Elizabeth and Miranda are two adorable twin girls who just entered the 1st grade. For the past month, I've been working on redoing their entire room and it's finally finished!
I picked up the vintage bed frames for $15 bucks each and painted them the same color as the ceiling.
Above each bed is a huge bulletin board I made from homasote, burlap, ribbon, and craft store letters. The girls can decorate them to their hearts' content without putting tape on the walls.
These Ikea Malm dressers are the same ones you see in the above photos. I removed the stickers and painted the brown one to match the white one. Then I added these DIY brass ring pulls (which I posted about here) to dress them up and echo the polka dot patterns in the room.
I snagged the bookcase from the garage and after searching with no luck for two inexpensive desks/vanities small enough to fit on this wall, I made them from salvaged cabinet doors which I painted and to which I added Ikea legs. Above each desk is a photo of the girls -- done by the talented Lori Fuller of Lori Fuller Photography. It adds a personal touch to the space.
The girl's mom, Rachel, wanted a way for them to orgainze their jewelry and hair accessories. They each got a panel of pegboard (from Michaels). It was plain white, so I painted on some navy polka dots.
The Barbies got their own place to live in this shoe organizer hung behind the closet door.
There are three containers under each bed for tons of toy storage. And as they grow, the contents can change from babies to...whatever it is that preteens and teens need to store. (My own twins are only three, so I have no idea!)
Last, we hung a low clothes bar from the original one so that the girls can reach their clothes without a stool -- and put them away!
If you come back in a few days, I'll give a resource list for everything and show you how to make the bulletin boards, how to tweak the DIY brass ring pulls so they don't snag on clothes, and a few other things. (Update: Click here for those tutorials.)
Elizabeth and Miranda have an organized room that can grow with them. After completing two other areas of the house -- their brother's room, and their entry -- I'm off to work on something new. This time it's an adorable apartment in the Marina neighborhood of San Francisco. Melissa just moved here from D.C. and wants me to work on most of the rooms. Should be fun! I'll keep you posted.
One last thing, my sweet husband recently bought me a DSLR camera. You might know I've been paying lots of attention to photography. I've been experimenting with settings and didn't realize the photos would be this blown-out until I uploaded them. Looks like I've got some more learning to do!