My kids' rooms are not done, but I am glad I am slowing working on it. After staring at the rooms and how dingy and cave like they were, I finally had the urge to paint them and get that part done. And I have always wanted to paint a wall in chalkboard paint for my kids to write on, so I did. I did paint part of the wall in both of the rooms. My little girl went crazy writing on the wall once it was done.
Kid's Rug Inspiration for my little man's room. I am not sure though, but I really want to do a DIY on this one. It's too expensive for my budget to buy this one, so I guess I better shop for a rug that I want to use. Wish me luck if I really want to do this. Isn't it cute? It would go so well for a Camp/Fort themed room for my boy.
This table is now in its new location and I want to add a bench here as my son's reading nook. It will have a hanging light and a shelf on top for more storage.
A little girl started painting the side of the bunk bed white. I guess she read my mind that I did want to paint it white, but decided not to. Maybe someday.
As for my son's room light, here is my inspiration. A Driftwood Hang Light Chandelier. Isn't that creative and unique? We live near the lake so I should be able to collect some driftwood for this project. Had I really known I want this kind of light, I could have collected all those driftwood I had seen during our travel this summer.
My Girl's Room
We still don't have a toddler bed for our girl's room, so that is next on the list. And a tiny table. I had already purchased a few posters to hang on the wall, but forgot to pick some picture frames at the thrift store to put it in.
My little girl's room used to be dark and cave like with dark wood paneling that was just awful! For such a small room, the dark wood paneling made it even smaller and not a fun place to be in. And speaking of fun, it was not fun either painting her room. I had to do two coats of Paint + Primer Valspar paint in White Charm. Then I discovered that I have to strip off the paint on the other side of the wall because the paint didn't stick well.
A vintage quilt hung on the wall that was from my sister-in-law. I think it might even be hers when she was a baby.
Capiz Shell Inspired Chandelier. My inspiration for my little girl's room.
Our Conversation while painting:
Little Girl: Mama, be careful not to step on the paint. Do you understand that?
Big Brother: (While I was standing on the chair reaching for the top part of the wall) Mom, will you please get off the chair. I need to paint.
Awe! Aren't I lucky to have two little helpers.
My kids were all excited when I told them they can help me paint their walls with chalkboard paint. At first, things went well and I wasn't freaking out until later on when my son painted the other side of the wall that wasn't supposed to be painted. (LOL) I asked my husband to take care of the kids while I do the rest of the painting. And then disaster happened. I spilled the chalkboard paint all over my little girl's carpet. Argggghhhhh!!! But you know what, I wasn't all too upset because I had always wanted to replace the carpets in my kids' rooms into a plywood flooring. I just have to convince my husband about this project. Wish me luck!
See that big mess? It's funny how it turned into a letter J.
The Before on the left, and the After on the Right.
And a DIY is happening using these old drawers that I saved from our old kitchen cabinet. It is not done since I still have to paint the rest of it white. It will be a bookcase since my little girl is a little bookworm, she needs a bookcase in her room.
Oh my! I have a lot of things going through my head about what to do with these two little rooms and I am getting anxious to get it done. We still need a few things for the room as well, but I know I can only do one room at a time or do one thing at a time. Be patient, mama. Be patient.