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When we bought our #cottonwoodfixerupper, the girls room was the only room in the house that was painted a different color. The girls (and I) hated the purple shades. It made the room feel so dark. Well, you know we have been chipping away at our list of projects on this house (check out our kitchen remodel). And the girls have been waiting so patiently for a simple coat of paint. Well, it's Breckyns' birthday Monday and she was headed to Girl Scout camp for three days and since she had asked for a hammock swing for her birthday I decided to surprise her with a ROOM MAKEOVER!



As soon as she left, we started putting up shiplap, painting, and installing the finishing touches. We pulled it off in three days! With the help of some tiny painters, and my husband's mad skills installing the ship lap. I'll share all of our sources below.

My sister was moving Saturday and getting rid of this desk. I thought it was cute, so I ran to the store and picked up some chalkboard paint ($12) in (spinach) green. It's a little brighter than I had planned, but I love how it turned out!

I found the swing for ($18).

Bookshelf doll house from Ikea and the Ukulele were both Christmas gifts.  Finally the perfect spot to display our beautiful classic books and polaroid.

I made the curtain from an old sheet and bought a string of poms to sew into the side.

These pillowcases were my inspiration for the room. They were in embroidered by the girl's Great Grandma Adams, years ago. I inherited them when she passed and have had them tucked away hoping I would be able to use them one day.

I found this beautiful letter board made here locally in Utah out of reclaimed wood from Havens Place.

And this water color is a print by my dear friend Kate Lee. You'll be able to find her art at Deseret Book soon! I'll keep you posted when it goes live!

Blanket is from my Aunts local Utah shop Minky Couture.

Shiplap is SO easy to install! We bought plywood from HomeDepot (best price) and they cut for free! We did 8 inch cuts and used 3 sheets ($7 each) Then used one board held sideways to create the gap between boards. Nail gun into the studs and then paint! We didn't even use nail filler. I liked the more rustic look of the holes. We used white satin Clark & Kensington primer and paint in one. Its $30 and THE BEST! 2 coats covered that dark purple perfectly.

Mirror from Ikea ($30), lamp at Target ($19) on clearance. I actually thought it was a light, so my husband was going to cut the wires and hook it up as a light but we decided she would love having a lamp so she could read at night and not have to get up to turn off the light. So it worked out! 

This project took us a few hours a day over 3 days (but you could totally pull it off in 1 day) and cost less than $100! I'm a big believer in using what you have, then adding what you need.


Thursday night: install shiplap, sew curtain

Friday: paint walls, hang light, hang curtain, hang swing

Saturday: paint touch ups, paint desk, hang shelf, stage room


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