Monday, January 27, 2014

Little Girls Room Makeover

We've lived in our current home for over 2 years and finally got around to re-doing our little girls room. {The bright side to a few days of  freezing weather so Abe could be home long enough to work on it!} Three of our little girls share a fairly small bedroom. We have a beautiful Pottery Barn trundle bed and armoire, but these both took up the majority of the room with little room for them to play. The walls were painted a dark brown and the paint was textured showing up every little scuff mark. Yup, this room really needed a face lift! With the help of my very handy husband and a day trip to IKEA (complete with Swedish meatballs) the new room turned out beautiful!

Our long term plans are to add a second story to our house. This room will eventually house the stairs leading to the second story, with this room possibly becoming a craft/sewing room. But for now it will need to continue to be the bedroom for our little girls, ages 3, 5 and 6. Since they are small enough, I decided to give them more space by giving them all toddler beds (which we already had). 

The new room is so bright and cheerful!

I had Abe put up wood bead-board 6 feet up the wall which he painted white to brighten up the room and make it feel much bigger. He added a ledge all the way around the room giving us lots of room to put knick-knacks and pictures, well out of reach of little hands. We painted the top part of the wall a light beige color. We hung a canopy tent in the corner with tie-backs that serves both as decoration as well as imaginary play. PJs are stored in bins under each of their beds.

I found these cute wicker chairs, little stools and table at IKEA, perfect for little girl's tea parties.

These fun alphabet cards were a present from my mother-in-law several years ago, and were my inspiration for adding a ledge to the room. Aren't they fun?

 Stuffed toys, photos and the kids' artwork decorate the ledge as well...

The bedding and curtains have a strawberry theme which the girls copied for these pictures. I love to decorate with homemade art work!

Stacking bins keep toys neat and organized and make clean-up super easy.

I found these duvet covers and pillow cases in coordinating prints at IKEA in bright, fresh colors.

The girls LOVE their new room!


  1. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! xx

  2. This is fun for everyone! Good job, Abe!

  3. Wat ziet het er prachtig uit!
    Een leuke make-over, en ik zie dat ze er al veel plezier beleven.
    Het alfabet is super gaaf!

    liefs, Durvina