DIY -A Cool Girls’ Bedroom Design Idea – Before and After Pictures

DIY -A Cool Girls’ Bedroom Design Idea – Before and After Pictures

DIY- A cool girls’ bedroom design idea with before and after pictures.  Sandra Wilkinson redesigned her daughter’s pink bedroom into a cool-looking turquoise dream come true bedroom for her 11-year-old daughter.

The bedroom’s redesign could not come fast enough for Savanna whose bedroom now has a fluffy throw pillow, fluffy lamp and a fringed lamp, sequined stool, and a new seat cushion.  Repainted shelf, lamp, name letters, and bulletin board.  Black tulle curtains, repainted desk, dresser, and bedside table with new knobs.  Chalkboard wall, chalkboard dots, and dry erase-board dots.

Bedroom Makeover Sandra: “The cost of the bedroom design project was about $185.00.  Thankfully, due to previous painting projects, I had extra wall primer to cover the VERY pink upper walls.  Having the extra paint helped cut down the cost of the bedroom makeover along with already having other odds and ends like cords and lights for making hanging chandeliers.”

DIY -Cool Girls' Bedroom Design Ideas - Before and After Pictures“We moved to a new home in Iowa about 2-1/2 years ago when Savanna was nine years old.  Her new pink bedroom perfectly matched her bedroom decor from her bedroom back in Illinois.  However, we did replace her twin bed with a Queen bed a few months after the move to Iowa.”

Pink bedroom before makeoverNow that she is 11 and ready for a change, she picked Turquoise for her bedroom design color theme.  I let her pick out her own bedding from Burlington Coat Factory which happened to have a great price, but the quality reflected the huge discount.  It will have to be replaced soon enough, but my daughter is so happy with her new room.” 

Dresser Before and After

Bedroom Desk Before and AfterIt’s clever how after painting them white, Sandra painted the line under the upper drawers on the dresser and desk black and then added black knobs giving them a completely new look.  Getting a new bedroom design does not have to mean buying new furniture.

Fluffy turquoise lampSandra: “Fun lighting!  All of the lamps were pink so I replaced the two bedside table lamp shades by covering them with turquoise fluffy material and repainted the lamp bases white.”

Black lamp with fun trim“Painted her pink desk lamp and shade black and added fun trim.”

DIY hanging pendant lights“Made some DIY hanging pendant lights inspired by tutorials and ideas I found at DIY Garden Chandeliers and How About Orange.  For the blue hanging chandelier I used leftover tulle from the bed skirt (seen below).  The lamps for this bedroom design were very easy, cheap, and most of all fun to make.”

Black tulle bedroom curtains “Black tulle curtains replaced the pink drapes.”

Fluffy throw pillow for bedroom

Fluffy turquoise seat cushion“The fluffy throw pillow and seat cushion were made with the same material I used for the bedside lamps.”

Turquoise tulle bedskirt side view Turquoise tulle bedskirt“Added turquoise tulle to the standard white bed skirt.”

The tulle is a perfect addition to the skirt not only because it looks so beautiful, but I especially like it because Savanna is an ice skater.  Doesn’t the skirting remind you of the costumes ice skaters sometimes wear?

Cool girls bedroom makover“Added hooks, recovered and painted the stool, and purchased a new black clothes hamper that is next to the pink guitar.”

Turquoise sequin covered stool“The stool had a green pastel flower cushion before.”

Turquoise bedroom makover“The shelf and bulletin board were pink and purple.  Shelf is repainted black and the bulletin board is blue.”

Chalkboard wall

Chalkboard dots

Blue dry eraseboad dotsSandra’s cool bedroom design also includes a chalkboard wall, black chalkboard dots, and blue dry erase-board dots.

Bedroom dresser and blue eraser-boad dot

BEDROOM DESIGN IS NOT DONE YET:

“I plan to make a headboard out of plywood and cover it with the same FLUFFY material I used for the lamps, cushion, and throw pillow.  I estimate an additional $60.00 including my already purchased chalkboard paint, chalkboard dot, and dry erase-board dot.”

“Not bad for a complete overhaul, a week’s work, and a huge smile.”

Thank you Sandra for sharing the cool bedroom makeover you did for Savanna. I could not love it more.  It’s incredible!  When you get the headboard done, we have got to see it!!

P.S. Sandra is my sister and Savanna is my much adored niece.  Sandra’s other featured design posts are Glowing Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas and How-To Guide and Christmas Fireplace Mantle.

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10 Responses to DIY -A Cool Girls’ Bedroom Design Idea – Before and After Pictures

  1. Great girlie make-over. I like that she recycled some of the items that she already was using in the bedroom. The pink lamp into a black. Everything looks great.

    • Girls rooms are so fun to do. This is my sister’s project, so she will have to come to your house though. Thanks for stopping.

  2. Neat! Great job on the new room! It feels kind of bittersweet reading about how a little girl grows out of pink… My daughter is 3 and she is still in the height of her pink-loving phase!

    • I dearly loved when my daughter had pink toys and pink clothes. It is a special time. Savanna’s new bedroom sure came out great for little money though.