Our girls FINALLY have an organized, functional and beautiful room to call their own!
We started this project months ago and we are
relieved happy ecstatic that it's all done.
(It wasn't a particularly difficult project, but life just sort of got in the way of getting finished sooner.)
We never really showed Lillian and Megan's room at this house before because we just moved them into the room ten days before Christmas 2012 – and then left things as they were for almost two years! (You know, life happens!)
What a change, yes?!
We actually partnered with our old friends at The Home Depot for this project – knowing we'd need a lot of supplies to pull off the organization we were hoping for:
- desk space to do homeschool work at
- LOTS of shelving for books, toys, backpacks, skateboards, etc.
- some way to display the girls' art and craft creations
- closet organization for clothes and laundry
- hooks for towels and house coats
- places for each of the girls to do their hair and put on earrings, etc.
We also wanted to make the space pretty with new art, bedding and pillows.
Did I mention we're all more than pleased with the results?
And there was plenty of room for a few old favorites too.
The bunk beds originally were built when all three kids were much smaller – which is why the top bunk used to look an awful lot like a crib. I was terrified someone would fall off!
Now that they're all bigger (and in the double digits!) it was time to update their beds.
To make the new bunks, Dean actually dismantled and used pieces from the old one. We simplified the railings, fattened up the steps (they were sort of feet-pinching before)….
And raised both bunks to allow for under bed storage boxes that hold a plethora of stuffed animals!
The closet got a shot of color with some bright teal paint and some much needed, hard-working organizational pieces.
Hanging closet organizer for clothes, simple baskets for laundry and storage boxes for seasonal clothes storage. Practical and economical – and hidden by a color coordinated curtain!
But the desk and all the built-in shelves are really the stars of the room. The pièce de résistance, if you will.
The bulletin board is just cork squares from the dollar store sticky-taped to the wall!
See? Lots and lots of storage space for two growing girls!
Girls' Room Source List:
- desks and all built-in materials from Home Depot – DIY (how-to coming soon!)
- pink and aqua fabric boxes – The Home Depot
- closet organizer – The Home Depot
- underbed storage boxes – The Home Depot
- faux wood blinds – The Home Depot
- bunk beds – DIY
- laminate floors – Lumber Liquidators
- wall paint Benjamin Moore Wythe Blue
- closet paint Sherwin Williams Turquish
- desk chairs – Kitchen Stuff Plus
- pink pintuck duvet covers, pink shag rugs, puppy canvas, desk lamps, mirrors, jewelry tree, owl bookends – Bouclair
- flamingo throw pillow – Craftberry Bush
- cherry blossom throw pillow – Craftberry Bush
- reindeer watercolor art print – Craftberry Bush
- antler and flowers artwork (do what you love) – Craftberry Bush
- duvets – Downlinens
- sheets – Butterfly Dreams
- question mark marquee light – Target
- mini christmas trees and decorations – Walmart
- white monogram letters, bird cage, crates – Michael's
- bookcase lights, pink flower light – Ikea
- cork for bulletin board – Dollarama
We'll have the how-to for the desk and bookcase built-ins for you really soon!
What do you think of our girls' new room? Much prettier and less messy, yes?
The Girl's Room Makeover was sponsored by The Home Depot, with additional items from Butterfly Dreams and Downlinens.
Shared on Redhead Baby Mama.