Here is how it was last week. I had been wanting to convert her into a full size bed, give her a more sophisticated girls room, and have another full size bed available in case company visited. I doubted two twin beds, pink walls and tons of toys, would be very welcoming.
It has taken a LONG week to finish and I am so glad we are done! (My room/ house is a big pig sty!) I moved all her things out... so my husband could tile the room (like the rest of the house) because it is very hot in Hawaii, the sand is easier to clean up, and its odor free.
Here is the floor with grout.
Next we painted the walls Benjamin Moore "Powell Bluff"- a more neutral color.
I washed and pressed the curtains, cleaned the windows and screens! (Yuck, yuck)
Brian reinstalled the wood baseboard.
Earlier in the week I had gone to the local thrift store and saw a solid wood cabinet for only $69! However, it was missing the center shelf, had palm tree contact paper on the front cabinet doors, one knob,cracked wood joints, and a hole had been chopped out in the back! (I suppose so a cord could be put through to plug in a TV or stereo?) It was ugly! I knew it had "potential" so I called my hubby and asked him to swing by after work and take a look at it as well. Especially because it would become his "project" .
I also asked the manager if he'd take less and he said he'd knock off $20. (wow only $39!!)
Brian went after work to check it out & said yes, because it was Teak wood (yeah! no termites!) and bought it.
I promptly cleaned it all up and removed the sticky paper and knobs the next day. (I am bummed I forgot to get the first picture of it before any changes!!! Ugh!!)
Here it is with a new shelf, and a wood piece glued in the back to plug the prior hole.
(tape measure is there to help support the plug until it was dry)
Check out the fabulous wood scalloped shelves!! Old shelf, new shelf...
Next up- I primed and painted the antique,1920's?, garage sale, wood bed that had been in my garage over a year!, and put it in her room as soon as it was dry. I love the detail on the foot board and headboard!
It wasn't hanging hanging low enough from the ceiling, so I had to go to the hardware store for a extra foot of chain (only 79 cents!).
to fill the space.
The problem was I couldn't find any inexpensive ones! They were all $16 each, so I bought these seasonal Mother's Day and Sister frames ($7.49) at Target .There were words on the glass, but they had cool, pink, flower mats ...
It was VERY easy. Next, I glued some of my brass coffee clips on the back of the picture frame (see previous post on 4/8/2010 about that!), so I could hang them on the wall.
I printed off pictures (converted to black and white) of Lily, from previous years, then played around with the arrangement till I was satisfied,
and I also asked Lily if she liked the pictures. She approved..
Once all the furniture was in place, we spent all day going through her toys, stuffed animals, books and clothes. It was a LONG day!
There is a chalk board at the beginning that says "Lily's Suite" ( barely see it in the picture).
...New fake Flokati rug to play on, while we save up for a larger rug, or find one on Craigslist!
New soft, comfy bed...
...right side ,waiting to find perfect comfy chair,also want to buy another rug for this side.
Her "new" hutch, all filled up with her Nancy Drew and Little House on The Prairie books, and her American Girl doll clothes and supplies (in the bottom pink bins).
Her Great Grandma Loerts made her the Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls.
I even took a picture of her closet! I took the closet doors outside then scrubbed and sprayed them off -they were so dusty! Her Polly Pockets, Pet Shop, Barbie's and tons of small plastic animals are in the drawers.
She also got rid of tons of clothes! She labeled the plastic drawers herself. (I know the plastic drawers are 1. Ugly and 2. don't match but, they were a cheap garage sale find a couple of years ago.) The white cabinet was mine when I was little and holds her art supplies, an old Game boy, the Fisher Price "Squirrel Family Log House" and "Tree House" , and her baby doll dishes.
I put her name above the closet.