thanks for sharing...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

What a sweet and beautiful transformation! The wall color is so pretty and that bed is a dream! (And great bargain! "smiles") If I were a little girl, I would want a room just like this one! ~Rhonda :)

Tootsie said...

I love this room! you decorate like I do...and I think you have done a fantastic job...you can tell by the happy smile on that beautiful little girl!
thanks for the visit...and I am now a follower of your wonderful blog!

Cathy Cobblestone said...

Well Miss Cherry sent me over and I'm so glad she did. What precious redo's. That is a darlin' lil' girls room - I know she loves it. It has so many sweet touches - I love that. Good luck on all your other projects and Happy Monday to ya! Blessings, Cathy

paintergal said...

What a beautiful room! I like how your daughters' rooms are connected. Never seen that before. They can share giggles and whispers but still have their own space. So great.

Linda said...

Darling room, what a difference and was great to bring the floors back. Hailey, one of my fav girls names. Hope she has lots of fun in her pretty room!
Linda

The Bliss Journey said...

What a beautiful room for a little princess.
Kathleen

adb said...

You are awesome! I love the rooms. The flea market bed is adorable. Boys stuff is cute, but girl stuff is so precious.

Liz said...

Perfectly Pink! LOVE IT!

~Liz

The Muse said...

adopt me!
LOL
WOW

Anita said...

What a lucky little girl! Absolutely gorgeous bedroom and a 'just right' bed! Love ALL of it!

Tricia Anne said...

What beautiful spaces! :o)
I have 6 lampshades just like the two hanging on your wall that I am seeking a home for. :o) I was wondering if you happen to know anyone who may be interested in them? :o) I hate to sound like a peddler. :o)
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Bird learning to fly... said...

Dream like!!!

My fav is the "keeping it real" pictures of the tents :D