Monday, August 3, 2009

Makeover Finished

A while back I posted a tour of my home.  I don't know if you remember these pictures of my daughter's room but it has gone through a complete transformation.  She is 16 now and wanted to change everything about her room.  We started this project with demolition two weeks ago.  
The storage bench under her window was taken apart and we got rid of this desk.  
The clutter was gone through and most of it is in the basement waiting for a trip to the thrift store.  She pared down to one bookcase.  All her American Girl dolls and their accessories are stored away.  I just couldn't get rid of them.
Here is the first after picture-new paint color and a new desk.
The other side of her room.  New bedding and everything is fresh and clean.
New window treatments.  I found these great panels for $6.99 each at a local discount store-Christmas Tree Shops.  I don't know how many of you are familiar with it.  I love their good bargains but you have to be careful you don't leave there with too much clutter for your home.  I went just looking for window treatments and didn't look at anything else-left with just window treatments.
This is the area that had the window storage bench.  It's all cleaned up and I think it looks great with the bookcase.  The bookcase will eventually move to the other wall and we want to put a chair there.  We just can't agree on which one.  I prefer this one from Ikea.  She would rather have one of these.  We'll see what happens.
I hope you liked her room transformation as much as we do.  Now she needs some accessories but she is taking her time to find just the right things.

14 comments:

Adrienne said...

Wow! That looks great. Nice and fresh. I love that built in dresser - old houses do have their charm.

Lindsay With Lindsay said...

This looks great! I, too, love that built in dresser. So nice!

Artfulife said...

Ruth it looks just lovely! What a fun and cozy room. I think I'm with you on the chair. Maybe you could help her make a cute throw pillow for it to add a pop of color.
Thanks for stopping by and always leaving the kindest comments. So glad to see you are having a fun summer.

Chrissie Grace said...

Hi Ruth
Yes, I love the clean new look you gave it!
It feels fresh but still cozy!
I'm so excited we'll be quilting buds. Get ready to hear all the details on Wednesday
xo
Chrissie

Sheryl-lyn said...

I think it looks so beautiful!! Fresh and airy!

Beverly said...

Great transformation, Ruth! I bet she loves it. The colors are so much crisper... and it looks more mature. Don't you just love finishing up projects? Gives such a great feeling. Hope your summer is going good. Finally things are settling down to a dull roar here!

monica said...

Ruth, The makeover looks great! I love the blue, but I have to confess that green is my favorite color!

TOSHeidi said...

The room looks very nice. If it were me, though, I'd have had a hard time giving up that window seat! I wanted one all my life! Now, Ashley has one, and I don't think she'd be too quick to give it up.
I'd probably go with your chair choice; however, it might be too much white. I'd like to add a touch of color to the room with the chair. Just a thought ...

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hello Ruth,

Hey, what a transformation! It's so much fun to see the end the results..the work to get there can be tiring though! I know she loves the change.

Steph

Ruth said...

Thank you ladies for all your sweet comments. I think I may get my way with the chair after all. She's still thinking. I would be adding a great throw and colorful cushion to it to add some color in the room. Those are all decisions she would have to make because I want her to choose the colors and patterns. We'll see. I will keep you all updated.

Thanks again,
Ruth

Anonymous said...

I love how it all turned out...beautiful, fresh, clean, organized! Enjoy, Victoria!!

stitching under oaks said...

wow that does look great! nicely done! we're in the process of storing away American Girl dolls too...sniff, sniff!

BlueCastle said...

I love how paint transforms everything. :) That old bed frame is awesome!

Anonymous said...

It looks LOVELY - I hope that Victoria is enjoying it!!! ~ Charity

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