Girls Bedroom – Furniture Refresh with Gold and Crystal Hardware

Gold and crystal hardware were always on the top of the list for our daughter’s room makeover.

I recently gave our daughter’s bedroom a makeover (see progress posts on paint, drapery and upholstery). For the record, I DID NOT design her room the first time, like you see in the before photos. We bought the house with the room as-is, furniture and all. Our boys were 5 weeks old at the time, she was three and she loved it so we asked to buy the furniture with the house and called it a day.

The overall goal for her room:

  • Make it suitable for a happy, energetic 9 year old who has a lot of flair.
  • Re-purpose all of the existing furniture to save costs.

For her furniture, I chose to just paint it and change out the hardware to gold and crystal hardware. Hardware instantly changes a look! You can take a piece from traditional to modern, or make a statement on a simple piece by just changing the knob or pull.

I recently had a comment from a follower that she only knows of one store that has a lot of hardware. Well, let me introduce you to Bellacor. My favorite online shop to find hardware! You guys! The selection is incredible and they have all looks.

Here’s some before and after’s!

hot pink girls bedroom with hand painted nightstand next to a bed with a canopy

gray nightstand with gold and crystal knobs and gold paint

refinished furniture with gray paint and new gold and crystal hardware

refinished girls bedroom furniture with hand painted gold detail


white girls vanity with mirror and hot pink chair in a little girls bedroom

white girls vanity with gold and crystal pulls

modern dresser pulls with gold and a little bit of crystal in them

modern gold hardware on a traditional white vanity


This is the whole room before. The knobs on the window seat were almost invisible. There some inexpensive circle crystal knobs on there that didn’t make an impact at all. In the photo below you’ll see the original knobs and how the bold gold and geometrical shape brought that window seat to life!

girls hot pink bedroom with flower drapery and window seatcheap crystal knobs next to a more ornate square gold and crystal knob

white window seat in a girls bedroom with gold geometrical hardware and madcap cottage fabric covered bench

geometric gold knobs from bellacaor that look like CB2 gold hardware

window seat with coral and white and green and white drapery in a 9 year old girl bedroom makeover


Our daughter is so happy with how everything came out! I couldn’t love it more, either!

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Photos by: Sara D Harper

*Bellacor sent me this hardware in exchange for my un-biased review. I can’t recommend this company enough – the section is amazing, the quality is perfect and the proof is in the images in how they totally changed her room!



  1. Avatar November 1, 2016 / 12:57 pm

    Kelly, you did a beautiful job with your daughter’s room! It is cozy, inviting and elegant. This room is laid out to be grown into. As a bonus, you were fun to work with!

    • Kelly
      November 12, 2016 / 10:34 pm

      I’m so glad you’re pleased with how it turned out! And I agree – it’s a room to grow into which was my goal. She loves it, she keeps it clean and she’s so proud of it. That’s all that matters to me! Thank you, Wendy!

  2. Avatar November 1, 2016 / 1:16 pm

    Brilliant work!! the bedroom looks amazing..

    • Kelly
      November 12, 2016 / 10:33 pm

      Momina, thank you! She loves it which is all that matters to me! I’m so glad you like it!

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    brenda boehler
    November 2, 2016 / 8:37 am

    Love the update for your daughter. Great changes for her age! LOVE!!!

    • Kelly
      November 12, 2016 / 10:32 pm

      Brenda, thank you! She’s giddy over it. And you know what I love best? She keeps it clean now! YIPPEE!!!

  4. Avatar November 2, 2016 / 2:47 pm

    I just love the concept of gold and crystal hardware. The pink color on the walls is adding so much elegance and sophistication in the room. Great job! I really appreciate your excellent efforts. All the images you shared are too good.

    • Kelly
      November 12, 2016 / 10:31 pm

      Lisa, thank you! My daughter is in love with it. The gold and crystal added that little something extra. It’s amazing what new hardware can do to an old piece of furniture, isn’t it?

  5. Avatar December 21, 2016 / 3:57 am

    I’m glad to happen on this website. I really appreciate your efforts and I can’t waiting for your further posts. Thanks!

    • Kelly
      December 28, 2016 / 4:03 pm

      Great! Welcome! Glad to have you. Be sure to sign up for the newsletter – I update that was as best I can!

  6. Avatar
    July 28, 2017 / 7:35 pm

    Love the paint color/knobs you chose for the furniture.!! What a difference. Can you recommend where you had it painted? I’ve been searching for a place to have my daughter’s furniture painted/sprayed. Thank you!

    • Kelly
      October 18, 2017 / 6:51 am

      Ack! Why didn’t I see this comment earlier? I’m so sorry!!! Do you still need a painter? Shoot me an email if you do! I’m so sorry Kimberly!

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