Tuesday, September 2, 2008

The Big Reveal...pretty much.

Well, I figured everyone has waited long enough. By the end, we had revised our plan 5 0r 6 times! We just couldn't decide on the right placement or which size of stencils to use. Fortunately if you don't like it, just get out the old paint brush, and you have a new canvas to work with again.

We intended all along to only stencil two walls and paint the remaining two a very soft shade of grey. The grey will happen over the next week I hope.

The interesting hanging lamp came from Ikea. It's leftover from Sara's old "funky" bedroom, but I love the soft glow it casts on the desk. We've seen this lamp in several movies. : )

So you notice how there's three stencils? As mentioned before, I cut out the biggest one myself but the two sizes of the other one came from JoAnn's. I thought they complimented each other very well. The mirror was from an antique store, but only cost me $50. It was a gold color, but I spray painted it the cream you see here.





The word, Princess, is made out of "pearls". Sara's name actually mean Princess. : ) No wonder she's always loved lots of "jewels", crowns, and tons of bling-bling!

This is a cute little cabinet we bought about 5 years ago. It reflects all ages of Sara's interests. : )

Have a good day!

64 comments:

kimbaru said...
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Kimba said...

Holy cow! That's beautiful!

You did such a fantastic job. If I tried to do that the stencils would be all crooked and wonky on the walls. You got them on in such straight perfect lines.

The colors are beautiful and so is the bedding. And that lamp! Oh that lamp! It's perfect. It's completely unexpected with the style and it works beautifully.

Thanks for sharing!

Caren said...

It looks really beautiful. You have a lot of great ideas and I'll be back to check out your blog again for sure! Have a great day.

Amanda said...

WOW!!! that looks amazing! and something right out of a magazine. That looks like it took a lot of work. I love the Damask look.

Joy said...

All I can say is...GORGEOUS!!!

Mrs. B said...

Wow! I absolutely LOVE those walls! Beautiful colors and stencils and I really like the mix of the different sizes. The whole room looks great. I love the French feel! I bet Sarah really likes it!

llb234 said...

Give you a blank canvas and you create a fun, original, and functioning room or corner! You really have a knack, always have! ...Just some amazing visual samples of your engaging personality! ----Lauren

Alexa said...

It looks so amazing! I'll bet Sara's enjoying it! :)

Emily P. said...

Oh, I didn't realize I hadn't left a comment yet. I'm sitting here showing it to the girls. Claire's comment was, "Oh it's so beautiful, I can't stop looking at it!"

It really is beautiful, and I can't wait to see it in person. I agree with Lauren, your style is just a reflection of your personality...creative, beautiful, and unique (the good kind;)). Bravo!

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Oh my goodness, it looks fantastic!! It looks like a lot of painstaking work--but let me tell you, your hard work paid off because it is gorgeous!! Love, love, love it!

~ Sarah

Cena @ Unexpected Necessities said...

LOVE IT!

tami said...

It's darling! Good for you.

Blissful Nikki said...

what a BEAUTIFUL room!! WOW!! Thats all I can say...WOW!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Your daughter's room is so pretty! What a lot of work you put into all those stencils...but totally worth it. So Frenchy French! And I love the mustard color on your walls...can't wait to see it when it is finished!
Carrie

Roni said...

I love it! The two of you always do such a wonderful job decorating. Do you want to come and visit us and help us out up here in Renton?

Kimba said...

Hey there! I still love this post! I'd like to link to it on Saturday if that's OK with you.

Kimba

M.L. said...

Oh my goodness Kimba...I can't think of a finer compliment. Thanks so much!!

Mary Lou

Granny said...

Well done, sweetie! The room is gorgeous--kudos to you and Sara both!

Love, Pam

Wendy said...

I found you on Kimba's blog. I LOVE the stencils on the wall. What a lovely room! Thanks for sharing!!!!

Gretchen said...

This really does look like the room of a Princess!

Gretchen
birdnestcottage.typepad.com

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

This is SO pretty! Oh, the work that must have taken, but your daughter will feel so special having a bedroom like this! I love the soft colors, the bedding is divine, and I totally heart the pink lamp with ribbon tied around the shade! Fabulous job :)

Blessings,
Stacey

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

You've done such an amazing job on that room. I love the damask stencil!

Kathryn said...

What a beautiful room! Fit for a queen, err... I mean a princess! :-)

Found your site through Kimba's post today. :-)

Weekend blessings!

Kenna said...

That is absolutely beautiful. Would you like to come to my house now? You can decorate, I can cook LOL!

Carri said...

Wow what a gorgeous room. I absolutely love iy.

The Rose Room said...

What a beautiful bedroom! Love your stencilling. Rachael

Hooked on Houses said...

Found you over at Kimba's blog. What a pretty room! I love it! -Julia :-)

Jen said...

Wow! What a beautiful room! I came here via Kimba and so glad I stopped by. That's some great inspiration for my daughter's room!

Wendy said...

I followed Kimba's link and all I can say is WOW! It's just beautiful. I am a huge Paris fan, so I can move in anytime. Tee hee!

Kimberly said...

I found you through Kimba's blog. This room is fabulous! I would have been so excited to have a room this beautiful growing up.

Kathryn said...

I love everything about that room. It's glamorous, beautiful, calming all in one! Great job!

restyled home said...

This room is gorgeous!! I am so happy you found some inspiration at my blog...I have certainly found some here today!!

Love the stencil!!
Linda

Traci said...

I am amazed....I too chicken to stencil on the wall....that looks soooooo good!!! I love the light over the bed....sigh....I think I'm coming down w/ the re-do bug.....OH NOOOOOOoOOoOOoOO.

jeanne winters said...

what a totally darling room!! Fabulous job!!

Shannon @ Silver Trappings said...

I just found your blog. Those walls are unbelievable!!!! Can you come paint my house? And I love all the lamps. Beautiful!

Shannon

Rae said...

This room is so fantastic! I would gladly claim it as my own!!

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

Wow! What a great stenciling job! Trully fit for a princess.
Thanks for sharring!
Karla & Karrie

Wagonwife Designs said...

Wow. Gorgeous!
What a treat.
Debra

kari and kijsa said...

Absolutely beautiful!!! Love the stencil work- what an effort with amazing results- all your details are just perfect! An absolutely beautiful room!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

Debbie said...

I'm flabbergasted! Great work and layout of these stencils! It truly is a beautiful Castle for your Princess.

Blessings - Debbie

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Delightfully enchanting room indeed fit for a princess!

Becky said...

What a great job that you did. If the walls weren't so tall I would probably do that on our old Victorian. Thank you for the inspiration. You have a lovely room
Becky

Bettsi said...

What a pretty room! I love it and want to show my daughter- I think she will really flip out for this!

auntie said...

What a beautiful room! I love the stencils :)

sadieolive said...

Very beautiful! Sara has great taste! :)

My Petite Maison said...

How lovely. What a wonderful project. I especially love the mirror and the glass cabinet. You go girls!
Happy weekend!
~Tracie

Girly Stuff said...

Wow...I love your paris room...I admire the stencil work...that took some patience and dedication! What I really love is the pink/brown combo of the bedding! oh...and the chandelier!

ROXY said...

Oh I love the stenciling you did! I plan to attempt that in my foyer. I hope all goes well! Thanks for sharing:)

Jen said...

Darling! You guys are so creative :)

Tamara Jansen said...

Don't you just love it when it all comes together the way you envision it?!

We just had a wedding for my oldest daughter and all the decorations turned out even BETTER than expected....

check out the final presentation at

http://thegreenhousediaries.blogspot.com/2008/09/wedding-day.html

nikkicrumpet said...

Scrolling through your blog is like a long leisurely walk through a gorgeous park...with the sun shining and a really great icecream cone in my hand. There is so much to see and so much pleasure! I've fallen in love with your mom...I want to move into your house! I'm so very glad I came to visit!

Kim said...

Great room! It was nice to visit your blog today.

Catherine Holman said...

What a beautiful room! You're a very talented lady. Congrats on the award from kari & kijsa!
Catherine

Mike, Sha, & Kenna said...

Love the stenciling and the soft colors!! I saw your blog through Kari & Kijsa's blog. Congrats on the award.

kayellen said...

Love the paint!

Congrats fellow award blog winner:)

kayelen

Jen r. said...

THat looks fabulous! Great job! Congrats on your award!

Couture de Papier said...

Any suggestions for dark wood paneling..I cannot paint I am a renter?

vintagewindow said...

What a lovely room. The stenciled walls look absolutely wonderful. Love the mirror and the light.

Job well done. This is my first time visiting your blog. I will be back for more.

Kris

Andrea said...

My little princess would be in heaven! Fabulous job on the stencils. I love how the whole room ties together but isn't too matchy-match. Thanks for posting the pictures. I think I will use some of your ideas for my sweet girls room as we buy our first new home. (Andrea from Alaska)

Melissa said...

WOW! Her room is beautiful!! What a lucky girl! Love the stenciled walls!

jenjen said...

I love the room! You did a great job! Thanks for telling me about it. So pretty!

XOXO
Jen

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

OMG I just LOVE this room! I wish I had seen this before I redid my workroom . . . .

Good luck on the giveaway!!

Hugs,
Marsha

jen said...

LOVE IT!!!!

Lisa said...

The stenciling is amazing. So perfect it looks like wallpaper.

Such a huge project but so well done. Bravo.