9/15/2009

The BIG Birthday Surprise!

It's hard to believe that our oldest daughter just turned 6 years old! The time flies by so fast. She has been wanting a bunk bed for almost two full years now. Of course we said the usual "Not until you are 6." bit. Well, she is now six years old and her little sister is ready to bust out of the crib.

Time for a new big girl room for the girls to share. As you know we are not made of money, but I still wanted a room the girls will love. It did take a lot of time to do the searching but with a little luck, Craigs list and spray paint I was able to accomplish my vision for their bedroom. If you didn't get a chance to see the inspiration rooms feel free to take a peek at yesterday's post.

Click through for the video tour!


Here is what their room looked like prior to the makeover.





And here is the final product!


Instead of rambling on and on about everything we did to the room I decided to make a video tour. I hope that you enjoy it!

video

All weekend long the Mr. and I felt like we were on Trading Spaces with just two days, two people and a small budget. To go along with that them we decided to capture the big reveal on video. It was so adorable to see our daughters reactions. It was just like on Trading Spaces! It was priceless.

We spent a total of $864 which includes all the furniture, paint, bedding, and much more. I'd give you a breakdown of the prices, BUT, I'm going to save that for a new "Price My Space" post. I'll also be posting some tutorials and specifics on how we made some of the items in the room out of scraps we had laying around.

So what do you think of the room?

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21 comments:

Susie said...

What a gorgeous tackle!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful job! Looks like a tv show. I am looking forward to the tutorials. Thanks for the inspiration!

BarbaraLee said...

Very cute. It looks cheerier.

Knick Knock said...

The room looks amazing you certainly got the look you were going for. I chose the same colour scheme for my little's girls room. $1 dollar shelf FANTASTIC.

Jennifer (Niffer) said...

absolutely gorgeous! you did a great job, what an inspiration!

Jennifer (Niffer) said...

absolutely gorgeous! you did a great job, what an inspiration!

Anonymous said...

That's beautiful!
I grew up "frugal" and my sister's kids still use the bunk bed and quilts I remember my parents making for us (dad did the woodworking, mom sewed) they made for us when I was finally old enough for both of us to have "big girl beds".
Even though that was over 20 years ago, and we make plenty of money, I'm still painting/sewing/DIY rather than spend money to buy things I can do/make myself. You're giving your girls a great gift.

abnsigoslady said...

Your makeover is wonderful. Lucky little girls to have this space. Laura@the mansion

abnsigoslady said...

Your makeover is wonderful. Lucky little girls to have this space. Laura@the mansion

abnsigoslady said...

Your makeover is wonderful. Lucky little girls to have this space. Laura@the mansion

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

It's so pretty! I love the colors you used...looks like something they'd be happy with for quite awhile. I also have 2 little girls-they are 3 1/2 and 1 1/2. As SOON as the little one is out of her crib, they'll be sharing a room. :)

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

It's so light and bright! I just love it. With three boys, I never get to use pink and yellow, myself, so this is a real treat!

queenbee said...

Great job, it looks very Pottery Barnish. I am sure that your girls love it.

Amber B. said...

What a precious room! I love the bunk beds and the banner hanging above them.

Let it Shine said...

That is AWESOME!
So sweet!
Alyshia

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Very cute job. I especially like the penant banners above the beds.

Mandy said...

I love it! The bunk beds are darling - I'll bet your girls are thrilled!
Very cute, tfs.

autumnesf said...

Very nicely done! I think it looks fabulous!

the queen said...

Great room. You really scored a fabulous bunk bed.

Leanne said...

It looks amazing. I bet the girls adore it. Thanks for sharing the finished project!

Twice Remembered said...

What a sweet makeover! The colors are great...your girls must be thrilled! Don't you just love Craigslist? Beautiful bunk beds!

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