Monday, January 26, 2009

the new room!




So this weekend was busy as usual...we managed to get the girls all moved into their new room and I am sooo happy with how it turned out. Why don't I let you take a quick look around and then I'll share some details...







We bought these bunk beds from Ikea and Graham just painted them white. It was so much cheaper to paint them compared to some of the other bunk beds we looked at. Thank goodness my husband's a painter! For the duvet covers and sheets, I ordered these sheet sets from Pottery Barn Teen. I knew I wanted to do their room in pink and orange and couldn't find anything that I liked in fabric stores, and then I came across these on the PB Teen website...it was meant to be! (just a note...Pottery Barn doesn't ship to Canada. My sweet big sister ordered and shipped them here for me...thanks, Nik!) The large frames above the bed are from Ikea as well.



My mom used the flat sheets from the sheet sets for the tops of the duvet covers...it worked out so perfectly! She also sewed the cute accent pillows and the curtains (which you'll be seeing soon). Again, soooo lucky to have a mama who is an amazing seamstress. Thanks, mom!





Next up is the dresser and bulletin board. Remember this bulletin board that I did last year? I did the exact same thing this time, but I also spray painted it hot pink. So stinkin' cute! I figure this will be a good place for the girls to display artwork and any pictures they want up in their room. The fridge is running out of space! (both the dresser and bulletin board are from Ikea...are we seeing a pattern here?)






And here's a peek at the curtains and the big wooden "P". Again, the curtains were sewn from one of the flat sheets, and a good friend cut the girls initials for me. Also, the hot pink paint color is "Wazzup" by General Paint. It is the perfect color, exactly what I wanted. But I'm warning you, only use this on one wall...it's very intense and would be overwhelming on too many walls! (I think the light pink balances it out quite nicely.)






My mom also made these little bags with the girls initials on them from leftover fabric. So cute...my kids love to collect things and carry them from place to place, so these will get lots of use around here!





On the wall opposite the beds is the girls Barbie house from Santa and this storage shelf from (surprise) Ikea.






Above the toy storage I have these shadowboxes displayed with the girls blessing dresses in them. These dresses are very sentimental to me as they were blessed in them by their daddy when they were both around 6 weeks old. (and sewn by Nana) I did Payton's a looong time ago and I've been meaning to put Gabby's in a shadowbox as well and just finally got around to it. This is such a sweet reminder of their individual blessing days and you can do something like this with any kind of baby outfit that has sentimental value to you. I hope that when the girls get older they'll appreciate that I kept these safe for them!

(frames from Ikea)



It took me a while to decide what toys I wanted kept in their room and which ones were being banished to the basement. After watching the girls play, I saw that they love their dolls. So this shelf is jam-packed with barbies, polly pockets, groovy girls and little plastic people. I purposely left the top empty 'cause they love to have a surface for their dolls to play on. Already, it's been working like a charm...they are in barbie and polly pocket heaven. (and I am loving that everything is organized!!!)







And a quick look inside the closet:

Gabby's clothes on the top rack, Payton's on the bottom, dress-up clothes and laundry on the floor. Dress-up clothes are an absolute MUST for my kids...they both change about 5 times a day, so this stuff HAD to have a space in their room. (And since this picture was taken I've added 2 clear plastic bins on the top shelf for clothes that they out-grow.)



And last but not least, toy storage under the bed. The perfect spot for larger dolls and toys that need a place in the room, but that I want hidden when not being played with!





So there ya have it! I told you, it was a big job and definately a team effort. Graham painted the walls and put the beds together on Friday night, my mom did all the sewing (I helped a little!), Graham painted the furniture and I did all the "projects". It seems like that wouldn't be too hard on my part, but it took a long time to decide exactly what I wanted to do, where it was going to go, how it was going to work, etc. Then on Saturday Gray and I moved everything in and spent the day organizing all the clothes and toys and cleaning cleaning cleaning. Payton and Gabby were sooooo excited when they saw it for the first time. It was very worth it to see how happy they were!



Now it's time to start thinking about the baby's room. Oy.



Tal :)

26 comments:

Kristi said...

it is gorgeous! makes me want to go re-do my girl's room right now!

Mindy said...

The room is super cute! I love everything you did! I am redoing my kids room only thing is we have 4 in one room -- 2 boys and 2 girls so even though I want lots of pink it will have to be in small doses. You gave me some great ideas for our redo like those giant letters -- what are they cut out of? I wish I lived close to an Ikea but 4 hours away is little too far for me! Good job! I can't wait to see the baby's room too!

Bobbi-Jo said...

I am totally drooling! You did a fantastic job - magazine worthy! Wow. I NEED to do this sort of thing for my daughter's rooms.

Now - how long do you suppose those bins are going to stay that tidy? :)

saleme said...

one word-GORGEOUS!!!!my favorite is the shadow boxes!!! i have to get around to my childrens. check out my blog: memories4keeps.blogspot.com just a little fun thing i'm doing while being a SAHM!! :)

saleme said...

talia, do you know the name of these frames? i wanting to frame baby clothes, hat, print ect, they would be perfect

Anonymous said...

pure cuteness tal!!!!!!

-niki

Lindsay Bateman said...

SO adorable! Your gals are 2 very lucky girls. You and your hubby did an amazing job... so creative. Also...your wooden letters, where did you happen to find those? (if you don't mind sharing...)
Absolutely stunning room! Thank you so much for sharing.

jessica said...

oh good gosh, that room is ADORABLE! I just love it. I think you did a fantastic job- that creative mind of yours is so clever!

s a n s k u :) said...

Looks great Talia! Not that I expected anything less from you. ;) The girls are going to have such wonderful time in this beautiful room. Can't wait to see the baby room.

Melissa :) said...

Oh wow! So pretty! It also amazes me that all the barbies/dolls are clothed. Ours are all naked. LOL

Angie Reid said...

The girls room looks fabulous. I've just shown my two girls (8 and 5) and they love it. Wish we had Ikea here in NZ (think it may be coming soon ...). The pull-out bins are a great idea - would love to get something made like that. Can hardly wait to see the baby's room. Thanks for sharing - Angela

Janna said...

wow, tal... that looks absolutely fantastic!! i can't believe you got that pulled together so quickly!! and look... the dresser does look great in the corner!! you are so so talented... you should do this on the side!! of course, with all of your spare time you were looking to burn up, right?? lol!!!

again, absolutely fantastic!!

have a great week!

janna

Sarah said...

What a GORGEOUS room!! I can't wait to see what you do for the baby's room! ;)

Kaitlyn said...

Wow!! You did such an awesome job, you are really talented. I love the framed blessing dresses, such a cute idea.
We love IKEA too, we have so many things from there.

Amanda DeHoog said...

LOVE the room! Quick question . . . on the bulletin board, there is a picture and it says "one" off to the right, is that a first birthday invitation? I know . . . a crazy question . . . I am looking for ideas for 1st birthday invites for m little girl though and would love to see it up close! Thanks!

Veronica said...

Super cute and girly! Love the hot pink wall!

Charin said...

I absolutely love it!! :) Very very pretty and fun. :)
Thanks for sharing!

Ashley said...

Their room turned out so cute! I just love that frame with the cork that you put in it. That looks really cute. Nice work!

Anonymous said...

Oh Talia, I love your girls' room, I love that it is so simple looking and so clean I would love to do something like this with a bedroom for my 2 girls, only problem they are 12 years apart in age & I don't know if it is possible to do something that they both would be happy with. But I just adore what you did with Peyton & Gabbie's room Ican imagine they must love it too!
Brenda Magliacane
Ps. would you share a little more about how you turned that frame into a corkboard?

diane said...

Hi Talia,
I LOVE this adorable little bedroom. I agree with the others... YOU are very talented and have such a creative flair!
Love your blog!
Diane

Jamie said...

You did a great job! Thanks for sharing.

Kim said...

The room turned out sooooo cute!!! I'm sure the girls are loving it :)

Cydnie Houghton said...

This room is so cute! I love all of the Ikea things (especially the storage bins) and all of your projects. Thanks for sharing!

Talia said...

Thanks so much for all the sweet comments everyone! We are all loving the new room so far.

To answer a few questions...


The shadowbox frames that I used for the blessing dresses are from Ikea, not sure what the name of the frames are, though.

The wooden "P" and "G" were cut from wood by my friend Janna as a little favor for me. I don't think she's taking orders at this time.

The picture of Gabby on the bulletin board was just a little thing I gave to family members when she turned one. It just says "Our baby is ONE" and then underneath that it says "Gabby Mae". Very simple!

Just click on the link that I gave in the post for a little how-to on turning the frame into a bulletin board. Again, pretty easy!

:)

Mandy said...

I love the girls' room - the pink and orange color scheme is one of my favorites. Those bags your mom made are too cute!

Peggy Houston, TX said...

That room is awesome and you guys did such an amazing job - I love the organization - it is calming! A small rectangular frame made into a chalkboard at the end of each bed would be cute?