My two girls have shared a bedroom since the youngest was born. But my oldest keeps getting bigger and is starting to need some privacy. So we have decided to tackle makeovers on two bedrooms, using mostly things we have, a few thrifty finds, and my sewing and painting (haha) skills. I really want each of their rooms to be a reflection of who they are and what they love, so I hope at the end of this anyone who knows them will say their room is perfect for them.
Who Is My Youngest
child of God and willing to tell anyone
collector of feathers, shells and anything else
lover of all animals ( she has wanted to be a vet her whole life)
lover of horses especially ( she wants to live on a ranch and ride wild mustangs )
still is a closet princess lover (she is much to old for that, HaHa )
lover of flowers and nature
So hopefully these things will come though at the end of this adventure.
My first step into making the room more her was to hand paint a mural on one of the walls
I started with a pale buttery yellow base color in the whole room.
To paint the mural I measured off the diamond pattern and lightly drew it in with a pencil. Next, I started painting in the vines roughly following the pencil marks. Then, using two different shades of pink I started painting the flowers ( yes, I know they are not a real flower of any kind, but they fit my skill level ). I finished by adding some metallic highlights over the whole thing to give it a little princess sparkle. I am very pleased with the impacted it has on the room by itself, and my little one can't stop talking about it, and thanking me. Up next furniture.
The bedding is all things the girls had in their shared room.
The bed and the armoire are both pieces we had. The bed was my neighbor's daughter's when she was growing up and then my sister used it in college and now both of my girls have used it. I painted both pieces a base cream color and then distressed and glazed. The sweet doll house on top my mom and I made when I was in Girl Scouts, and the pink chair was a recent thrift store find for $40 ( I couldn't believe it was the perfect pink)
This little lovely started life as one of those 80's brass chandeliers that we have all taken down and tossed. But with some pink spray paint and crystals it has been transformed into a very chic light.
We built these shelves out of 1x6's and some brackets and hooks. They are a great place to store her collections, and display art.
I bought this print for her last year and it is her favorite. I finally bought a frame from Goodwill. Here's how it started.
A just fine picture if that's what you need, but I only needed the frame and the mat. So, I popped out the print, painted the frame, and put it all back together and for $5 it is framed. Not perfect but perfectly within my budget.
This keepsake chest I painted and distressed. The tea set is the real thing and would be amazing if I cleaned it, but she is always playing with it. I love the way this room turned out and think it is perfect for her, she loves it also. I will always miss the room with two twin beds and both girls in it, but everything has to change sooner or later.