Thursday, August 2, 2012

Camren's Room Redo

I've lived in this house for over a year now and haven't touched my youngest daughter's room.  I've been working on one room at a time 1.) so that I don't feel overwhelmed, and 2.) for budgetary reasons. I am a single mom and finances are always a concern. Here are a few before photos.

Pretty unexciting huh? Not nearly enough cuteness for a sassy little girl like my Camren.  So I set out to make it feel more cozy and more "finished".  Hoping that if I am successful, she will spend more time playing in her room then dragging her entire toy arsenal into the rest of the house.  First task on the list, get rid of the popcorn ceiling.  Oh my goodness! This is the second ceiling I've tackled.  The first was my Studio. I hand scraped the entire thing with a 4 inch scraper. Not fun! It took me about two hours, but I felt the affects of it for a week! So on my next trip to Lowe's I discovered they have a scraper designed for such a task. It was about $18 so I snatched that baby up.  Well, I can tell you it was a waste of my money.  It was too difficult to get the scraper at the right angle to scrape effectively and in a timely manner.  So I opted for my handy dandy 4 inch scraper and it worked like a charm. Now mind you, it was still a ton of hard, dusty and tiring work.  Thank goodness my sister and my niece were here to help me! My family is the best I tell you!
    My daughter's favorite color is orange. What?!?!? Yes, orange! I wasn't about to paint her walls orange, but I did try to work it into the space in small doses.  I chose a light green color from Valspar called plum passion.  I maybe should have chosen a shade lighter, but I'm still happy with it!
My inspiration for the entire room was based off of a banner I made for her birthday a couple months ago with the plan of using it in her room when I got around to redecorating it.

I headed to one of my favorite places, Cabbage Rose, and found this fabric that had every color I was planning on using and fell in love! Sidebar, (if you love fabric and live anywhere near Ft. Worth, then you have to check this place out. They have an amazing selection of beautiful and high quality fabric.) Actually, I have to give credit where credit is due and say, my sister Billie is the one that spotted it before me. It was perfect! It's a great mix of paisley, swirls and flowers!
Not sure if this "entertainment center"will stay forever, but it will do for now
My mom made the curtains and also added the orange ribbon to an existing bed ruffle that I had in the room before.  The quilt is also something I already had. It was on my bed before so now I get to find a new one for my room. Maybe something a bit more sophisticated. I still need some pictures or art for one wall and some hooks for the adorable bags my mom helped me make for her to collect her toys in for the opposite wall.  I will add pics of those after I find the hooks. I also want to add molding to the bookshelves and switching out the awful bifold doors for nice six panel ones as well as her bedroom door.  I can't stand the cheap, brown hollow core doors I have now. 
Camren loved her room and apparently my theory is working because she's spending more time in there already! 
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