Thursday, May 3, 2012

The Girl's Room Is Finally Done!

Sakura and Akira's room is the only room done in the house. We've made lots of changes and I love how it turned out.

The cribs we used to have had to go. We took advantage of the Babies R Us Trade-In Event a few months ago. We got 25% off each crib plus another 10% off each crib with the twin discount. FYI: If you have twins (or more) Babies R Us will give you and extra 10% off of the big things including car seats, play pens, and strollers. These babies will convert from crib to toddler bed to day bed and finish at twin sized beds for the girls. Awesome!

The little table and chair set came from one of my favorite second had shops Decor Once More. I had my eyes on it for a while. It's hand painted and I believe it was handmade too. I decided to buy it when the store had a 15% storewide sale. I couldn't help myself I love a sale! I had every intention to paint it pink and girly, but once I brought it home I noticed the table was painted in 1989. I'm a sucker for old stuff and I couldn't bring myself to paint over something that someone lovingly decorated 23 years ago.
Akira was reading her book.
Another piece I got from Decor Once More made it into the girls room. I wanted to put up shelves and I also needed something to put the radio on the keep the girls from messing with it. When I saw this piece I had to have it.
 I love pieces that are old and a little beat up. If it gets a nick here and there from the girls it will only add more character. Again, I thought about painting this piece as well, but the warm original wood color ha grown on me. I think I'll buy some cool girly knobs for the drawers. 

This wall used to have a blanket hanging on it as decor, but I wanted to change it up. I made the girls a mini photo gallery out of frames I picked out at my local Goodwill and painted pink to match the room. 

It will be cool to rotate pictures out as they get older and add more frames as well.

I got these wall decals for a couple bucks on sale at target a while ago. I've moved them a couple times before setting them here. I hung these custom name plates made by my dearest friend Emily with the decals to personalize the room. 

The last piece I got was the rug. We installed the new floors a few months ago and I had to get something to protect them for whatever the girls threw and dragged across it. I don't know if you know this but rugs are EXPENSIVE!!! I mean it's ridiculous. I didn't want to get a cheap rug that wasn't soft and would fall apart in a couple months, but I also didn't want to spend $200 on a nice rug that I knew the girls would spill and draw on in the near future. So, I settled on this baby that magically appeared overnight at my local Goodwill.

I know what you're thinking, "EWWWW a used rug!" Hear me out. This rug had zero stains, no oder and it was a 5x7 for $40!! I will not be mad if anything happened to it. All it had was some wear from people walking on it. It went perfectly in the girls room, so I brought it home and cleaned it with some carpet cleaner before setting it in place.

I'm so happy that one of the rooms in our home is complete. Well, I'm sure I'll make some changes here and there. Is a home ever really done?