Saturday, August 17, 2013

More Makeovers!!

Deanna's room this time!  We decided it was better to put Natalie in with the twins, and give Deanna her own room.  Now she is starting high school, she will need her own space, and she will be on a totally different schedule than Natalie.  It was really starting to be an issue, Nat would go to bed, and Deanna would decide she needed a shower... Deanna would get up and wake Natalie up before she needed to be...

That room is pretty small, and really a good size for one person.  We had picked up a paint mistint a few weeks ago (when I painted my island!)  and we picked up a new duvet cover at JYSK for pretty cheap.

Thursday we got right to work!  Took the twins' bunkbeds down, moved Deanna and Natalie's bunkbeds into the twins' room with Natalie's new captains bed.

Removed everything from Deanna's walls, spackled, sanded, washed walls.  Then two coats of paint.  Some laundry in between waiting for paint to dry...

I had found a double bed on Kijiji for Tim, so we went and picked that up, moved his single bed up to Deanna's new room, and put the double in Tim's room.  That was about enough work for one day...

Today was finishing touches - we bought her a new mattress, put up window blinds and her mirror, and got a shelving unit for her books etc.  We are still looking for a wrought-iron type headboard, or a nice white wooden bed/headboard.  Wheels on hardwood is a little annoying.. never know where you'll end up in the morning!

Here's the finished product:

Before.  A long time ago, but you get the idea..

After!!  So much more grown-up.  I just love the paint colour

New shelving unit, she can keep her treasures and do her hair!

We need to re-paint the desk, and we also plan to spray paint the chair.  Maybe silver?

She is very, very happy with the end result!


Suzanne said...

Looks great Lisa! The always changing shuffle of kids and bedrooms :)
Why would you paint the chair? - I think it looks great! (unless the colour isn't the same in real life)

Lisa said...

Hi Suzanne!

The colour in her duvet cover is turqoise, and the chair is pretty green - also it's pretty beat up, as we bought it second hand.

We had always talked about painting it (originally purple) and I think a metallic silver would be cool in her room.

We'll see when (if?) it happens though..