Thanks for visiting the girls' room today! Let's take a look. Drumroll please....
The paint color is Best Wishes by True Value.
Almost everything you see has been home-made. It was a labor of love, a process. And we love how it turned out. Thanks to my mom who made the bedspreads, the quilts, and the valance. Thanks to my friend Amy who made the pillows. I made the curtains from the sheet we cut the valance from and fabric I had on hand. The "sunshine" plaque is from Hobby Lobby with my 40% off coupon. It is one of me and my girl's favorite songs to sing together :)
This fabric, On Parade from the Children at Play line by Sarah Jane was part of the inspiration for this room. (The doll was made by my mom when I was little). The pillow case and matching sheets were floor model items from Pottery Barn Kids I scored for $13!
The other major inspiration was my CUTE SWEET GIRLS and their LOVELY personalities! I think this is very important when decorating and designing anyone's living space no matter their age!
These letters have hung on their walls forever, from Walmart. I updated them with white paint and some scrapbook paper mod-podged on them. I let the girls tell me which papers they wanted. Then me and my husband (thanks honey!) drilled holes through the sides so I could string them up.
This dresser was a lovely hand me down. The canopy, turned "Book Nook" was a happy accident. I had started making these canopies in the last house because the beds were side by side. The girls saw them in a PBkids catalog and told me they loved them. At $100-$200 bucks a piece, I figured out how to make this one for less than $10 with a canopy off ebay and some felt on sale at Joann's. We decided to stack the beds so they had lots of great room to play! This is the flower one that was already made and ready to go so I hung it, threw some pillows on the floor and called it the Book Nook. They love it!
This antique milk glass lamp was in my room growing up. (I think it belonged to my grandfather?) I recovered the shade with thick white fabric then cut and mod podged my On Parade fabric.
A long time ago I found this beautiful quality sheet at a garage sale. I knew I wanted to use it for the girls eventually. My mom and I decided to cut the edge for the valance. Then I took the rest and cut curtains and lined them with some thick neutral colored upholstery fabric I had on hand in hopes to block out the light in the wee morning hours. I think it worked!
Remember this lovely from Christmas? It's holding up well and I'm so pleased that they play with it ALL THE TIME, since it's not in a cold, dark basement anymore! See the little fabric pendant in the bedroom? That was another little inspiration. I just loved it and all the fun colors.
Here is their table and chairs that I am hoping to replace soon with some big girl desks. That ribbon with clips is one of my greatest inventions for almost no money. I highly recommend it if you have little artists like me! Each child has 5 wooden clips and it forces them to clean out regularly because they can't have any more papers than they have clips. It works awesomely. (Is that a word?)
The "gallery wall" was all done by me. I made the faux canvas with the On Parade fabric, a glue gun, and an old picture frame box. The birdie was the very first inspiration for this room about 2 years ago. It came in a scrapbook pack and I cut it and put it in a thrift store frame spray painted Krylon's Watermelon.
I made this sillouette of the girls about 3-4 years ago after I saw one in a PBkids catalog. Sprayed this thrift store frame like the other one and mod podge fun polka dot scrapbook paper on the mat. The rainbow felt flower frame next to it I won on a blog giveaway!
This is what it looks like on your way out of the room. I got the polka dot wastebin from PBteen on major clearance. The little shelf belonged to my mom and hung in my room when I was little.
Here is the inside of their "somewhat organized" closet. We have an Ikea expedit shelf unit for their toys and books. And I highly recommend getting this Closet Space Expander for $10 from Walmart to double the space and make for "no excuses!" for the kiddos to hang up their own clothes when they can reach the bar and hangers!
I love this little shelf. I try to keep the knick-knacks to a minimum and this is the perfect little spot, that holds a lot of meaning. The back of this shelf had a great antique mirror that broke a couple moves ago (sad). I replaced it with scrapbook paper covered cardboard and a little hot glue.
Thanks for checking out the Girls' room! We love it so much!
Just to re-cap,
HERE IS THE BEFORE:
AND THE AFTER!!!
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