Nana Diana Takes A Break

Nana Diana Takes A Break

Friday, May 16, 2014

Come Inside Chateau de Ledgeview

There is so much to show you here.
The house was basically untouched 
for around 50 years.
This was taken last summer before they bought it.
There was lots of dark paneling and the rooms 
were quite closed in.

This was a big move for my daughter's family.
Her girls had lived in the same house since birth.
They were a little anxious about the move.
Mom & Dad did their bedrooms first thing.

I think I will take you through the house
room by room.
We will start with Lulu's bedroom.
She chose the SMALLEST BEDROOM upstairs
because she likes small spaces.
Here is the room 
BEFORE:
Paneling around the whole room
and a built in unit that took up one whole wall
of the small space.
Here is the room with the wall unit removed
and drywall installed.  
The wall behind her bed is painted pink and has
SPARKLES in it which show up 
when you see it in person.
Her Dad built her a special light fixture
using barnwood and recycled jars.
See the "door" in the ceiling?
That has a pull down staircase that goes up 
to a LOFT-which will be a study room for her.
or for parties with her girlfriends

 Her Mom and I painted the desk 
and chair for her here.
It was the first time I used Annie Sloan chalk paint.
Auntie Mimi painted her name 
on an old window frame 
using a Paris theme.
Lulu put the boa around it all on her own.
Do you see the phone on the desk?
That is the one I spray painted here.
And-just a peek at a couple of sweet details.
So-There you have it.
A room fit for a sweet pre-teen girl.
She loves her room and
I LOVE HER!

Even if she does have hydrangeas growing out of the back of her head
your photo name

80 comments:

  1. Absolutely GORGEOUS! Keep the pictures coming. Emma had a Paris-theme bedroom a few years ago. Such a fun feminine theme!

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  2. A great room and love all of the special touches and as usual a good laugh at the end of the post! :)

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  3. Wow, what a transformation. Who wouldn't love it. The bookshelves gone, makes the room so much larger. Love all the details. Can't wait to see more.

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  4. What a beautiful home and a pretty bedroom for a sweet looking young lady (who looks fabulous with the hydrangea hairpiece). I can't wait to see the rest of the house.

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  5. Very wise parents to start with the girls' rooms. This one must make Lulu's heart sing. What a nifty "door in the ceiling" a portal to anywhere really...

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  6. Diana! How special is LuLu's...ooooohhh La La room!
    That "Loft" is going to be "the talk" of her teen girlies!"
    Fabulous "Reno" Dad and Mom and bravo to Nana and LuLu for the finishing and flourish!
    withLove!

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  7. I would have loved a room like that!

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  8. Her room is adorable and what a great bed! Love the private access door in the ceiling- she must get a kick out of that! She was no dummy picking that room out! The painted pieces turned out great- and I do remember the phone!

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  9. What a dream room for LuLu! The loft, now that is going to be a cool place to hang (party) with friends, what a perfect space for a teen! LuLu is just beautiful and I do love the hydrangea effect~

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  10. What a beautiful sanctuary she has, and it's pink so it is absolutely perfect!

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  11. What a pretty room, Diana. I wondered if the French theme you were doing for her would carry over to this house. Love the idea of the loft. She was a smart girl to pick this room!

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  12. Très chic! What a beautiful room for a very beautiful young lady. She is growing up fast.

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  13. What a beautiful room...I know she loves it!! Can't wait to see more of that beautiful house...hint hint don't keep us waiting ;-)

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  14. Absolutely gorgeous!!
    Have a lovely weekend Diana... V

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  15. I think she can get medical treatment for the hydrangeas. ;-) What a perfect bedroom for her! And be sure to tell the dad that I'm very impressed by that light fixture. Can he make me one? I'm surprised that anyone puts in paneling these days. So nice to get rid of it and install drywall! And what good parents to take care of the girls' rooms first. Very wise.

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  16. A beautiful room for a beautiful girl. I can't wait to see the rest of the house.

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  17. Oh my goodness!!! The before and afters are outstanding! Love that light fixture!!!! This house is one of those gems!!! Can't wait to see more!!

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  18. Diana, Your Lulu is a beauty. She must have a bit of decorator in her, putting the boa around the name painting. Cute. I like her room very much. can't wait to see the study. xoxo,Susie

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  19. darling room and how cool to have a loft! happy weekend, diana!

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  20. I really love Lulu's room! The Paris theme would go over very well here! xo Nellie

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  21. Definitely sweet room and adorably sweet girl. xo Laura

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  22. Such a pretty room. What fun having pull down stairs and a "secret" loft!!

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  23. What a cute room, and with a 'secret room' up the pull down, she will have lots of fun.

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  24. Cutey patootie! Oh my goodness! What a darling room and what a creative Nana and Papa! Wow am I impressed!

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  25. I bet she loves it!! And a loft space to boot! It is so nice that she can get away from her "pesty" sisters. lol. I bet she is at an age where she needs her space at times. I can't wait to see more pictures. It looks like a beautiful house.

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  26. Well, isn't Lulu the most gorgeous girl!! Love her room and that light fixture is amazing!! Lots of talent in your family. :) That was smart of the parents to get the kids rooms situated first so they'll feel at home immediately. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  27. Diana,
    Lulu's bedroom is darling. The transformation is amazing. They did a great job fixing it up to look like a princess' room. I love the pink and black combination. When I was looking all around the room, I noticed the white furniture that looks so much like the furniture Nel and Jess had when they were little. I so wish I would have kept it. Lulu deserves a room like this. She is such a special girl.

    love,
    ~Sheri

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  28. She is so beautiful and what a neat room. This house is really cool!!

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  29. Wow how beautiful the room looks! I love it and I know my daughter would too. I love the color scheme black pink and white! What difference without the paneling. I can't wait to see the rest of the house. Have a wonderful weekend.
    Julie

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  30. Her boudoir is perfect for a wee mademoiselle! No wonder she loves it. But, having a secret loft makes it out of this world.

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  31. That is a gorgeous little gals room. Heck I would love it myself. Such a pretty pretty room! Hope you had a fabulous Mother's day.

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  32. Perfect pre-teen room. I love the idea of a secret loft space for study or sleep overs. What fun!
    Eager to see more of this beautiful chateau. Happy Weekend!

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  33. oh wow. that room is so pretty... sweet blessings to that pretty child. may her every day be filled with joy.

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  34. What an amazing transformation. I'm sure she's just thrilled with her new room.

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  35. she's a cutie and her room fits her to a tee! Hoping to see the rest of the house soon.

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  36. Before and after is amazing!! Never would know it is the same room. Like that desk and dresser....can hardly wait too see the rest of the house that they made a home!

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  37. Beautiful transformation! Girls are so much fun to decorate for!

    Judy

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  38. My she is growing up fast, lovely room.
    Merle.............

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  39. Lulu's room came out so cute….love all the added touches with the boa's Perfect!

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  40. I love her room - it is beautiful and I know she loves it too. Very talented family - can hardly wait to see the rest. Thanks for sharing Diana.
    Mary

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  41. Such an adorable room! Look forward to seeing her "hidden" room when it is all fixed up! Lulu has beautiful hair!!!

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  42. What a pretty room! It looks so much better with that paneling removed. I see that Lulu is a girl after my own heart with the glitter, and all things French:) She sure is growing so fast into a beautiful young lady!! Oh, I also love the cream painted furniture. And only you would think to spray paint a phone, that is just too funny!!

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  43. So pretty. And I am SURE she will do LOTS of studying in that loft! LOL!!

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  44. What a cool room! Love it and the lift will be great fun!

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    1. Oh my goodness- LOFT not lift. Lol

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  45. That is a gorgeous room! What a lucky young lady, and her smile says she is very happy, indeed!

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  46. So pretty...I love all of the personal touches! Looking forward to seeing more!

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  47. The room is lovely and so is your granddaughter!

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  48. What an adorable room for an adorable young lady! LOVE that light fixture and the idea of a loft of her very own. How cool!

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  49. Love the house, love her room and she is adorable!! So glad to be able to see where these 3 girls live and what they like. :)

    xo
    Pat

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  50. OOO, her room is adorable but not nearly as adorable as SHE IS....:)

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  51. Lucky her! I want to see more of the house!

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  52. Her room is just gorgeous! Love all the girlie details.
    The house looks amazing, can't wait to see more!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  53. I'm a Francophile so I'm loving it. One of my daughter's rooms is the same shade of pink. It really does look SO much better! xoKathleen

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  54. Thank your daughter for allowing us to peek into her home. Love the bedroom. The light fixture is great.
    We have an upstairs with paneling. We are planning to get ride of it some time this year. I can't wait to start remodeling.

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  55. I'm in love with that room, and the stunning shade of pink...sigh. Perfect room, not too young, and it will grow with her. Beeeeeutiuful.

    Jen

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  56. Wow, that's a major difference. And private pull down stairs!? Oh, I can see it all now.

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  57. Lulu's room is so sweet,,,, I love the pink and black! She will really enjoy her personal "loft"! Hugs, Penny

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  58. The home is stunning from the outside... I can't imagine why it would be so let go on the inside? But wow...great before and afters in Lulu's room...I love every single thing that's been done. A room for for a princess and timeless (which is good for getting that longevity from young to older teen!). Wonderful job! :)

    XO,
    Jane

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  59. Her room is AWESOME!!!! Everyone did a great job with it. Boy is that house ever pretty. Can't wait to see even more as time goes by.

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  60. Lots of beauty in this post, especially your sweet granddaughter!

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  61. How exciting for Lulu, a room fit for a princess! And a loft, how fun is that? I love that mason jar light fixture, it's so special that all of you put time and love into her room, the way it should be. I think she's adorable too and those hydrangea's growing from her head, just trim them occasionally and they'll hardly be noticeable at all.

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  62. Oh Diana,
    LuLu's room is so pretty. I bet she loves her new room. They are doing such a great job on the rooms. I cannot wait to see more.
    Kris

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  63. Her room is adorable. I'm jealous of the secret loft! Who wouldn't love that.

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  64. Love it! All three of the girls have awesome rooms...a lot of work to transform them, I am sure! Oh boy, I remember those days! I am not sure I would have the energy to do that kind of construction again! :) Can't wait to see the rest of the house!

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  65. A room with a loft! How amazing this house is. They are so going to love growing up here. I love her room...so girly and french. Suits her well. She is going to have so many friends! Just to climb the loft ladder...LOL.

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  66. Lulu is a beauty - of course Nana already knows that! But that girl has hair to DIE FOR! My goodness it's gorgeous! Speaking of "dying for things" - any of my daughters would have done that for a loft like this one! That house certainly has character and all of it is now coming to life. Beautiful place for the girls to grow up!

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  67. A sweet room for a sweet girl! Pat

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  68. She is a lucky lucky girl. Beautiful room. Love her braces.

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  69. It's a beautiful room and I love all the sweet personal touches! She's a lovely girl!

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  70. It's a beautiful room and I love all the sweet personal touches! She's a lovely girl!

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  71. Diana, I missed LuLu's new room and I can't leave her out. It is so pretty and I remember how important it was to have your own beautiful room at her age. (Yes, even I can remember back that far). I love the pink sparkles in the wall and her beautiful bedspread..Happy Weekend..Judy

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  72. Such a sweet room and what a beautiful smile!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  73. Beautiful room for a beautiful girl! Oh, how I would have loved sparkly paint when I was her age! Looking forward to more rooms!

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  74. Hi Diana
    Just took a tour of the girls' rooms...they look so cute!
    I love the personalized windows!

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  75. Paris is such a fun and sophisticated theme for a beautiful young girl! And that light fixture, how very cool! This house is undergoing quite the transformation!

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