Sunday, January 30, 2011

A Girls Beachy Bedroom

Hello my wonderful friends!
How are you?
I hope that you all had a wonderful weekend!
The sun managed to show its face around here for a couple hours on Sunday, it was so good to feel the warmth.....I even cracked my windows a bit on my jeep! :)

If you remember a while ago, I had promised my daughter that I would redo her bedroom if she made some headway on her sleeping issues.

Well, as you have seen from some of my previous posts, I started her room.
She has been doing ok with her sleep issues and it was my hope that creating a pleasant space for her will ease her anxiety and help her feel relaxed and in a place that can take her away from it all.

She loves the beach (apple does not fall too far from the tree) and her room was somewhat beachy but it didn't have a good feeling to it.

Here is room before..




and here is her room now.....


Oh, no more Hannah Montana, the twin boys or the snobby girl from High School Musical!!
Just calm, soothing beachy colors!!



This is the craft table that I brought down from my craft room. I scrubbed it up pretty good and after finding out from Kristin over at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia that you can paint laminate, I will be sprucing it up!
I hung up some metal crates for some of her books and purchased some little drawers from Target to use as extra storage.



The lamp I made a while ago, it was actually in her old room and still went perfectly in the new room.
I painted the flamingo the color blue that I used on the bed.
(this was our compromise for her "allowing" me to paint the walls white, all the little pops of color)



I freshened up the closet doors and distressed them.



The window treatment I showed you earlier.
I used a small stool that I got from Ikea a long time ago for a bedside table. I cleaned that up too and gave it a fresh coat of white paint.
She is currently reading the "The Last Song" so I guess Miley is still in the room. However, I did enjoy that movie and balled like a baby!!



I "beached" up her headboard a little more by adding the driftwood sailboat that I made last summer.
You can see that here. You can also go to Simple Daisy and see how Heather made hers.
I also added some mason jars filled with sand small candles.



I did my little rendition of the lovely artwork that I have seen around blogland with the punched-out hearts. We used Starfish, sand dollars and crabs!
I also picked up 5 large barn wood frames from a new facility that my boss just purchased. They took them off the walls because they didn't go with decor and I kindly volunteered to take them off their hands!!!
Woo Hoo, I finally got a bonus!!! :)



And then at any given point in the day, my daughter can just look up and see blue sky's with big white puffy clouds.........a perfect sky for a day at the beach...



I will be linking up to the parties in my 'Linky Parties' tab.


82 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

wow, michelle! it is sooo different and so refreshing! that hbed is the showpiece but the whole room is just gorgeous. love the colors!

Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said...

I LOVE it! Seriously, such a beautiful, sophisticated beachy bedroom!

Rene said...

Wow! It all looks great Michelle. I'll bet your daughter loves it. Love that desk!

We enjoyed open doors today thanks to the sunshine. It came just in time.

-Rene

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

Wow, looks like something out of Coastal Living! So beautiful and fresh. I want a room like hers!!!

Way to go, Michelle!

simpledaisy said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! GREAT....GREAT....GREAT job!!!!

Amy Kinser said...

This room looks amazing! I love everything you did! I am so proud of you and your skills. I know it's weird for me to say I am proud, but I just really am!!! You did great!!!

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Michelle, this bedroom could have come straight out of the magazine! It's perfect. So calm and restful :D Oh an that drift wood sail boat is to die for! LOVE IT!!

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures/Treasured Moments said...

It looks even better than I could have imagined. I wanna just sit in there and then lay on the bed and look up at the clouds. My favs are the bed, window, distressed closet doors, and all white room.

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

Oh my Michelle - way to go. Just beautiful.

Drawn to The Sea said...

très, très, très ... belle!
a room where dreams will be so very sweet

Tonya said...

Wow Michelle! You totally rocked the bedroom make over. Great job.

Bella said...

Look at you girl, BEAUTIFUL, simply beautiful, I'm sad the posters had to go though, hehe. My poor kids have never been allowed to put them up, I HATE them, lol. I'm such a bad mom, lol.

Mission accomplished girl, this is def a dream come true for any beach lover, and your daughter must be sleeping like a baby now, I know I would.

Bella :)

Vicki said...

I love everything about it! I think she will have sweet dreams here.

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

I'm speechless! Oh Michelle, it's ahhhmazing! So light and airy! Is it weird that I love all the little details? Love the jar candles, driftwood sailboat, distressed closet doors and don't get me started on the window treatment. You could do a lot of homework on that desk :)I bet Addy is so proud of her room. I can see many 12 year old girls hanging out there.

You did a wonderful makeover, my friend!

~Michelle
xo

Vanessa said...

OH MY GOODNESS!! Michelle, this way exceeds anything I was picturing in my head! I absolutely love how calming it is and how it feels "grown-up" and yet youthful and fun all at the same time. And you struck just the right balance of pretty and "cool" which is oh so important for that stage of a girl's life! :-) Fabulous job my friend!
Vanessa

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

Your daughter's bedroom looks wonderful and very beachy-Great job! Belongs in a magazine!

Brenda Kula said...

My word, it's a virtual haven of tranquility for that girl now! You done good, mama!
Brenda

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Oh wow, it all came together so well! I love the crates you hung on the wall. The bed is really the highlight. Is she missing her posters yet?

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Oh, Michelle! It's perfect...so tranquil and pretty! I'll bet she can't wait to get cozy in her beautiful new room at night! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

dedeetsyshop said...

Amazing! I love it!!

The Inspired Nest said...

This is one beautiful room! What girl wouldn't want this! I love everything about it!
Lacy

Sorta Fairytale Girl said...

so gorgeous...love the colors and love, love, love the bed!! oh and the metal crates on the wall are a great touch as well...you did a fantastic job!

Heather said...

Beautiful job! Perfect for a young lady!

High Street Cottage said...

Michelle, this is outstanding!!! Like something out of Coastal Living Magazine, seriously! I love the way the bed turned out, and I love how you added the sail boat and candles, just enough, and not too much. The pretty craft table is the perfect beachy vibe desk, and this style will last with a young daughter. Themed rooms just seem to come and go, but this is more of a lifestyle and I know blends so well with the rest of your home. Sooooooo gorgeous and the color choice is wonderful. Your Daughter is blessed to have you. xoxo tami

Restoration House said...

It looks wonderful Michelle! Loving all the little touches you've added. It is so light and airy and...beachy! I hope your daughter loves it like we do!
Kim:)

Fishtail Cottage said...

So adorable Michelle.....my daughter is asking if you can come help her room now? It is so perfect for that pre-teen to teen room...love it!

Polly said...

I am like seriously speechless Michelle!! It really turned out great! Her friends will be so jealous!! I also love that you are teaching her such valuable skills by doing so much yourself....painting and carpentry and crafting!

Great job girl! I am duly impressed!

hugs

Polly

kerrie of sea cottage said...

It is so calm. Perfectly beachy...you would think the ocean was outside her window. Is her desk from Ikea too? It looks very similar to the one I have in my art studio...and that pale aqua chair is perfect with it. Did you buy it like that or paint it? I read The Last Song before I saw the movie and loved both.

Brandi said...

Aah take my breath away! It turned out so nice Michelle. So fresh and clean. I am so proud of you for doing all the work yourself. You really did an amazing job on her room. Hannah Montana- who?!?!

Pamela said...

Michelle love this redo!! I love it so much that I might have to steal your window treatment idea part way. I love the curtains and shutters!

NicNacManiac said...

This room is so calming and I am absolutely in love with her bed!! You did an outstanding job...all of the little touches...wow...fabulous!

Infatuated with Homes and Gardens said...

So nice ,I really thought they where magazine photos they where so good!
~Sharon~

koralee said...

Wow...what a lovely room...you my friend are one talented mom!!! Thank you soooo much for sharing...I really love everything about this peaceful room...xoxoxo

A Vintage Vine said...

Michelle, seriouly, that is breathtaking, just looking at it was amazing! All that work and it turned out so well! It is getting bookmarked!

Robin said...

It's all just so lovely. I really like the white walls with the pops of colors scattered around the room. So peaceful and organized. Well done!

Low Tide High Style said...

Wow Michelle, it looks SO good!!! Your daughter must be so happy to have such a beautiful room! I love all of the wonderful beachy details, and of course your headboard really makes the whole room! The sky is like icing on the cake!

Kat :)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I AM SO LATE! Our new rooms had us occupied yesterday! Dearest one, you have a HAPPY COLOR flowing throughout! And my new rooms are FROST white, the perfect canvas for touches of turquoise everywhere!!!

You bring such a breath of fresh air to me dearest heart. Thank you for your lovely smile that reaches me over the great lakes....Anita

Paige @ The Wandering Cottage said...

I love this room!

erin said...

love, love, LOVE.

BEACH BUNGALOW said...

This is BEYOND gorgeous!

You're the man, I mean, you're the WOMAN, lol!!!!

Sue
xo

Pink Satin Sashes said...

You have been a busy busy woman. A lot of thinking, planning and work went into your daughters room.

Tell her it seems more mature now. It turned out very airy, and restful. I like it. Well done, mom!

Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

You did great. That is a room fit for a little Princess.

The Frosted Gardner said...

This is absolutely dreamy! Wow! I love the clean white walls and the refreshed closet doors. The bed turned out amazing and the colors and so nice and soothing! I bet she is very happy with her room. Well done.

Deborah said...

Michelle this room is the M O S T beautiful
coastal room I've seen!!!
Your daughter must just LOVE being in there!!!
Well done my amazing friend!!!!
The bed, the starfish, the window-decor, the colours, the dresser, distressed frame with its coastal elements, closet doors, shelving for the walls....everything is just perfect!!!
I love each and every aspect you've created for her very own space...sigh...
What a wonderful mom you are Im sure your daughter will remember the love & care you put into making her room a "dreamy" one.
You are the sweetest!!!!!
Love you greatly.. xo

Deborah xoxoxoxoxo

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

The transformation is really amazing!! Soooooo soothing!!!

Cathy M~(checkitoff) said...

GORGEOUS!! this is so heavenly Michelle!!! oh I just LOVE it!!
you have given me great ideas for my 13 year old's room that will be undergoing a big transformation!! this is just lovely!! i hope your dd loves it!
(yes you were right about the lake behind me!! our fav!!)
hugs, cathy

Amanda@The Hand Me Down House said...

Michelle, are you sure these pictures aren't out of a PB catalog!?! The room looks AMAZING! Seriously awesome color scheme and the decor is phenomenal! You've got one lucky little lady on your hands -- what a wonderful job!!

Lois@frugaldecormom said...

Beautiful room. It looks so comfortable and serene. Love it!

Val said...

Michelle, jaw dropping gorgeous!! You are one talented woman!!

A Cottage Muse said...

Michelle it is just awesome! I love the color palette...all the details are amazing! She is one lucky young lady! I am going back to take another peek and send it off to my daughter to enjoy as well!

Tonya said...

Michelle-
This room turned out beautiful! Love the colors! Very beachy!! I love the way you distressed the closet doors! It all looks great! Fantastic job!

Comeca Jones said...

OH Michelle this is so perfect it feels so light.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

OH! This is just a beautiful place to come, especially after a bad day at work! Wow, did I have a hard day, but I am home now, visiting dear people like you who only want to create beauty. Thank you sweet one...our snow fall this morning made commuting across town tough!

STAY SAFE! Anita

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Michelle,
The room is amazing!! So beautiful! You have done a great job! So, does your daughter just love it? I hope she appreciates all the hard work her mama put into her gorgeous new room! :)
Hugs,
Lisa

Heaven's Walk - said...

You totally amaze me, girlfriend! You are TRULY and ARTIST!!! And a carpenter! And painter! lol! The first thing I thought when I saw your beautifully completed room, Michelle, was "I'll bet that Addy will be able to sleep so much better in her improved room." It's so peaceful and calming. I am seriously impressed! {clap! clap! clap! clap! clap!} ♥

xoxo laurie

Kelle Dame said...

It totally looks like Coastal Living mag!! You did an amazing job and you did it on a tight budget! Go Michelle!! That ceiling is amazing!! It's such a calming little piece of heaven ;) Can't wait to see what's next!? You're on a roll!
Kelle
xx

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

It looks wonderful!!!! Like someone else said, it looks like a room out of Coastal Living. I'm sure she's loving it too :-)
Blessings,
Marcia

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

I really hope that your daughter's sleeping issues settle now she has her own haven.

You've done such a beautiful job, Michelle. I want a ceiling like that too!!!! It must feel so restful and calming to look up at the clouds.

Sarahx

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

It is a jungle theme, right????

Ho,ho....too funny!!

Sarahx

D&G Stories said...

Gorgeous Michelle! I'm jealous of your daughter for having such a great, beachy room! :) I'm sure she is loving it.

Erin said...

I am in the car and typing, I am good like that...I am stopping for fruity drinks, have the heat and fan ready... you did AMAZING!!!!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

This is fabulous!!!
I'm loving her room and that desk, oh my, can I have one :)
You did such a wonderful job, you should be proud.
Lots of love
Kristin

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

What an amazing transformation!! I am loving this room, so calm and pretty!
Londen

Kindra-At Home With K said...

Michelle!!! This doesn't even look like the same room! Wow! I continued to be amazed by your projects/transformations!! I bet your daughter is enjoying her new space!

Pretty Pink Cherub said...

Gorgeous!! So calm and relaxing!!!!

Carmie of the Single Nester said...

Really lovely job! Breezy! I love the desk. And I was going to ask where Hannah Montana went :)

Pam said...

Her room is so cute! I love the bed, the sailboat and the artwork. Great job!

Honeycomb Creative Co. said...

This is gorgeous! I think any little girl would just love to have this bedroom! I especially love the handmade artwork and its beachy frame. It's all beautiful!
Blessings,
Courtney

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

this looks great Michelle! You did a wonderful job!

Ann said...

So fabulous...
you did a great job:)

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

well, you already know I love this, but I wanted to say thanks for linking this up! :)
BTW, there's a girl in my Zumba class that looks so much like you, you could be sisters! Kinda like having you there! ;)

Tricia - A Rosy Note said...

Wow Michelle! This looks great! It is so beachy and beautiful. I love how it feels so serene but has some color. That driftwood sailboat is so great too. You are soooo talented :)

Tricia - A Rosy Note said...

Oh I wanted to add that I love the look of your blog. I've been out of action for a few days, so I'm not sure when you changed it, but it looks great :)

Backwoods Cottage Pam said...

Lovely room. Very soothing to view. I love the colors. I think I will redo the inside of my studio with this as inspiration.

Jenni said...

Ooh, I love the finished project, Michelle! I love the sweet boat you created, and how you placed it as well as the jars with sand on the headboard shelf.

The whole look is lovely, with the white and pops of turquoise here and there! LOVE it! :)

Amanda@RelovedRubbish said...

Michelle, this room is perfection! I am sure your daughter will be soothed to sleep in this relaxing, beautiful bedroom. You are so talented!

Between You and Me said...

saw this room featured over at sweet Deborah's blog....I'm gonna feature it this weekend....it is so, so beautiful!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

FANTABULOUS!!!!!! I adore the room- and of course, that delightful bed is just gorgeous in there. Great Job Michelle!!! It's fantastic! :)

It's a Wannabe Decorator's Life said...

Wow!! This is a great room! It is magazine worthY!

Lisa said...

This is so so lovely. I have to say, and my family agree, the before photo's are very much like my daughters room, though it's in the 1/2 way to being transformed into something like the second. So my daughter reckons your daughter wont be able to keep it tidy. I said I bet she will. My daughter says "Well I probably could too if it looked like that" So, Michelle, what's the verdict? Does a perfectly decorated room mean it stays tidy, or at least tidier? Please say yes.

Cheers,
Lisa x

Debbi Beverage said...

What a great room. I am in the middle of redoing a room for our 11 year old daughter. Hopefully it will be finished before she is 12! Thanks for the inspiration!!!
Debbi @ the beach

Tanya said...

So, so pretty! I'm your newest follower :)

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