Storybook Girl’s Room Makeover

Once upon a time, there was a little girl who wanted to move into the room at the end of the hall, far away from her older sister.  In this room, she would read and dream and play Legos to her heart’s content.

storybook girls room makeover

 

The room once belonged to her father, Mr. Man, who decided to move his office downstairs into a larger space to accommodate himself and Lego Allen.

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The little girl’s mommy had special powers to transform manly offices into a girl’s storybook getaway, and so the planning began. You may remember this Inspiration Board:

OB-Dyson Dream Room

 

The mommy brought in her magical painters who sprayed the trim and bookcases with the most lovely oil-based paint she had ever seen.  Benjamin Moore Azure Water coated the bookcases, while Benjamin Moore Palladian Blue was rolled with perfection on the walls and ceiling of the storybook room.

benjamin moore azure water

 

The little girl saw the new colors in the room and was fearful that it would be too dark and dreary. Her mother assured her to wait and see how the room would soon transform. “Tick-tock” went the clock . . .

childs cuckoo clock

 

The little girl waited outside the room while her mother waved her magic wand. “Come in, dear child, and see your new room!” said the child’s mother.

benjamin moore azure water

find these chairs here 

The little girl was delighted to see the dreary room come to life. Her books and toys adorned the bookcases, and there were many places to curl up and read her favorite stories.

blue bookcases

bookcases by master carpenter, Mr. Man 

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The special window seat became her favorite place to read and to watch the birds in the trees outside. She could lift the window seat to find her dress-up clothes beneath for when she wanted to pretend to be a pretty princess or a ninja warrior.

window seat

 

metal dollhouse

 

Her bed was tucked beneath a slanted wall, making it cozy and warm. The bedding, pillows, and lamps were found at the magical land called Home Goods, while the vintage reading light was discovered in a lovely nearby shop called Dreaming in Color (why yes, she wanted to dream in color!).

coral bedding

 

The side tables were painted Sherwin-Williams Coral Reef, and the spindle bed found at a yard sale for $10 was painted Benjamin Moore’s Prescott Green.

benjamin moore coral reef

 

The little girl’s mother had painted all the pieces of furniture in the room with great care, even adding golden handles to every drawer.

blue dresser

 

Sitting on her chaise longue, the little girl could watch the babbling brook beneath the windows and the squirrels in the hundred-year-old trees that sheltered her home.

blue trim

 

And of course, her enchanted unicorn lived in the storybook room with the little girl, guarding over her dreams at night.

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And as you might guess, the little girl lived happily ever after.

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Deneen
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You have such s talent to transform! Love the colors and the sweet story. So glad the reading light worked in her room. Thank you for coming to Dreamingincolor! Thank you for the shout out too. Glad to call you friend.

Jenny B.
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Beautiful! And so sweet how you “told the story.” 🙂 I love it all. I think my favorite thing might be that you used a quilt to cover the window seat cushion. Lovely!

Susie
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Susie

Adorable! The colors are beautiful. I would have loved this as a child, especially the window seat. Always wanted one of those. 🙂

Christa
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Love how you told this story – so clever. And I love those “K” books. My daughter whose name also begins with K would love them, where did you find them?

Laura Ingalls Gunn
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Enchanting! The end. 🙂

Jo Galbraith
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And she lived happily ever after in her beautiful room!

Linda F
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Oh Kristie, this room is so happy and lovely. Just a sweet little haven for a little girl’s heart and dreams. The color combinations are so cheerful and well put together. You did a great job! I love the color of the dresser….do you know what color it is? Everything you do is lovely and I too share a love of staging, helping my husband in real estate. The transformations you do are amazing!! I learn so much from you! Thanks for sharing!! Blessings, Linda

Kari
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Kari

Once again I am inspired. I have Palladian Blue in my dining room and it is one of those colors I could just put everywhere. Love the coral accents with it.

Jace
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Jace

Where are her legos?

Sherry
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JUST ADORABLE, Kristi! She’ll never forget that room :>

Livia
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Livia

Such an enchanted room, truly to inspire your daughter in the years to come! Well done. 🙂

celia turner
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celia turner

Cute story with a happy ending! Looks great!

celia turner
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celia turner

I love a sweet story with a happy ending! The room looks great!

kathleen barry
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kathleen barry

Happy, Happy, Happy!!!. That’s a lot of work. Aren’t Mommies and Daddies incredible. Great reveal…………

Sarah
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Sarah

I love ALL the cozy spots, but especially the lamp hanging over chaise – just perfect!

Bec
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Bec

How fabulous!!! Every single morsel is yummy & magical !

LaPriel
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LaPriel

Simply lovely!

Kelly
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LOVE this, it makes me want a little girl so I could do this in my house!

Jacqueline
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Jacqueline

Just absolutely adorable! Thanks for sharing.

Amy Dennison
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Adorable!

Frances Cooper
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Frances Cooper

Kelta is a blessed little girl to have such a creative, Christian mother such as you. I love you and your family.

Libby
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Libby

Loved reading your dreamy fairytale. You are by far the fairest (BEST Mama) in the land!!! Your precious daughter(s) is so very blessed to have you decorate her beautiful bedroom. WOW…her room is perfectly splendid! You are always a lovely inspiration!!! Thank you!!! 🙂

karen savage
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Adorable! Well done good and faithful momma 😉

Kathi
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Kathi

OMG-I want that room for myself-what a fabulous job you did,Mama K-Everyone should have a chaise to relax,read,daydream with windows to look out of! Lucky little girl!

Mary CC from CA
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Mary CC from CA

Just lovely Kristie ! As always you have done a beautiful job. I have enjoyed watching your home evolve over the past few years and the reveal is always exciting too. Of course, I noticed the book with the nurse on the cover since I am a nurse. So glad to see that reading is a part of your daughters life ! I think it is so important that a child has a place for their books, and you did a great job displaying them.

Cherie
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Cherie

It is a sweet room, Kristie, so nicely done. I wonder, do you have plans for curtains at the windows? They would not be necessary, of course, but I would love to know your ideas for curtains in such a room, as your taste and your ideas are so inspirational. Thank you.

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