A Princess Room Makeover

When we moved last summer and our girls haggled for bedroom possession in our new, larger 5 bedroom house, our youngest girl Ivy came up with the short straw, ending up with the dungeon of a game room. It sported black-out window coverings, navy blue walls and didn’t even have a closet. Oh, and I won’t even mention the anti-static office carpeting – or maybe I will – it was awful! I never managed before pictures of the whole room – I was too busy ripping up carpeting and recruiting my brother’s help.

Remodeling Little Girl's Room

Uncle Art rebuilt the closet to a different location and hung new lighting. We had new carpet installed, removed the black out curtains and primed the walls. While all of that was being done, I picked our paint color and with Aunt Cindee’s help, we painted the other half of this long narrow room.

“I want a Princess room!”, Ivy requested, and in the makeover process, I’ve come to understand that the secret to a princess room is in the details.

Remodeling Girls RoomDIY BuntingHer princess quilt was handmade with many loving hands – Mom, Aunt Emily, Grandma and I had great fun putting it together during our last visit.

I created the special princess bed skirt using an inexpensive purchased bed skirt as a base for layers of ruffled pink tulle.

Aunt Emily made an incredibly cute personalized princess bunting for Christmas this year! Auntie Em recently opened up an etsy shop – Aunt Ems Crafts  full of precious baby items that she enjoys making – including a bunting or two ;-)

DIY Remodel Girls RoomThe princess pictures are blown up photos framed in some fancy frames from a local craft store, painted in her special princess colors.

Princess Ivy approves. The remodel continues and we’ll keep you apprised of the royal progress. ;-)


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  1. Andrea
    Posted January 7, 2013 at 1:22 pm | Permalink

    Really cute! I love the bed skirt :-)

  2. Posted January 7, 2013 at 6:22 pm | Permalink

    This is a great room! My boys are longhorn fans and two or three years ago I let them paint their own room…orange and black…really not my pick, but hey, it’s there room and it’s nothing that some more paint won’t cover up!! But it turned out pretty nice! And it’s is so much their space

    • Carli
      Posted January 7, 2013 at 9:41 pm | Permalink

      That’s funny Karen because my 11 year old just painted her room with a color called “pink lemonade” which is totally cute, however, she is decorating it with black and white zebra. Ha! I totally understand that it’s the new trend but it’s really hard for me to get excited about the whole thing. I’m doing my best though! ;-)

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