Kate’s Cottage Bedroom Reveal

Little Girl's Handmade Cottage Bedroom on a Budget at www.mom4real.com
Finally, after weeks of little sneak peeks, Kate’s new cottage bedroom is finished!

Cottage Bedroom Reveal at www.mom4real.com

My sweet girl Kate is going to be ten years old soon.  I think she thinks she is going to be sixteen instead.  She has already started carrying a purse, wants her hair curled in the mornings, and recently asked for a bedroom redo.  Our home is decorated in what I would call a cottage style, and she wanted her room to be similar.  It has been so much fun to transform her room to a big girl cottage bedroom.  To see the before, check out this post I did on her stenciled vanity.  Anyhooo….on to details.

Cottage Bedroom at www.mom4real.com

I started by painting the bottom of her room a pretty aqua. It immediately changed the feel of the room.  We picked out a pretty quilt and sham at Marshall’s that we had the paint matched to.  I really wanted her room to be crafted…I wanted her things to be unique. So, I tried make most of the items myself.  Make sure to check out the tutorial for the Rag Garland Sweater Throw Pillows.  I painted an old roadside vanity and turned it into a fun art station.

Old Window Turned Photo Display at www.mom4real.com

I had a few old windows that I picked up from the Habitat For Humanity ReStore, so I painted one and hot glued some small clips for a fun photo display.

Cottage Bedroom Reveal with Chandelier at www.mom4real.com

She was dying for a chandelier…I found this fabulous chandelier at Lamps Plus.  No need to install it into the ceiling…it plugs into the wall and has a really long swag and cord that tucked neatly into the corner of Kate’s room.

Rag Garland Window Treatment and Cottage Bedroom Reveal at www.mom4real.com

I cut a bunch of fabric strips and made a fun rag garland swag to hang from her window right over a plain white panel that I scored for $4 on clearance at Target!

Cottage Bedroom Reveal ~ Painted Closet Doors at www.mom4real.com

I decided to paint her closet doors the same color as the bottom half of her room…I just love the way they pop with the white trim around them.

I painted a small monogram K in between them.

Cottage Bedroom Reveal at www.mom4real.com

Kate’s aqua painted dresser with ribbon handles made it’s way closer to the closets so Kate can easily access her clothes and get ready in the mornings.  This fabulous lamp also came from Lamps Plus…isn’t it just amazing?

Cottage Bedroom Reveal at www.mom4real.com

I just love how it feels in here now…calming, yet cheery…comfy, yet inspiring.

Kate adores her new bedroom, and I actually like hanging out in here too now.

The best part?  It cost less than $75 for the entire makeover.  All I bought was the quilt and sham, one gallon of paint, and the clearance window panel.

I’m very grateful to Lamps Plus for donating the lighting, which would have cost $250.

I also made this cute printable to put in her room…just click the photo to be taken to the printable version!

I Know A Girl, She Puts The Color Inside Of My World ~ Free Printable at www.mom4real.com

So…what do you think?

Sharing at Between Naps On The PorchSavvy Southern Style, and Beneath My Heart Best DIY Projects of March!

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  1. says

    I absolutely LOVE it!! The aqua is just beautiful and the lighting is so pretty!! I am a huge fan of the closet doors as well!! Really brought it all together! Well done!!

    • says

      Thanks so much, Lori! The closet door is my favorite too!

    • says

      Thanks Carlene! Those furniture pieces on the side of the rode were a huge score…nothing is better than free, right?

  2. says

    SO cute! I’m loving that Lamps Plus lamp too! I think my favorite part are the aqua closet doors though. They really make the room feel inviting, and I love how they pop against the white. GREAT job, Jess! :)

    • says

      Thanks, Heidi! Those doors are one of my favorites too, and Lamps Plus definitely rocked the lighting :)

    • says

      Thank you, Jenny! I’m trying not to paint my entire house that color.

  3. gina ortiz says

    This is absolutely lovely! What a lucky little girl! Thanks for sharing


  4. says

    I think it looks wonderful! Kate must love it!? The closet doors, while I know not the most exciting, really made a HUGE impact. Digging that you did that. I’m crushing on the lil’ chandy too. Kate is a lucky girl!! You did good “mom” :)

    • says

      Those closet doors are my favorite too…why do people think it’s against the law to paint doors? I think I may paint every one in our house ;)

  5. Jocie@OPC says

    Omg, I love it jessica!!! You did an amazing job! Love th stenciled vanity and rag garland!

    • says

      Thanks so much, Jocie! The rag garland is one of the easiest and cutest things I think!

  6. says

    Very pretty! What a lucky little girl! You rock, mom!!

  7. says

    I’d love to live in that room. :) It turned out just gorgeous. Pinning for future inspiration for my daughter’s room! :)

    • says

      Thank you so much, Heather! It sure was fun, but sad at the same time…she is getting too big.

  8. says

    Jessica, her room is so cute. I know she has to be so proud of mommy making it pretty.

    • says

      Thank you! Yep…she is going to have to keep it like that for a while…this mamma is tired ;)

  9. says

    Oh, that girl is super lucky! What an amazing room! I love the colors and the fun fabrics… what a dream!!!

  10. says

    World’s best mom award goes to you!! Kate is one lucky girl! Love the painted closet doors and the lower half of the wall. Gorgeous!

  11. says

    What a wonderful room for Kate. I’m taking notes for my own aqua and pink guest bedroom. Is it sad that a 10-year-old and a 40-year-old like the same color scheme?

    I love all the handmade touches. Kate is a very lucky girl, and I’m sure she appreciates all you did to make her room extra special.

    I am in love with the painted closet doors. I think they really make the room.

  12. says

    It’s beautiful, Jessica, perfect for a little big girl’s room. I love the turquoise colours, and the chandelier is gorgeous!
    Debbie :)

  13. says

    What do I think? What do I think? Move over Kate.. Mama Jen is moving in… that is what I think! Holy Cute! Love everything about this room! Super sweet …you did good mama!

  14. says

    So, so, pretty! What girl wouldn’t love this room? I’m especially loving the blue closet doors. Great idea!

  15. says

    This is lovely!!! I want this for my grown up bedroom- complete with the pink beads from the light fixture. Your daughter is lucky to have such a beautiful room!

  16. says

    FINALLY, it’s here… The reveal. I was getting so anxious with all your teaser post you were putting out there {wink*} This came out absolutely adorable! I love how you painted the closet doors.. I think it really adds a finishing touch and brings the room together. The Window frame and Photos is Adorable and Sweet!! LOVE it!! Great job.

  17. says

    You’ve created the perfect little big girl’s room, Jessica. I can see your mommy’s love in each and every project. I can’t figure out which project that I like the best. And yes, your light fixtures are awesome!

  18. says

    Very nice! I love that color aqua and the fact that you painted the doors to match. And the little dresser redo is perfect!

  19. says

    Oh Jessica, Kates bedroom is just darling. I love every detail and the colors are so yummy!~ What a lucky young lady she is. I bet she goes in her room a lot more often now.

  20. says

    What an adorable room! There’s so much to love here…the colors, the chandelier, the vanity, even the painted closet doors. Great job! Lucky girl, she is! ~ Angie

  21. says

    I’m late to the party but I HAD to tell you how much I adore this room!!! Kate has great taste, I love the chandy. But I have to tell you my favorite part is most definitely the painted closet doors – what an impact! LOVE LOVE LOVE this room!

  22. says

    I LOVE this! {And I’m sure Kate does too!} The colors are awesome, and I especially love that you painted the closet doors. I always end up clicking on your projects at link parties– they always catch my eye because they’re so well done! Thanks so much for sharing!

    ~Abby =)

  23. says

    Oh Jessica…you did a fantastic job on her room…she must be so happy to spend time in that beautiful room that was created for her by her mom with love!!!…The colors are wonderful!…

  24. says

    My youngest daughter is going to be twelve years old next month. We did a makeover in her room last year, it is so much fun watching the little ones grow up as their tastes change, and they mature. Your room makeover is amazing, nice job. ;o)

  25. says

    This is such a sweet little girls room. My daughter will be getting her own room shortly and I love these ideas!! I know our readers will love it, too! We have a weekly Thursday (today:) link up party at allthingswithpurpose.com. We would love to see this post there along with the post on dying your jeans!! We are also your newest FB like :)

  26. says

    You did a fantastic job! Your little girl must love it ;)
    Jamie @ somuchbetterwithage.com

  27. Mila says

    Love this room, makes me wish my daughter was younger & living @ home so i could re-do her room!

  28. says

    Such a cute room. I am sure that your sweetie is going to really enjoy it.

  29. says

    Totally adorable!!! Even I would love to live in there :D

    Great work!!! Pinned !!!


  30. says

    Jess, this is just the most precious girls room I have EVER seen!!! You knocked it outta the park, sista!!! I am absolutely in love with the chandelier and the blue doors! Every little detail is so thoughtful and special. Well done, girlfriend!!!!! xo ~V

  31. says

    Her new bedroom looks fabulous. I love all of the furniture redo’s and the lighting.

  32. says

    What is the size of her room? Not sure our bed would work to go in the corner like that. But LOVE her room! So cute!

  33. Char says

    I just absolutely love your daughters bedroom makeover! My daughter loves blue and we are in the process of updating her room as well. I will be sharing it on my blog, I’d love it if you’d check it out and subscribe.


    Thank you for the inspiration,


  34. says

    Oh my gosh! Your daughter’s bedroom redo is just amazing! I love every detail! I bet she has been inviting her friends over to show it off! And I agree with everyone else. The aqua closet doors made a huge impact in the room! It’s just fabulous!

  35. Lucrecia says

    This is so perfect for an almost tween! My daughter was just asking for an update, but she is 8 and I’m hoping to put her off until about 10!

  36. says

    What a sweet space you’ve created for your daughter! The color is soft yet bright and cheerful and the personalized touches make it uniquely hers. GREAT job mom! I love lamps plus and have purchased all our ceiling fans from them over the years..

    Thanks for sharing,

  37. says

    Darling! Love the color scheme & adore the rag garland on the window and throw pillow!

    Wishing you a Happy Easter,

  38. says

    This room is so adorable and absolutely perfect for a young “tween!”

  39. says

    I love the idea of painting the closet doors! Never even thought of that! Such a great way to add a pop of color! Were they difficult to paint?

    • says

      Thank you! Those were probably the easiest project in the entire room. I simply painted them with a brush ;

  40. says

    Oh my gosh! Can’t believe I missed the reveal! Jessica… I love it!!! It looks absolutely wonderful – and the art station is fantastic! Everything about it is just terrific! I know she is just loving it. Well done, Momma!!!

  41. says

    Beautiful room! And I love the vanity station makeover, guiding a young girl to focus on her interests and crafts instead of her looks!

  42. says

    Hi Jessica!
    Just wanted to let you know that your bedroom reveal is one of my features tonight for the Project Inspire{d} linky party.
    I just love it! Hope you have a great week!

  43. says


    Her space is just so darling! I’m sure she adores all your special hand-made touches too! And good thing to know about that chandelier. I need to keep that in mind for my daughter’s room redo that she’s been begging me to do!!! Pinning …

    :) Linda

  44. says

    Beautiful! The color is just perfect. I can only imagine how excited she must be!

    P.S. What paint did you use & color?


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