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The Big Girl Room


Revamp of my daughter's bedroom to update her existing furniture and bedding and give her room some pizzazz. And also make her love it so much that she'll want to sleep in there the entire night.

Design Inspiration

I pinned a picture of a wing chair on Pinterest in a fabric I adored. It was kind of grown-up girly fabric, something my husband would hate. Then I saw valances on that were in MY FABRIC. There were 2 for sale which exactly equaled the number of windows in my daughter's bedroom. And wah-lah. It's like fate and all that crap.

Decorating Style

Quirky, warm, inviting, cozy, colorful.

Project Details

Wall paint is "Belize" by Sherwin Williams, HGTV type. Love it so much. The walls before were this drab sage green that was there when we moved in. Bleh.

Don't look too closely at the trim; we need to paint that.

Yellow on side table is some $2.50 sample from Lowe's.

Pink dresser is I think called "Impatiens" and was a Sherwin Williams sample. This was her old changing table (from JC Penney I think).

I used basic wall rollers for the walls, but got one of those cabinet-specific rollers for the furniture. I think that made a huge difference.

Fabric is Waverly and I bought the chevron yard online.

Valances from, hand made.

Prints on gallery wall are from different etsy sellers. Frames from Target or  Walmart or Michael's.

On gallery wall, bird cage, wooden frame/letter, ceramic square and flower plus picture frame are all from Michael's, and all spray painted with paint from Lowe's.

Rug was super cheap from Joss & Main.

Superduper sweet deal on the scalloped quilt/shams set online ($42!) and the bedskirt was ($35!).

Chair from for $119 on sale; have seen this same chair for $250 and up various places.


Favorite Items

I adore the dresser. Just love it. Except for the spot where daddy and daughter tried to force it closed and scraped the paint off. But otherwise love it.


PAINT IN A VENTILATED AREA and preferably not when it's 20 degrees outside. Remember to put down a dropcloth when spraying in the garage. (Oops) I used fabric to decoupage the dresser fronts and I don't think it could look any better, but it was a PAIN. Would recommend just heavy duty wrapping paper instead.

Miranda Helterman Ritner

Monday 18th of March 2013

i love it love it love it!!