Friday, February 4, 2011

Bedroom Re-Do...

Lily and Jack decided they were ready for a little bedroom re-do...or maybe I should call it an "up-do."
We put the bunks up, and so far Jack has not been tempted to pretend the top is a trampoline.

They have so much more room to play, which is a wonderful thing in a small house.
Most days, there are race car tracks, baby clothes, and legos strewn about.
I love that they have their own space to create and use their imaginations!

Can you tell I don't iron my sheets...haha.

Lily loves flowers...Jack loves cars.
We try to include a little of both to make them happy campers.
I also added the table and antique white chair as a place to color and create art projects.
It is great for tea parties, too:).

Lily actually embroidered the beautiful little bunny picture.
I was so excited to frame it and hang it in their room

If you would like to read about how we put the room together for about $200 {including beds, mattresses, and bedding} you can click here.

 Here is a before picture:


We changed the wall color from "Butter Cream" to Dutch Boy's "White Oak" and I really like the subtle contrast. The wainscoting is Dutch Boy's "Whipped White."
I have tried so many whites and this one has been perfect!

Beside spending $40 on two gallons of paint, the room re-do was free.
The darling table and chairs were gifts. 
My Mom found the antique white chair at a yard sale for $1. 

We just love to switch things up and the kids feel like it is a whole new room.

Have a wonderful weekend!



Robin {keephomesimple} said...

This room seems like such a heavenly calm place to be. Heck, I would love to sleep/play in there!!!
Love the bunny stitch work too. Lily did a great job!

Rie said...

so simple and pretty. i love it!

Hannah Stevenson said...

Can I just beam myself over there?! So wonderfully light and simple. I love the idea of the legos in the bowl on the table and the high chair is awesome. :)

Tami / Maddie Lumpkin said...

How sweet and simple!Very calming.

Kate @ Bliss and That said...

Love it! Your bunks are so cute... Love the turned spindles. Seriously, iron sheets!? I'm not even sure if I'd get to that if I didn't sleep, lol!

Megan @ Restoring the Roost said...

Hi Julia- love your blog!! This room is so sweet and I absolutely LOVE the beds.

Stef said...

This room is so striking. So serene and sweet. LOVE Lily's bunny. It's precious.

Makayla said...

I love it! Especially since it for a boy and a girl. I have an almost one year old boy and a little girl due in a month. We only have a two bedroom and I've been worrying about having them share a room and how it would all work. Your post made me feel better about having them share a room. I can find a way to mix girl style and boy style too.

Kimmie said...

What a beautiful room, clean, uncluttered and full of invite. I love looks beautiful.

I'd have to say, I also love your really blesses my heart.

mama to 8
one homemade and 7 adopted

Ann said...

I love your kids' room...
it looks so serene and spacious.
And the bed looks so comfy and inviting.

CW said...

Love the casualness of unironed sheets!:) Lily did so good on the bunny, very cute!

The Pennington Point said...

I can't believe you don't iron your sheets. Really. Sad. ;)

I love the simplicity of the room. It's so easy for them to keep clean. Perfect. Lisa~

Shannon said...

This room is gorgeous! What a fun post.

julie - eab designs said...

I just adore this room! My girls would have loved a space like this. Having space for a table and chairs is a great feature.

Dear Lillie said...

Wow - LOVE LOVE LOVE this room! You did an amazing job!

Gina M. said...

Either way the room looks great. Your bedding choice makes the bedroom look great no matter what. Really. I love your style! :)

Cheyenne said...

Julia-What a beautiful, beautiful room. I just love it.

I tried sending you an e-mail, but it has come back to me two times now. I was wondering if you could send me an email at I have a couple quick questions for you! :) Thanks so much!

Carolyn said...

I love the bunny embroidery that your daughter did so much that I'd love my daughter's little sewing club to do it as a project. Is the pattern available? Would you please email me (cddupee at gmail dot com) and let me know.

Thanks so much,

Anonymous said...

Hi Julia, Kath from Australia here. Lovely room redo, a beautiful peaceful sleeping space. Makayla, don't worry about mixing your kids up in a room...I have two teenage girls, 19 & 17 and my son, 10, all together in a converted attic, partitions but no doors. They have survived this well over the years, and learnt tolerance and consideration. Look forward to reading more of your blog Julia.

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