Before & After: A 24-Hour Boy to Girl Bedroom Makeover

published Mar 22, 2012
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Many of the ‘Befores’ of our Before and After posts are hopeless spaces where any bit of attention would be a marked improvement. But sometimes the room itself is fine and it is the needs of the occupant that dictate the change. In this case, a little sister was moving into her big brother’s room. To make things interesting, the makeover was a birthday surprise and had to be completed in just one day. The suspense is killing me!

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Voila! Jen at I Heart Organizing was hired to not only design this little girl’s room but to make the one-day transformation happen as well. She gave the homeowner a few tasks, like priming some furniture and painting the base coat on the walls before their arrival. Then she and her husband swooped in and got to work. Painting stripes on the walls, refurbishing some existing furniture and installing a closet system are just a few of the new details Jen added. We especially love the customized tree decal with the 3-D flowers, and the way she softened the legs of a utilitarian desk by simply wrapping them in twine.

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They managed to get it all done as darkness descended and there was one very happy little birthday girl as a result of their efforts. Well done!

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