So I posted a while back about Chandler and Ellie’s room make over. Grace and Emma got a mini-make over too, this summer. My main thing, again, was that I was NOT painting the room itself. They don’t love their pink and beige room, but we found a way to make do. With both of these girls being so close to the teen years, I know their tastes are going to change from the KU room they insisted they wanted this summer to (hopefully) something more “grown up” in just a few years. 🙂
A few before photos of the room:
Actually, just kidding! Would you believe that in nearly 20,000 photos in storage I can’t find ONE photo of that room between the time it was a nursery and this makeover? Wow. Photo-journaling fail, my friends.
And now: (these photos courtesy of Emma)
They didn’t want their beds (or any other wood) painted – thank goodness! We moved the bed to another wall and I let them take off the toile duvets, leaving just the white down comforter. They were thrilled!
Then, we thrifted a dresser and a table out of a house we own and remodeled.
(sorry for the blurry image)
I don’t love the dresser, but they do and it was free, so we’re all happy!
This is one of those 1950’s laminate tables. It was white with grey starbursts on it. I wrestled with painting but it didn’t match at all in it’s original state, so spray paint it, we did!
The chairs were in really bad shape, but I didn’t (and don’t) have time to recover them. I was impressed by the girls’ resourcefulness in using these blankets as make-shift covers and even used ribbon to make them look tied back.
I bought this awesome book case from a friend on Facebook. I was so thankful to find something that matched the wood color of their beds. On top of that blessing, it’s solid oak and huge, so it stores a ton of books and games for them. And it was less than a crummy book case at WalMart. Win-win-win!
Anyway, that’s the girls’ room mini-makeover. It felt good to make their room more functional and something they enjoy more, even if it’s not necessarily *my* style. They are loving it, which makes me very happy.
For His Glory ~