sweet sixteen renovation.

Hey friends! IT’S BIRTHDAY WEEK! Almost sixteen years ago a little girl was born six weeks early before anyone had a chance to decorate the nursery. In celebration this year, my Mom and Dad gave me a total room makeover. I loved my room before, but it was time to reorganize, make it fresh, and give it a true coordinating theme (for the first time EVER). They gave me a budget to stay within and I began planning immediately! Pinterest was a substantial help, as always. Here are the before pictures.

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Keeping it totally real with my chair full of quilts and clean clothes. That’s life.
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My ‘office’ area that went unused most of the time. It was lovely, but just an easy place to gather clutter.
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Overall view as you walked in.
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Books on books on books.
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Washi tape is my best friend. Love displaying photos and my sketches this way.
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Totally unrelated. But hey, it was in the lineup. I love this dog.
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Speaking of not being related. #butfirstletstakeaselfie
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PAINTING DAY! Pictured is my Momma and Grandma Kenny making proper preparations.
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I promise I did more than take pictures.
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bye, bye tan walls….
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hellooooo, mint chocolate chip dream! (that wasn’t the name of the paint, but it should have been – in reality, cool sea air and dreamy green won out.)
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My accent walls – chalkboard paint and mint green!
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Opposite wall – cool sea air accompanied by chalkboard wall.
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I camped out in the guestroom for around two weeks in between painting day and the actual completion. It was a total mess.

*Consider this your drum roll*

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THE FINAL REVEAL! Pictures do not do it justice.
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My Dad made my pallet bed. I’ve always wanted a white down comforter so bedding was one of my top priorities. A majority of my bedding, accessories, and storage are from Target, with the exceptions of gifts, thrift stores, etc. Audrey Hepburn blanket from the movie Breakfast At Tiffany’s was a Christmas gift from Icing.
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Former desk area converted into relaxing and writing space.
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Storage for art supplies, Greek study tools, letters, and old journals.
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I can’t decide what is the most beautiful… my bookshelves, my bed, or all of the coordinating contrasts.
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Little details. Pretty storage.
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Highlight: Hollywood style lamp to the left. It’s dramatic. I LOVE the look and practicality of it. Found at Wal-Mart. Polka dot wall decals found at Target.
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A combination of Target, The Lighthouse thrift store, and Hobby Lobby. (Plus my personal Coldplay lyric drawing.)
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Giddy over these bookshelves. Pictured is the shelf of books I haven’t yet completed.
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Washi tape, doodles, Zooey Deschanel, and TSWIFT.

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My chalkboard wall will change constantly, but here is one of my first creations!

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Exciting countdowns!
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Creation currently above my bed. Props go to Hannah Brencher and Sam Smith for the gorgeous inspiration.
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My girl Audrey Hepburn.
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I’ve been watching this Fruit of the Spirit sign at The Clay Gourmet here in town for (embarrassingly enough…) years. It was one of the first purchases I made for my room and we chose the paint colors after referring to it.
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Side table for papasan chair. Table from Hobby Lobby. Vase from AcMe Gifts. It’s a simple, sweet corner filled with sentimental value as well. (Picture is one of the homes we lived in while in Mississippi. Miss that place dearly.)
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Pictured on the right is me enjoying a surprise birthday party held for me on my golden birthday on February 8th, 2007.

Thus concludes your tour! Thankful for my birthday gift. I’ll rearrange it and enjoy it for a long time to come.

If anyone is interested in an interior decorator, I just might be available. πŸ˜‰

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