This is what the room used to look like when it was Hayden's...
This is what you see as you enter the room! Isn't it sweet?! I decided to paint the walls gray and went with Sherwin Williams Repose Gray. I just love how the colors pop against it! The beds were a steal! They look like Pottery Barn don't they? But no...we bought them at Costco for $399 for the set! They are solid too! I hope I never have to move them. They can be bunk-beds as well but I prefer to have both girls low to the ground! It's safer that way, lol!
Since the girls love to read I knew it was important that they had a space where they could easily access their books. I actually found this little bookshelf in a junk pile on the curb while I was out running in my neighborhood last summer! I immediately ran home to get the car and load it up! Who would throw this cute thing away?! SCORE! The letters spelling "read" are from hobby lobby. They were gold so I spray painted them to match the room. I put the letter "r" in a little white frame with a piece of fabric inside. Super easy, super cute! The owl canvas is from Target..the big owl is Halle, the little one is Ella...they tell me that regularly. The beautiful aqua beanbag is handmade in Marrakesh, Morocco. These things are super duper expensive but I got mine online for a 1/4 of the price from a boutique in the UK called Bohemia. (it was still a splurge though)
One of my favorite parts of the girls' room is their pink retro kitchen from KidKraft. It looks a lot like the popular Pottery Barn Kids version but the price tag is MUCH less! I bought theirs 3 years ago (pre-Ella) at my local Costco and only paid $149 for both the stove/oven and the refrigerator. They play with it every single day. It's one of the best investments in a toy we've ever made. I plan to keep it for their children...if it lasts. The wall art above the kitchen is simply fabric that I cut and framed. In one of the frames I put a photo of the girls and matted it with coordinating fabric. Super cheap project. I had these frames laying around and spray painted the ones that weren't already white. The "towel" hanging under the sink is just a burpcloth I made when Ella was a baby...yes, I saved them!
The bedding is from Pottery Barn Kids but I bought both sets together on ebay for $150. I can guarantee you it cost more than that in the store! The rosette pillows are from Target, $10 each. The lamb you see on Ella's bed is actually a Sleep Sheep. She has to have it set next to her pillow every night and turned on to rain or ocean sounds! I got mine free for reviewing it but they are available in most retailers.
Here is another shot of the frame project I shared with you in a previous post. It was so simple to make. The dresser was mine as a child and I gave it a makeover. You can read more about that here.
My own newborn sweater. My kids can't believe that I used to be that tiny!