Meaningful Makeovers – Girls’ Bedroom Makeovers

I’m very excited to show you the final results of the girls’ bedroom makeovers for our RESA® Meaningful Makeovers project!

sherwin williams paint colors for teen girls rooms

If you remember, I chose a soft and lovely paint color scheme for the girls’ rooms at the Tennessee Children’s Baptist Home in Franklin, TN:

The color palette is all Sherwin-Williams, who graciously donated most of the paint for the project! The colors above (from left to right) are Unique Gray SW6260, Frostwork SW0059, Tradewind SW6218, and Malted Milk SW6057.

The “befores” show the previous peachy-brown colors on the walls of the girls’ rooms. This one was the lightest peachy-brown of the four bedrooms:

before

Elizabeth Scruggs of Superior Construction and Design and I paired up to redesign this room and its adjoining bathroom. We painted our room SW Tradewind, a lovely grayed blue that brightened up the room like the sky:

Sherwin-Williams Tradewind SW6218 girls room by Kristie Barnett, The Decorologist

 

Here’s another “before” of the room:

 

We painted some furniture in order to repurpose it, and bought lots of new bedding and decor for the rooms. Notice that we removed the top hutch portion of this chest of drawers and painted the drawers in a pretty coral color from Southern Honey Workshop to tie in with the new lampshades and shams.

SW Tradewind SW6218 paint color in teen girls room

 

Elizabeth found this dresser from a consignment store for $56! It was white, black and fuchsia, with polka dot drawer pulls. A lot of white paint and some gold metallic spray paint made it look brand new. Another bargain find was the tufted blue chair from HomeGoods that I got for only $99.

white painted dresser and blue tufted chair in teen room with Sherwin Williams Tradewind paint color

 

The bathroom was pretty rough and needed more than a little help:

before

The new wall color unites it to the adjoining bedroom, and Iron Ore SW7069 on the oak cabinet really updates this space and complements the gray tile floor:

SW Tradewind bathroom wall color SW Iron Ore bathroom cabinet

 

Here is the “before” of another of the bedrooms in the home:

before

This room was painted in SW6260 Unique Gray and designed by Carol Lindsay of Mint Home Staging and Jamie Watford of JW Nash & Co. You can barely tell it’s the same room!

SW Unique Gray paint color in teen girls room by JW Nash and Mint Home Staging

 

I love all the sweet details and gold metallic touches:

SW6260 Unique Gray

 

Here’s their bathroom in its “before” state:

 

And now it’s just as pretty as any girl could wish for:

sw unique gray paint color in teen girls bathroom

 

The third bedroom featured muddy walls and more than a little chaos:

before

This bedroom is painted SW6057 Malted Milk and was designed by Shelley McCoy of Shelley McCoy Artful Homes and Karen Hattan of Home by Hattan.

SW6057 Malted Milk paint color on walls of teen girls room by Karen Hattan and Shelley McCoy

 

Shelley created some custom art just for this room, including the abstract floral between the beds and the yarn hangings above the beds:

SW Malted Milk wall color with green dresser

 

Here’s the adjoining bathroom before:

 

And here’s its happy transformation after:

SW Malted Milk bathroom walls

 

The final bedroom in this home previously held bunkbeds, but one of the oldest teen girls was about to move into it and wanted regular beds instead.

 

Anthea and Corey Click of Fresh Perspectives took on the task of designing this room that is painted SW0059 Frostwork.

SW Frostwork 0059 walls in teen girls bedroom

 

Every thing that was in this room was moved out . . .

 

to make room for a whole new look. I love how sophisticated the gray, black, and white makes this space!

SW Frostwork girls bedroom paint color on walls with gray headboards and black and gray bedding

All of the planning, designing, and labor was donated by the members of the Greater Nashville Chapter of RESA® (Real Estate Staging Association). If you or someone you know are selling a home, I highly recommend any of the women in our organization to stage your property to sell for top dollar – just look what they can do!

BUT, that’s not all! We also made over the living room, dining room, kitchen, and front porch area of this home, which I will share in my next blogpost. AND, our group is making over a second girls’ home on the campus next week! Stay tuned . . .

Thank you to our largest sponsor, Clarcor Filter Foundation, for donating the majority of the funds required for our Meaningful Makeover project!

 

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23 thoughts on “Meaningful Makeovers – Girls’ Bedroom Makeovers

  1. Lezlie Owsley says:

    Kristie,

    To you and all the lovely women who helped you, thank you for sharing your time and your talents to bring such beauty to these girls. You have created rooms that are sanctuary spaces. The impact of these makeovers will be much more than just the physical changes. You have done something that can alter how these young women think of and experience themselves, an impact that will last much longer than the perfect paint colors and fabulous arrangements. I am grateful for the willingness of each of you to give in such a worthwhile way.

    Blessings!
    Lezlie

  2. Kathy Marrou says:

    It continues to amaze me to find that following Kristie’s rules can so completely transform, beautify and make a space so beautiful. That’s why taking her Psychological Staging course helped me know the reasons WHY we do some things and not others. What a gift! Thank you, Kristie.

  3. Amy Monroe says:

    Wow! This is absolutely incredible. Such beautiful work you all did on this house. I can hardly wait to see the photos of the main living area you worked on as well. You’ve really created a beautiful place to call “home”.

  4. Ann C says:

    I loved the looks of every room and hope the girls are able to appreciate them but I was curious what you did with all their personal things. It appeared you removed any and all shelving for their memories to be displayed. Don’t mean to be negative just wondered if you just didn’t show that area.

    • Kristie Barnett says:

      Hi Ann,
      The girls knew we would be re-doing their rooms, so they packed away all their personal things before we came. They have large closets with built-ins, so a lot of their personal things are in there. We also replaced all their dressers with larger ones, so they should have more room for their clothes. In the room I designed, I added large pinboards for personal mementos and a write-on/wipe off calendar on the wall that you actually don’t see in the photos. I’m sure the rooms will look a *bit different* once the girls integrate their personal things back into the rooms! Which is fine 🙂 FYI, the kids’placement are often in flux – they aren’t all there for long periods of time – so many girls will rotate through these rooms. Thanks for the good questions!

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