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Saturday, June 18, 2011

A Little Girl's Bedroom Makeover

Where did my sweet girlies room go?

You might remember that I enlisted my "stagers" aka my daughters to help fancify my dining room table.

Well, I have unleashed the beast.

My 8 year old's room has always been lovely.  She had so many antiques that my Mister dubbed her room the "Mary Todd Lincoln Room".

She and I have always seen eye to eye on these things.  Neat and Tidy, check.  Beds made and drawers in order, check.  Desk cleared, check.  Closet color coded, check.  OCD, check!

The day after the dining room staging, she proudly led me to her room.  She had "given it a makeover", she boasted.

Shut the front door.  Back the truck up.  What the tarnation?

Trophies, a basketball hoop and baseball hats adorned her previously oh so lovely space!

We are a sporty family.  Love the sports, can't get enough sports.  We play them, watch them, argue about them and my Mister writes about them.

We DO NOT decorate with them.

When I saw the pride in her eyes, I knew I was morally obliged to "oooh" and "aaaw" at her big reveal.
Here are the before and afters:

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  1. It's her ballet and baseball side combined! Very cute!

  2. It's great to see that sporty and girlie can co-exist! Good for you for ooing and ahhing over the makeover!

  3. So glad I found your blog through Amanda's linky party - will be coming back to visit often. Love what you are doing with daughter's room. I have an 8 year old girly girl that turns her room into a classroom, must find a good way to combine the two. xoxo michele

  4. Haha... she's growing up. At least she was doing it out of being "helpful" and not rebellious. Sorry mom. I feel your pain.

  5. Why not add a little baseball. I love it. Girlie and sporty works.

  6. Love it!~ It's an eclectic mix for sure, but it works. Thanks for sharing with my newbie party.

  7. Hehehe...I've got a little tomboy at my house and I'm totally terrified for the day when she announces that she's going to decorate her own room! And why not, right? They have to find their style, too! (c: Thanks for linking up to Roomspiration (and for the good chuckle and glimpse in to my future!!!)!


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