Do you remember the initial Before & After? Scary before right? Lovely after! A great friend got it headed in the right direction with lots of beautiful DIY furnishings and some lovely decor ideas! I just needed to add a few updates to make the room flow with the rest of the house and reflect not only my munchkin's extra girly taste, but my taste as well! Don't judge me, I still have to live here! *chuckle*
This makeover would be an exercise in training my young'un in organized living in addition to beautifying her room. That meant decorating in a way that created easy access storage with a home for every item!
Let me remind you of what it looked like before. To read about the first part of our decorating adventures and see more before photos, click here.
DECOR POM POMS
Party decorations became an inexpensive and cute part of bedroom decor! Read more here.
DRESSER UPDATE &
DUAL PIN & MAGNET BOARD
Can you believe this lovely updated dresser was once roadkill? Click here to read about it's transformation from ugly duckling to darling update.
I found this series of small plastic bowls at Target for $4. Who says kitchen goods have to stay in the kitchen? My munchkin needs lots of storage spaces to keep all her knick knacks, this worked perfectly atop her dresser.
I love this fabric, which I snagged while I had a 50% off coupon to JoAnns!! I used it for the pin board, and the leftovers I made a little throw pillow for her bed to repeat the pattern and feel. Learn how to make this dual Pin & Magnet board here, and how to pimp your push pins and magnets here.
The side table (and the bookcase) were done in the same way (and the same time) as the dresser. Perhaps a little more distressed than the dresser, but accomplished through the same basic method, so I did not take the time to share the how-to. I wanted to show you the before and after so you could see what a simple piano bench with a little vision can be!
I shared the process of how to create these painted jars here. My artsy child can never have enough places to stash crayons and colored pencils!
BOOK SHELF & READING CORNER
Helping a child keep a bookcase clean and tidy is always a challenge, so I shared a few tips to help your little ones keep it organized here.
I had fun with my daughters closet (in spite of the over abundance of pink!), and gave her just what she wanted.Of course, it was even more important to me to design it so that she would be able to keep it tidy and learn organization early in life!
You can see the entire closet tour & tips here, I even included a few free printables!