Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Tori's Shabby Chic "Big Girl" Room Reveal {Before and Afters}




Exactly a week ago today, I had no intentions of completely redoing my little girl's bedroom.

My friend Laura, from Our Prairie Home, did the most amazing, gorgeous room for her daughter and it kind of gave me a kick in the pants to get motivated to do something with Tori's room. 

 Tori will be three soon, and her room was a rather pitiful sight.
Now I'm not going to claim this is anywhere near the jaw-dropping room Laura did, but I hope you love it and maybe it'll give you a little inspiration as well!
My mom was here visiting (babysitting me while my hubby was away on business, she says!) and we were working on organizing and finishing the basement.  We finally got that project done and she had two days left in Michigan.  We decided to go in Tori's closet and lift up some of that hideous blue berber carpet to see what might be hiding underneath.

Old plank sub flooring!  Score!!

And an hour later, we were ripping out the staples and scrubbing the old coal smoke from the wood.

There are a load of pictures in this post so let's get started!

This may be nearly impossible to believe, but from the moment we decided to tackle this room until we finished it, we never left the house.  Which means we never bought one single supply or decoration!
Everything you see in this room is something that I had on hand, including the paint, frames, boards, large scraps of white fabric for the curtains, you name it - we didn't buy it!
The colorful antique quilt was made by my Great Grandma Sluiter,
 using scraps from dresses she made for my Grandma.




Want a peek inside this little door into the play nook? It's the place where children can do the unthinkable - draw on the walls!

Click HERE for a tutorial on the aqua white washed headboard for an easy DIY.




This vanity/dressing table was my mother in law's when she was a little girl.
I'm so happy to have inherited it!!

Click HERE to see how I painted and 
stenciled these beautiful floors!


You can view a before and after of Tori's shabby little chair HERE.

Maybe someday I'll get cute, matching knobs for
the old dresser that was once my Dad's.


The curtain tutorial can be found over at The Shabby Creek Cottage.
Thanks for the hours you put into these while I stenciled the floor, Mom!!!!
You're the best!
I would also love some day to exchange the shade on the lamp (a wedding gift 12 years ago)
 for a fun fabric rosette covered one.  
Any opinions?

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For now, I've hung up my hat and coat,
 but I'll be back with more details and tutorials in the days ahead.

 p.s. We stopped at Lowe's last night after our date to buy a threshold for the door.  So now the total for this room makeover is $5.60. :)
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TDC Before and After

71 comments:

  1. WOW! It's totally magazine-worthy! I love the frames, the quilt, the curtains, the floor, and what you did with the yoyo garlands.

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  2. I can feel all the love that you and your Mother put into this beautiful room.I love everything that you did! It's a forever room, that is so priceless.Thanks for sharing your photo's.

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  3. You did a great job, Kammy! I am amazed that you were able to do this without spending any money and using stuff you had. The floor turned out great and I love the drapes. And what does Miss Tori think of her new room?
    I did a rose petal and bud lampshade for my granddaughter's room a couple of years ago and posted about it. After seeing one {and others} for over $100.00 I knew I had to figure out a way to make one.

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  4. Oh my gosh, Kammy!!!!! It looks absolutely fantastic! BEA-UUUUUUUU-TI-FUL!!! I love it! You and your mom totally rocked it out!

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  5. Very very pretty! Tori is a lucky little girl to have such a motivated and crafty momma and grandma!!

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  6. Gorgeous!!!! Everything about it is beautiful! Way to go!

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  7. Beautiful !!! I love the floors, I love it all!��

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  8. This is gorgeous. The stenciled floor are the best feature.

    I am visiting from Someday Crafts Whatever goes Wednesday. Thank you for linking up.

    sarahmschultz.blogspot.com

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  9. Beautiful and airy....love love love! So special to have those family heirlooms be a part of it too!

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  10. LOVE it! Totally love it! Looks wonderful, and so nice to have a bit of family heritage in there too!

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  11. Very pretty. I love the painted floor. Who wouldn't want this room in their house. Great job. I am hosting a link party and would love it if you would link up. Thanks.

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  12. Amazing job! Love the colors you chose and that floor is to die for!

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  13. what a fun playful room! all the details are just exquisite!

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  14. I love the colors their so soft. I follow you via GFC. I host a weekly party that starts at 6:00pm every Tuesday called Fluster’s Creative Muster Party. I would love for you to stop by and share your talent and creativity.

    Hugs and Smiles,

    Robin @ Fluster Buster
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  15. OMG this is AMAZING!! I am in Awww (not of you of course! I so know only you could pull it off haha) but of that big girl room! I want a big girl room!!

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  16. Beautiful. Just like Laura you knocked it out of the park. Two lucky little girls out there in blog land.

    Bliss

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  17. Wow, great redo. How cute!! Loving that quilt

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  18. I know you're tired of the lamp after 12 years, but it suits the room perfectly, in my never-to-be-humble opinion. It's a spark of interest - different than the rest of the furnishings - and the color makes that corner's tone-on-tone seem sophisticated (night-time photo) I can see that maybe you'd want to soften the lamp base for daylight so the contrast is more subtle, but I'd definitely leave the shade alone. WELL DONE, my Dear.

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  19. What a transformation! I love the floor and all the accessories too. Your great grandmother's quilt is a real treasures.

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  20. OOOOHHH I love so many details of your sweet makeover! Pinned:) The floor design is really cool! I'm a quilt lover too and your heirlooms are lovely! Stop by http://www.sewsweetvintage.com/2013/02/be-fearless-arianna-huffington.html

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  21. so pretty, kammy! i love the colors and love the quilt!

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  22. Oh Kammy this is AWESOME!!! Can you come do Ryane's room now? LOL!!

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  23. Oh, my heart went pit-a-pat when I saw that plank floor under the carpet! It's a beauty. What a fantastic job you did.

    Gail

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  24. I love the antique quilt, would never have guessed from the photos that your great grandmother made it.

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  25. Amazing transformation! I love the curtains. I am a first time visitor. I hope you stop by to link your room- http://atozebracelebrations.com/2013/02/link-party-6.html
    Nancy

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  26. the room is beautiful! LOVE LOVE that floor!

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  27. Wow--that's an impressive transformation! Love the stenciled floor!

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  28. wow! love everything about it. i shabby chic'd my granddaughters room several years ago...inspiration to go in and declutter, and spiff it up again. love the quilt and so have to do the picture frames.

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  29. The floor turned out amazing! I really like that you stenciled it and the curtains look wonderful.

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  30. Amazing and inspiring! will your mom come babysit me for awhile so I can transform a room?

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  31. Absolutely gorgeous!! I LOVE the floors!!!

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  32. I love it! I love it all!!! The frames are beautiful!

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  33. The room is beautiul. Would love to know what kind of paint you painted the floor with and what kind of finish you put on it.

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  34. Beautiful. Such a lucky girl!
    Marty@Marty's Musings

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  35. Is it okay that I, a grown woman, want this room?! It is so lovely and peaceful. Great project!

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  36. I love the empty frames and the curtains and everything. What a difference. Gosh, maybe you've given ME a kick in the pants. :) I'd love to have you share this at What to Do Weekends. Take care, Linda

    http://www.craftsalamode.com/2013/02/what-to-do-weekends-5.html?showComment=1360457642825#c6828849034719904320

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  37. Sooooo gorgeous!! I want this to be my room! Ha. I love that you used everything you had, the floors are gorgeous, and that vintage family heirloom quilt is so lovely, and the curtains are just fabulous! Beautiful, beautiful job!

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  38. Bellissima trasformazione!
    Bellalullo

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  39. Wow! So gorgeous! Looks like it should be in a magazine for sure! Found you via Flamingo Toes.

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  41. What a darling room. I just want to walk right into it! Thanks for making my smile.

    Warmly, Michelle
    Faith, Trust & Pixie Dust

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  42. Those floors turned out amazing! The whole room is super cute...I love the little nook, I would have had a ball in there as a child! I bet you are such a fun mama:)

    xo,
    Christy

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  43. It's beautiful! The floors look great and that quilt is perfect! What a sweet addition to your daughter's room, a family heirloom that is so special...love it! I'm impressed that you did the whole room with what you had...that is quite an accomplishment! :) Have a great week!

    Amy
    www.homesweetthriftyhome.com

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  44. Oh Kammy - it turned out just gorgeous - the floor is spectacular!!!
    xxx

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  45. Amazing! I can't believe you did this so fast! It is so great that you had that nice wood floor~ love the stenciling!

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  46. That is beautiful.. and the budget is AH-MAZE-ING!! I love the grandmother's flower garden quilt on the bed the most! Well.. and the floor too.. So beautiful!

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  47. Good job! Love it! This is real-time decorating on a dime!

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  48. Amazing transformation! Looks wonderful. I love the lamp shade as is, it has a vintage look as well. You could add your own fabric rosettes to it. I know your girl must be loving it!

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  49. ok, that floor is AMAZING! I love what you did with the whole room!

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  50. Great job! love that you never left the house to do it all!

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  52. Love!!! I love the floors and the frames the best!

    -Amber-
    www.dimplesandpigtales.blogspot.com

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  53. Popping over from the Not Just A Housewife party - such a pretty room, love the headboard!

    Julie
    http://renew-create-restore.blogspot.ca

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  54. Congrads! This was the most viewed post over at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com last week. I am featuring it today!

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  55. a week? love it all! how sweet it is. The floor is fabulous.
    gail

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  56. So sweet! And for $6! The floor is lovely.
    -Lora

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  57. Wow! That looks so good! Have you seen the Party Punch pattern from Thirty-One? It has all the same colors as the room and would match perfectly! You should check it out (I'm an Independent Consultant) mythirtyone.com/292516/

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  58. I will add my voice to the chorus of people telling you what an amazing job you did! It is perfection. I am dying over those glass-less frames! I am pinning this for ideas later!

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  59. It's gorgeous and that's some mom you have! :)

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  60. Wow! I can't believe that you did that without leaving the house - seriously impressive! I just love the bunting on the bed - I bet Tori loves it too!

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  61. What a sweet room - I love it! The floor looks amazing, and I love the quilt on her bed too. So many great elements to choose from - gorgeous curtains as well! Great job!

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  62. Fabulous transformation!! How wonderful that you were able to do all that without going out to buy anything!!

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  63. Wonderful color choices! I'm really impressed with the floor and I love the quilt on the bed! Visiting from WOW.

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  64. Oh Kammy that quilt!!! I hope your daughter never parts with it. A true heirloom. Swoooooon...
    xoxo,
    Kim

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  65. What a beautiful room! Love that quilt.

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  66. GREAT atmosphere! LOVE the floor! I'm your newest follower!
    Hugs from ─░stanbul...

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  67. redo the lamp yourself!! i would.

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  68. So pretty and cozy! I love it! My favorites are the headboard and of course that gorgeous vintage quilt!!!
    Michelle xoxo

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