Switcheroo: Kids Rooms Before & After (part 2-the GIRLS room)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Yes...it is finally finished. The girls room, that is. It was actually pretty much complete the same time Hayden's room was finished but I had to work on a few projects and wait on the delivery of one of the items in their room. Thank you for being patient. I hope it was worth it. I definitely think so. Enjoy the tour!

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!
 

 
                                                                                 Ella's bed


                           Halle's bed


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!


These little vintage planters are part of a collection I put together about 5 or 6 years ago after seeing an article in Martha Stewart baby magazine. They came from ebay and local antique stores. They look great in kids rooms or nurseries. They can also hold things like Q-tips and cotton balls. I decided on a few silk flowers that I pulled out of Halle's wonderland tea party arrangement. The yellow clock is a Hobby Lobby find that I spray painted (it was black) and distressed
 
 
These darling little sock dollies are handmade out of vintage findings and are available for sale here
 
 
So glad my mom saved these little shoes of mine. They are the perfect addition to this little place on the girls' dresser.
 
 
I made this cute little garland after bumping into the Nester at the cutting table in my local fabric shop a few years ago. At the time I didn't know who she was but we talked about our projects and exchanged information. Back then she was still making and selling garlands like this and I was so inspired I had to make one for the girls' room. It's perfect for hanging little mementos and cherished photographs! Maybe I'll make more one day.
 
 
 

These little vintage spice jars were etsy finds that I spruced up to include in the decor at Halle's wonderland tea party. I thought they deserved a spot in the room.
 
 
They have a spot to park their strollers and a place to hang their aprons when not in use. I made these aprons along with several other designs back when I was sewing regularly a few years ago. One of these days I hope to get back into it. If your interested I still have a couple aprons available here.
 

 

We read these books daily! Ella loves the Very Hungry Caterpillar so much that she carries it around with her and I HAVE to read it to her before every nap-time and bed-time! It's just understood. I know to grab it before going to tuck her in. We're even having a Very Hungry Caterpillar themed birthday party when she turns 3 next month!
 
 
The girls absolutely LOVE their new space! I'm pretty crazy about it too. I hope you enjoyed the tour. I'd love to hear what you think! Happy wednesday!
 

 


31 comments:

  1. Love it! Where did you get the letter signs hung above their beds?

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  2. Also - where did you get the step stool?

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  3. Lisa, I did forget to mention those...sorry...I made those right before Ella was born. Just get the thin wooden circles from your local craft shop, spray paint or use craft paint to color them and then print up a letter stencil online. Trace it onto your circle and paint it in with another color. Then just tie some coordinating ribbon into bows and cut the ends so you have enough to tack onto the back (I just super glued them...3 years and they haven't fallen...these are lightweight so no worries if they did). Hope this helps!

    The pink step stool was from Target.

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. It is absolutely beautiful Hana...your talents always amaze and inspire me. Please tell my sweet Halle I love her room :)

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  5. I am so in love with your house! Those colors are so lovely!

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  6. love it!! now i'm really hoping for a girl just to decorate a girly room!! LOL! i have fabric picked out and the paint...but your grey is making re-think it. It's so precious! Absolutely perfect!

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  7. Gorgeous, Hana! I bet they are thrilled with the new look!

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  8. Simply Gorgeous Hana! So sweet and innocent looking! love,love,love, it :)

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  9. I love it! is beautiful, so well decorated

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  10. This is an amazingly gorgeous room!

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  11. What a beautiful room for your girls. So elegant and pretty. I'm your newest follower. Great blog!

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  12. Just found your blog and I love it. Such a sweet room for your girls.

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  13. This room is exactly what I've been wanting for my daughter. Sweet, but not "cutesy," a little bit "shabby" and not all pink! LOVE the quilts, and I just raced over to ebay to find them. Thanks for the inspiration. Beautiful photos. Are the quilts really as light as they appear in the photos? Looking on ebay they seem much brighter.

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  14. I found you on Flickr. I love this room. So adorable for your little girls.

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  15. Adorable! Do you mind sharing where you found the pink suitcases pictured on the dresser? Thanks :)

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  16. Holly, I believe the suitcases were found at my local Hobby Lobby craft store. You can also find suitcases like these at www.landofnod.com. Hope that helps :)

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  17. LOVE this room- especially the owl canvas!! Such a slice of heaven I am sure for your girls!! Btw, where did you get the puff balls?? Love, love!!

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  18. Hana, do you know what the name of the quilts are? I found it on eBay, but I agree with the others, that they seem brighter than yours. Thanks!! :)

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  19. I love everything about this room! Adore.

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  20. Elizabeth...the Pottery Barn package just called it Polka Dot quilt. There are more than one color version though...one is more aqua and the one I got is more powder blue. The aqua one is more blue/green and brighter and I think they had bright pink trim. Here is one that looks to be like mine http://www.ebay.com/itm/POTTERY-BARN-KIDS-POLKA-DOT-TWIN-QUILT-AND-STANDARD-SHAM-/380414881654?pt=US_Comforters_Sets&hash=item58927e6f76#ht_3102wt_1328

    Hope this helps!

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  21. Hana, thanks SO much for taking the time to check for me! That's the exact one I found, so I appreciate you confirming it for me :) I have enjoyed reading your blog, and I'm a new follower :) Pinterest brought me your way...gotta love Pinterest :)

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  22. What type of fabric did you use for the pom-poms hanging from the ceiling??

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    1. They are made from tissue paper :)

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  23. Where are the curtains from and what is the name of beds? Just need one..love it

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    1. Hi Jill! The curtains are from Pottery Barn Kids and the beds were from Costco. I can't remember the name but they are sold as a set. They are bunk beds that can be used separately or together.

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  24. I LOVE this room. You did such a great job. I would love to know the name of the paint color. I re-read the blog and the comments and can't seem to find the name of the paint... Thanks for your help!

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    1. Hi Jamie! Thanks for stopping by. The color used in this room is Sherwin Williams Repose Gray!

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  25. Where did you find the kitchen set? This is exactly what I am looking for!

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    1. Krista, the kitchen set is by KidKraft. We bought it at Costco about 6.5 yrs ago for $150. KidKraft still makes them but on a little bit scaled down version. They removed the drawer below the oven and it's an empty space now and removed the grill portion and shortened the length of the entire unit. They also have several other options now too and different colors. Hope this helps. Ours still looks like new. They hold up very well to years of play :)

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  26. Hana, this room is so adorable!. IDid you find the beds at Costco in the states or Canada? Also do you remember the name of the bed? Thx!

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