Wednesday, April 2, 2014

The Girls New Room

 The bedroom situation in this house has been in limbo for quite a while now. When we came home from China with AK, the plan was for Sophie and AK to share a room immediately.  Well, that transition didn't go quite as smoothly as we hoped. The girls had a really hard time settling down at night. They would play and talk in their room for HOURS. On top of that, AK was/is a really early riser (like 5:30am every.single.day). She thought Sophie should also be up at that time too. UGH!
So...the girls being together lasted only about one week. We did some room shuffling and ended up moving Hudson in with Sophie, and Addy-Kate moved into Hud's room.  Hudson wasn't too thrilled about sleeping in Sophie's pink girly room, OR giving up his fire truck room for his new sister, but it was the only option we really had.
 Fast forward about a year and a half later and
 Shane and I decided it was time to try the girls together once again. 
Hudson was BEGGING for his firetruck room back, and we were all ready for a more permanent sleeping arrangement.
The upstairs was in dire need of a paint job as well, so if we were going to paint, we might as well move the kids into the right space again.
We did some switching around and Sophie and AK moved into Hud's old room, and Hud got Sophie's old room. Now the girls have a bathroom that's just there's, and the boys share the jack and jill bath. 

I had a total blast re-doing the bed rooms. 
 I especially enjoyed decorating S and AK's new room! They both had a say in the colors we used   and HOT PINK was an absolute must;)
I think it turned out so cute and now has such a BIG girl feel to it.
The gold polka-a-dot ceiling is probably my favorite part of the entire room;)
 The curtains are made from a white queen sheet I picked up at the goodwill. To make them pop a little, I added some pink pom pom trim to the edge.
So CHEAP and so fun!
I knew I wanted pink and blue bedding for the girls bunk beds, but had a really hard time finding something that I liked AND didn't cost a fortune. Then I stumbled upon some hot pink comforters and thought they might work. They were very simple, but I thought I could dress them up a bit with fabric and throw pillows. I found some blue and white chevron fabric at Hobby Lobby that matched the walls perfectly. I also found some coordinating peacock fabric that I thought would work beautifully in the room as well.
The bed skirt and bed scarf was just what that plain ole' comforter needed;)
And, of course, nothing is complete with out a monogram;)
I ordered that from etsy;)
 The walls are decorated with simple collages and the chandelier was a steal of a deal from Ikea;)
 The "You are so loved" pillow was a splurge from society6, but when I saw it... I knew it would make the perfect addition to their room;)
My girls also have a TON of stuffed animals they sleep with each night, but I didn't want them left out cluttering up their beds each day. I decided to make a HUGE pouch that ties on to the end of Sophie's top bunk. Each morning, when the girls make their beds, they stuff their furry friends back into the pouch. It has definitely helped the room look more tidy and organized. 
The BEST part of the whole room is that the girls LOVE it. They really enjoy being together again, and many of the issues we were having before have taken care of themselves. 
They still talk each night, but don't get each other worked up like before.
As they grow, I know that many MANY late night talks will happen with in those four walls of their room. 
They are such sweet sisters and I pray they will forever be the BEST of friends!!!



12 comments:

Bethany said...

Sisters...I always longed to have a sister, and I certainly am hoping for that for my Isabelle. Such a gorgeous room! I can just imagine the giggles and late-night chats those two cuties will have! =)

Melissa said...

The room is absolutely darling!!! We had to bunk our oldest 2 when baby brother was born and we dealt with some of the issues you talked about, but it has worked itself out over time. When we recently talked to them about separating and each getting their own rooms, they were aghast and said they wanted to stay together "forever." I hope it stays that way for a lifetime : )

Lauren said...

There room is absolutely adorable! You did an amazing job

Tracy said...

I love it!!! Great job!

jen said...

Absolutely beautiful, creative, perfect! You are the sweetest momma and I get so many ideas from you! Please show us Hudson's new room too! I have a 2 year old and we are tweaking his room to make it more big boy than baby. Many thanks!! Love, love, love your blog!

Erin and Ryan said...

So fun and fresh! Love the colors :-)

Jessica @ This Blessed Life said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! I have been on the hunt "in the wild" {aka thrift stores, haha} for ages trying to find a chandelier - thanks for the IKEA tip! Do you happen to know what etsy shop you got the monograms from? They are fabulous!

Brian & Ashley said...

So...adorable! Love the colors!

Melanie said...

The girls' room look FANtastic!! I love every detail!! It came together so well & is such a happy place!! Perfectly sweet for two perfectly sweet sisters!!

Erin and Jarod said...

The room is awesome! Love all of the personal touches you added. Do you mind to share the tutorial you used for the stuffed animal pouch? We have the same problem, my girls' beds are overrun with stuffed animals and baby dolls!

Lexie Loo, Lily, Liam, and Dylan Too! said...

I love the colors and that ceiling is amazing! You did a great job!

Joachim said...

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