Sooooo . . . 20 months really flies by, huh!
Here’s a brief recap of that time: we prepped our house to sell, listed it,
sold it in 3 days, moved in with friends, moved across country to our new
house. I was going to do a before/after for the whole house . . . and then got
We’ve been in this house for almost exactly a year now, and I finally
decorated a room! This time I started with the boys room – it was time for
Jelly Bean to finally get out of that crib and into a big boy bed.
Let’s get to the good stuff: the pictures!
Before: (yes, it’s crazy messy. I forgot to retake some after making the kids
After! (if I was a professional blogger, the before pictures would probably
be crummy, and the afters amazing. But I’m just a casual one, snaping pictures
with my phone. But I cannot even express how happy this room makes me!
So here’s what I did: painted the whole room Sherwin Williams Repose
Moved the furniture around so it fit better. Hung up a bunch of stuff. Sewed
a quilt and a pillow(Buddy’s is the same as the last house, I just made a second
one for Jelly Bean) That’s really it. It took me a year because we didn’t want
to go into debt for anything, so it took saving up for a while and then I’d buy
one big thing. Or a couple of little ones.
Rug is from Rugs.com
ping pong ball lights: white led strand from Ikea, spray painted cheap ping
pong balls, cut a small square out, and hot glued them on. They are hung with
regular nails (top bunk) or command hooks (bottom bunk)
"book" shelves are ikea spice racks (of course!)
Pictures are from pickyourplum.com, frames are the Fiskbo series from ikea.
Magnetic dart board is from bed bath and beyond.
Curtains are from Wayfair.com
I made the “you are my sunshine” sign above the closet door.
magnet boards next to the window were a dollar spot find at target months ago - they were super ugly, but a little paint helped that out!
I even attempted a couple of panoramic shots for you: we start at the door to
the room, go clockwise around past the closet, window, dressers, bunk bed to end
up at the same door.