Hannah's Bedroom Makeover

A few weeks ago, I shared the plan to redecorate my daughters room.  Her and I worked together to create a design inspired by a large custom pop art canvas of our dog Murphie, from AllPopArt.com.  

With the popart as our guide, putting the room design together was so simple.  The graphic quality,  simple striking design, sharp contrast and gorgeous color combination of the art gave us our cues for the elements of the new space.  

 Here it is...

We started with a fresh, light gray wall color (Essential Gray by Sherwin Williams).  
The art made it SO easy to choose the perfect wall color.  We simply matched the gray found in the art to a paint color and used a shade lighter on the color card.  That way it complimented the art without matching it exactly.

To mimic the striking contrast of the black in the art, we chose a shiny black chandelier {Ebay}.  By keeping everything else light, the black chandy punctuates the space.  

One flip through the PB Teen catalog and Hannah found the perfect bedding.  The colors and simple graphic pattern were a perfect companion to the art. 

To soften it up a bit, we added the white rosette pillow {PB Teen} and whispy white layered drapes from Target. 

Even though the pop art is graphic and modern, we wanted to keep the space feeling soft and inviting.  We incorporated vintage pieces, thrifted accessories and sentimental items to make the new, contemporary space feel warm and familiar to Hannah. 

Her desk used to be a vintage four post bed has special meaning to her.  
We gave it a fresh coat of glossy white paint,

and updated the area with new accessories.  The acrylic chair was a $10 Big Lots find and the monogrammed pillow is from PB Teen.

Hannah and I worked together to create a set of four magnetic memo boards for the wall over the desk.
You can see the step by step tutorial for the boards and the flower magnets, here.

Not only are thrift stores my favorite place to shop for accessories, but it's a fun place to get the kids involved in the decorating process. 

 Hannah and I went on a thrifting excursion and collected picture frames.  I'll share the details of this project soon. 

Another simple thrift store makeover project was this collection of jewelry boxes.  
We're using them on the dresser for stashing hair ties, lipgloss, earrings etc.  

I found the iron candelabara on the curb.  We loaded it up with her Great Grandmothers vintage costume jewelry for a pop of color as well as some of Hannahs modern day accessories {aviator shades...can you believe they're back?}. 

Lastly, the sconces were a garage sale find.

 I updated them to match the new chandy and used them to flank a vintage mirror over her dresser. 

The trundle bed {Murphie's bed} was also updated with new bedding {Kohls}.  

Storage boxes from PB Teen fill the bookcase,  

and provide a place for cd's, dvd's, and other unattratives. 
By removing one of the shelves inside the bookcases we were able to sneak in a flatscreen tv. 

Here is a look back at the design board we put together when we first received our pop art proof from AllPopArt.com.  

It was so much fun working with Hannah to bring the pop art inspired design to life.

It was a good reminder that inspiration for design can come from anywhere.  When it comes from something/someone that has special meaning to you {Murphie}you'll be sure to love the end result. 

In addition to pet paintings, AllPopArt.com has many other options for custom portraits on canvas. This was a sponsored post, but I can honestly say, I was so happy with the purchase that I will be ordering from them again.  The beautiful portrait we received will be cherished for years. 


  1. Nicely done. Great color combo and so great to have Hannah helping you with projects!

  2. I love it!! such a pretty space. your daughter is beautiful.

  3. Hannah's room is gorgeous, Sarah!! I love the color scheme, and the Murphie art is so fun and personal, and the ribbon design on the memo boards is a great detail. (Hannah & Murphie are absolutely adorable by the way - they steal the show)

  4. What a beautiful room, girl and puppy! I love it all!

  5. I love the pop art! And how sweet that the dog was the inspiration for this room. I love that. Great job!

    -Erin @ DIY On the Cheap

  6. Beautiful! I love that you did this together...means so much more! Thank you for all the details too!

  7. Love this room Sarah! Great job once again! Looking forward to seeing your laundry room next! :0

  8. The colors and texture/patterns are so lovely. I see my two girls against that blue, and it's always been such a complimentary color for them to wear....would make a beautiful room for young ladies up to their twenties. Very versatile and lovely design.

  9. The room is beautiful! I can't imagine how fun it must have been to work with your daughter on creating such a fun room!

  10. Of course fabulous. Love little murphy too.

  11. That room is a dream! I love all of the details, Hannah is beautiful and Murphie is sooooooo cute!

  12. What a fabulous space! Would you be able to write a post on how you find your pieces after you choose the inspiration piece? There are so many resources out there that it's hard to narrow down choices without spending weeks on the Internet! Is there a way to streamline the process for a busy mom?

  13. What do you have between the head of the board and Hannah's pillow? My daughter has a similar bed and everything falls through that space!

  14. what a cute bedroom. I love that picture so much!

  15. Hi Sarah! Sorry I'm late commenting on this post, but wanted to tell you that I just love this re-do. Once again, I find myself drooling over every little detail. I love how you found ways to make her room really special - like Murphie's trundle bed and the pop art. She's a lucky girl! ~ Kerri, A Pop of Pretty

  16. What a darling room for a darling young lady! Sweet!

  17. Wow! I love your daughters room. It's so classy and sweet, and I adore how the trundle bed is for the dog, that's too cute. I will definitely have to check out the thrift store for my room re-do.

  18. love the room, puppy, colors and all. What style is the paining of Murphy? Also totally of topic how do you get Murphy stain free? Does he tear and if so what do you use for him. Mom pup has bad tear stains.


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