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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Liberty's Room

My daughter is ten years old and she was ready to change her room. We kept everything we had & just  spray painted things & added black,white & blue accents.

The first thing we did was sew new curtains.
I can't sew with patterns, a complex I gained in 7th grade when I cut on the fold & had to sneak the project home....Ms. Marchant still gives me nightmares! :)
I just measured how long I wanted them to be and added 3 inches to the top & an inch to the bottom for the hem.

We got the material from Hobby Lobby....the one section of fabric is always 30% off or you can use a 40% coupon on the weeks they have one.
Then I made a sham cover with the same material.
We did get the polk a dot pillow at Hobby Lobby when it was 50% off.
Next we made an accent blanket for the bottom of her bed...I actually just hot glued the ribbon accents on the ends.

We also got wood letters to spell her name & mod podged them with paper that matched her room.

Then came spray painting...

I spray painted the lamp shade (it was pink & white checkers before)
Then I added the flower ribbon with a glue gun.

Then we spray painted this cute frame...it use to be pink, cream & green.

We spray painted this dresser.
You can read more about this transformation here.
I spray painted the frame holder & made the initial plaque.
I sprayed this frame white & hung it on her door.
Then  I was inspired by one of my favorite blogs Craft-o-maniac.  You can see her lamp here.
So, I took an old red lamp that I had and sprayed it blue.
Then I took the same material as the curtains & made ruffles with my sewing machine.Then I pinned them on to the lampshade.
Next....
We changed the material & paper around the pictures on this...
We added blue ribbon to the board.
Her room is now done!
I love changing things that you already have & making them new!

Before...which I loved too.
After...Libby loves the new colors!

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27 comments:

  1. LOVE HER ROOM. The colors are great. WELL DONE. The lamp looks great too. Thanks for the link. xo winks, jen

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  2. Love it, the colors are amazing! great job!
    julianne
    www.sewfantastic.blogspot.com

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  3. It turned out so sweet! I am in the process of sewing curtains for my Master Bdr. While I quilt, I'm certainly not a curtain maker, so I'm a little daunted by the process. I hope mine turn out as well as yours!

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  4. Oh this turned out lovely! I am in the process of redoing my 10y.o daughter's room as well. She wants a Paris theme with black, white and lavendar. I may refer to your daughter's room for inspiration! Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Very nice. My daughter is 10 too, and she is trying to decide exactly what she likes. I'll have to show her your daughter's room and see what she thinks. Thanks for the great ideas.

    I became a follower to keep up on your other great ideas.

    If you get a chance sometime you'll have to stop by my blog.

    Melissa
    redflycreations.blogspot.com

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  6. The room looks great. It is amazing what a little spray paint and fabric can do. Looks beautiful.

    I am a new follower.

    Ruth

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  7. This looks sooo great! What a sweet, pretty room!

    Jenny
    http://simcoestreet.blogspot.com

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  8. Your daughter's room looks beautiful. I love all the changes. Really gorgeous.

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  9. I LOVE the black and white lampshade, as well as all the other fun elements in the room! I had to laugh, though--I didn't sew for YEARS after my high school sewing class, but I quite enjoy it now ;-)

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  10. You are so talented. The room looks great. See ya soon.

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  11. What a darling room! I love that ruffled lampshade and all of the other details are just fantastic. It looks so sweet still and yet a bit more pre-teen-ish. :-)
    Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Inspiration Friday!
    Vanessa

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  12. I could just be your new daughter with that kind of room! So gorgeous! Come on over and see how to make a ghost cake.

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  13. Beautiful, you have quite the designer's eye!

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  14. Love the lamp and the room! Followed you over from Lollyjane!

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  15. Sally, this room is just gorgeous! I'm sure your daughter is just over the moon!! It looks so girly and chic! I LOVE IT!! You made some great transformations with things you already had!! Very pretty!

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  16. Love that shade of blue with the black and white.:)
    everydaygameplan.net

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  17. Don't you just LOVE spray paint? I've become seriously addicted. Everything in her room turned out fabulous! Thanks for taking the time to stop by Twin-rific and leave a comment! I've joined your site as well. Lots of neat posts - can't wait to see what you post next!

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  18. Hi Sally, I am glad you joined on with me, however, today was not the newbie party. I was hosting a magazine copy cat challenge party. See you next week as schedule will be back to normal.

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  19. The lampshade is my favorite--too cute!

    I actually found you through a comment you made on another blog...and yes, you can use chalk paint on cabinets!

    I'm your newest follower...I'd love for you to check my blog out if you get a chance--I work exclusively with chalk paint. :)

    www.chichistudio.com/blog

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  20. Hi Sally, This room is so adorable! I'd love for you to link up to my Tuesday's Nursery party - its for all kids decor at any age! I hope you can make it - here is a direct link for you: http://playfuldecor.blogspot.com/2011/11/tuesdays-nursery-ideas-hop.html#more
    I used to live in Utah - say Hi to the mountains for me! :)

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  21. It turned out WONDERFUL! Room makeovers can be scary, but when you use items you already have it can be so easy and inexpensive! Great job!

    Coming over from: http://chasing2monkeys.blogspot.com

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  22. Precious! Thank you so much for sharing this at the Meet Me Monday linky party! I can't wait to browse around and see what else you have going on! I hope to see you next week too! Love, Me www.youaretalkingtoomuch.com

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  23. I love the new colors too! I think the blue lamp with the ruffles is my fave part though:)Thank you so much for linking up your lovely project at Get Schooled Saturday. We will be open for business again Friday night-Sunday night!
    Kim @ Too Much Time
    www.kim-toomuchtimeonmyhands.blogspot.com

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  24. i love how you reused so many things! that's my favorite way to decorate. :) i'm a new follower...hope you'll follow back. -- Hilary

    http://daydreambeliever-hilary.blogspot.com/

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  25. you give me wonderful ideas and tips. its very beautiful every thing,
    http://www.sleepy-hollow-design.com/

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