Kids Bedroom Makeover 1

June 29, 2011

OMGoodness. This is so timely. I have been moving my girls to what used to be my upstairs craft room. My craft room will be what is now their bedroom. It's been beyond more work than you could imagine. It had to be done for so many reasons. Not only did I have to paint the upstairs and move their entire IVAR system and bunk beds but all the really heavy furniture that was in the craft room had to be moved down and taken to my mother's house by Brian and his dad (sofa, armchairs, 36" tv, TV stand, 8' sewing tables, desk, treadmill) that's a lot.

Now I'm in the process of figuring out how to configure their furniture in the room which if you've ever planned a room with furniture that was bought for another room, you know can be so tricky. So far I've only had to buy a few things. I'm very satisfied with the way I've taken their old furniture and made it fit with the new room. Everythings finding a place. 
 We're taking ALL the toys in the downstairs save one toybox in our bedroom and moving them upstairs. In our dining room is a GORM shelf like this one pictured at top that houses four big bins full of toys. I've never liked toys in the dining room but we live in such a small house it was our only option.

So now upstairs, the only place I have to put the GORMS are under the very low set windows (see above pic). The shelves are about 3' high and would block part of the windows. But if I cut them like in the top pic and add a seat cushion, I'd have double the shelves AND a place for their books that they can access AND quaint window seating.

I love when things like this happen;)

6 {comments}:

Katie Elizabeth said... Best Blogger Tips

I have always wanted a small window seating area, but never had the necessary room. Lucky kids!

xo katie elizabeth

Rachel at Stitched in Color said... Best Blogger Tips

Very cool solution!

BluBabesCreate said... Best Blogger Tips

I should think that with you're kind of talent, the whole family can be living in a tent on the sidewalk and the house can be your studio! When people pass by your daughters on the sidewalk and press their inquiries upon your daughters as to why they're living in a tent, they can just simply say, "Our mother is the Grosgrain woman." And those people will most likely reply, "Oh, that explains it."

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Smart shelving idea! Makes me want to give it a try: this would work wonders in the mud room to sit and take the boots off, then store them underneath! Pretty nice!

Bella said... Best Blogger Tips

A window seat to watch the world go by and dream on! I would have loved this option for my daughter, but the windows were too high off the floor and the fall too long to the street.

Their new bedroom looks very bright, sunny and play friendly with the wooden floor.

Nice job there!

Carolyn Staples said... Best Blogger Tips

That would be a great idea for my living room!!! I have a home daycare.

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