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!


5 comments:

  1. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! xx

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

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  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

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