Wednesday, April 18, 2012

a bedroom re-do, the finale

The bedroom makeover is finally complete.  We have had a blast working together, singing songs and showing the kids what team work really means.  Well, that was the plan.  Reality knocked and instead we showed the kids how to resolve arguments, what an exhausted and frustrated dad looks like after spending 12 hours a day painting and sanding and doing whatever the determined mom wants.  The product is finished and I couldn't be happier.  I am also very content and not feeling the need to change anything else in the house, so don't worry honey, you can have a few days off.

***If you missed the first post with the before's click here.***



 The inspiration for the colors came from these printables made by Ashley at Lil Blue Boo.  I bought picture frames from the thrift store for $2 and spray painted them white.

We switched the fan blades over from the brown wood to the white wood, and everything else that went back in the room was painted white.

We searched for months for a dresser on Craigslist and one night I finally found the perfect one for $25!!  I couldn't pass it up so the next morning I called my dad and we set out on the amazing race.  We had to be at the location before 9 because another person was coming.  It was about 45 minutes away plus it was raining and we had no idea where we were going.  We made it with 1 minute to spare, paid the girl and drove off.  Everything worked out so perfectly!

Anthony told me to leave it alone and he would work on it when he got home but I have a small problem with listening and a bigger problem with patience when it comes to getting projects done.  No rules were broken here by having Alexis do the sanding.

 She came out beautifully!  The knobs were passed down from my niece a few years ago and we finally got to use them.

 We painted those shelves white for her knick knacks and the mirror was also from my niece.

The headboard never made it back in.... I'm not sure if we can salvage it but don't worry, I will try!

Alexis LOVES her new room.  Last night she wrote a letter to the tooth fairy and asked if she liked her new room... she said yes.


  1. i love the results karen!! her room is gorgeous. i love the new color selections and painting that chest is a great idea to give it new life!

  2. Oh girl!...I love it! Great job! And those prints are the cutest thing ever. I've been eyeballing the t-shirt that she has with that on it! Love it for her bedroom...perfect reminder!

  3. oh it looks so great! I really want to paint an old dresser we have

  4. You are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I have been waiting to see the finished look and it is AWESOME!!!!
    You did great, and I am the same way about "patiently" waiting for my hubby to help me!
    ~Maggie <3

  5. Oh my goodness, it looks magical and perfect for a little girl...quite frankly, I myself love it! Beautiful job! :)

  6. Looks fantastic!! Great job, I bet she loves it .

  7. OH my gosh, WAY to go!!!! Looks breathtaking actually, LOVE it, nice work, and just oooh wonderful, fun, pretty!!!

  8. It looks so fresh and so much bigger in there!! I bet she loves it heaps :)
    I love your daughter's name btw, don't think I have ever told you that before.
    Great job on the re-do and thanks for sharing the pics!

  9. Ah!! Looks so much simpler and brighter. Love it! :)

  10. I bet she is one happy girl! Great job!

  11. what an amazing job!!!
    omygoodness, it's a girl's dream come true...she is going to feel so much peace and happiness in her new room. i LOVE those framed quotes. "choose joy" is one of my favorites. i love how inspiration can stem from the smallest of things!!
    congratulations on a beautiful job and awesome teamwork!!
    wishing you a wonderful thursday, karen!! xoxoxo
    maria <3

  12. Oh I love it, it's beautiful!! Great job... ALL of you!!

  13. How cute! I especially like the Children's Bible right there on her bookshelf!
    Alicia Young

  14. WOW! Awesome work! I love how clean and open this new bedroom looks :)
    Visiting from The Crafted Sparrow.
    -Kayla from Love Sparkle Pretty

  15. I just found you on the blog hop. This room looks amazing! I love it, so pretty! :-)

  16. Wow, this looks fantastic!! You did an amazing job on the dresser :)


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