Big Girl Bedroom Before and After

My daughter’s big girl bedroom has been a year (or so) in the making and I’ve shared some pictures and projects along the way. However, I’ve never shown the whole room or a before and after.  I think I’m most proud of this room because I was able to use Craigslist, garage sales, eBay and my own handiwork for most of the items in her room and to lower cost.

Although her nursery and big girl bedroom use the same color combinations (greens, pinks, yellows, and whites), her nursery colors were more pastel. They were very soothing for a baby but for a big girl, we wanted something more vibrant and fun.


Below are some links to other posts or websites for additional information about certain pieces.

Paint: Benjamin More Pale Sea Mist
Chandelier: Lowes
Curtains & Bolster Pillow Fabric: P Kaufman Gypsy Watermelon
Headboard: Restoration Hardware Baby and Child, Parker Upholstered Headboard (I bought it on clearance and it is no longer available)
Headboard Fabric: P Kaufman Slubby Basket in Parrot
Bedding: Pottery Barn Kids Isabelle duvet and shams (They are no longer available at Pottery Barn Kids. I bought them on ebay.)
Dresser: Craigslist
Que Sera Print: From the Making It Lovely blog, Nicole shared this free printable. I love the colors and am a closet Doris Day fan.
Bird Decals: Leen the Graphics Queen Etsy Shop
Wall mounted Bookshelf: Land of Nod
Nightstand & Drawer Pull: Nightstand from garage sale and drawer pull from Anthropologie
Wall Flowers: Ikea Smila Blomma Wall Lamps (I found both of them brand new still in the shrink wrap at a garage sale for $8 for both)



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45 Responses to Big Girl Bedroom Before and After
  1. Mindy
    June 6, 2011 |

    Awwww, I love it!!!!!!

  2. Jenniffier
    June 6, 2011 |

    What a lucky little big girl you have. I would love to have that room for myself. I have a feeling my husband wouldn’t enjoy all the pink :)

  3. Elizabeth
    June 7, 2011 |

    That is absolutely stunning! I adore the wall decals and love those Ikea lamps, we have the white flower and the little green bug. So cute. A truly beautiful transformation, congrats!

  4. What a beautiful room! Love the wall color, and the little chandelier is the perfect touch.

  5. Lisa
    June 7, 2011 |

    Absolutely gorgeous! I’d love to have that as my OWN room! Lucky girl!

  6. radhika
    June 7, 2011 |

    Beautiful room! I love the the fabrics you used in the room! Such a mix of patterns, makes the room so interesting!

  7. Angie
    June 7, 2011 |

    What a wonderful room! Your daughter must love her new room! You did an amazing job…the colour on the wall, the fabrics and the decor are just perfect for a little girl! Angie xo

  8. this makeover is amazing. I love all the colors and the chandelier. I want one for my little girl. Hard to in florida when it is so hot and fans are needed.

    Would love if you would link up with us at Creative Creation Tuesday. We would love others to see your project too. Can be found here at Nothing But Country.

    Happy Creating! Thanks for sharing your great project.

  9. Rebecca
    June 7, 2011 |

    Very cute. Love how it is simple yet colorful and bright!

  10. Jess
    June 8, 2011 |

    beautiful! I just love the drawer pull and the wall mounted bookshelf, thanks for listing where you got everything. Your daughter has a great room!

  11. Kara
    June 8, 2011 |

    Just lovely. Beautiful fabrics and I love the bird knobs. Looks like she would be happy with that room for a long time.

  12. Kat
    June 8, 2011 |

    Soooo pretty! Little Anna is a lucky girl! I’d like a chandelier in MY big girl bedroom!

  13. Angela
    June 9, 2011 |

    Her room looks great! And I’m impressed with your thirty finds!

  14. I’ll be featuring your daughter’s big girl bedroom at Creative Juice next week. What a gem!

  15. Lindsay @ Delighted Momma
    June 10, 2011 |

    What a beautiful room!! Such a good Momma you are to give her room a TOTAL big girl style makeover. Love all the little details like the cute bird knob on nightstand

  16. Beautiful…… I love those cute, little knobs!

  17. sarah h
    June 10, 2011 |

    Wow, you left no detail overlooked. it turned out amazing!!!!

  18. Holly
    June 10, 2011 |

    Beautiful room!

  19. Wendy Edwards
    June 10, 2011 |

    So cute! Love the colors & the adorable bird drawer pulls!

  20. Katie Morris
    June 10, 2011 |


  21. Sherri S
    June 11, 2011 |

    How ADORABLE! The perfect room to grow in. Love the wall colors and all the bird details. Awesome makeover.

  22. sweet european dreams
    June 12, 2011 |

    beautiful! I’m drooling over that buffet/dresser. I had that same one when I was a child and soooooooooo wish I still had it today. A classic! -diane

  23. Stephanie
    June 12, 2011 |

    This is so cute! I’m sure your daughter loves it! I’m in the process of redoing my daughter’s room into a shabby chic style with lots of pinks and greens and white. We’re getting close to being done! Great job on the room!

  24. Inspire Me Heather
    June 28, 2011 |

    I just love that pink and green together! So cute and you did a fantastic job putting it all together! I linked it to my childrens rooms post too today, thanks for sharing!

  25. tania mara
    July 6, 2011 |

    amei estar aqui, vc me parece ser muito abênçoada, bjão

  26. Simone
    July 15, 2011 |

    I just came across from Better After, And I am so glad I found your blog! I absolutely adore your Big Girl Room, I am sure your daughter loves it :) I also really like the colour of your walls, I never would have thought to paint that colour, but I am glad you have opened up my eyes :)

  27. Megan
    July 15, 2011 |

    I came over from Better After and I LOVE it! They are the same colors that I have for my little girl and that I want to continue into her big girl room. I’ll have to file it away for future use as we create her big girl room!

  28. Vicki Peters
    July 18, 2011 |

    I love the room. You are very creative!

  29. Craft handmade
    July 19, 2011 |

    Thanks for sharing, i am looking for

  30. Pam
    July 21, 2011 |

    Very well done! It is so pretty!
    I’m visiting from Roeshel’s blog and am looking forward to following yours.

    Have a great day!

  31. cheryl
    July 25, 2011 |

    that is so gorgeous!!

  32. Candace Creations
    July 31, 2011 |

    I love this room it is beautiful!

  33. Andrea
    August 7, 2011 |

    Your room looks great. Almost same color palette I am using in my daughter’s room. Please stop by my blog to see the progress. Almost done. I’m also a new follower.

  34. Judy
    September 26, 2011 |

    I LOVE your daughter’s room. The colors and fabrics are just awesome. Such a fun room. What a lucky little girl.

  35. Katie @ Team Skelley
    September 26, 2011 |

    Over from Roomspiration!

    I love the colors that you used- my daughter’s bedroom is done in the same colors. It is the cheeriest room in the house. :)

    I am going to have to borrow the bird/Love wall decal idea!

  36. Nan @ Playful Decor
    September 27, 2011 |

    Beautiful!! You know I never get tired of seeing the pink-green combo! Every combo is different and however it is done, I love it! btw, I started a new party for kids decor, Tuesday’s Nursery. It’s for all ages of kids decor and I’d love for you to link up this room – and any others you have! It’s right on my home page and the linky is open. I hope you can make it! Nice to meet you!

  37. Colleen
    November 2, 2011 |

    What an adorable room!! I love the patterns of the bedding and curtains.

  38. Jenn
    November 27, 2011 |

    Can u give more details on the chandelier? Did you paint it? What model from Lowe’s? Thanks!

    • Crystal (theweekendhomemaker)
      November 28, 2011 |

      Hi Jenn – Thanks for your comment. I did not paint the chandelier. It came in white with pink prisms. I looked on the Lowes site and can not find this exact same chandelier. I believe the brand was portfolio but I can’t be too sure. I’ll keep looking and update this comment if I find more info.

  39. sixteen fourteen
    May 16, 2012 |

    Wow! What a transformation. I especially love the drapes and the bedding. Great job! :)

  40. Dana
    May 16, 2012 |

    I really love this room. I like the old fashion suitcases and the little details like the bird pull on the nightstand.

  41. outsourcing Romania
    June 9, 2012 |

    Thanks and good blog.

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