Finally getting around to sharing some more progress of our “new” house, and our girls’ shared room today! I guess I can’t really use that term any more, although it still feels totally new to us. I’m going to allow it for the first year of living in our home :)
Can I just pause for a minute and say that I can’t believe it’s the middle of May and summer is just around the corner! EEEK! I’m not really ready! Preschool got out Monday and my boys get out in a week. May has been busy. I think May keeps getting busier and busier the older my kids get with sports and end of the school year programs.
Another thing I can’t believe is that Monday also marked one year of us moving to Nebraska. This past year has just flown by, and I can’t believe a year has gone by and we’ve been here this long. I’m going to write an update on our life here next week. If you missed the whole “Why did we move to Nebraska from San Diego” conversation, you can read all about it here. As I’m writing this, it is storming like C R A Z Y!!! The Spring weather here is so insane. I never was afraid of thunder and lightening, but living in Nebraska in the Spring will shake that up a bit!
When we first started remodeling this house, I wanted to be sure my kiddos bedrooms were all set up so they felt comfortable and at home from the get go.
I really loved my daughter’s room in our last home and I was so pregnant and exhausted and overwhelmed last year around this time that I just decided recreate what we already had in the new house! It’s a good excuse to change it up a bit down the road, but for now I still really love it. I used the same paint color on the walls: Cape Cod Blue by Dunn Edwards. Dunn Edwards is primarily a west coast paint company but all the major paint brands should have the color formulas in their computer. This color always photographs a bit differently than it actually looks in real life. On all ceilings in each of our homes, I have gone with Cloud White by Benjamin Moore. It’s just a good warmish white that goes with all colors and adds just a bit of difference to the trim paint.
Initially I had a planked ceiling planned for this room. It has a vaulted ceiling and I loved the idea of continuing some of the tongue and groove planking from the main floor upstairs. But it was starting to add too much cost and go over our budget for our first phase of remodeling. I decided to take it out, so we had enough to finish some of the other projects that were more of a priority.
We swapped out the older, thinner yellow oak trim for larger, white casings and baseboards, and switched out the older doors like we did throughout the main floor.
Last winter I painted my daughter’s twin bed using Annie Sloan chalk paint and although it’s showing a little wear from the move, the paint job is still holding up pretty well.
Here’s a quick before shot.
Can you spot a cute little reader?!?
This room is cozy and plenty big enough, but it’s a bit smaller than her last bedroom and with two little girls in here, there wasn’t room for the taller display piece that I had in the last house. They share a large closet, that definitely needs some attention this summer :), so there is plenty of room for clothes, etc. It just needs to be a bit more functional.
We bought the glider 9 years ago before our first was born and they love it. It’s a little cramped with it in there but for now, it works fine and it’s a good excuse to use to cuddle!
Eventually I want to do a a shutter for this window because the sun from the upper arch makes it a bit hard for naps and early bedtimes. For now, I just got a tension rod and the Addison printed black out panels from Pottery Barn Kids.
The bottom pink and white polka dot totes were from Pottery Barn Kids. I tried to find them to link, but they are no longer available. You can see we use the bottom totes for books and extra blankets and the upper totes for hats, extra diapers, etc.
I love this little wooden sign my mom found from a cute little home boutique here in town. I tell my kiddos often “I love you so much I could just eat you up!”
I ordered the small prints, I think about a 3″ x 5″ maybe, from Mpix, my favorite print order site and taped them up with a little pink washi tape. I’ve got to add some more of our littlest peanut! These were taken when my older daughter was my younger daughter’s age. I love looking at these and I know my kiddos do too.
I have a darling larger matching pennant to this little one on the lamp shade that I’d love to find a spot for in here. Add that to the list :)
This little outfit was mine as a baby. I had it framed to use as sentimental art in my baby girl’s room in our last home.
Besides adding some recent photos I’ve had taken of the girls and maybe a few new throw pillows for the bed to freshen it up, this room is complete! If only the bathroom that adjoined this room was just as cute!
I’m slowly making progress throughout our home, updating it and making it ours. One space at a time!
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