Thursday, August 2, 2012

Big girl room before/after

We spent a good bit of time fixing up a room for our daughter in June. She will be four this winter, so we decided we wanted to move her down the hall to be closer to the bathroom. Since becoming reliably potty-trained, she'd had a few episodes where she would be in tears in her crib because she couldn't  get out to go to the bathroom. Poor girl!


You know, it's been funny to have a toddler transition into a preschooler with no pregnancy on the horizon. When our son was three going on four, we had to move him into a bed...because the baby needed the crib. You get the picture. Well, with our Sweetie, she has definitely let me know that she is a big girl and ready to move on to bigger things. 


The spare room that is next to the kids' bathroom functioned as a guest room and my sewing room.


This picture is representative of the paint color that pervades much of our house. Mental institution chic.


I added the chandelier I inherited from my sister, knowing that eventually this would be Sweetie's room.


So.......we painted and fixed up. I'll share some more details on the process soon. And....voila.
















She loves it. : )




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TDC Before and After

5 comments:

Fred Reeder Jr. said...

I like mental institution chic, thankyouverymuch.

Jocie@TheBetterHalf said...

What a pretty chandelier! A big change for the room, for sure!
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Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Love the chandelier! So pretty! Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Simple Home Life. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/07/make-it-pretty-monday-week-8.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

DIY Show Off said...

What a sweet room! Beautiful job on the details!

debra said...

Lovely. Any little girl would be lucky to have such a mama working on her room the way that you have :) it's something to be proud of...