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November marked 2 years in our “new” house.  I can’t believe it’s already been two years, and at the same time, it feels like we’ve always lived here! Before we moved in, I quickly painted each of the kids’ rooms in a solid color and did very minimal decorating. Last year, I did Callen’s room with the fun Pallet Wall, but he’s the only one that has a “cool room” as my kids say.  Kira was next on the list for a room makeover and thankfully, it’s already gotten the “cool room” stamp of approval from my kids!

This room makeover was part of one of my projects for P&G.  It was my first video for those readers, so sorry about the introductions, but this video does give you a great little room tour!
(Excuse the creepy freeze frame… why does Youtube do that?)
Here’s a still shot before and after
Pretty Big Difference isn’t it?  
I can’t wait to share all the fun projects and DIY details with you- I’ll be featuring one project each day this week, but for now, here’s ton of pictures!
I grabbed this adorable little hooter at Target.
The mirror was something we DIYed about 8 years ago, yup, we DIYed before DIYing was cool!

Little Book Nook!

Spray paint and round bulbs make all the difference!
All the color details coming later this week.

And this is the other side of the room!  Helloooo…. huge whiteboard wall!
As you heard in the intro video, KJ had a tendency to write all over the walls. We now have a dedicated place for that!
Wednesday you’ll get all the product info and tutorial for this.



A little DIY took this dresser from boring to custom-ish! 





For P&G I can’t have any pictures showing, so I left Kira a little note in this cute frame instead. 




Creative coloring storage!




Masterpieces from my little artist

Now that you’ve gotten the quick tour…
Here’s the plan for the posts for this week… 
Tomorrow (Tuesday) I’m going to give you all the details on this stinkin’ awesome mosaic accent wall.  I’m not sure I’m allowed to say something I did was awesome, but man I love it!
Wednesday, I’m going to tell you all about Idea Paint and how it can turn almost anything into a cool whiteboard surface!
Thursday, it’s more Staples LOVE and I’ll give you the 411 on these foam core faux canvases.  And to think I almost bought 4 frames at 39.00 each!  The entire project ended up costing me under $25!



There’s actually one REALLY BIG step left before this room is finished.  You might have been thinking that the walls are a little too plain and white, and I agree! They won’t be that way for long! One crazy-talented Art Teacher from my school, who Kira has now titled “The Artist” is coming to doodle on the white walls with paint pens!  Kira has all sorts of fun, things she wants doodled… peace signs, butterflies, and flowers are at the top of her list.  “The Artist” and I are coordinating our schedules, but once we do I’ll be sure to do an update post!  Until then, make sure you check back this week for all the tutorials and fun details of the room! 

So what do you think of my colorful bedroom makeover? 

Any favorite parts?  Do tell! 


The comments +

  1. McKaye says:

    I love all of this! It looks beautiful and very creative! Great job!

  2. Natalie says:

    Fantastic! Trying to decide if I should show this to my daughter or not! I’ve promised her a room make-over soon and this is SOOO her! Great job!

  3. ewalter8 says:

    LOVE the mosaic wall!!!!!!!!

  4. Mrs. B says:

    I know you painted over that aqua color, but I love it! I would like to use it in my daughter’s room. Do you remember what color/brand it was? Thank you!

  5. Jess says:

    Ooooo fun room! This is a great not over the top girly room. It’s perfect!

  6. What a great room! I love the accent wall.

    I also love her bed, I’ve been looking for something similar. Can I ask where you found it?


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