First night in her big girl bed (and her sister’s old room)
Well. We did it! We switched our girl’s rooms. My older daughter loves her new room and my toddler is adjusting to her big girl bed.
I thought I’d show you the before and after pictures and a couple of the projects I did:
I spray painted the little candlier black that used to hang in the nursery. I love it hanging over the bed!
I painted the garage sale bed black and love the way it turned out. See the fancy white monogram? It is actually a “W” I didn’t use for another project! I repurposed it since my daughter’s name starts with “M”!
She wanted a fairy room. I didn’t want to do characters, but I added a few fairy touches. I got these little dolls (ornaments, I think) for $3.99 each at TJMaxx. I left the red curtain arch that used to be over my toddler’s crib. It’s actually red tab top curtains from Target and I used finials to hold the curtains in place.
The little suitcases on top of my daughter’s desk came from a garage sale too. It’s amazing what you can find! They are stuffed full of doll clothes.
This is the armoire from the other room. Since our toddler didn’t need a desk and our 9 year old did, we moved it. I decided to mix the black and white furniture. I used a Scrapbook Rub-On Damask ($1.50 from Hobby Lobby) to add a touch of black to the armoire.
I found a matching set of these old candle sconces. They were a lovely shade of mushroom green. I spray painted them black, but left the original candle holders alone. Oh, and I got the pair for $1!
I used spray paint created for plastic to makeover my daughter’s hot pink desk chair. It’s now a sleek black.
I saw this cute idea (Fairy Lights) on TipNut and couldn’t believe how easy they were to make!
They create a fun glow when the lights are off.
I saved a cardboard egg carton and cut them out:
I found a strand of battery-powered lights in the wedding section of Hobby Lobby for $2.99. There are only 10 lights, but it was just what I wanted.
I stuck the bulbs thru the cardboard and that’s it:
I love the way the fairy mirrors turned out that I hung over the bed. I found these pretty mirrors at TJMaxx and I ordered two fairy silhouettes from Etsy. They were su
per easy to apply:
One of my favorite DIY in her room is this last minute idea I had that involves a garage sale frame and chalkboard paint:
After spray painting it white, I nailed it to the wall and taped off the edges of the frame. I painted chalkboard paint right on the wall!
I wonder if she’ll let me spend the night in there!
Probably 75% of my daughter’s new room came from thrifty finds!
HI! I'm Kristen. I'm here to encourage you as a wife and mom and remind you there's a little bit of THAT family in all of us. I write books, run Mercy House and try to remember I am third (God first, others second). I'm glad you're here.