Big Girl Room Reveal

Big Girl Room Reveal

Well folks, I actually did it…I forced myself (and my husband) to finish the “Big Girl Room”. If you are just checking in for the first time, I discussed all the big plans in this post and shared my inspiration moodboard.

After I wrote that post we moved my daughter into the room so she could start getting a better night sleep. That made the makeover that much more difficult. Instead of being able to put the kids to bed and burn the mid night oil I had to fit working on her room into random hours here and there in the middle of the day. Never fear, I succeeded, it just took me a few weeks longer than I had originally planned.

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How to Frame Art

How to Frame Art

One day I was perusing Pinterest and I saw this piece of artwork.

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I loved it immediately – but there is no way a $9800 piece of art will ever be in my budget. Sigh…time to move on…but then I thought, “What if I can make something of similar scale for a big statement piece in my house?” So I pulled out my paints and went for it.

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The Sentimental Dresser’s Comeback

The Sentimental Dresser’s Comeback

I have been anxiously awaiting for the rain to stop so I can get going on my side patio stencil. However, there hasn’t been a break long enough in the rain here to make any real progress. That hasn’t stopped my desire to get a project finished though.

Because I was stuck inside, I was stuck looking at an old dresser that I have had my whole life. In fact it was one of the first purchases my parents made when they got married. Its a simple, 6 drawer dresser. Straight, clean and minimal. I have never lived in a house that this wasn’t in my bedroom. I know that seems bizarre, but it is so simple and practical that it just keeps moving with us.

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Big Girl Room Makeover

Big Girl Room Makeover

We had discussed eventually separating our kids into their own bedrooms once we got settled into our new house. Initially I did not want to mess with their routine or disturb our school schedule. However,  we quickly realized our two year old needs about three less hours of sleep than everyone else in our house *insert big eye emoji*. I am going to take this opportunity to interject that we do have a bedtime routine and we are pretty diligent about sticking to it ( mainly for our own sanity). He is just a little more high energy than the rest of us and wakes up every morning on a mission. Most nights at bedtime we hear our daughter screaming for us to come upstairs and remove him from her bed. Or he kindly decides to body slam her first thing in the morning. All this being said, her room quickly moved to the top of the list of priority projects. Well, that and a set of black out curtains for our sons room.

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