Little Girls’ Bedroom Makeover
When we first moved into our house in May we started work immediately on the bathroom and kitchen. While those rooms were the first ones we started on, the first room to be finished was our daughters’ room. Here are some before shots of their room. I didn’t get great photos of the before, sorry about that.
We took down popcorn ceilings and wall paper in this room. Primed the ceiling with oil based primer and painted the walls. Sanded the floors, stained them with Espresso stain and put polyurethane on them. Then we started adding furniture and dressing up the walls until it was all put together to look like this:
I’m going to do a separate post on those triple bunk beds. My husband built those per my request. I showed him a picture of what I wanted and voila! 😉 He’ll be back on the blog to give a run down on the how-to next week. Didn’t he do an awesome job?!!
If you’ve been following me for a long time, you might recognize this mirrored shelf from one of my first posts. This was a shelf that my mom gave me. It was originally a brass color and I painted it white for a shabby chic finish. It’s perfect for holding all my girls’ hair accessories. It’s hanging on the wall to the right of their beds.
Here’s the little butterfly dresser I recently painted. All of the furniture in this room, minus the cubby, was painted with the same color of paint, and most of it was embellished with a little stenciling. I would like to find a lamp to sit on top of this dresser, and maybe move the angel onto the puppet theater.
A lot of the things on this dresser were from my childhood room. I’m glad my mom kept these things, so I could pass them onto my kiddos. The embroidered sample is one of my favorite pieces in this room, which my my mom made.
The corner shelf makes the perfect bookcase. I really wanted to maximize the vertical space in this room to be able to not just fit their beds in here, but to make it a fun and comfortable environment for my kiddos to play and read.
We bought this Strawberry Shortcake kitchen for my daughters 2 Christmases ago for $15!!!! It was on clearance plus an additional sale on top of that! Woot!! It’s seen better days, but can still cook up some mean pancakes. 😉 My mom covered some planter boxes with fabric, and I use them to store the girls’ toys, softies to the left and hard toys, like blocks, to the right.
Their closet has lots of room for storage. I keep their photo albums, memory books and other keepsake items on the top shelf. All their dresses and shirts hang on the top rod. We installed another rod for their coats and dress up clothes to hang below. The middle cubby holds their socks, diapers, underwear, and stockings. Out of season shoes hide in the boxes below their coats. We decided to use curtains for a closet door, which were made with $5 sheets, along with the rest of the curtains in their room.
I have 3 daughters, and so I organize their clothes by hanger color, at least for their shirts and dresses, with a simple white, pink, white pattern.
I told my girls I was going to take pictures of their room for my blog, so they decided to help me stage it. This all happened within 5 minutes. Lol. By the way, we bought the rug for their room at Wal Mart for $17!!
My husband took down the ceiling fan, so I could paint it. I started out spray painting it, but wasn’t getting the result I wanted, so I simply brush painted it with the same paint I used on the furniture. I also changed out the glass globes.
I love how it turned out, but more importantly my daughters love their new room. 🙂 Putting together this sweet haven was definitely a joint effort by me and my husband. He did a lot of the rough work, while I did more of the finishing touches. I’m so thankful for his help in turning this room into a lovely place for our girls!!
Thanks for checking out this post!!