Wednesday, January 04, 2012

a brand new room...

We have been doing a ton of projects in our house! It’s a 3 bedroom, 2 bath house. It’s our first home that we’ve lived in for almost 5 years:) I’ve always really liked our house but we’ve done so many projects I really will be sad one day to leave...Awhile back, we talked about selling because we were running out of room, BUT after seeing how much we would take on a loss we said NO. Since my office is in our home, it takes up a lot of space! So the guest room and nursery have always been together, and the extra bedroom was my office. It worked well for awhile until we got Annie Rice...Then the space got even tighter, guest would have to sleep with her in the room...It just wasn’t working. So we took out our dinning room[which we never used because we have a eat in kitchen], put it in storage, made the dinning room my office and changed all the rooms around. At first, I was kind of sad to do that because the dinning room was my FAVORITE room in the house BUT that has changed now! The NEW guest room is my favorite! I’ll post pictures soon of the guest room and new office! So now, our old dinning room is the office, Annie Rice has her own room, and we have a true guest room. No formal dinning room anymore, but still an eat in kitchen:) With making all those decisions, I knew that meant some updates and re-designing and I couldn’t have been happier!
My first task was Annie Rice’s room. I wanted to make it a fun place where she could play, be creative, and be really girly:) 
This is the room before...
and then we decided to change the bed out...


It sounds silly but one of my biggest concerns with adopting was I didn’t want a gender neutral nursery. Silly, I know but I know some of you can understand! I’m very happy with the way it turned out! My colors were always orange, white, and green with polka dots and I kept that same color scheme but added a LOT OF PINK! 
I painted the trim hot pink one day while Kaz was at work! He was completely floored and I did a pretty good job! I made all the wall art.. with photoshop[a free trial-I edit in Adobe Lightroom], bought some fun fabric, and some black frames! The wall art was complete! I also bought some wood frames and stapled fabric to them for these really cool, colorful, fabric frames! I’m convinced fabric can fix just about anything:)








 I saw the lime green dots on Zulily by Wall Pops one day and knew they would be perfect! 
I added a few pink poms, a new pink rug...

 I hand painted every outlet cover! At first I thought that might be a bit overboard, but knew if I didn’t like it they didn’t cost very much! I ended up loving them! I painted 6 and everyone has a different design on them! I really wanted to incorporate the poem Kaz’s cousin wrote about Annie Rice and kaz’s mom Anne, so I hung it with a picture where Annie could see it everyday! 
I bought these wood letters and wrapped them with a little yarn and I got some really cool letters:) All together, I probably spent $100 BUT that’s because the rug was $55 of that. Everything else was very cheap and I made the majority of it! Annie Rice loves playing in her room. Some days while I work, I can hear her giggling in there. I of course still watch her on the monitor:) 







AND Miley LOVES her room too! This is where she is the majority of the time! 

10 comments:

Pam said...

Well I love i! Looks like you got SO much more room..and I love the polka dots. You've got to come help me too! Love Ya!

The Wallace Family said...

So cute!! I love the colors you went with and the outlet covers oh my so adorable!! I can see why she loves playing in her room:)

Dawn said...

Such a fun room! :) You did a great job with everything! I especially love the wall art and frames! :)

Kim Fudge said...

I Love Love Love the new color scheme! It looks awesome Amy! :) Annie Rice is such a lucky girl to have such a crafty mom.

Laura said...

I love all the bright colors! I think rooms with lots of color are great-- how could you not smile when you walk into a room like that?! :)

Ashley said...

I love it! So fun!

Anne said...

it looks great amy! Love the dots, they turned out so cute.

Beth said...

so pretty. i love all the colors. it's funny how you think weird ...i would have never thought they would go together. but they are totally awesome together. great picks!! you are such a talented mama. (:

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