Assess the situation...blegh!
A lot of improvements later (including wiring electricity to the room so we could put a light in the ceiling)..
and the finishing decor and furniture touches!
One of the first things we did after the basics were finished was hang a curtain rod, some venetian blinds and this valance (from this shop on Etsy)
I put this bookshelf/bench together all.by.myself. #nearlybrokemytoe We picked up this cute little rocking chair at a garage sale last summer.
The dresser is a Craigslist find (huge score actually) and the laundry basket I settled on is from Walmart. We don't have an Ikea here, but I ordered these Ikea spice rack shelves off of Amazon and painted them white...perfect book shelves!
I ordered a matching blanket and pillowcase from this shop on Etsy.
I took a frame I already had and put in a FREE You Are My Sunshine printable I found here
I bought this circle mobile from this shop on Etsy and carefully painted the blonde wood black (can you tell I like things to match?!)
I gave my little brother the task of creating a canvas for the room and this is what he came up with. That's sheet music on there :)
Aaaand I'm not sure what's up with the color of the walls here...they're grey though #dontyouworryyourprettylilhead
Much better, right?
So, did you see that ottoman next to the bed? We figured we needed somewhere to sit when we read bedtime stories. I found an old ottoman at a garage sale last summer and it sat in the garage all year. Once the school year was over, I was able to tackle this bad boy! Unfortunately, I forgot to take before photos...but, just imagine an ugly ottoman and you'll do fine.
Step 1: Mr.Craftypants took the wood bottom off and sanded it a bit. I painted it black to match the room.
Step 2: decide on a fabric...we went with the black
Step 3: staple new fabric onto top of ottoman plywood
Screw the new top back on and voila!
We still have 1 more piece of furniture to paint, but I'll save that for another Monday Made It post...probably next summer haha!
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