Wednesday, August 27, 2008

The Day is Finally Here...Lexi's Room Make-Over

We are finally finished with Lexi's room make over. It is bright, bold and she absolutely LOVES it!! If you are scared of color this room is not for you.....


The bunk bed is on the wall to the right when you walk in her door. Bunk bed on top and full size futon on the bottom......will be great for sleep-overs and she feels quite grown up on her couch!


This is directly across from her bed. We purchased this piece because all of the armoire's were just too big for this room. Her room is very small. I believe it was called a door chest? Anyway, we took out one of the shelves and her TV is inside. There are also four drawers below for clothes, etc.
Coming on around the room......do you see my mistreatments????? I am soooo excited, it is the first time I have ever done a mistreatment and Lexi just LOVES them. I also made a ragamuffin garland that is on top of the chest. We purchased pieces that will work in her room instead of the "normal" bedroom furniture. I want to put a large round or oval mirror with a white frame above this chest but we haven't found the right one yet. I also mistreated the closet.....yes the large mistreatment is her closet that had those tacky bi-fold doors that came out into the room and you couldn't easily get into her closet because they took up about a foot on each side....this makes it much easier to get inside her whole closet.
Then we have a tall bookcase with some little baskets inside it for her "stuff". Be sure to enlarge the pictures and look all around. I also made her name above the door. Wooden letters that were already white and I mod-podged scrapbook paper to them and also added some jeweled bling to them. We have also now put a full-length mirror on the wall behind the door (when it is open) with a white frame around it. The Diva must be able to look at herself when she gets dressed in the mornings.
Here is a picture of the top of her bed with her new bedding.....she came home and fell in love with it.
This is one more picture from standing in her doorway.

Well, we hoped you enjoyed the tour of Lexi's room make over. I asked Lexi what her favorite part of the room was and she said "all of it". She absolutely could not pick out one thing. She is in heaven and is pretty sure she has the coolest room in the whole fourth grade!!

61 comments:

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hey Darlene,

YOu all did an outstanding job on the room! I love the hot pink and black together...what a perfect place for painted black furniture. And the window treatments look great too!

I can tell from the cute smile on her face that she is so happy!
diane

Dawn said...

I think Lexi is right. She does have the coolest room in all of fourth grade. It came out wonderfully!! I can see why you put the shelves up as high as you did. They are perfect. I love the cabinet that holds her TV. I would have loved to have had a bed like her bed with the couch like that. She has a fabulous room.

take care,
Dawn

The Nester said...

super cute! I love the color and black and white! your daughter is lovely and I would have killed for that room when I was her age!

Marie said...

I love it! And look at the smile on Lexi's face in that picture?? That says it all doesn't it? :o) I love your mistreatments!! Love the hot pink on top and that zebra on the bottom. Great job!

duchess said...

The room looks terrific!
You girls have such great taste.

mollyandmarshal said...

That room is awesome! I would have loved that room when I was her age! Great job on all of it, including the mistreatments! And I love the idea of the curtains in front of the closet - saves so much space. Good job!

Wendy said...

Very fun! The look on her face in the photo says it all! By the way, I want to thank you for commenting so consistently on my blog...I look forward to it! You always have such kind things to say!!!!

Twice as Nice said...

You did good mom. I think you have a satisfied customer and kids aren't easily satisfied sometimes. I think she'll still be lovin' it for years to come.

Strawberry Blonde said...

Darlene, it looks GREAT! It looks like Lexi thinks it's pretty cool, too. You really did a great job. Just the motivation I need to keep momentum on Abby's room.

-- Brandi

Gretchen said...

Darlene,

I would say the smile on Lexi's face tells it all. What a great job you did! I love that you didn't use traditional bedroom furniture but pieces that will work forever. The fabrics are great and I especially love the window treatments.

Gretchen

Victoria said...

Darlene,

What a cool Mom you are! :) I love the mistreatment's you did on the window. Also, love the fact that you didn't buy her the matching bedroom set. :)

I have a pink bedroom and am thinking of adding black and white in there.

Thanks for always being so kind and commenting on mine and Christina's blog!

Lisa Ann said...

Wow that is an awesome room. Your daughter is a lucky girl.

kristiane said...

I'm sure she DOES have the coolest room in the whole 4th grade! Lucky girl! :)

Melissa Wertz said...

Love it!!! DD is going to have to look at this when she gets home from school today.

sandra/tx said...

I just ran across your blog. Great job on Lexi's room!

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

I love the pops of hot pink! It is great to see that she has extra room on her bookshelves. That was important to me when I did my daughter's room and I'm glad I'm not the only one! It is nice for them to have room to grow.

~ Sarah

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Darlene - you are just one cool mom. It looks awesome and this is a look that will take her to her teen years (I know, I shouldn't have brought it up.:)
Hats off, my friend!!

sandra/tx said...

Yes, Hippie Hollow is still around, though I can't say I've been there. LOL

The area around Lake Travis is really growing -- mostly with huge, expensive homes.

Farm Chick Paula said...

Wow! What a dream room!! I know Lexi will want to have lots of sleepovers now so she can show it off!!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Lexi is one lucky girl! The room is so fun! Now you may never see her because she won't want to leave her cute new space! :)
-Carrie

Screaming Meme said...

She looks so happy! I love that! Awesome job! I think it looks great! I don't know if I have personally invited you to my Faux School...So, here's an invitation! .....I wanted to personally invite you to Screaming Meme’s Faux School….my on~line fauxing class…I teach different techniques…like antiquing,distressing,fooling the eye,crackling…and more…Come over and check it out! Hurry…Your late to class!:)

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Would you look at that girly room, I know she is loving it. Great job!
Jackie

Kim's Treasures said...

Hi Darlene! Love her room! I love curtains instead of closet doors! So glad she loves it too...she must feel so grown up!
Have a great Wednesday!
Kim

Blanca said...

Looks fantastic! You did a fabulous job and your daughter looks very happy with her room makeover.

By the way thank you so much for your sweet comments.

Blanca

The Berry's Patch said...

OMG Darlene, what a cute diva room! I'm lovin' those mistreatments. The zebra print looks great. Oh, if only I could be a kid again. I love how you used nontraditional furniture and those pieces are beautiful! Great job girl! Yeah Lexi!

cindy said...

This turned our adorable! I love that combo...so bright and fun! I bet she does love it.

c

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

I think she has the coolest room in the world!
I love the cutains... and the bedding.. Well, actually I love it all just like her. She really does looked thrilled about this room. And it will work for her for a very long time as she is growing up.
Great Job Darlene!

Joanne Kennedy said...

Well she sure does look happy with results so I say it was a job well done.

Christina said...

Darlene,

Cool room! I'll have to pull it up and show it to my daughter later.

Love the your curtains. Great mistreatment. Love all of the little projects too.

Lexi looks so pleased!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Darlene, how cute that is! I know your little diva must be in heaven with all that pink & black. Love the zebra print. Perfect with all of that furniture.

Rhoda

Nancy said...

Hi Darlene, What a fabulous room for a fabulous girl. Love the colors and the furniture. You did a great job Darlene! Nancy

Susie Harris said...

This comment is for Lexi please.... Lexi... go and give your mom a big hug! She did a great job and I know you love it... I do! I better not show your room to Maddy cause she will have me painting tonight. Thanks for letting us take a peek in here.... Tell your Mom it looks awesome!

Cathy said...

It looks GREAT!! I am sure she has the coolest room in the 4th grade!! Great job!

At Home Redesigns said...

I love the pink and black combo! She's a lucky girl!

Cottage Rose said...

Hey Darlene; You did a spectacular job on her room. I so so love the pink and black. I wish I had a room like that when I was her age. She looks like one happy little Diva. lol

Have a great tomorrow.

Hugs;
Alaura

Blissful Nikki said...

oh my gosh! you did an amazing job with her room! I love this pink and zebra combo! So chic and girly! :) Definatly a room she can grow up in!

Tricia said...

What a hot room. Those colors just "pop" the room.

Sue said...

This is just the cutest room....I know Lexi must feel like a princess! You did a great job.

Shelia said...

Evening, Darlene! How cute Lexi's room is. You've done a fantastic job on it and I can tell she loves it!! Woo Hoo!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

The McFarland Family said...

Way to go! That room is so cute and you can tell she absolutely loves it. Good job, you are a good mom.

Lemon Annie

Cherry's Jubilee said...

That is fit for a princess...no Queen. Love the hot pink. cherry

Jill Scott said...

I loooooove this room. The hot pink and black are to die for. What a great girl room. You really outdid yourself.

Shelia said...

Morning, Darlene! Thanks for popping in to see me! I was just thinking...I had a pink room when I was a little girl, but it certainly wasn't this fun Hot Pink as Lexi has. She'll be the envy of all her little friends.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

a day in the life of bella said...

Oh my gosh, what a HAPPY GIRL!!! This room is so pretty, I bet she feels like a little diva in that room:) I love the colors and your mistreatments and everything, just like Lexi :)

Great job, Mom!!!

Bella

Rambling Girl said...

Hey Darlene....Thanks for coming by. I love Lexi's room. I just did my Lexi's room and we both have the same pink lamp. How cool. I love the letters and I showed them to my little one and she wants some purple ones, so I guess I will try to get some for her. I have seen so many people doing different things with the letters and never realized therr are so many ways to decorate with them. Look forward to getting to know you better. It seems we do love the name Lexi.

Caren said...

I'm really late on commenting but it looks ADORABLE! I love the color scheme and the nice thing is, she'll be able to enjoy it for years to come. Great job! She looks so happy in the last picture, it's nice to see how much she loves it!

Rambling Girl said...

Just a quick question on the sidebar of your friends it shows the last time they blogged . How can I fix that on my page so I can tell and not keep going back and forth all the time to see if any updates? Thanks for any help with this new blog of mine.

Susie Harris said...

Wow ! Look at at all of those comments! Miss Lexis room is a true hit! Thanks for giving me thhat tip on your favorite candle. I will have to give them a try. Hope you have a great day!

deepfriedapplepies said...

CUTE!!! My daughter just looked over my shoulder and LOVED it! Unfortunately, she's not in the market for a room makeover.. she just had one in the spring! But, I'm keeping the black/pink in my head for the next time she wants one!

Rambling Girl said...

Thanks so much Darlene for the help!

nikkicrumpet said...

Lexi is one lucky girl...but of course her room and to be ADORABLE...just look at her..she is so beautiful she needs her room to be beautiful too!!! I LOVE the curtains. It looks like a room that any girl would just love to have!!! You did such a wonderful job!

HeathahLee said...

Oh, my goodness, Darlene that room is adorable! In a cute, hip kind of way. : )

judicreations said...

Hi Darlene
I've been by to look at your daughter's room. It really is soooo girly I love it.

Its so nice to have your children love their room...to be happy and comfortable and have a say about their own cozy space.

Stop by my blog for Trivia Friday...and good luck to you!

Have a lovely weekend.
judi

Kitty Scraps said...

Wowser Darlene!

Great job! You gave your daughter a Diva's Dream Room! I love your mistreatments too. And Lexi certainly is a very pretty girl who is beaming in her picture, you can really tell how happy she is with her room. Love it!

Meghan said...

This room turned out too cha cha for words.

My sons have the same bunk bed set.
Altho their room is black & yellow, a homage to the Steelers.

Kimba said...

You did a fantastic job with Lexi's room. It's perfect for a young lady! The colors are great and I really love the bedding.

Great job.

Elise said...

Lexi,
Your room is so cute!! What style you have.
Elise

Deb said...

Wow,what a fun bedroom. I would have loved a room like that when I was a child. I was stuck with the old Holly Hobby type of bedroom. How things have changed. My daughter loved it and is telling me,"I want my next room to look like that." I see more work ahead of me. Thanks so much for sharing and tell your little one we loved it.

Kirstin said...

How fun! We are building a house and our girls just finished painting their rooms. I posted pictures on sunday morning. Bright colors with lots of colorful circles. My girls are 12 1/2 and 9 1/2

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