7.21.2010

Ellie's Room Makeover







Well, I finally got it done and posted! I have to say although the before was rather fun this version is a bit more soothing. Ellie loves it and says she feels like a princess. The paint color which she picked out before stayed the same. We did a bit of rearranging , the occasional mess is now hidden from the door way is a huge plus. The biggest difference for me was painting the bed. I went with the same gray that is on the dresser in our room since technically they are a set and one day the dresser will go in Ellie's room. This was also my first time to make fully lined curtains, I must say I am quite proud of the way they turned out.

Paint: Sherwin Williams Parakeet Green
Gallery wall: here
Lamp, side table, white quilt, rug: Home Goods
Fabric for curtains: Paula Prass Garden Trellis in Aqua
Pillows on bed made by me: Barbara Barry Poetical linen bought from LGN and Pink fabric bought from local shop King Cotton.
Bulletin Board Fabric: Same as on pillow
Pink and white Blanket: made for Ellie when she was a baby
Doll Houses: Pottery Barn kids
Kitchen: Target
paint on bed: gray (my own mixture made by Benjamin Moore)

I did a fun little interview with Catherine from iBlog. Her husband is the creator of the gorgeous frame that hangs over KJ's bed. Oh, and when they lived here in Birmingham her sweet little nursery was featured in Southern Living. How fun is that!

50 comments:

a pina colada said...

Lovely room! I especially adore those curtains! What a lucky gal! Glad you are feeling better. xoxo

:: Lavender's Green :: said...

I love it! I also love that it the colours echo her brother's room! :)

How are you feeling?

x Jasmine

Bridget said...

beautiful!

Julie Holloway said...

so simple and fun at the same time. Isn't kinda sad that they both have big kid rooms now? My boys need some changes, too. They do grow up fast. Hope you're feeling better!

Melissa said...

Welcome back! Ellie's room is precious-- what a lucky girl!

A Perfect Gray said...

wonderful combination of colors and that grey french-style bed is just the thing!

Michelle said...

Love the side table and the bed!

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

that is such a cool room - great work!

danielle (elleinadspir) said...

It turned out GREAT!

Design Esquire said...

It looks amazing! The curtains look professional - great job!!

Heather said...

Oh so cute! The curtains came out great! Yay! Hope you're feeling better soon!
H

bluehydrangea said...

Paula, the room looks great. I love all the color and especially those curtains!!!

Melissa said...

What a fun room for a little girl! I love it, perfect mix of grown up, girlie, and little girl.

Annie@A View On Design said...

mate, I'm speechless, that room is gorgeous - so inspirational for a young lady, well done, I'll be copying some of those ideas for future bedroom of my DD!!

Catherine said...

love ellie's room! i would never be brave enough to paint that color, but i love it!

Mary said...

Very nice - I agree, not too girlie and not too baby either. Perfect.

Bron @ Baby Space said...

Oooh! So crisp and fresh and I'm loving those little dollhouses :)

Vana said...

I love it! Such good color combo!

coolkids said...

love the color combo. Great job on the curtains!

Staley Mc said...

So cute!! I am loving these colors combined together! Great Job Paula!

Stephanie Sabbe said...

love it! I bet she loves it too

Brooke @ Blueprint Bliss said...

Paula- it looks great! And I enjoyed reading the interview on Cat's blog!

vanessa said...

Very sweet and you did a great job on the curtains! Love her flowers on the nightstand.

Cassie said...

Gorgeous room and one which is sure to grow with her as she gets older. I particularly love all the splashes of colour. Well done on a great job!
xx

eden lang said...

it looks so cute! I bet she feels very grown up in her new room. Its very sweet.

Stephanie said...

What a pretty grown-up girl room! I love the pink and red touches with the blue curtains. Too sweet.

sarah, flourish design + style said...

How much do I adore this room?! I want that bed, for me :) It's lovely Ellie, you and your mom did an amazing job! xx

MB said...

Ellie's room looks lovely. I know you were sad to see her nursery go but her big girl pad is pretty cool. Well done!

Nicolle Cannone said...

Love her room, great job mom! Hope you are feeling better:)

Nicolle
Visiting from
www.myjackandsalma.blogspot.com

Julie said...

It is perfection! I love that it's girly without being over the top frilly, you know? The fabric on the curtains is to die for.

Lauren said...

so cute!!! love how fun & energetic it is and that Ellie was a part of it.
xoxo,
lauren

LindsB said...

I love it! I think it looks great and its so cute that Ellie feels like a princess in it. She should feel like a princess!

Lissa @ After Adornment said...

What a lucky girl! So many things to love here.....the green walls, using the floor lamp beside the bed, the painted bed color...I could keep going. So cute and job well done!!!

valerielovesyou said...

I LOVE IT!

valerielovesyou said...

I LOVE IT!

Living It At Home said...

Wow! Her room is special and very soothing! Love it! I will have to show my daughter.

Aimee@ the Functional Space said...

Paula, What a sweet space! You did a great job on the curtains too!!

Full House said...

It turned out so cute! I still love that you painted her room green because that is what she wanted. Love the lamp and side table.

Hope you are feeling better everyday.

Studio JRU said...

Wow... what a gorgeous room! I love it.

Stopping in from iBlog. Great interview with Catherine... loved your #3 answer! :)

~Jennifer

simplesong said...

wow - it looks amazing, paula! ellie is a very lucky little girl : ).

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

Oh I love the gray paint on her bed! I know you wanted to paint that for a while now. Beautiful job! And the curtains...love the fabric with the green walls, so pretty! Hope your feeling better.
Londen
xo

Sarah said...

Such a sweet room and beautiful bed. I love the curtains Paula, job well done! I love the PP fabric, I have it in pink and can't wait to use it.

Haven and Home said...

I bet she does love it, so cool for a little girl!

megan said...

Great job! I love the grey color you mixed up for the bed. Hope you are feeling better!

Jennifer said...

very cute, Paula! fit for a growing girl!

Emily said...

fabulous! love the colors and I'm sure Ellie does too!

Deliciously Organized said...

It's absolutely gorgeous! She's one lucky girl!

Wahzat Gayle said...

lovely :)

simply seleta said...

L O V E it all!!! Her curtains with the green walls is my favorite part. And those classic little wooden dollhouses?!? Perfection.

3 Peanuts said...

So fresh and beautiful...perfect for a 5 year old with style!