Our girls’ current room was quickly put together the day after moving day. With having to start the bathroom and kitchen reno asap, we really just wanted to throw together their space so they had somewhere to sleep and play while we were working on the renos.
Seeing as we live in a now-three bedroom bungalow (we added the third bedroom after we moved in) and we are a family of five, the fact is that they will still have to share their bedroom for quite a few years to come. So now I am working on giving them something more custom, each with a bit of space to call their own.
This is the inspiration board for their room:
- DD #1 loves to do crafts, so this desk area and especially the little buckets hanging on the wall will make a fabulous craft space.
- My intention is to create a custom fabric headboard for each of the girls, similar to this one.
- These are the existing curtains in the girls current room. We will add white sheers in the middle to add fullness and softness to the windows.
- Somewhere for each of the girls to put fav pics or keepsakes on display, a fabric memo board.
- Since there is no ceiling light fixture in this room, I am going to add some faux elegance with a vinyl stick on chandelier.
- We found a really great little blanket box (for free!) at the end of someone’s driveway. It will be repainted to fit into the room’s colour scheme.
- We’re going to repaint a couple of dressers we have already and add some cute little crystal knobs.
- Also, since storage for toys will be necessary, a unit similar to this one will make the perfect spot to stash special treasures.
- I am thinking also of these personalized vinyl stick-ons (I love those things!) to put above each of their beds.
- A sparkly wreath makes a great addition. This one we actually found at Christmas-time with all of the other seasonal decorations!
- Fabrics, fabrics, fabrics! These are all pink and green swatches from my favourite fabric go-to shop Tonic Living. I will be using some of these for the headboards, throw pillows, memo board, etc.
- Since there are two girls sharing one room and one tiny closet, clothes storage will be necessary too. If we don’t go for the loft bed option (not shown), I am thinking of having hubby create something similar to these beds. The baskets could hold off-season clothes and shoes.
For paint colours I am thinking of Pittsburgh Paints Morning Rose Collection. Their Sweetheart & Grace Pallete consists of a soothingly pale mauve/pink, green, yellow and white (it doesn’t quite look the same in this photo as it does on the actual swatch) - which is perfect for my two active girls. Perhaps they’ll go to sleep earlier. Hmm, probably not.
There are several DIY projects involved in this room redo: repainting and refinishing dressers, making fabric headboards and storage beds, creating fabric memo boards, cleaning up and painting a blanket box. But there are also some things that we already have that need no work like the sheers, flower nightlight, quilts and comforters.
The truth of the matter is that this makeover probably won’t be completed until next year. We have to do our son’s room at the same time because the kids are swapping rooms and currently the master bedroom doesn’t even have paint on the walls.
Hey, a girl can dream, can’t she?