Another Room Redo

While the girls were at camp last week Rich and I did a makeover on their room.  It really needed it as it was purple with flowers and just not matching who they were anymore.

I wanted something they could grown into so I don’t have to do this again.  I had some great ideas in my head and really hoped it would come through on the walls.  I am happy to say it certainly did and the girls were blown away.

Rich is great and helping me get my vision on the walls… but I think he will veto Chevron stripes again.  That took us almost all day Tuesday to execute.  We love the backdrop it gives to one wall.  On that wall we hung two dresser drawers turned shelves that I painted in one of the accent colors – turquoise, along with an empty frame that the girls could hang Instagram or other photos.  The drawers were from a dresser that was too small for any of the children and the frame a neighbor gave to me long again.  Gotta love free!

We had a third drawer turned shelf that I painted the other accent color – yellow and hung above Ms. S’s dresser.  Ms. A has more books than most girls so she needs quite a bit of storage. I added decorated pieces to them, stuffed animals and a trophy here and there to break up the books.

Above Ms. A’s dresser {which I didn’t take a picture of, but it used to be a less than amazing blue… both dressers I painted the wall color and added shiny silver handles} we hung an antique mirror my neighbor also gave me that I painted yellow and then roughed it up a bit to keep that antique look.  I added a basket with some storage on the dresser for their hair brushes and things that go with that.

On their bed I found the perfect comforter in the dark grey that was stitched in Chervon!  I also found chevron sheets in yellow and gray for both beds {it has a trundle… their room is SUPER small}.  I added turquoise pillow cases I found at, of all places, Kmart, a fluffy pillow, and two that my Mama made for their room with fabrics we picked out.  She is also working on a bolster pillow and then a large yellow pillow for the back middle of the bed.  The owl pillow Ms. A already owned!

Above the bed is three American Girl dolls {which does not creep my girls out} and pictures I took.  I printed 1 Peter 3:3-4 on top of a yellow picture I took a few weeks ago and a picture of the girls I took just before they left for camp.  Then I used modge podge to mount them on a board my husband cut for me and I painted.  The BFF letters we have had for years for something else but I liked them here too.

Finally the door we fixed {it was slightly broken from a few too many slams… *uh-um*}, freshly painted it, and then did chalk board paint on one side and bulletin board on the other side.

I love every aspect of it.  I’m hoping they keep it as clean has they have since Sunday.  The only thing we still would like to do is replace the flooring… but that is for another day when we can do all the upstairs.


9 thoughts on “Another Room Redo

    • I should have taken my camera when we showed it to them. Rich and I waited in the room with the door closed. It was like one of those reveal shows on TV. They were floored and Ms. A said she almost cried!



  1. Love all the upcycled ideas you incorporated in the room! So cute and the girls are sure to love it for years to come!

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