Tuesday, August 23, 2011

the girls room...

remember the list?
item #1

Re-decorate  my girl young-in's bedroom…it's time to make it her space… 




Today, I am going to show you the before's.

This bedroom has  and always will  be 


known as the girls' room.


As opposed to the boys' room.

Original, I know.

When we first moved into this house  

oldest girl (mrs mk) and miss g shared this room

then miss g and  girl young-in shared. 



I am a firm believer in kids sharing rooms.

It builds relationships,

allows for giggles at bedtime,

and

makes the children learn to share space together.

perfect training for marriage :)

(besides there  are never enough bedrooms for 5 children)





This is how Miss G and  I decorated the room
after mrs mk married.


 being the big sister (by several years) miss g  got to pick


the colors and decor

 

Even as a  young girl,
she loved the romantic look.
Remember the tea party?
And the wedding?
If you haven't seen it-go take a peek! I just did! Fun times!



these words remain 
painted by mrs mk when she was a teen  

above the closet


going out the door


We're making great progress with the new look.

We've been painting.

White.


Are you surprised?
You will be.

70 comments:

Angela (Cottage Magpie) said...

Oh my goodness! The BEFORE's are so pretty, I can't even imagine how amazing the afters will be! Can't wait! :-)

~Angela~

Petite Michelle Louise said...

it's dreamy and she's adorable. i hope she has many happy days in there...

Angela said...

So not fair!!!! I was so excited to be invited in and you are making me wait. (chuckle) Can't wait to see the new bedroom. Woozers I am loving it just the way it was!! I will wait...... but NOT patiently.
Hugs
Angela

Leann said...

Sounds like many a good time was had by your daughters in this room and now a new take on it - fun!

Leann

Sandi said...

It is so pretty, but I know it will be just as pretty ,but with COLOR right?? :) How is your Miss G {oops Mrs.} doing? Hope all is well in married land.
Hugs~

Pamela Gordon said...

What a beautiful room! And your beautiful daughter looks just like her mama. I love the verses painted over the doors. Can't wait to see the reveal. Have fun! Blessings, Pamela

Rita said...

If I had a girl her room would be white too....with a little bit of pink. Love it ! Happy WW
Ciao Rita

Rebecca said...

Well...I'm LOVIN what I see...WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO? You are FREAKING ME OUT!

xoRebecca :)

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Your sweet daughter sure looks like her beautiful mama. I loved the before pics but can't wait to see the afters.

Danielle

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

What a cute post! Beautiful little girl. The whites are gorgeous here.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Shine said...

Cannot WAIT to see the new look! (Although I can't imagine it being any more beautiful:)!So happy I found your blog.....blessed every time I come here! Have a lovely evening~~Shine

Amy Kinser said...

I cannot wait to see what you ladies are doing. I do it will be fabulous. I'm sure that daughter is like mother...talented and gifted.

Vintage Market Place said...

Cant wait to see the finished room
have fun!
Amy

trash talk said...

Talk about giggles...I bet y'all are sharing a few. If that room could talk...it'd be better than a diary.
Debbie
P.S. I'm taking that last scripture for myself. Love it.

Karen's Place said...

Oh what fun....I can't wait to see all the colors. Your daughter's smile is beautiful.

Rose Petal Hollow said...

I love the before, can't wait to see what you do.

Kathy said...

Cant wait to see :) I love letting my kids pick their own style and I too love them sharing rooms

Jenni said...

Those are some of the most beautiful before pictures I have ever seen, truly! :) I can't wait to see how it all comes together with the new look!

I hope you are enjoying your summer! :)

Blessings,
Jenni

MARY PERNULA said...

Beautiful!!!! Hugs Mary

mudderbear said...

This is very interesting, of course. I like the scriptures above the doors. I had doorways like that in my old house...wish I'd done more to show them off.

Rosetta said...

Delicata e romantica,come del resto sono le tue altre decorazioni della casa.Ciao e grazie del commento lasciato al mio blog!Rosetta

FlowerLady said...

I can hardly wait to see the next lovely look in the girls room. Before and after pictures are always nice. Your daughter looks lovely and happy, just like you, her dear mother.

Hugs ~ FlowerLady

Terry said...

Creative design and so purdy!

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

I looove it! But then again I love everything in white!

Elizabeth said...

Thank you for coming to visit my blog!

I visit here often and try to leave comments but sometimes the time gets away and all I have time for is to look at all of the wonderful things you are doing. I cannot wait to see the magis that you preform on "the girls room". I could not agree more, it is so much better to share a room...my sister and I still do whn we go to my moms to visit.

I love the new door coolor the place behind the knob! Beautiful. It is a shame that in these modern times they got rid of those...they add so much more character to a door!

I wish I lived closer to your sales, perhaps when I am next in Idaho I can come to a sale.

Have a wonderful and blessed day!

Rebecca said...

I'm eager to see the end result (thought I could have looked and looked at this room just as it IS)!

...And I think you have a GREAT philosophy about children sharing rooms. :)

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

oohh I love the before pictures. Can't wait to see the after ones. Your daughter is totally adorable:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

craftymarta said...

Oh Rene, you and your family are so inspiring. The bedroom is already beautiful but I can see your little girl wanting her own personality stamp on it. The wedding...I have a story for you. For months I have this costumers that have been coming and buying vintage stuff for a family member's wedding. The bride was still teaching in Houston and she commission her aunt to treasure hunt for her. The first day they told me they were planning a vintage, out of the box wedding I referred your blog as inspiration. Well, I finally got to meet the "kids" just as young and beautiful as your Ms G and posse. They are having a November wedding and the second thing she did was thanking me for giving them the info about your blog. Be flattered, she is copying a lot of the ideas. They promised they will send me pictures of the wedding. The groom is in college studying to be pastor and she was teaching in NASA and now both will reside in my town. I LOVE IT. I insist you should submit the wedding to a magazine, I can just see many other brides been inspire by it. I think that more than all the pretty things you used in everything you do, the beauty we see is the one that radiates from you all and that can't be bought. I so wish you were closer, I know in my heart we would be bests of friends. Blessing and by the way, the house is looking great, Marta.

kpaints said...

Have fun..can't wait to see it.

Anonymous said...

Sooo the question is, are you keeping the lamps in the new room? ;) ~miss g

oldgreymare said...

Befores/afters all were, and will be, amazing.
xx
z

A Cottage Muse said...

Your daughter's smile is contagious, my cheeks hurt! Can't wait to see the finished room!

Carole said...

Love that smile at the end. I'm as excited as she is I think. The before was pretty amazing but change is always good.

xx
carole

stefanie said...

how fun!!! she looks soooo cute!
thanks for the visit, I did do the carbon paper and then painted it..haven't tried the mod podge yet...that looks easier!

A Southern Rose said...

I loved it before too. I know it's going to be beautiful again all re-done for your youngest daughter. Can't wait to see it. :) Y'all are making beautiful memories together too.

Hugs,
Lee Laurie

Lynn said...

Renee, I loved the tea party and had seen the last post of the wedding but somehow never saw the first four. My heart is just smiling as I look at your family, a beauty that never fades, a love that just grows stronger. Your Faith wrapped around all of it.....the wedding was the most original, cute, inspiring wedding and like many others have said should be in magazine to inspire others. Your daughters look just like you. I do indeed want to come back and see what the new room looks like. This room has held so much love, laughter, tears, I am sure at times, but always compassion and love under it all. My hat is off to you as a mother, to your daughters. Thank you for sharing such a lovely comment on my recent post. Blessings,
Lynn

Victorian1885 said...

Can't wait to see the after photos.. you have such a talent! Have fun!

Wanda

awal.ny said...

I think I am confused, isn't the room already white? I am sure once you get finished with it, you daughter will love it and the room will be beautiful.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

Such a pretty room! Can't wait to see the new direction it will take with the young-in's personality reflected. ;)

Thanks for linking to the party. I'm glad you decided to join the fun. Hope to see you each week!

Blessings,
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

Linda Makiej said...

so Beautiful!!!

Theresa said...

How can you improve on that? What a sweet room, I love it... Can't wait to see what you two come up with! I too believe in kids sharing rooms. Late night talks, the giggles and I am sure that the reason that my two older boys are so close today is because they shared a room while growing up. t. xoxoxoxo

FrauHummel said...

What a wonderful room, Rene! Im curious about the new look- i'm sure, it will be absolutely great!
And yes: I live in a really breathtaking surrounding area- big mountains, a lot of green, water and forests,- everything you need to be happy! ;o))) (And oh, i forget: all my animal-friends!!)
Wish you wonderful days, my dear!
ANDREA

PS: And one more time: Sorry about all my english-writing-mistakes....tztztz.....

Stef@ said...

Congratulazions!!!It's great!!!I love it!!Make me dream!!
HUgs
Stefy

d e l i g h t said...

What a sweet room! Love the frames and wall decor. Darling daughter!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Can't wait to see it but I love the old too!

Jenny said...

So lovely, can't wait to see the next photos

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

I love how the room turned out, the white frames are just awesome. Hope you have a great rest of the week, T

Leah C said...

Oh I can't wait to see!! We just finished {almost} my youngest daughter's room...she wanted bright colors...no white for her{boo-hoo for mama;}

jAne said...

your daughter is adorable,
as are you, dear rene.
can't wait to see what
the two of you are creating.
:o)

Passionate for White said...

The girl's room is beautiful now I can't imagine how much more you can improve upon it. Can't wait...

Ido said...

How exciting! Can't wait to see the finished room!
XXX Ido

Burlap Luxe said...

She is so blessed to have a Mom who not only loves but creates love! The room is filled with love.

Thank you beautiful friend for reminding me what it was like to share a life in a room with my sister. There were 5 of us that my Mom raised in a house that built us!

This was a beautiful post thank you for your visit, it has been way to long, I will have to visit way more often so I don't miss out on your beauty! :)
xoxo
Dore

Miss Char said...

Well I love the bedroom of the past, can't wait to see what the new room looks like. THanks for sharing.

Stuff and Nonsense said...

what a romantic and girly space...can't wait to see it all finished...thanks for linking up to fridays unfolded!

alison

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hello....

Ohhh..your daughter has great design style and taste! I love what you've done so far!!! Definitely "romantic" in ambiance...simply white...and beautiful! Your daughter is adorable too! Best wishes in all of her design choices...enjoy!

Warmest wishes,
Chari

Privet and Holly said...

Aww, what a
cutie the young-in
is!! And your names
for your girls really
made me smile. Can't
wait to see the new
look {although the
current one is pretty
darn sweet.} Love
the words to live by : )
xx Suzanne

Gwendolyn said...

The room is so chic now , can't wait to see what is done.
Blessings~

Faye said...

That bedroom is beautiful, now I am so curious to see what you do to it! The iron baby bed...I was going to use it out in the garden but after posting it and finding out what I could have paid for it I think not! Not sure where it will go now....
Faye

Lisa said...

Renee,
It's been too long since I've had time to sit & drool over your blog. Summer, kids & 100 plus degree heat has turned me into a crazy person!
The room is going to be amazing. I can't wait to see it. Enjoyed catching up on your older posts. I love that your daughter shares your love for everything vintage. How fun to create rooms, parties & memories together. Unfortunatly my daughter is all about purple, Barbie & bright! She thinks my stuff is 'dirty'. LOL She's only 6 so theres time for me to bring her into the 'low color' side.
Lisa

Ann at the Handley Bungalow said...

Boy, I love the befores so I can't wait to see the afters! Your daughter is so pretty, and I agree, looks like her mama.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

What a precious room, how could it get better? But I know each little gal needs her own expression! Can't wait to see what you do with it. so glad you linked up, xoxo

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

So dreamy! Love the scriptures! Thanks for popping in for a visit at TheDedicatedHouse. Tootles, Kathryn

Magali @ The Little White House said...

Oh! I can't wait to see the result! But the before pictures are absolutely dreamy.

Sherry said...

Oh, this bedroom is gorgeous!! But, I also can't wait to see what you do. Your daughter is beautiful! Thanks for linking it to Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Liz said...

Darling befores.... can't wait to see the afters! :)

:)

~Liz

The Hopeless Romantic said...

Though i cant imagine it looking any better, i simply cant waite to see when ur done.....Half the fun is doing it though. Looks like u guys are having a good time with it.........new to ur blog im gonna check out the wedding........stop by if ya get a chance...........Bonnie, a new follower

Honey at 2805 said...

What a beautiful room you are creating! Love the way you have framed the pictures and can't wait to see the finished project!

I hope you will bring one of your projects to my first Potpourri Friday Party this week. Link-up starts on Thursday afternoon. Without a doubt, your participation will help make the party better!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

The is a lovely room, so soft, romatic, and pretty...it will be fun to see what changes are made. This sounds like such a fun project for both of you.(-:

gilda said...

I am happy to meet you .... I love these decorations .. A hug to you soon!
Gilda

vero alfie said...

Hermoso todoooo