So...yesterday, I shared what a sappy mess I have been over saying "goodbye" to our nursery. (Click here to read that sob story)
Summer 2012 will be remembered as the summer
Mommy lost her everlovin' mind of the great bedroom Switch-a-roo!
It seemed like a really good idea to let my four kiddos swap furniture and bedrooms...all over the course of one weekend. That's what good mothers would do, right?
Our dining room table acted as the
poker conference table for negotiations.
"I'll see your wicker dresser and raise you a black side table."
Here is a lookiloo at the weekend warrior process in bedroom one!
My nine year old daughter's room started out as a light and bright Shabby Chic space.
At great risk to my mental health and fearing a call for purple swirls and glitter, I asked my daughter to provide an inspiration photo. I was shocked when she proudly presented this Country Living page.Suspiciously, this bedroom makeover coincided with a visit from my dad and his wife. When we have house guests, they have come to expect project ambushes. They have cracked my code speak. For example:
What I actually say:
"Want to help me paint a bedroom?"
What I actually mean:
"Want to paint and stencil a bedroom for the entire 36 hours that you are visiting until you curse the day that I was born?"
My daughter was so proud to go to the paint store with her inspiration page in hand to pick out the paint!
|She chose Behr "Pewter Ring" in a semi-gloss.|
|"We" used a Cutting Edge Stencil and Benjamin Moore "Balboa Mist" in eggshell.|
AAAAAAND, it is finished! Come on in!
Quote from my daughter: "Every time I walk in my room, I think WOW!"
Here is a little breakdown of the makeover costs:
Stencil- donated by Cutting Edge Stencils
Base paint- $40 but paid for with a gift card
Stencil paint- $5 from The Restore
Pottery Barn curtains- $5 at a yard sale
Pottery Barn bedskirt and blanket- free hand-me-downs
Dressers- won in an arm wrestling match with brother
Light fixture- nabbed from friends trash pile
Family therapy- priceless
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