Monday, September 6, 2010

I Just Can't Wait ANY Longer!

The girls room isn't completely finished, but I can't wait
to show you how it's coming!

Here's a quick peak at what it used to look like:

Always a mess, no where to put anything... kinda cute, but always a mess.
I took the stained dresser out of their room (I'm saving it for a future project) and painted the red one black.

While we were painting the walls and un-bunking the beds we used the living room as a storage room. Thank goodness for an extra place to stash stuff!
Eek! How embarrassing! I'm so sorry to everyone who saw my house looking like this!

After MANY weeks of hard work... here is what we have so far:

Sorry about the glare from the sun... I am not a photographer.

The bedspreads are more like duvet covers. I took the old comforters and made a new cover for them... more about these in a future post.

I added some felt flowers to pillows we purchased at Ross.

I wanted the art in their rooms to be super chic. I painted black frames right
on the wall, taped a picture of each girl inside the frame and held it in place with Plexiglas, tacked down by decorative nails. I finished off the look with fabric flowers hot glued
to the Plexiglas.

I painted each girls name above their picture, making sure to add lots of swirlies.
(I thought my daughter would LOVE this, instead she asked if I was running out of paint when I did the swirls)

Tissue paper pom poms... I've never met one I didn't like!

And now for.........


I'm super excited about this part!
I know, the green buckets aren't working very good...

My dad helped with the built-in. I drew a picture... with crayons... and he made it happen!
I have to admit that my dad has never lost his super hero cape. He can do ANYTHING!
The mirrored doors were a little bit of a challenge. Good thing dad knows his way around a router.

Behind the doors lies the girls' clothes, in buckets.

Sign above the closet.

More black scroll lines.

Ooooh, I almost forgot about the black chandy. No chic girly room is complete without one!

And with that begins the list of projects that still need to be finished......
nothing major.... just....

The ceiling needs to be painted white, it still has mural clouds on it.
The chandelier needs some more light bulbs, and prisms.

The desk.... I have stewed over this the WHOLE time. I think I've finally decided to paint it white, with black trim... stay tuned.

The gap between the bookshelves and the desk will be filled with a post with hooks to hang ALL THOSE CRAZY BAGS ON.

I want to make something like my shabby coat rack.

I know you didn't notice all the bags before, because I took them out of their room to take pictures!

My girls LOVE their bags, so they need a proper home.

The kitchen (that my dad made)

needs a hutchy thing above it... that is still in the planning phases.

That high chair was built by my dad when I was like... I dunno 3 or something.

Again, sorry for the glare, the next picture I take of this will be done in the

Anyway, the dresser needs drawer pulls, badly.

The green buckets need to be zebra-fied, the black and white bins need labels, cuz I can't even remember what's in which bin.

So not much left to do, right?

It's been a ton of fun to work on and the girls LOVE it!

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MomofAJ said...

Hi, I came by from It's so very Cheri. I love the pink and black, what girl doesn't:) The closet organization is a brillant idea. Great Job!

Becky said...

So cute! Love it

Suzanne@thriftstoredecorjunky said...

Ooooo! Lve it! I have been going back and forth on whether to do my girl's bedroom in shabby Chic, or these colors and feel. I seem to find more shabby chic in the thrift stores, but I am realy leaning towards the black and pink, too. The scrolly around the door is darling!
I am a new follower.

Nikki said...

Wow... my girls would love this room! You've done a great job.

AUDRA said...

What a good looking room!!...So far (it looks done to me) :)
I have a set of girls that need a room makeover. Thanks for the inspiration!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the mirror dresser and wall picture frame...oh and the ruffle looking bed spread... oh and the pillow...
Okay, I just like all of it!

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Tara said...


I love it! Your girls are so lucky. I miss you and your creativity. I'm so glad I get to peek at it through your blog. I showed Julia and told her that you made her blessing dress, booties, and bonnet. She couldn't believe that I know someone who can make all of those things.

I'm bummed that I haven't even met your youngest daughter. You probably haven't met my youngest two. Time flies. You're awesome Taija. Keep posting so I can see all of your beautiful creations. I need you to make a trip up here so I hire you to paint some murals in my kids rooms!


Ali @ Honey and Maple Syrup said...

What a great room! I bet your girls just love it!

decdiva1 said...

visiting from met mon. i lvoe the transformation and the swirlies,even tho' u were running out of paint;^)!!! are kids great! my daughter tells it like it is too and she's only 9! anyway, fantastic make-over!!!

Clandestine Road said...

Wow! I bet the girls love it and feel loved by you for all your hard work. Great job on the project!

Anonymous said...

How much fun!! I love it! You're dad seems like a handy guy to have around! Way to go on the names; I think the swirlies are so much fun! Love this room!

Lori@ Paisley Passions said...

SO CUTE! I would have LOVED a room like that when I was little!!! That is just darling!

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Teri said...

That is so impressive! Your girls must be on cloud 9!

Katie said...

WOW, WOW, WOW!~ This room is amazing! Great job!

AUDRA said...

I featured this!

Jennie said...

SO Stinkin' cute! I was on this theme with my little girls room and already changed it up! SHOOT! I'm loving how it turned out. The closet is to die for. Great transformation! I LOVE the bedding too. GReat JOB!

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Shanna said...

This is so inspiring!! It is very beautiful. I love all your posts.... you don't know me, but you know my sister.

Christy said...

Absolutely precious!

Sara H said...

What an absolutely fabulous bedroom! I love the way you can paint!!! Way to go! :) You do such a great job at breaking out of straight lines! I haven't tried that yet, but I'm going to boys want a camouflage themed room. You are such an awesome mom! :)