Sunday, February 19, 2012

The Granddaughter’s Room

I recently started the makeover of my granddaughter’s bedroom with my daughter over at her house.  The “baby” will be 19 months old this month.  Here is a picture of the bedroom from when it was on the market.


A month or so ago, I was over there removing that Finding Nemo border and cursing the previous owner with each scrape.  It wasn’t bad enough that they added this border with what had to be super glue, but painted a “mural” on the wall as well.   That blue is really dark in person!


So here we are without the border.


It’s an oddly shaped room, but it has this little alcove, which could be cute for her chair or to keep the tea table and chairs set.


Looking from the alcove back to the door and crib walls.


Yes, that is yellow trim around the door.  No, I do not know why.  There is also yellow within the windows. The base trim at the floor is teal, so there you go.  Who knows.


I went over paint color choices with my daughter and she decided on SW 7118, French Vanilla, which basically looks just like French Vanilla ice cream in color.  I had it color matched at Lowe’s to the Valspar paint.  After one coat {still wet at the time of this shot} it already looks much better. 


This is a very thick paint and is one of those with the primer in it, but this wall is still going to need a second coat, plus some touch-ups here and there.  We will use whatever white was used on the trim in the rest of the house for the windows, door and floor molding. 


The blue shades will be staying and there is a blue carpet in this room.  We will incorporate the blue as an accent color. I’ve been saving some inspiration pictures to Pinterest for other items to add to the room, which we will probably start to bring in at the end of the month. Here are just a few of the ideas.


Doing a canopy over the crib area.  Something simple with either sheers or sheets. 


For window treatments I’m pretty sure we will be looking to sheets again.  They will provide the look I’m trying to achieve {similar to this above} without costing a lot of money.

This room will be done on a strict and tight budget.  We are already starting out with furniture, so that is a big savings in itself.  I’ll be sharing the finished room with you all in a few weeks time and will give you the breakdown of costs, too.  The paint alone has provided a great difference and transformation in this room already!

Linking up with

Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps On The Porch

Tuesday’s Treasures at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

Winter Blues Wednesday at DIY by Design

Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage



Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

I know it's going to be a room that any little girl would love once you're done with it! Can't wait to see the final results. I agree, it already looks much, much better with the blue gone!

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

Oh WOW- it already looks so much better....yikes...........thickly and richly dark colored whimsical paint...........nightmare city!

Can't wait for the final reveal.

You have done a great job so far!

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

My goodness! The 'before' pic of the room is a real "What were you thinking?" example, isn't it? I so agree with you Kathy...the paint you have used already is like a million dollar change! I can't wait to see the finished room...I know it will be beautiful! Angie xo

Blondie's Journal said...

You are off to a great start, Kathy! All that blue...I sometimes wonder what homeowners are thinking!! Our den had 3 layers of wallpaper in took forever to get it off!

I'm looking forward to seeing the rest! :)


Ruby Jean said...

Oh it looks like we are both in the middle of the same thing.... Decorating.... We are in the middle of redoing a Sewing Room for me... Matter of fact my body is feeling the pain as I speak... LOL!! Can't wait to see the finished product of this fun little bedroom... Have great week!!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Wow what a difference already Kathy! Can't wait to see what you do in there!

Kelly said...

Oh, it's already looking better! I love the ideas you're planning on doing. The "old" painted walls remind me of the pediatricians office I used to take my kids to. Ha!

design elements said...

looks like a wonderful start! bravo. love all the blues. can ' t wait to see the final result

Gail said...

Without a doubt, your granddaughter's bedroom will look like a little princess room when you're done. Can't wait to see the reveal! Enjoy your day, Gail

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

It's going to be precious! And how lucky is your daughter to have an amazing mom like you to help out :)
xo, Andrea

Terry said...

Glad you've finished the scraping. Our wallpaper removal nightmares go on and on.

Anonymous said...

Baby and toddler room's are the best - you get to be whimsical and creative and the more the better for them, if they even have an opinion!! Enjoy creating the space - it will be really sweet with the canopy over the crib area!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

I think the mural was cute and I like the yellow frame on the window! That's something I would have done :)

I'm sure the room is going to be beautiful when you get done with it. I've always loved bed canopies!

Simply Tasheena said...

Your off to a great start! I would love for you to stop by and link up at my linky party via:

Mrs. Delightful

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Lots of love and hard work in getting this room for your granddaughter. How wonderful that you are able to help with the room makeover.

Blessings & Aloha!
I'm stopping by from Susan's Metamorphosis Monday. I'd love if you get a chance to stop by and take a peek at our daughter's work in progress for their nursery :o) I wish that we lived nearer to help with theirs!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

This is going to look so precious...and I HATE taking down wallpaper/border! It is a PAIN in the *&^%*! That color is so pretty, soothing and creamy! I can't wait to see what else you do in here. The granddaughter is going to love it!

Lou Cinda

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