When I do a room makeover for one of my kids, I’m not sure if it’s them or me who ends up being most excited about it. Okay, you’re right, it’s probably me. But, I really do like for them to have a space that reflects who they are. And Lily’s room before wasn’t really her anymore, especially since she’d had the same bedding I made her when she first got her “big girl bed” when she was 2.

So, when she turned 9 this week, I thought she could use a little update that looks more like her.

I’m calling the new room “Spring Garden Party”, because it has just the right amount of girly combined with a hint of outdoors, great color, and a touch of prim & proper. And that pretty much describes Lily as well.

Lily says her favorite part of the room is the bed, which was the part that gave me the most anxiety since I took a little risk with the color of the headboard. I decided to replace her plain white iron bed from before with a thrift store score I found for $15 awhile back.

I decided I would give it a dose of Begonia from Sherwin-Williams, and it turned out to be just what I had pictured for the room…

For the bedding, I chose the Ruffle Rings duvet cover from PB Teen, and added several pillows of my own design.

I bought the gray & white chevron from a local fabric shop & added my recent addiction, rolled fabric roses, in yellow. (See more on those here.)

I think the “L” pillow is my favorite. You can find this fabric here. I added the “L” with my freezer paper stencil method in the Begonia paint.

{The large sham was made from fabric from Hobby Lobby, gray ruffle pillow was from Marshall’s, & sheets are from Target. I’ll tell you more about the polka dot comforter in a later post.}

Another of my favorite parts of the room turned out to be the tree branch curtain rod with bunting & tie tab curtains. This whole treatment cost me around $8. I’ll tell you more about all this in later posts as well.

The art on the wall is simply a large empty frame I found on clearance at Hobby Lobby & sprayed gold, & a half bird cage, also from HL. I added a few paper flowers I made from scrapbook papers & clipped on with tiny clothespins, which all came from–of course– Hobby Lobby.

Her lamp is a re-make of her original, whichI’ll tell you more about later, as well.

Lily gave it her seal of approval, and I hope you all like it, too!

I’m still on a search for a few more elements in the room, because in our house, no room is ever truly finished. Hope you’ll be here to see what goes in next.

Here are a few more posts on things in Lily’s room if you’d like to see more:



Magnetic Chalkboard

Secret Room behind the bookshelf

I’ll be back with more of the details I told you about soon. If you have questions, let me know, & I’ll try to answer those as well. Meanwhile, I’m linking with a few of these friends!

Also linking up at Emily Clark’s Kids’ Spaces Link-Up!