The Ultimate Before & After Room

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Before & After: Your Favorite Room

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When you love your house it is hard to pick a favorite room.  I mean, I love being in my studio creating.  I love my master bathroom because it is calming to me as I relax and take a bubble bath at night.  I love my bedroom because it is a place and love and intimacy. But if I had to pick my favorite decorated room it would have to be Kayla’s room.

This was the first time I had ever truly remodeled every square inch of a room from the top down.

The room started with walls that needed to be painted.  All the walls were a pale lavender color except one wall that was a bright purple. No I did not choose this color combo.  The pictures below are the only pictures I have that you can see the before color of the room.

I painted the entire room in Gobi Desert by Behr in an eggshell finish.  Then I worked my butt off painting horizontal stripes and Kayla’s name on the wall.  I literally was aiming for perfection and touched it up with a brush that had like one hair on it to get it just right. 

I painted the crib…1

decided to paint the ceilings and then add crown molding…

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reupholstered a glider in a pink and brown damask…

2 and made new basket liners.6 I was convinced my baby would be born with a full head of hair so I  made a bow holder

and grabbed a yard sale gold gilded mirror and transformed that.4

I made over a Craigslist $10 chandie

5 a small light for the end table…7 and spray painted a new end table

8 and refashioned a hutch into a PB Inspired book shelf.9

I also restored a vintage rocker that my husband’s mom used to rock in when she was a little girl.

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And here she is today… IMG_1328IMG_1324IMG_1325IMG_1326IMG_1332IMG_1327IMG_1331 I can’t believe that was two years ago when I began transforming this room.  Whoa..how time flies.  We will soon be transitioning into a big girl room.  The decor is so classic that I will just need to make a few tweaks and I will get to enjoy the decor for many more years. 

What do you think?