Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Help me Paint Lucy's Room, HUGE final Valspar GIVEAWAY and WINNER from past Giveaway (CLOSED)

This is a sponsored review from BlogHer and Valspar Paint.

Well folks Lucy's room is finished! Thank you for helping me along the way.

For the past month....
* You helped me brainstorm about the perfect color choice.
* You voted for your perfect color choice.
* I shared the colors we choose and showed you our painting progress.

And now......it's time for the big reveal!

But first,

CONGRATS to winner of the 3rd $100 gift card to Lowe's!......
#46 - Embily! who said: i love it! i think it's just perfect that you chose a few different colors to paint her room! -Emily F

Thanks Emily. I'm happy I went with multiple colors too. It adds so much..."fun" to the room.
Okay, enough chatting. Time for pictures.

But first, let's remember how dull and boring Lucy's room used to be.

The BEFORE:
and.......

The AFTER!

Using these Valspar paints colors from the Valspar color tool, we transformed a boring white room into something colorful, fun, and still girly:

I also chose accent colors for her furniture and other decor:
LUCY's NEW Room!

Come on in and I'll give you a tour.....
Here's what we used:
* ICY BLUE on the left side of the room
* TOP BANANA on the right side wall
* Accented the back wall with vertical stripes of CITY STORM and ULTRA WHITE. The white paint is a flat finish and the gray is semi-gloss so that the stripes pop out a little more when you're in the room.
Of course a beautiful touch to any room is nice wood molding. We added crown molding to the entire ceiling and framed the window with additional trim. All the moldings and doors were painted with ULTRA WHITE, semi-gloss.
Crown molding and other framing are not hard to do. You do need some tools and a simple "how-to" book or tutorial. But with a coat of ULTRA WHITE on there, it adds such class and pop to the painted walls. I absolutely love it and will continue adding it to more rooms in our house.
My favorite improvement to the room is Lucy's kitchen/dining area and the "outdoor" market. I repainted her old furniture with Valspar paints as well! I used ULTRA WHITE for most of the pieces and accented them with SCARLET SUN and RAPIDS:
We added a vintage mirror to the wall next to her door, with a shelf and cups for dressing up in colorful beads.
And guess what? I used my Valspar paints to create artwork too! I painted SCARLET SUN on a large canvas and used ULTRA WHITE to paint large dandelions over the top.
It's been a busy month. But I love the results.

Thank you for helping me go from......
To:
Lucy now has the best bedroom in the house. Lucky girl.

BUT WAIT....the fun isn't over yet! Now it's your turn to be lucky!

For the past month we've been giving away $100 giftcards to Lowe's Home Improvement store so that you can buy Valspar paints too. And today we have a grand prize to give away.
Are you ready??....

Leave me a comment, telling me what you think about our paint make-over and Lucy's new room.
And ONE person will win a $500 giftcard to Lowe's!


Holy Moly.
That's huge. Think of all the paint and supplies you can buy with that!
Winner will be chosen at random (via random.org) and results will be posted next week.
Good luck!

Giveaway Rules:
* Leave a comment. That's it! Let me know what you think of my color selection.
* Leave you EMAIL ADDRESS in your comment.
* Only ONE entry per person.
* If you forget something and need to leave a second comment, go back and DELETE your first comment.
* only open to US RESIDENTS, 18 years or older.
* Winner will be picked via random.org and emailed with additional info.
* Giveaway will run for one week and ends TUESDAY 7/6/10 at 11pm (Central Time).

And just wait.....I have a many posts to share about decorating Lucy's room. But that will come later this month!

1,723 comments:

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Brittany Rigby said...

I love how you used different colors to make a statement. I have never been that brave! Looks great!

Lovely Lizzy said...

Oh! I'm hoping this isn't closed yet! I've been at Girl's Camp for the week.
I love the play area the most. That is so clever and well put together! And the colors are perfect.
And, you can easily remember this from my last post, but it totally doesn't look like a jail cell with the gray. The brightness of the colors make the perfect combo for the stripes!
Love it, and I think Lucy is a lucky little lady!

Sew It To Me said...

Amazing! Lucy is one very luck girl. I want her room!

Rebekah said...

I love the colors...so cute and modern!

charity said...

It looks so great! So fun! I want some paint!

Mellissa said...

I love red, yellow, and teal. You can never go wrong with that!

Mandy said...

I love the room makeover! We are redoing our toddler's room and have been working on making it fun. This room is definitely an inspiration! Thank you!

Cathy said...

So impressive! Seriously, I would never have imagine those colors to look good together, and I absolutely love it!

katedrum said...

Great job...I can't think of a child (or adult for that matter) who wouldn't have fun in there. Love the color combinations!

Kathleen said...

What a great room. I really love the yellow/grey combo! My husband is an architect and just came home from a conference telling me that "Grey is in" --- well look at you! WOW!

Teresa said...

I love Lucy's fun room - especially the top banana color. It's so happy!

The Miller House said...

Looks great! I bet Lucy loves her new room!!

sincerefaith said...

Love the outdoor market idea.

Joanna

Hilary said...

Thanks for the inspiration! I've never painted walls before. I'd LOVE to do something fun like this for the kids while they are young. Great job, and thanks for the giveaway!

Christopher said...

I love what you did here! We never finished our nursery so many ideas and not much was done this is such an inspiration and the money would be a huge help!

Thescofields@ att.net

Leah said...

Orange, turquoise, and yellow... so juicy and fabulous! I love it!

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N.S.&K. said...

Amazing! I wish we were friends so you could help me with my kids' rooms! I love the bright orangey-red for the accents the most.

sbsterling said...

WIll you tell us what kind of bins you used for the outdoor market? I've got the awning done but Am stumped by what kinds of bins to use.

Amy said...

Love the little market awning! Everything is so cute.

amy.nongbri@gmail.com

Amy said...

Love the little market awning! Everything is so cute.

amy.nongbri@gmail.com

trish said...

I enjoyed folowing Lucy's room makeover! Dana you did a fabulous job! You have a lot of talent girlfriend! I love the stripes on the walls and the awning, they are my favorite. YOU GO GIRL! ENJOY UR ROOM LUCY!

Delia said...

You did a tremendous job! The dandelion art is one of my favorite parts. I love everything about this room really! It is not too busy or cluttered but just right for a little girl! Very very nice.

kelliemorgan said...

Love all those colors!

Chicken Lips said...

Wow, fantastic! I could not visualize what you were going to do with all those colors, but it looks so fresh and fun. Love the idea with the stripes and different paint textures.

Our house could really use some painting love and inspired colors... Plus it's time to start dreaming and planning for a room for my boys.

Deb said...

What a fun kids room! The paint just really makes the it all pop!

Michelle said...

I love it! I'm in the middle of redecorating my kids toy room and this has some great ideas.

Kandace said...

I love how it all came together! I love the color choices.

Oliver'sMom said...

Ok, I'll admit it...I was a bit skeptical about how THOSE colors would go together...So glad to say you threw my skepticism out the window! SOOOOO happy! My life motto is "Life is too short to be unhappy" and that room would make me HAPPY!

Erin said...

ADORABLE!!! I want to go play in that room! Your make-over is amazing and I'm crossing my fingers for the gift certificate and a chance to paint something just as fabulous for my new baby's room. I hope, I hope!

kristi said...

love the make over. I am in need of redoing my daughter's room and am in search for the perfect color combo. going to go check out these cool Valspar paints for sure.

Mollipop Photography said...

When can I move in? It looks SOOOO fun! Seriously, the yellow and grey is so hip & just makes me feel sunny! Your little lady is one lucky girl!

Norwood Mama said...

What a wonderful use of fun colors! Maybe I'll borrow some of your brave colors to spruce up some of our boring spaces!!

Country Girl said...

Excellent color choices. Looking at all of them, I couldn't see how they would go together, but they do. It really is a fun looking room now.

Sew Much Ado said...

That room is so great, I'm sure Lucy is in love with it! My favorite part is the little window and window sill, that is so adorable!

D said...

It's gorgeous! I love the colors and brightness of it! Can't wait to see the follow up posts!

greenchickadee said...

You have made me fall in love with stripes all over again. Oh so many ideas and that room is such a beautiful inspiration.

Katie said...

What a makeover! It looks AMAZING! I especially love that yellow!
kkondek at gmail.com

Shelley Dawn said...

Wow! I am truly inspired. You did a fantastic job. I am especially impressed with the color palette you picked out.

Andy & Jessie said...

It looks fantastic! Great job with the strips!

Kari said...

Ooo...I can't wait to see all the details on the room. It looks great in the photos above!

Dianna said...

I absolutely love all the colors! You did a fabulous job on everything. How FUN!!!!!!

Deebo said...

i love how you painted her toys to match! sooo cute.

Creative Ruby said...

Awesome job! It looks great! To be honest, when I saw the colors you were going to use, I wasn't sure how it would turn out. Then I rethought and knew that you would make it look great somehow, and you did. It is fabulous. I wish you could come help me with my house!.

rubycreates@gmail.com

j,d and little b said...

wow! I wish that was my room!

stephaniekayfox said...

I love the makeover. The colors look great. My favorite part is the kitchen. It looks like such a fun room. Lucky girl!

Beck said...

The heck with being a little girl..I want to live in that room! I love it! How do you have so much creativity? It amazes me. :)
beck_music@yahoo.com

Melanie said...

I especially love the Icy Blue color, I think I might go get some to re-do the dresser my TV sits on!

And that dandelion... perfect colors.

The three of us said...

You deserve a round of applause! I love how you put the colors together. So creative!

Tara said...

So fn and cheery! I love it.

Nelson Family said...

I love that you added all of the coordinating colors like painting the kitchen set and the original artwork to match the new room. It is so darling, and makes me want to do some major remodeling of my own!

Carolyn said...

Wow, what a happy room!

kris said...

I love what you did with this room. The colors and fun and fresh. You have created a fantastic space. Way to go!
kstoner@crosspointe.org

Michelle said...

I am so impressed with how you brought everything together! I don't know if I could make a room look that great. I'm glad to know that is a good paint. I've never tried Valspar but I'd really like to!

michelle
mnhub-junk at yahoo

Jessica P. said...

LOVE the different colored walls AND The stripes.

perfectlycrazy said...

I love it! I think my favorite part is the mirror and shelf with the dress up beads. So fun!

Annie of Blue Gables said...

Wow what a wonderful giveaway.
crossing my fingers.
~a

Robyn said...

Love the room and any little girl would be so lucky to have a beautiful room like that!

Sue said...

Fabulous makeover! I'm so glad to see a room with COLOR in it! So many people are afraid of it (what's up with that? It's just paint...) Anyway, wonderful job and I'm sure Lucy's thrilled!

Sarah said...

That room is wonderful! I wish my room was that gorgeous.

Rhiannon said...

I am so going to use your food storage idea. My daughter has her play food all over, that shelf is perfect. Thanks for all the great inspiration.
rhiannonlong@hotmail.com

Ann said...

What a fun room, it is so cute and whimsical!

Monica said...

What a transformation!! Definately a FUN room!

Nae said...

such a way cute room! I love the colors, I think I will do my grand babies the colors, it is fun happy and a wonderful room. How did you make the cute awning?

mar said...

what a transformation! love all the colors and especially the crown molding; we need to paint and liven up our new home so this is a great example of how to make it work.
thanks!

Kristin said...

I love it! I probably wouldn't be brave enough to go so bold but it looks fantastic--maybe I should start getting outside my comfort zone and use color like you have!

Patience said...

This is amazing! After this one perfect room, I'd love a full home tour!! You have a great eye.

Katie Bishop said...

I would love to win this! i need to make over our family room!

kjp37@hotmail.com

slehan said...

Very fun room! I like the sun and dandelions. Thanks for the contest.

Kirby said...

Love the color combo!

You did an excellent job! I could not be more impressed with how it all turned out!

Marcia said...

My favorite part of the room is the daybed against the gray stripes accented with the icy blue and banana, then your carried the shades darker on accents of yellow, turquoise and red. I love the aqua red combination anyway. I like all the storage options (the black bins, white window seat, window with ledge, etc.)

Elizabeth R said...

I love your bold use of color! I love color, but I am not that brave :)

Crafty Kitchen Momma said...

Oh My Goodness!!! I am in complete awe!! I absolutely LOVE it all!!! I am a HUGE fan of color and I am seriously in complete awe over the entire room. EVERYTHING about it is gorgeous! We absolutely LOVE ikea here and so much of it screams ikea to me :) GREAT job! would love the chance at the giveaway!! great job and congrats to your little one on her beautiful new bedroom!!

palamaro said...

i LOVE the color choices! My favorite colors right now (and my daughter's nursery) are yellow and gray, so of course i love it! My favorite part about the room is the window and table and the awning… SO cute! I bet she loves it as well :)

Tori said...

It really is a fun room!

Mindy said...

I have a real love of stripes lately. Love this room!

Amanda said...

This is SO cute! I love all the color and how everything just 'goes' together! So fun!

TJ and Stephanie said...

I Love how her room turned out! I absolutelyb love your dandilion painting! Very creative!
Thanks,
Stephanieann9@gmail.com

Sabrina Austin said...

Looks amazing...my favorite part...has to be the stripes...they look amazing...

Bethany Heckman said...

SO creative!! What a great space for a little girl, I'm sure she'll have hours of fun in there!

Shara said...

I love it! My DH would go nuts with all the different colors, but I love it! Where did you get the kitchen? It is great!

Ellie's Mama said...

The room turned out beautifully! I wasn't sure how you were going to manage to bring all those colors together in just one room, but (of course) you pulled it off!

Katie said...

am I too late? I love the stripes! it looks great!

emily said...

oh me oh my! that is just adorable. everything about her room is so super sweet. i love the awning - not sure if that is the proper term for it. but what a cute idea! and the colors are perfect. perfect.

holly said...

I love it! I especially love the little canopy over the food stand, I am so going to have to copy you!
Thanks for sharing your hard work with us.
hollydonahue{at}hotmail{dot}com

Sarah said...

So awesome! I think those paint colors can really grow with her!! Great Job!

AL said...

It's awesome! Love the mirror and little shelf the best!

Jennifer said...

That's quite the transformation! It's not something I would have put together, but it looks wonderful!
jseguine38@gmail.com

Katrina said...

Adorable, and not predictable pink for a girl. Wonderful job!

The Oylers said...

Okay you seriously are amazing. I have been wanting to do my girls bedrooms for forever but I can't decide on anything. I am the worst at choosing colors and such. But maybe if I won this I would finally get to work and change my girls rooms from boring to amazing!

Have Myelin? said...

Love the dandelions!

Wee Waldorf said...

WOW! I want that room!
It's giving me ideas for my girls' room.

Brittany said...

I love it! How fun! I'm really impressed with your dandelion painting. I love the molding. I love the "outdoor market" awning. Where did you get it? It looks like you've been really busy but that it's paying off big-time. Now if only the kids could keep it clean...

shea said...

This fantastic and truly inspiring as we're transitioning our first daughter's room from a nursery to "big girl" to make room for her baby sister. I just love all the colors! We have a mirror in her room now and I love how you hung it on the wall at her level. Great idea!

Tiffany said...

Love all of the color choices. I think that my favorite part is the yellow and white canopy/awning...so unexpected!!

Suzy I said...

I love the color combo!! Never would have come up with such a fantastic decor myself! Its gorgeous! What a lucky little lucy you have!

I'm Shannon said...

LOVE those stripes! This is just the kick in the butt I need to re-do a room for my girls!

The Wengers said...

Too cute! Miss Lucy is a lucky little girl!

lil said...

love this! my luciana needs a room just like this one!

agent lemonade said...

Came over from AT and this is so awesome! Love the colors and print combination.

Allison said...

Amazing job! What a fun room to get to snuggle into every night.

Jenny Hillman said...

Lucy's room is so cool. I love the contrast between all of the colors, and how playful it seems!
Bravo!!
Jenny

Elizabeth said...

wow -- inspirational!

Laura said...

Amazing room, love it. :)

Lyndsea Tim Tim said...

Oh my goodness gracious, what a transformation!! The colors are absolutely beautiful. Lucy is the luckiest girl in the world! This is incredibly inspiring and makes me want to re-paint my daughter's room!

Petunia and Paco said...

oh my gosh, it turned out fabulous!!! I sooo want to do something like that in my son's room! Thanks for the inspiration, I just LOVE all the colors together ;)

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mamamegan said...

LOVE the colors and accents, this is what our living room sort of looks like. What a difference a few coats of paint can do!

DuMei said...

I love the painted artwork with the vibrant scarlet. Not sure I could freehand that well though!
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Katie said...

I absolutely love what you've done here - it's definitely going into my inspiration folder for my daughter's room!

Mike and Sarah said...

Way cute! I love the use of so many colors. I would love to do some creative painting in my house!
-Sarah

sar_bear71287 at yahoo(dot)com

Rhiona Ward said...

Wow! I want to be Lucy right now! This room is fantastic on so many levels! I have been searching for the right shade of yellow for my hall, and I think you just found it for me :) I love your choice of colors for the entire room, and am especially in love with the dress up area and kitchen area. So much creativity!!!

Cassie said...

I LOVE how her room turned out! I would LOVE a to win!!!!

Cassie said...

I LOVE how her room turned out! I would LOVE a to win!!!!

Jamie said...

I love Lucy's room! The part that inspired me the most was the artwork you created. I now want to create something for my boys rooms.

Leilani said...

Love the fun room. You've inspired me to work on my kiddos' playroom. I love the pop of yellow, the stripes, the window. Really...everything is just lovely!

Kim said...

I know that I have NO chance of winning, but couldn't resist posting a comment about this beautiful room anyway. I am in awe at the things you come up with everyday and how it all comes together so nicely. Lovely job!!!

Elizabeth said...

Oh what a great makeover! The color scheme is great, and could easily be transformed into a nursery or guest bedroom for added resale value. It's amazing how much a few coats of paint can really spruce up a place. And the striping is so easy to put together, but has such a dramatic impact on the look. great job!

Sarah said...

I LOVE what you've done with the room. I love it so much I want it to be my room. Could you come and makeover my house while you're at it? Great job!

kanaha said...

what a fun transformation - with just paint! Love it and I'm sure Lucy does too.

The Family of Three said...

I heart this room!!!

Shanda said...

Definitely inspired me to PAINT something. I have so many cute things that I just give away becasue I've had them for a while or they're not in perfect condition anymore. I should just start PAINTING. Favorites...striped yellow awning, yellow oval mirror with jars for jewels, use of grey (my son's name), and red dandelions. Glorious room!

Shanda said...

Definitely inspired me to PAINT something. I have so many cute things that I just give away becasue I've had them for a while or they're not in perfect condition anymore. I should just start PAINTING. Favorites...striped yellow awning, yellow oval mirror with jars for jewels, use of grey (my son's name), and red dandelions. Glorious room!

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