Tuesday, January 8, 2013

The Girls *NEW* Room, and how I did it for LESS!

So we decided to finally finish the girls room, and ALMOST everything we did in the room was re-purposing, bought on sale or freshly re-painted. I don't really have any before pictures, they are here and there on instagram. I didn't really want to decorate their room right when we moved in because I was REALLY on the fence. I have seen some AMAZING little girl bedrooms, ( I have looked at A MILLION!) but I wanted something that was grown up but still fit for a little girl. We do pink in this house, because they like it but they also like blue, so that was also something to figure in! Anyway, I had been on the fence for a long time, I loved the moon and star theme and my Dad had purchased some of the things in the room so I was having a hard time letting it go and moving on to something else, but I also didn't want to have to redecorate in 2 years because it was too baby either. SO we moved ALL of the moons and stars things into their play room that is off of their bedroom (they have 2 closets and one is about half the size of the bedroom!) and it makes me feel good because it is still apart of their room in a way! I talked to some family and friends and finally decided to go with a central theme, loosely based on this box I got from Catos:

It is a cute box that is based around closets and travel, FASHION! So we went with a little fashion theme, I like to call it: The Garden Boutique, because honestly, that's what it reminds me of!

They each have a set of these amazing decals above their beds! I bought them from wallsneedlove.com (AMAZING pricing!) along with the stripes below!
 (I will have some better stripe views below!)

The little white set you will see is a shelf and mirror next, with 2 little sconce things, one pictured above! Those were FREE from my mom!!!
We made the little shelf and mirror into a mini dressing table with a cute metal chair we got at hobby lobby!
Here is some of the wall art and little things we have up!

Some of the things have been re-painted from their old room, some are just re-used, some of the stuff (like the bears) are from my room when I was a baby!
Next, one of my favorite things in the room!

YES a CHANDELIER that we got on super clearance at Menards! I love it! The crystals are pink and adorable and it lights the room well!
 And my favorite piece that I REALLY wanted to buy at Hobby Lobby but just couldn't afford it, SO my amazing mom went out and got it for the girls:

The little bistro set!!! The girls love it and are always sitting at it when we go up there! And no you can see the cool stripes!
The curtains!!! I am so obsessed with shiny things:

 BIG secret about the curtains, they are SHOWER curtains!!! It was cheaper to buy them then fabric or anything I liked!

And some other little details:

I don't have lamps yet, Zach is picking them up this week while he is out of town! Almost every time we go in to their room they say "WOW!" at something else they have seen, I love it.

I don't think that what we spent was a HUGE amount seeing as how we started everything from scratch! We went to sales and re-painted and re-purposed things, we hardly paid full price for anything, even the things I bought on Amazon were on sale! We also went to Menards and took advantage of the "20%-off-of-everything-you-can-put-in-a-bag-sale", and free stuff is awesome too! I am all about re-painting and re-purposing things (wait til you see my kitchen island!) so that is really how we saved a ton, and buying clearance and on sale is KEY!
  It took about a week to finish and they love it! 

Thanks for tuning in!



  1. Absolutely adorable! Love it!

  2. where did you buy the shower curtain??? I want it for my bedroom!!!!

    1. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004GXAIDG/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00

      I got it for even a little less that that but still a GREAT price!


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