Sunday, June 28, 2009

Thrifty Treasures & Metamorphosis Monday.. Ashley’s Room Makeover



Welcome to Metamorphosis Monday.. Hosted By Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch.  Click on the Met Monday Button above to join in on all of the Morphing for this week.


A room in dire need of a transformation.. Ashley’s Bedroom.

Her room is fairly small.. and had a 2 1/2 foot wallpaper border that ran along the bottom of the walls.  It was cute and wonderful when she was 10 and loved bunnies and such .. but not cool for a teenager.

First.. I peeled the first layer of the border away..leaving only the gummy glued part on the wall. Next I sprayed the whole border down with Dif Gel wallpaper remover.. I LOVE that stuff! As you can see on the picture below “top left hand corner” the backing peeled away easy… in large sheets.  Next we patched up all of the thumbtack holes and sanded down the walls .. There will never be another thumbtack brought in this house lol. Also in the picture below are a few pieces of furniture that I also redid to fit the theme of her new room.

















The next set of photos show the before and after of some of the pieces we transformed.. The top row of photos are the before and the bottom row is the after.

















Since money .. as always.. around here was tight.. we had to shop around for thrifty deals. I found some white wooden Finials and wooden rod brackets marked down at Lowe’s.. total for rod, brackets and finials $11.00. Those darling beaded window treatments on clearance for $10.00 “complete set” at Anna’s Linens. Her King comforter set was our greatest find for $29.00 also from Anna’s Linens. I’m not finished with her bed as of yet.. she didn’t want a headboard anymore so I’m going to give it the look of a daybed. I’ve started building a back piece out of left over picket fencing we had and when I’m finished it’ll look like a keyboard.

















Ashley’s room is no longer sad and blue.. Here it is in all it’s Pink, Black & White glory.. As you can see she loves Zebra and that is what we based everything on. I was really scared of redoing all of the furniture.. the dresser.. the nightstand.. tv stand all in black.. to me when I think of black I think goth.. but with the pink I  it took away that feeling.



















So what do you think.. you ready to go Crazy Pink?


If you are .. I highly recommend Valspar from Lowe’s. We LOVE it!















Below are the color codes for the colors we used in Ashley’s room. This picture actually shows the true color of the pink.. the flash from the camera in the above photos made it appear lighter.


 Thank You for stopping by for my addition to Met Monday.. Make sure you head back over to Susan’s and see what everyone else has been up to.

Since this was also a post about Thrifty deals I’m linking to Rhoda’s Thrifty Treasures @ Southern Hospitality too.  Make sure you drop by and check out the deals these ladies find.. Her partiers are the best in the world at finding deals.

As always.. A Special Thanks to both Susan and Rhoda for hosting these fun parties.

Happy Monday Everyone!

God Bless, Debbie


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  1. Love the new room! So perfect for a young lady! I can sympathize about stripping wallpaper!!! :D Jewel

  2. Hi Debbie! I love the way you morphed your daughter's room! I remember when I did my son's room over. I said the same thing about thumbtacks!! C'est la vie! He's 17 now and has flags stuck all over the walls! Thanks for sharing! God Bless! Lauralu :)

  3. That a fabulous transformation!! The Paris Chic is so pretty! Your daughter must be thrilled! Great makeover! Bravo!

    Thank so much for sharing!


  4. LOVED her room! My daughter is going with lime green and black with zebra furnishings...I wanted pink and black so I'm jealous. Any way I have some furniture to paint black too what did you use?

  5. Paris Chic is perfect for a pretty girl's room. Love the pink and black. It is so lovely. Hugs, Marty

  6. Hi Debbie !
    I love Ashley's new crib ! I am in the process of doing over my 14 year olds...later this is a big task !
    HUgs ~ Kammy
    p.s. loving the colors

  7. Debbie, so pretty! You truly changed the look of every single thing and left no detail out. It has a really sophisticated and yet whimsical feel :) I'll bet she loves it!

  8. I painted my daughter's room that same pink color! She would LOVE the zebra accessories! Great transformations. Why is is that everything looks good painted black?!

  9. I love all the color! Perfect for a teenager girl! She must love it!

  10. Thank you, thank you for posting this makeover. My 10 year old is going to love this post. We are in the middle of her room makeover and she too wants hot pink and zebra. Just a few minutes ago I tucked her in bed, yes it's almost 1 a.m. here but its summer.
    Anyway, the last thing we talked about as I turned out the light was trying to decide to paint the ancient desk that is going in her room- should it be black with zebra drawers and hot pink pulls, or white with zebra drawers and hot pink pulls, or hot pink with zebra stripes and black pulls? Ahhhh. Decisions! She is going to love this post.

  11. What a fabulous makeover!!! I love it!

  12. Debbie, I am in awe of the changes you made and how talented you are. Great room for a young lady, I know she loves it. I saw her picture on the side and she is darling.

    Great job.

  13. Debbie, this is a dream come true for a teenage girl! Love the transformation on the furniture. Distressing the black paint made it look "less Goth" as you called it.LOL and you got bargains at Lowes, no less. All that pink and black looks so cute! Sue

  14. I bet your daughter and her friends spend hours just hanging out in this fun room. Good job.

  15. Ohhhh I would have loved a room like this when I was younger, this is absolutely beautiful! And all of your furniture redos are seriously amazing! This is one of my faves! I too am a huge fan of Valspar paint from lowes, it's all I will buy! I just love the black and pink and all the zebra! I bet you have one happy girl!

  16. I bet she's very happy to have her friends over to see this complete transformation! She needs to give her mom a big hug for this one!

  17. You did a wonderful job with the room!

  18. What a cool room for your daughter. Good Mom for being brave and folllowing her decorating desires!

  19. This is darling and perfect for her age! I love the pink and zebra together. You also did a great job on the furniture! Lucky girl. Can't wait to see the keyboard for the daybed

  20. How smart & sassy for a teenager, love it!
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

  21. That room turned out great! The pink and zebra stripes seem to be really popular right now. The colors go great together.

  22. Fantastic Met monday for you! What a fun room!
    Stop by my blog for my 100th post giveaway if you get a chance!
    Have a great week!
    ~Really Rainey~


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