Recap, here is her old room.
I had actually changed the bed by scooting it against the wall and moved the wall hangings accordingly. So, it had already had a mini makeover.
But, here is her new room.
We moved the queen size bed from the guest room (new baby's room) to Ella's room. She got new bedding, a new headboard, and nightstand.
I really wanted an upholstered headboard and I had made ours in our master bedroom, so I knew it wasn't hard. However, I wanted Ella's to have a design (ours is just straight across, but has nailhead trim). I borrowed my sweet friend Lyndsey's jig saw. Thanks Lyndsey!!!! I couldn't wait for Trey to get home to do it, so I drew it out and cut it myself. Then cut the foam, added the batting and was thinking to myself "Ha, this is way easier to upholster than I though. This isn't hard at all!". Then it was time to put the fabric on. After ten minuted I called my Mom and told her I was about to throw it all away. Wrapping the curves was easy, but the corners just about did me in! I finally got it, had Trey hang it up, which he was dying to do (sarcasm - he HATES my projects) and LOVED it!
Now here is my other secret for redoing a room. I change stuff all the imte, but when I am done with it I don't throw it away, I save it because I never know when I may want to use it again. The lamp on her nightstand was in our guest bedroom at our old house. I was over it, but it was $75 so I wasn't going to get rid of it. I went through my stash closet, saw it and know it would be perfect. All I had to do was spray pain the shade! I also spray painted the shelves, pictures frames and candles. Yes, you can spray paint candles as long as you aren't planning on ever burning them!
I spray painted these scones and candles also.
The pictures frames were black and this collage was in our living room in the old house. See, keep your stuff! I painted them pink and will eventually replace some of the pictures with ones of Ella and her buddies.
I LOVE it! It is bright and colorful and Ella loves it which makes it even more worth it!