Exactly a week ago today, I had no intentions of completely redoing my little girl's bedroom.
My friend Laura, from Our Prairie Home, did the most amazing, gorgeous room for her daughter and it kind of gave me a kick in the pants to get motivated to do something with Tori's room.
Tori will be three soon, and her room was a rather pitiful sight.
Now I'm not going to claim this is anywhere near the jaw-dropping room Laura did, but I hope you love it and maybe it'll give you a little inspiration as well!
My mom was here visiting (babysitting me while my hubby was away on business, she says!) and we were working on organizing and finishing the basement. We finally got that project done and she had two days left in Michigan. We decided to go in Tori's closet and lift up some of that hideous blue berber carpet to see what might be hiding underneath.
Old plank sub flooring! Score!!
And an hour later, we were ripping out the staples and scrubbing the old coal smoke from the wood.
There are a load of pictures in this post so let's get started!
This may be nearly impossible to believe, but from the moment we decided to tackle this room until we finished it, we never left the house. Which means we never bought one single supply or decoration!
Everything you see in this room is something that I had on hand, including the paint, frames, boards, large scraps of white fabric for the curtains, you name it - we didn't buy it!
|The colorful antique quilt was made by my Great Grandma Sluiter,|
using scraps from dresses she made for my Grandma.
Want a peek inside this little door into the play nook? It's the place where children can do the unthinkable - draw on the walls!
This vanity/dressing table was my mother in law's when she was a little girl.
I'm so happy to have inherited it!!
|You can view a before and after of Tori's shabby little chair HERE.|
|Maybe someday I'll get cute, matching knobs for |
the old dresser that was once my Dad's.
|The curtain tutorial can be found over at The Shabby Creek Cottage.|
Thanks for the hours you put into these while I stenciled the floor, Mom!!!!
You're the best!
|I would also love some day to exchange the shade on the lamp (a wedding gift 12 years ago)|
for a fun fabric rosette covered one.
For now, I've hung up my hat and coat,
but I'll be back with more details and tutorials in the days ahead.
p.s. We stopped at Lowe's last night after our date to buy a threshold for the door. So now the total for this room makeover is $5.60. :)
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