3/19/08

Ta da!

The room is 95% done. I still need to sew and hang curtains, cut and install the threshold that we got all the tools moved and put away and THEN remembered, and do the fancy thing I'd had planned for the lampshade.

These pics were taken before I'd moved in their books, toddler beds and the rest of their clothes. This summer, they will get bunk beds to replace the beds they have now.

On with the pics . . .

Here is the tea set that my Aunt Carol sent the girls last fall. It was my design inspiration. You can see behind it the green stripes Emily and I painted on bead board for the lower half of the wall. The top half is the darker pink that is on one wall. And the chair rail has carved roses that I hand painted with some help from Oma.
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Here is the tea set sitting on a chest of drawers we touched-up and moved in from a different room. It is flanked by their 'closets'--each girl has bins for their socks and such, hanging dresses, and shoe bins underneath. This was before I got their billions of fluffy dresses moved in and all the canvas bins emptied. (They'd been in Charlie's room before that.)

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Here's the toy shelf, desk with a chair for each, pretty rug and doll house bookcase from a couple of angles:

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Corner with invisible beds and imaginary curtains:

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See the light fixture:

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And up close:

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Charlie's take on the changes:

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I feel compelled to point out that this room had white unfinished walls and green carpeting. Everything is new--paint, bead boards, chair rail, trim around doors and window, base boards, etc. The only things we pulled from other rooms are the chest of drawers and the wooden shelves with canvas bins and pegs for clothes.

And I also feel compelled to point out that my parents are freaking awesome and came Sunday evening through Wednesday morning to work on the room, watch the kids and work on our SUV.

Please, please, oh, please leave me comments on this!

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's beautiful.

I wish I was talented enough to do that to my daughter's room.

Devon said...

It looks great. I don't think I could even dream something that looks this cute! So jealous.

creamedcorn said...

WOWIE!! It's wonderful!! The chair rail really makes the room. They will enjoy it for a long time. ~~CC

Cathy said...

Gretchen, you really did SUCH a great job, I'm so thrilled for all of you at how it turned out! And YAY for your parents coming to help! Congrats on a really awesome room that you get credit for!!! They're lucky girls!

And those imaginary beds are SO in right now...

Christa said...

I LOVE it! You did such an amazing job!!

Kathi said...

I'm in awe. What a beautiful room for the girls. I wish I had your decorating talent and vision.

Rebecca said...

That is a beautiful room for your two sweet girls! May Dixie not feel compelled to add her own decorations!

Kelcy said...

Gretchen, you're amazing. It is absolutely beautiful. D&M must be so excited. Charlie's room is next, right ;)

Jamie said...

Gretchen, it looks like something out of a story book! It's very very beautiful. Any girl would be proud to have that room.

Emily said...

It turned out great! Now that you are done, may I borrow your nail gun & table saw?

Kate said...

Its absolutely gorgeous! Makes me so jealous that I'm not at all talented that way!!!

Kami said...

It looks great! Job well done!

P.S. I love the light fixture :)

Anonymous said...

Wow, so gorgeous Gretchen!!! Love the invisible beds too, wherever did you get them??!!

Julia Gulia

hahawillis said...

Looks great! good job! I am amazed!

Anonymous said...

That room is beautiful!!! I'm sure your girls love it.

Anonymous said...

((just lurker from BH))

WOW i love their room!!

...and i think its neat me and your daughter have the same name(except mine is spelled Melody Ann :) )

Cari said...

It's beautiful!

Jeannie said...

Gorgeous! How patient you are to have painted the chair rail!

Anonymous said...

I CAN NOT buh-leeave you hand painted all that chair rail. Seriously, Mother of the Year! Woo-Hoo!

Caren BBC

Lisa said...

Gretchen, First time poster--been lurking for a loonnng time! I LOVE their room---it is such hard work to do stuff like that with the little ones around--Thank goodness for the help from the fam! Will you come and do my dd's room now?
Lisa

Anonymous said...

Wow... really I am just awe-struck. You did an amazing job, I can't even believe how beautiful it is. The chair rail is out of this world and I LOVE the stripes on the bead board. The colors are just perfect and I just may have to 'steal' some of you ideas since I could never in a million years have created such a beautiful room.

Amy / BBC

Cake said...

WOW!!! That is a BEAUTIFUL room!!! Great Job!

Cindy in Gig Harbor said...

I LOVE PINK AND GREEN.
GREAT JOB!

Anonymous said...

The room looks amazing!

I bet the girls love it!

Tater said...

Gretchen, it looks so beautiful!!

I wish I could see it in person, but you probably wouldn't get me out of there. :-)

Anonymous said...

beautiful!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Great! My room is next. Aunt Effie

Anonymous said...

You did a beautiful job and i loooooooooooove the tea set.

Love,

Aunt Carol Anne