Before you start reading, I have to warn you, lots of pictures! LOL
As our children get older, but still going to college and not quite ready yet to start their own lives, we have found ourselves needing to give them a bigger space.
There has been a lot of chaos going on around this house in the last few weeks
trying to give our daughter a bigger room.
We had a family room/game room upstairs that we were not using at all since we have another family room downstairs where we spend all of our time, plus the formal living room that we rarely use.
Wasted space! I do not like that word! :)
And, in the process of doing all this, not only we have been able to give our son a bigger room also by moving him into her old room, but I have acquired the smallest room in the house, which I am in the middle of converting into my very own craft room!
This project is not quite finished yet, but close, so I am sharing it with you
now and I will update you as we go along
And, this is her new room!
First thing we had to do was enclose the space, meaning, we had to build a
frame, wall, add texture and install double doors. And painted everything!
Don't forget the painting! LOL
Don't forget the painting! LOL
We did all the work ourselves, so, we are very proud of the final result.
This is what it looked like for over three weeks
Come on in! Let me give you a tour of her new space!
We started with the bedding. We purchased everything from Pottery Barn.
This is their new "Vanessa Collection" and we fell in love with it at first glance,
which made us blow our budget big time!!! LOL
She also wanted a coverlet over her bed, but
could not find one for under $100.00, so I bought the material and made it myself.
And, we also purchased the matching drapes at Pottery Barn that we "just had to have".
Aren't they pretty?
And found this beautiful rod at Lowe's during their big after Christmas sale for only $10.00,
original price $59.99.
The next thing we had to figure out was closet space.
We almost built a closet, but we did not want to take any square footage from this room, so we decided to purchase a wardrobe that we had seen in the IKEA website.
And we decorated the top with some of her favorite things
to give it a little more character
And it all just happened from here!
Since we had already spent more that we wanted to on the Pottery Barn "splurge", we decided we needed to reuse most of the items she already had and just
let paint do its magic!
We went to Lowe's, bought spray paint and also, selected a paint we liked and just bought a sample and with that, we went to work!
First thing we did was paint her mirror and the vase on her dresser
Here are some before and afters
And added a blue glass butterfly tray for her jewelry
Did the same thing with the small orchid pot on her other dresser.
We even put some tiny orange and yellow flowers on the orchids.
It used to be a black pot with white and red flowers, so the change was big.
Sorry, no before pictures!
We also made the bird art over the bed.
We found the prints at http://graphicsfairy.blogspot.com/
and we painted some old frames we already had.
For her night table, we used the same lamp and just changed the lamp shade.
We also added some candles with the same colors as her duvet.
And, we are not quite done yet!
She is looking for a bench to put at the end of her bed and a nice rug.
We also have this armoire for her TV on the opposite wall
that we will be painting white this week to match the rest of her furniture
and changing all the hardware.
We are also making two small wreaths to put on her closet doors and stenciling another lamp shade!
I apologize for so many pictures! LOL
What do you guys think? Is it a keeper?
I thank you all for your patience with this long post and for coming by to visit.
Some of the pictures came out a little dark. I still do not understand my camera very well.
We will gladly take any input or ideas that will help us finish this project.