07 Sep B’s Room: Before & After
Another room complete, and I’m proud to say this one was our cheapest design yet. Total cost came in at $176.
For B, we just wanted to give the room a little switcheroo and make it more fitting of her vibrant personality. We already had all the furniture she needs, so it was mostly just a matter of painting, rearranging, and creating some artwork for the walls.
Side note: I know some of you think I am cranking out these room makeovers at lightning speed. But, in fact, aside from the painting (which I do quickly to avoid displacing anyone from their beds), the rest of the work is completed over weeks of naptimes and evenings–whenever I have a spare 20 minutes to sew a pillow or finish an art project. I think if I had to wait for a huge (3-4 hour) block of time to work on our home design, it would never happen. So I’ve learned to bite off small pieces. Of course, I’m also motivated by the desire to make this unfamiliar house feel more like “home” as quickly as possible.
Ok, so here’s a shot of her room BEFORE:
Just kind of blah. Kris said it looked like she was sleeping in a big shoebox.
Now here’s the AFTER:
Paint color is “Fairy Tale Blue” by Benjamin Moore (I had it matched to ACE’s low-VOC paint) $50
The tree mural is a vinyl decal kit we found on Etsy for $68
The vintage kids school chair is from eBay $25
The art is actually fabric (Lizzy House’s Castle Peeps line) that I framed $26 (frames and fabric)
The wall letter “B” is from a local craft store $4 (on clearance)
The bedspread is a throw blanket I’ve had since college.
There’s one “new” toy, Rody the bouncy horse…$3 from Goodwill
I got the bird throw pillow and owl toy bin from Land of Nod using a gift card we received as a housewarming gift.
The rest of the pillows I made from scrap fabric. I also made the fabric bunting.