Tuesday, January 24, 2012

My Girls Rooms

Hi all, I am feeling a story coming on...

I shared with you all a while ago about how we, once upon a time, bought this crazy fixer house and did a little renovation here.  We really did like the house but with three small kids and two massive dogs, the floor plan was not working out so well.  We had a large home but really only were living in a very small portion of the home.  We did have four bedrooms, but three of them were up stairs and one down.  With three kids under the age of four they all needed to be upstairs by us.  They had a huge beautiful toy room downstairs but do you think any of them would play there while I made lunch or dinner? NO because I was upstairs and they have an amoeba factor! See how this is working??? A split level home and the current stage of our family life just were not a match made in heaven.  Now the family that bought the house from us have two high school aged boys.  It is the perfect house for older kids, they could be downstairs away from the parental units.  There is beauty with this type of a floor plan and older kids but I was not willing to wait out the many years to get to that point.

 I often tell my husband our home is my office,  this is where I work, I need it to function in the best way possible so that I can effectively get my work done and do my favorite thing...play with my kids.  So what a girl to do in this situation?  Well move, and like I said we put up that for sale sign and within a week the place was sold.  We chose a builder and had a house built for us that fit our family perfectly.  I love our new home. We use every inch of this home.  There is absolutely no wasted space at all!  I love that about it.  Anyway back to the point, my girls rooms.

So the two girls have always shared a room.  In the new house they would each have their own bedrooms.  We let them choose which ones they wanted prior to construction.  Our house ended up being finished on Christmas eve.  So we took our kids over to one set of grandparents house in the morning. Then the other set of grandparents, and my husband and I, all worked like crazy to set up the kids rooms.  We were going to surprise them with their rooms being set up and ready (from Santa) .  This ended up being a total blessing because it was the perfect time to organize and go through all the toys and thin things out, without our kids being there to take out all the things I had just put away!  So after a whirlwind day of decorating and organizing, my husband and I went off to join the kids.  On the way home they all fell asleep (we were counting on this as part of our plan).  We brought them to our new house and we all slept in our master bedroom, once our kids fall asleep they are totally out for the duration.  Keep in mind, the kids had no clue our house was even finished.  So in the morning when they woke up Santa had left us a note at our other house to go to the new house.  Then we went all EXTREME HOME MAKEOVER style and did the big reveal of each of their rooms.  It was absolutely amazing!!!! The kids were so excited they could hardly contain themselves.  It was really cute.

Here is what the girls saw when they opened the doors... 

Room 1,

Room 2

 We wanted room that would last the girls a while, we put two beds in the first room so they would have space for sleepovers and a queen bed in the other for the same reasons.

room 1,

  The bedding is from blancho,  http://www.blancho-bedding.com/mf01007-1.html.  They have great online coupons, I did not pay anywhere near the listed price.
The sheet were a tj maxx find and match the bedding perfectly! I will take better photos of the sheets and post them this evening.
The vinyl tree was off of etsy, http://www.etsy.com/listing/73445639/the-original-shelving-tree-with-birdsref=sr_gallery_37&sref=&ga_search_query=vinyl+tree+original&ga_order=most_relevant&ga_ship_to=US&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_facet=handmade
I took pain brown shelves and sprayed them pink for a pop of color.

room 2,


 The bedding is from Delias.  I tried to link it but it looks like they may not sell bedding anymore.

the vinyl is also from etsy, but a different company,

Our sons room is still not fully finished, he was to young to understand the decor side of things so we just put away and organized his toys in the room and set up his furniture, he was just as thrill with that as the girls.  To this day when someone comes over he says, (and he's 2) "hey, you want to come and see my room"?  Haha, that kids cracks me up!

Now I have gotta run, substituting today.  The job is elementary ART!!!! I have a rough life ;-)


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  1. Such a great way to surprise the kids. Love that tree on the wall!

  2. "Hey NaNellie, come see my room!" I love it! Great job here, friend!

  3. They are super cute! I love the tree and the shelves! Thanx for coming to the party!