This kids’ room transformed in such a major way that we just had to share the almost unbelievable before & after pics. Here’s Kelly’s letter:
Here’s what our kids’ room looked like when we moved in: drab, dark and depressing. Needless to say, I wanted something more cheerful and happy for my children.
Now it’s FINISHED! I hung a bunch of paintings that I made when I was probably in 9th grade in an asymmetrical collage on the wall and added fun color in the rugs, window treatments and bedding. Pretty cute!! And of course just repainting those walls a muted blue tone made all the difference. Now on to another room… -Kelly
Isn’t that adorable? We’re sure Kelly’s kids are enamored with their newly swankified space. Fabulous job, Kelly… and good luck with that next room!
MaryB in Richmond says
I love that the “before” pic has a child in it! I can see some stylist thinking “Hmmmm….fresh flowers? No! I’ve got it! Someone bring me a sleeping child!!”
And the results are indeed wonderful. I know my kids wish I had that kind of cool art hanging around since 9th grade!
Thanks for sharing!
I’ll say it looks adorable. i love the paintings look with that round rug. one would like you actually bought the rug and then created the paintings to go with it. great job. I would mind having some of the items in that room for myself.
Wow it looks great! Such a transformation, I was wondering if you know where she found the green rug in the picture. I would really like to pick one up like that for one of my rooms.
Jersey Girl in DC says
WOW! That looks SO AMAZING!!!
WOW! It looks like spring in there despite the weather.
What paint color did she use in the room? It complements the floor so nicely!
Another sourcing question: where did you find the fabulous curtains and green sheets? Absolutely amazing job!
I remember seeing that green rug with white swirls at Pottery Barn (on clearance!). She did a fabulous job–it looks so fun and fresh!!
could you share where you got curtains, sheets, rugs? I love the green. Also curious to get paint color!
What a fabulous job! It looks wonderful. My favorite part is the personal art hanging on the wall.
Bethany at Emmy Lu says
I LOVE the sweet little white beds!! Any ideas on where they came from? They remind me of Pottery Barn, perhaps?
What a great job! I love it. I’m especially psyched because I just bought light blue paint and bright green fabric for curtains to go in my study… I can only hope it turns out as nicely as this room has!
What lucky girls. Thanks for sharing it.
I am dying to know what olor the paint is… It is so calm and soothing, perfect for a girl’s or a boy’s room!
color, not olor.
Bee-yootiful! It looks so warm and cozy! And the snow outside–gah!
what a fantastic kid’s room! i love all the simple white and then the bright colors mixed in to make it fun.
Only one picture!
LOVELOVELOVE the fabric for the window treatments!
I’m dying to know where the beds are from, too!
kelly kettrick says
Thanks for the input! I am pretty proud of the room – I was going for a totally whimsical, fun, colorful look. The kids do love it, although they now think it’s cool to sleep in the guest room…which I am also transforming (pictures to come, I’m sure)! I am working on finding the paint color name. Anything is better than the gold that was there, and this blue makes the white trim and furniture pop, and goes nicely with the floors. The carpets: round one is from Anthropologie, green swirly was on sale at Pottery Barn (found another wonderful clearance rug from PB for the guest room for something like $280 for a 9×12!!), and the little shag one is from JCPenney. The beds: one is from USA Baby from ages ago. I went to get another only to find they discontinued it, so I picked one up at JCPenney. Both are quite durable and stand up to lots of bed-to-bed jumping! The curtains are from Urban Outfitters. The room does make me smile since it’s so cheerful…espeically with all the snow, cold and grey outside!! Thanks to John and Sherry for all the inspiration!!!!
Anna See says
Oh my goodness??!!!! I want to move into this room, and I’m almost 40 years old. So refreshing and fun!
Adorable! It’s so upbeat and will age well with the kids too. Not too cutesy, but not too grown up either. Nice color scheme too. By the way, your house looks lovely. Great windows and floors!
Fred @ One Project Closer says
Beautiful! Love the rugs…
I would like to grow up here. Very sweet!
Ann Marie says
So Sweet! This is a wonderfully adorable room. Love it.
LOVE that you used artwork you did as a child. (And more amazed that you’d still have it around!) so neat!
Where did Karen get the rug!!!! I love it
Hey Lisa (and everyone else loving Karen’s fabulous makeover). You can scroll up to see Karen’s source list above. Happy hunting!
Inspired by your beautiful creativity, PLEASE, do share the paint color when you find it:)
I love this room. Love the three windows letting in the natural light against the white beds, dark floors and blue walls; awesome!