Girls Room Reveal- Before and After

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Hi y’all!

Do you remember when I posted about buying a new house?  Like 5 months ago…

And I promised I would someday share some pictures of it with you?

Well, today is the day that I give you a little peak into our VERY ‘under construction’ home.  Remember it’s only 105 years old, and needing lots of work.

Before we moved in we made a big push to get the kids rooms done.  There are two attic rooms in the upstairs and we didn’t want to be moving furniture up and down stairs each time we needed to work on a project.

Plus there was some sheet rock work that needed to be done.  And some flooring that had to go.

Let me show you the before of my daughters room…

Girls room, before 21

That blue was pretty bright.  And the dark cracks between each sheet of sheet rock were SO obvious.  Girls Room-23 -lots of cracks at every sheet rock seam

And there were 3 different types of flooring in just one room.  On top was the nasty green carpet.  But it wasn’t even big enough to cover the whole room.  girls room makeover and reveal 22- eatitandsayyum.com

Under the carpet was some lovely old linoleum.  With ships and bridges and I don’t even know what else.  Then under that was the original wood floor.  In bad shape.  When the previous owners had put down the linoleum, and it didn’t cover the whole room, they just painted the wood floor that was still visible.  That was a beast to get off.  Girls Room-24 revealWe did find this old school floor sander to rent in our little town, but that sander had seen better days.  It wasn’t working right, and so we ended up quickly getting the center of the floor done as best we could, but the edges couldn’t be touched by the floor sander.  So, we had to do all the edges with a palm sander.  And where they had painted took FOREVER!!

girls room reveal- sanding wood floors

This is what the floors look liked after the sanding.   And notice the awesome, single pane windows there?  At some put they replaced the windows but put smaller windows in.  So there is just a piece of wood filling in the extra space.  We are putting in new windows within the next month or so.   Ones that actually fit the space.   And do you notice no more cracks in the sheet rock!?

sanded wood floors, ready to refinish

We patched, taped, mud-ed and textured the sheet rock.  Then we painted the walls grey and the ceiling white.  So much brighter, in a good way.

We stained the floors with an Ebony stain.  It was really dark, and at first I was nervous about it.  But then we saw the grain and texture coming through and I loved it!
Girls Room-20 -stained wood flooring

And now, the room is looking MUCH better and is totally livable.  Girls Room-Pink and Grey bedroom makeover and reveal from Eat It & Say Yum

One thing I love about attic rooms is the cool slanting ceiling lines.

Girls Room- grey walls in girls room, bedroom reveal

My daughter has more shoes than me…  See that shoe basket?Girls Room- reveal with Modify Ink Art

That cute print on the wall there is from Modify Ink.  They offer the coolest services!!  You can pick any of their prints and then change all the colors and textures to fit your color pallet.

When I saw this print, I knew it would be perfect for my little girl.  She is an aspiring baker.  Modify Ink art in Girls Room- eatitandsayyum.comI loved being able to change the colors to match her personality and the scheme of the room.  I love it.

Modify Ink- baking muffins art

This dresser was given to us by my mom.  And I’m so excited to make it over, too.  But I think we need to do some more work on the house before I tackle painting a dresser.  Girls room reveal- pink and grey- modify ink artThis cute print here is also from Modify Ink.  I just loved it.  It captures the ‘little’ in my girl, even though she is growing up.  That’s just a part I don’t want to let go of yet.

Modify Ink Art in Girls Room- eatitandsayyum.com 1

Just a few more things I’ve made for that little ‘baker’ in my life.  Along with all her easy bake oven tools.
Girls Room- grey room reveal

And these shots are from a special photo session, back when we lived in Missouri.  This fairy photo shoot was so awesome, and done by the amazing Jillian Farnsworth.  We had fun, and I love the great prints we got to always remember how fun it was to dress up and make-believe.    Girls Room-Photo art by Jillian Farnsworth PhotographyAnd doesn’t every little girl need a cow girl hat?  You never know when you’ll need one.  (Especially here in Montana!)

So, what do you think?  Big improvement?  Have you tackled a remodel?  I swear I’ll never do it again.  Haha.

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Girls Attic Room reveal from Eat It & Say Yum

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32 thoughts on “Girls Room Reveal- Before and After

  1. Beautiful makeover! The stain on the floor makes it feel like a whole different room–I’m not quite sure what they were thinking with the three different floor types.. what an improvement. It’s a room fit for a princess, or a cowgirl 🙂

    1. Thanks, Cat. Yeah, not so sure about all that flooring, haha. Especially when they were covering up such great hard wood!

  2. I love attic rooms because they such interesting shapes. You did a fantastic makeover and well done on the paint and stain colors. The print is absolutely adorable and I will have to check them out.

    1. Thanks, Carmody! Sometimes it’s hard to envision how everything will come together, but I’m happy with how it turned out. 🙂

  3. Wow, this is such a beautiful makeover! The floors look stunning and I bet your little sweetie is SO happy to have such a wonderful space of her own! Also, can I tell you that I might be obsessed with Modify Ink? I haven’t heard of them before your post, but that is the BEST idea!! Thanks for introducing them to me!

  4. We built and landscaped a house together as a family project two years ago and I thought it was going to kill us. But I think remodeling a 105 year old home may just be even crazier!

  5. Wow, that’s quite the transformation! I love what you guys did and how you decorated. The prints are too cute. (I’ll have to check them out, I wonder if they take indie artists?)

    My little sister and I had attic rooms, so I remember the challenges of decorating and working with those slanted walls… you did a fabulous job!

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