Sunday, August 28, 2011

A Room for the Girls...

Much of last week was spent finishing up this little redecorating project I started several months ago. HGTV always makes redecorating look soooo easy... but I guess they have a bigger crew than one!

Anyway I was determined to finish - so with a lot of running up and down stairs - it's just about done. I had several projects so I thought you might like to see the results.

Here's the room from the doorway. The walls are light gray and the curtains are sheers with a geometric pattern from Target. The bedskirt is a dark gray fabric from Ikea and made using this tutorial.
The pillows... I just love that Sprocket pillow from Cluck Cluck Sew. It's a free tutorial and really easy!
I decided to use stick on wall art, so there's no chance of pictures falling off the wall or being knocked down by little hands. They're cheap too! A pink square painted on the wall with vinyl decals from Etsy here and here. "M" and "E" are the girls' initials, but if you're staying in the room you can say it's for "ME".
This cute side table was from Home Goods. It was one of those things I looked at several times and in a panicked moment ran over to get it just in case!
We had this rocking chair that almost everyone has and found this tutorial and spruced it up (sorry I can't say pimped about this cute room!)
My husband and I have dabbled in wood working and built an easy book rack using this tutorial. I love how it shows off the books.
And on the opposite side of the room is an old dresser that I convinced my husband to let me paint white. You see he had painted it blue for his Mom at one point and then stripped it for me when we had our first baby. Now it's white and sporting pink glass knobs from Anthropologie.
Oh and you may have noticed the lack of a quilt in the room. I'm working on that!

14 comments:

  1. Great makeover - love the painted furniture it makes such a difference! Well done - the girls must be delighted!

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  2. What a sweet girls' room! I love that bedside table. And those Richard Scarry books are some of our favorites! I may have to get my husband to help make one of those bookshelves. Fabulous!

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  3. Oh, I love it! The bedside cabinet is beautiful and I love all the furniture, etc. you've painted - gorgeous!

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  4. Absolutely lovely! You did a magnificent job. I also love the sprocket pillow...haven't done your one seam pillow yet but its on my list. Yours looks great in this room.

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  5. I really like how you've pulled this room together.. so simple and beautiful! With that said, you kind of have to finish the room before you make the quilt to go in it.. since it has to coordinate!

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  6. Cindy, this is really beautiful. That sprocket pillow is going on my list!

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  7. The room is cheerful, beautifully furnished and simply adorable. The girls will love it!

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  8. Any little girl would be thrilled with this room. It's really gorgeous. Great job!

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  9. Very, very, cute! What did we do before the internet and Home Goods!

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  10. Lucky lucky girls!! I love that it is a room that will suit them for many years too, awesome!

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  11. Elyse says, "Nice and pink!" We love it! (and Elyse said she's excited about getting a new bear!)

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  12. Cute room! The first thing I thought when I saw the first picture is "why doesn't she have a quilt on the bed"? I see you are working on that.

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  13. so adorable!! what lucky guests :)

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