Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Bedroom Makeover...fit for a Princess...or two

Some of you may now say: "finally!"
round pillows come from Grammy's house, the girls saw those on OUR bed,
and it was LOVE at first sight. So in their room they went.
I know, it has been a looooong project, and truthfully it ain't over yet...not completely. 
But this is what I have so far, 
and the girls Princesses have been enjoying their new room.

the mirror hangs in front of the steps to the top bunk...never trust a 4 and a (almost) 3 year old with bunk beds :)

I have been working on this room on and 

off, and really needed some motivation in getting it done.
My goal was to update the room, making it lighter and brighter.
The beadboard wallpaper over the paneling involved several steps.
(here the details)
I could not removed the paneling because it was glued to the drywall. Yikes.
Let's just say that I am SO glad it's over.
For the gallery wall I used frames from the $store, leftover wood pieces and the $1 coat rack that I rescued here.
And here some more pictures of the gallery wall.
the watercolor angel was a gift from a neighbour when I was a child :)
On the other wall, there is a built in bookcase.


For now the little girls are sharing the bed, 
in a couple of years the oldest will be relocating to the top bunk.
This is how it looks...
I will be starting few projects to transform this top bunk into a reading and playing area.
And sewing curtains...

For now I am just looking to recover from my last kidney stones surgery and (re)gain some weight during the Holidays.

Breakdown cost for this makeover
Paint $1 (ReStore find)
Beadboard wallpaper 1 roll $18 
3 White Sheer curtains for bed $4 each
Coat hook $1 find
Frames, mirror, bench and everything else already owned
Total spent $32

Stay Frugal,

23 comments:

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

A room fit for Princesses indeed!! It looks great Daniela!

suzyq said...

Turned out beautiful Daniela - lucky girls!
Take care of YOU now XOX

Cristina Garay said...

Your princesses must be thrilled with their new room! I love the neutral paint palette you used throughout the room with the pops of princess color here and there! The gallery wall and bead board look fab!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

You did great as always and on such a super budget too. I know the girls are thrilled.

Meredith @ The Laundry Can Wait said...

Beautiful! I wish I would have had those curtains on MY bunk bed when I was little. So clever and gorgeous.

Warmly,
Meredith

Daphne Bryson said...

Good Morning Daniela, Your Princess
Room is adoreable and your daughters will love it. I have two daughters, although much, much older than yours, but I know they would have loved this room when they were little. Take care of yourself, I do hope you are recovering well from your surgery.
Best Wishes Daphne

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

Adorable room Daniela! I love the built in bookcase and the gallery wall.

I hope your recovery quickly.
Dee

Amy of While Wearing Heels said...

Oh no! Sorry to hear you had to have kidney surgery. I hope you have a fast recovery and enjoy eating lots of Christmas treats to put the weight back on. Those pillows are FANTASTIC. I love that they have family history and that your girls recognized how fabulous they are. What a beautiful room. It truly is fit for a princess.

Leslie Harris said...

This looks great Daniela, always amazed at what u can transform for so little $. The girls are going to have so much fun in that room. Wishing you a speedy recovery.
Leslie (Gwen Moss)

Kerry said...

Very nice, your work is paying off! I especially like the beadboard and the gallery wall.

NanaDiana said...

I love those pillows. Good job on the room - it is always a process- xo Diana

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

Beautiful room! I am your newest follower!
Karen

Revi said...

AAAH-MAZING! You know how to get great style on a tight budget. Love your gallery wall, and the curtains on the bed!
-Revi

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

I hope that you are feeling better very quickly, and glad that you get to gain weight over the holidays--I don't have that option--too fat! I love the room redo your did for your girls--it's very pretty. Love the round pillows and the neat bunk beds, as well as the great bookcase. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment about my holiday door basket! Happy holidays to you!

Jacque n Matt Knowlton said...

I love the built in bookcase what a clever idea! I may have to try that sometime!
-Jacque @ theDIYvillage.com

Laurel@chippingwithcharm said...

Looks great!! Heal fast...wish I could send you some "weight"!! I would gladly share ;)

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

Molto carina questa camera da letto da principessa...

Sandra@Beneath this Roof, Within these Walls said...

A lovely room for your little princess'! I have never, ever, in my entire life needed to gain weight. I wish. I wish I could you a truck load! I know being underweight is as bad as being overweight, it is just that the cure is so much more fun!
I pray your kidney stone issue is over for good. Hugs and blessings.

Kelly said...

Your girl's room is soooo sweet! I love the grey and white. That's an elegant color combo for a girl's room. The bunk beds look so cute and feminine with the draperies added to them. That was a great idea! The little round pillows are perfect on their beds too. I bet they're all getting very excited for Santa's arrival soon.

Petie@inspirednesting.com said...

The girls room looks great. Love the pillows from "grammy's". I think they're going to have a blast on that top bunk for playtime.

Sorry to hear about your surgery...good time of year to gain some weight though :)

Aimee - ItsOverflowing.com said...

It's BEAUTIFUL...a room fit for princesses!!! XO, Aimee

Kathy Moody said...

Oh, it is definitely a room for a princess! It turned out fabulous. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. I love it!! :)

Kathy

Libby said...

It's official - you are "Super Mom!" I love the Princess room and the beadboard I've always loved. Your girls are going to share plenty of secrets and giggles in their new space. :-)