Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Samantha's Parisian Barbie Room Makeover Reveal!

We finally finished Samantha's big girl room makeover! She chose a Parisian Barbie theme and I could not have been happier with her choice! I love the combination of pink, bright pink, white, and black. Her room was inspired by a black and pink outfit she received last Christmas, her love of Barbies, and her dream of going to Paris one day. At first I was concerned if a five year old girl was really going to like having black in her room. She loves it though, I guess she takes after me, I love black too! I did my best to make her room not too grown up, but something she can grow with. I also had a rule for the budget on this room. Any money I spent had to come from things I sold that I did not need, or want anymore. It took some time, but it was so great to clean out and purge, while also saving money at the same time. I can't believe all the things I found to sell once I started digging around the garage! I think I may stick by this rule in the future.

You can also see Samantha's room on HGTV's Rate My Space, to view click here



We painted a bright pink accent wall with Benjamin Moore's Springtime Bloom, then my sister Janae used a stencil she already had to border the room in black. I looked at bedcrowns online and found most of them wayyyy out of my budget. Instead of spending almost $150.00 on a bed crown, I found a shelf half off at Hobby Lobby, I turned it upside down and mounted to the wall adding some inexpensive tulle and ribbons. For the mirror above the bed, I ordered a initial decal from Etsy.


The lamp and shade came from Target. It seemed to be missing something, so I added the bow with rhinestone broach from Michaels. I just glue gunned that sucker on. Very cheap project!


The Barbie silhouette on the accent wall is actually a decal. We painted the wall white, and added an empty frame. The sconces are also wall decals. I like this because it is kid friendly, with no glass or heavy things that can fall on your child. The bedding was also an inspiration for the room. The duvet cover, shams and Barbie pillow came from Pottery Barn kids. I love the vintage Barbies on them. I found a great deal for these on ebay for much less than on the PBK site. The other accent pillows came from Target and Hobby Lobby.

A very special piece in Sami's room is this antique fireplace mantel that was turned into a bookshelf. I bought this piece a couple years ago. I originally found it two years before that, in an antique store. I loved it, but had no place to put it in my home. Two years later, Samantha needed some storage space in her room. I immediately thought of it, but was sure it would be long gone. I still went to see though, and there it was in the back corner of the shop on sale! I was soo excited, it was waiting for us!
We added storage baskets I found on sale at Gordmanns. I glue gunned on the bows and rhinestones, for an extra pop of pink and sparkle. These baskets have been perfect storage for toys and books.




I ordered another initial decal from etsy for the mirror on the fireplace, and the black dressform was on clearance at Michaels, I spray painted it black, and added a rhinestone.
The shoes were Christmas ornaments at Hobby Lobby, I just took the strings off.


Remember my bucket from the dollar aisle at Target? I spray painted the handle black, and added a bow, the flowers were also on sale at Michaels.




We already had this shelf in Sami's room, we just painted it black. My sister brought the two chandelier tins back from her trip to Las Vegas last year. The mini pails are also from the Target dollar aisle. I love Target!

We also already had this frame, I just printed off a vintage Barbie picture for the frame.
Remember my $20.00 craigslist antique vanity? We painted it black and added glass knobs. The mirror use to be white, and is from Sami's nursery. The chair was a $8.00 yard sale find, I also spray painted black. I got some material at Hobby Lobby and had my mother sew a cushion and runner for the dresser.


Samantha loves her new room! When she first came in to see it, she asked for her birthday dress, put it on, and sat down at her vanity. She has been wanting a vanity for a while, so she was very excited. She then lived in her room, and in that dress for three days.

Some napping buddies I caught the other day.


I couldn't make this post without mentioning a loss we had in our family last week. We had to put our beautiful Precious to sleep. She went peacefully in my arms, it was a very sad day. She was such a wonderful and sweet dog. We had eleven great years together. I am sure she is having a ball with Buster and Gryffin. I'm glad she is no longer sick, but we certainly miss her. Our home is not the same without her. RIP Princess Precious, we love you!



25 comments:

Carla said...

Samantha is very lucky girl! That room is a dream for a young Barbie lover. I bet you had a blast decorating it. You did a fantastic job. It's adorable! Thanks for sharing. So sorry for your loss, though.

•♦•The Olde Weeping Cedar •♦• said...

WOW--
Can I move into Samantha's room?? I Love it...what a FABULOUS job ya did!
I love everything, it's just the most perfect & beautiful little girls room, ever!

Very sorry about Precious -xoxo-

Carmen at Primcatshouse said...

It's absolutely STUNNING!

Carmen and the Primcats

At Home With Amy said...

I think this room is absolutely fabulous. My daughter is almost 15and this is the exact room she wants. She is too old for the Barbi touches but everything else is perfect. Your daughter will be able to grow in this room for years. I will definitely be sharing this post with my girl. This room looks like a page from a magazine. You are a true designer and this bedroom really shows it.

I'm sorry for the loss of your furbaby. We put our beloved Chipper down in September. It was definitely hard on all of us.

Enjoy your day.
AMY

The Hoskins' Family said...

After seeing your daugther's amazing new room, I walked in to a store today in Canada to find pajama's that are the exact match to your daughter's room vintage barbie. I thought how cute they would be to send to samantha so she would have matching pj's for when she gets to sleep in that amazing room. My daughter just turned 3 and I can't wait til I can re-do her room into something she loves!! Great job on the room it's amazing! Your whole house amazes me and really inspires me to decorate more!!!

Sorry to hear about your beautiful pup! We lost our's about 5 years ago and it still hurts to think of how great she would have been to have with our kids. Hopefully in the spring we can get a dog as beautiful as luke!! now he is a handsome pup!

Prim Blessings!
Lynnly

Angie Berry said...

So very sorry to hear about Princess Precious. Dogs are so very loving that it doesn't take them long to become a part of the family.

All I can say is WOW! Incredible room! It's definitely a room she can grow with. I just quit working at Hobby Lobby in June after putting in 19 years, I could tell what came from there. Lol! Wonderful job Kimberlee!

Jennifer @ Stitchin' Thyme said...

I know this was an older post but I just found your blog and I wanted to say that I absolutely love your decorating style. Very nice.
I am also very sorry for your loss, I hope you have been able to come to terms with her being gone, at least a little, I know it is hard.

TanyaLea said...

I seen these pics posted on another blog... how cool that I found the 'designer' of this room makeover. I marked it as a favorite, as my (sophomore) daughter wants a Parisan makeover in these colors, or similar. Not Barbie...but many of the same looks. Absolutely STUNNING!! I am SO becoming a follower of your blog now!! :)

Blessings,
~Tanya

MOPSmOm2010 said...

I cannot wait to do this for my little princes's room!

Joanna said...

Carla is really lucky! When I was young, I dreamt having a Barbie-themed room for my daughter. But my daughter doesn't like it (she's really weird like her dad). I'm not sure if her room is Gothic theme or Emo. If you enter her room, you'll see some skull wallpapers and some posters of Slipknot and Alesana. She always keeps the Halloween souvenirs that she has received every year. Despite the weird theme, I'm proud to say that her room is clean, organized, and very unique. Though her room is very into rock theme, it's still has a touch of feminine. Her bed is like the bed of a princess and my favorite part of her room is the window. Her window is big. We installed a purple carpet to add color to her room. Every month, I clean it with a vacuum cleaner, but sometimes, I ask the help of my trustworthy cleaner for carpet cleaning. In Ottawa, carpet cleaning (Ottawa-based) services benefit a lot of moms and independent women in lessening household chores. I'm so lucky every time I'm running out of time in doing my household chores. Our trusted cleaner do the carpet cleaning job.

Tara said...

love her room! where did you get her bed? very cute.

Jennifer Davenport said...

This room is so beautiful! I love it!

purrfect polkadot said...

OMG Where did you get those curtains? I am re-doing my room and those would be perfect for my closet. It currently has no doors on it ( keep things open ) and those are exactly what I was looking for. Please respond!

Prim Patriot said...

To purrfect polka dot, the curtains came from Target. Gotta love Target!:)

Thanks,
Kimberlee

MICHELE said...

I love this room. My daughter's room from birth is exactly this minus the barbie touches. But I love those. Would you share where you got that barbie silhouette wall decal? I really would love to add that to my daughter's room!

Creations By Cindy said...

How precious! Love this!

Nikki Fein said...

Beautiful room, gives me inspiration. So sorry about your dog, we just lost our two this last year and it still hurts, maybe they are all playing together.

mjburman said...

What are the paint colors that you used on the walls?

ActionSportsUnited said...

You did a fabulous job! i want to make a bathroom out of this!!

stay said...

This is amazing and inspiring! My lil ladies have been sharing their dislike of their room lately which i love...this is s room we all agree on! Please tell me where you got the barbie decal & chandelier decals! Love love love this! Nice work!!! Praise! Stacey

stay said...

She states it in the description benjaminoore springtime bloom

Dianne Grover said...

You absolutely did a great job on this. Home owners and home builders Missouri alike will surely appreciate your post. Your daughter is absolutely lucky to have an amazing room. The color combination is actually great because the black details just add a little mystery behind the girly pink color. Thank you for this post. This will definitely serve as an inspiration for several other bedroom improvement projects.

Lucy said...

Can you please tell me where you got the giant pink Eiffel Tower, small black Eiffel Tower, and the wire mannequins? (Both mannequins)

Thank you.. You did an amazing job, what a lucky girl!!

Anitra Jones said...

Beautiful Room. Can you tell me where you got the bed?

nickie russell - vinyl fruit said...

Oooooh I just ran across this post!!! I recognized our sconce decals immediately!! They look sooooo great in the amazing room you put together!! What a blessed little sweetie you have there! :)
Nickie from Vinyl Fruit on Etsy
vinylfruit.etsy.com