Little Girl’s Room Makeover, Sugar and Spice for Two

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So I decided on Grey or Gray, depending on which continent you live. Winter’s Day by Olympic Icon to be more specific. Although it was meant to be my neutral,  you can see after all the pink and blue things were added to the room it changed colors right before my eyes.

Both of the “new” pink furniture pieces are tv stands I purchased for cheap from the local thrift, painted and added new knobs. I used a lot of spray paint in this room, I’m going to caution anyone who uses spray paint, to leave it outside to off gas no less than 24 hours. The fumes from spray paint are toxic and they don’t stop fuming once the paint has dried.

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The pink picture frames I picked up at the dollar store and spray painted. The little mirrors are a thrift store finds as well . The Beatrix Potter images were digital downloads from Etsy.

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I bought the comforters and shams at Big Lots for $15 each. I could not have bought the fabric for that price, plus they are twin so in a few years when we transition to twin beds all I will need are new sheets.

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The toddler beds are actually platform beds made from 4×4’s and plywood. Home Depot cut everything and all that was left to do was was screw on the legs and sand down all the corners and rough spots. Once again, fresh wood comes with a hefty dose of formaldehyde, we left it outside for several days to “air”.

The headboards are plywood with batting and a quilt material I picked up at Joann’s. Truly very easy with a staple gun.

This tiny room looks much larger now and the girls are thrilled with it.

Before and After Little Girls Room

It’s definitely a little girl’s room and that was the plan.

Neutral? Children’s Room Done

“Neutral” Children’s Room

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I did my best to stay neutral, but in the end, it’s a girl’s room. I truly despise categorizing genders.  Unfortunately I am in the minority and I have to think like the majority in this process.

I decided on an owl theme based on researched trends because I had a set of full size owl sheets and no full size bed. They got ripped up along with a matching shower curtain to be repurposed. I bought some matching wall decals to make a lampshade and wall art, repainted a lamp and nightstand, even tried my hand at a throw pillow owl. It didn’t come out as expected, but still cute.

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Before and After Owl Kids Room

Four rooms down, two thirds to go.