Little Girls Room Makeover

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File this one away as the room I wish I had as a little girl. Or the room I wish I had right now? Either way, we made a few small updates to Peighton’s room and it’s like what princess dreams are made of! When we moved into our new house we didn’t do much to Peighton’s room other than paint it pink at her request. She still had the pink upholstered bed and we moved our toy organizer into her room but that was pretty much it. With the hot pink on the light pink, with pink everything, my eyes were starting to twitch a little bit just coming in here. So I was ready to say goodbye to the pink upholstered bed. And you know how that goes. One thing leads to another and the next thing you know you’ve gone down the rabbit hole of decorating and before you know it it’s a full blown room makeover.little-girls-room-makeover-5

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Last year we found a solid wood spindle bed at a sidewalk sale in Savannah, GA for $20. I have no place for it but I bought it anyway. It’s been in my garage for most of that time but it recently dawned on me that it would look adorable as a daybed for Peighton’s room! When Better Homes and Gardens at Walmart asked me to try out one of their new mattresses (I got this one), I figured that was the perfect time to switch out the pink bed and finally pull that pretty spindle bed from the garage. Best decision ever – and by the way we love the mattress!!


The bed isn’t a true a daybed, it’s a regular headboard footboard style bed but to maximize the space in the room we keep her bed against the wall. Making the spindle bed appear like a daybed was the best option for maximizing space while also creating a feature in the room. To create the look of a daybed was all about the pillows! I got these Better Homes and Gardens quilted euro shams from Walmart. They are amazing for the price (only $12) and come in a rainbow of colors.

Then I made two throw pillows from this pink buffalo check fabric and snagged additional floral pillow.


The canopy is everything! Right?


Since we no longer utilize a nightstand in here since adding the toy organizer (8 cube organizer), we use it as a makeshift nightstand.

I’ve tried to inject some more color (other than pink) into this space, so I bought this aqua lamp from Walmart.com.


We’ve accumulated a pretty decent collection of little brass figurines and I’m pretty excited about that. The cute duck bookends are from an adorable thrift store in Atlanta called My Favorite Place. If you’re ever in town, GO!


On the other side of the bed, I finally hung a window treatment! This brass curtain rod is legit, my favorite ever. It’s so substantial and looks so elegant, doesn’t it? I paired it with the basketweave panel in white.

I also added these little cutie wall mirrors to the other side of the canopy to balance the large print. They are darling. Peighton stands at the edge of her bed saying, “mirror, mirror, on the wall.” It’s so cute!

With only a little change we were able to makeover this whole space and we both love it. She’s excited about the fact that she can sleep at the foot of the bed one night and then switch the next. I’m excited that we were able to tone down the level of pink in the room. She’s thrilled to have some mirrors to recite movie lines into, and I’m happy that she’s happy. πŸ™‚



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  1. Ooooh, Chelsea! It’s SO good! I love, love, love the bed! It’s awesome how you made it a daybed-look. I’m sure P is loving her new room! Amazing job, friend!

    1. Thanks, April! Seriously, the daybed thing was the best idea I ever had. We all piled in the other night for story time and Matt fell asleep. It’s legit! ha

  2. This turned out so cute, Chels! I’m sure Peighton is in love with it! I’m living vicariously through you with all of this super cute girl stuff, lol!

    ~Abby =)

  3. This is so adorable! Way to go. I’m currently struggling with nursery “theme” but I think I’ve finally decided on something.

    1. Kid rooms are HARD! Confession, my 11-month-old still doesn’t have a decorated room. Literally, it’s furniture and that’s it. Sorry, Millie mama still loves you.

  4. i love the daybed look and the colors in here. that painterly pillow and the brass bits are my favorites.

  5. I would have loved a canopy as a little girl and so at 59 ….
    I have one now πŸ™‚
    My rooms pale grey, pale pink and purple and the white canopy over my bed doesn’t look at all
    little girly.
    Love P’s new look room well done.

  6. Love it, Chelsea! I totally understand wanting it to be your room instead! My twin bed growing up was always made as a daybed and my little girl will be using it in a few months when she outgrows her crib! 27 years later, I’ll probably need to buy a new mattress though!

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  8. wow!! Love that pink room with the touch of that beautiful greenish color!! What color did you paint the bed? It’s all so gorgeous!??

  9. Love this room!! It’s girly but the green keeps it balanced… so in love!! I’ve scrolled thorough a few times but don’t see that you mentioned the color used for the bed.. do you mind sharing?? Thanks so much!

  10. This room is beautiful! You did a fantastic job. What color is on the walls? Did I miss that in the post?

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  13. Would you give me details on how you did the canopy – were those drapery panels and you stapled it inside of the covered cornice box?

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