Monday, June 27, 2011

Greta and Will's New Bedroom

We have a baby due August 3rd so my big kids (4 and 2.5) are moving on up in the world. More specifically, across the hallway. I've been working on transitioning this room from a guest room to a gender-neutral shared space for the past few months and have been really pleased with how it all came together.

Almost everything you see in this picture has been thrifted or given to us with the exception of a few things. Everything began with the rug that was given to us by some friends. It's kind of washed out in this picture, but you can see a clip of its multi-colored glory in the corner of the picture below. It really set the tone for drawing in all the colors so I didn't have to pick any one gender-neutral color. The antique spindle beds were bought on Craigslist. They were originally a dark brown wood and I spray painted them gray. The end tables were given to us a loooong time ago and I refreshed them with some cherry red spray paint from Walmart. I've owned the quilts for a long time but the blue quilt originally came from Target and the patchwork quilt on left came from Land of Nod. The step stools and buckets came from IKEA yesterday and the blue darkening drapes were on sale recently at Lowes. The kids silhouettes I traced, painted on burlap and framed them in the embroidery looms that I already had. It was our latest craft in craft club and my kids love them as much as I do.

This is the corner of the room as you walk in to your right. The white armoire was a hand-me-down given to us by my brother-in-law and sister-in-law. We house all of the outgrown baby clothes in there since we are so limited on closet space in this house. The little vanity was 12 dollars at Goodwill and the bookshelf was 5 bucks at a pharmacy going out of business sale.

This is the corner of the room as you walk into it on your left. The dresser is one we bought a long time ago on Craigslist for $100 and refinished it. The mirror was $12 at Goodwill and the PBK beanbag moose was Will's Christmas gift when he turned one.

Greta kept sneaking in the pictures. :) Both kids slept in their new bedroom last night for the first time and Greta has told me twice this morning that she loves her new room. Success!

There are still a few IKEA nightlights to be mounted (pink flower for Greta and a blue star for Will), a light fixture over the naked bulb in the middle of the room (any cheap or DIY ideas would be appreciated!), a few unbreakable, bulletproof, wipeable accessories for their dresser to cute-sy it up a bit and then we'll be done!