Our twin toddlers turned three this past week and, as their birthday present, we decided to give them each a "new" bedroom. I have spent the past two months secretly gathering supplies, creating artwork, buying furniture and spray painting just about anything I could get my hands on. This past weekend, the kids spent 48-hours at my parents' house while my husband and I put their new bedrooms all together, culminating in a surprise reveal for J&A on Sunday afternoon.
There is just too much to show you both bedrooms in one post, so today I am going to give you all the details on A's room. (I am still waiting on a few back-ordered items for J's room, so that reveal will have to wait for next week.)
As a reminder, here is how her room started out. A's room was their former nursery so we had already installed the wainscoting and painted the walls a creamy, yellow color.
And here is her room now:
We decided to do her room in a "tea party" theme. The yellow walls were the perfect background to create a calm, yet cheery, place that she can sleep, read and play.
The bed is a Craigslist find -- a steal at only $60. It was originally painted a "shabby chic" cream and red combo, so we gave it a light sanding and a few coats of glossy white spray paint.
I found the nightstand at the thrift store for only $7! A bit of white paint and some new hardware brought it back to life. A loves to read every night before going to sleep, so the white brocade bin holds a few her favorite bedtime books. The rocking chair was in my husband's room when he was a child.
I spray painted a thrift store frame and used some teacup paper that I picked up at The Paper Source to create this little tray that sits on A's nightstand.
I sewed the pennant flag banner above her bed after reading several tutorials online. I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the fabric letters of her name and then carefully glued them onto the flags. My dad custom built the frame using baseboard molding.
At the foot of her bed is a small round table with chairs for her to host her tea parties. And, of course, no tea party would be complete without a silver tea set (a recent birthday present from her grandparents).
Thrift store teacups are strung together on pink ribbon and hung from the ceiling to create a fun mobile.
I created the art using colorful scrapbook paper and my Silhouette Cameo.
The bookshelf was already in her room, but got a pop-of-color with the addition of some pink contact paper hung along the back wall.
My grandmother and her sisters played with the small china tea set back when they were little girls. The full-size creamers and teapot were found at the thrift store.
A new clear knob on the bookshelf drawer matches the hardware we used on her nightstand. White canvas bins hold her baby doll accessories and other toys.
The tags were cut out using my Silhouette. After laminating them, I used a wet erase marker to write on each label. (Anyone else remember those vis-a-vis markers we used to use in school to write on the overhead projector? Yep, these are the same thing). When we change the contents of the bin, the ink will wipe clean away with a wet rag and the tag can be re-labeled.
Over near her closet is another thrift store find: this mirror was only $5 and looks brand new after a few coats of spray paint.
This chandelier that we picked up at Ikea is the centerpiece of the room. It adds a great element of whimsy and ties the whole look together.
I am so happy with how A's big girl room turned out, but more so, I am love seeing how much A enjoys her new space.
Stay tuned for more posts this week on projects we completed in this room. And be on the lookout for J's bedroom reveal next week -- you won't want to miss it!
To read other posts relating to this project, click on a link below:
- Introduction and Inspiration
- A Clean Kid's Closet
- Thrift Store Finds
- Fabrics and Paint Colors
- Silhouette Art
- Nightstand Makeover
- Painted Mirror
- Rocking Chair Restoration
- Brocade Bins: Look for Less
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