Once upon a time there was a little girl…she grew up way to fast. Julianna is 10 going on 16. And as of recently, she is stealing my shoes and is almost my height. Sigh. 🙁 For two years she has been asking for her own room. Problem is, we have no more rooms. Haha…but that doesn’t stop us! I got to thinking…we have a partially finished basement, that we currently use as a playroom. You can see that post here: The Power of Paint
I was not sure we could make it work, but Juju had been over her friends house the previous week, and her friend has her room in the basement. The idea had been planted, and she was more than willing to give it a try! We asked the boss for permission, because lets be honest…he is going to be doing the majority of the heavy work lol! Lucas said yes, so we wasted no time. 🙂
Here is what it looked like before:
Please excuse the lighting. We only have one window so the natural light is lacking. To the right is a curtain. We removed all the toys to the other side of the basement, and replaced the curtain with drywall.
We already had this futon down there from my cousins. All it needed was some fun pillows and a cozy blanket. Julianna has been in a teal phase for a while now, so she decided on that color for her room. We threw in black, white and gold as accents.
We hung a peg board above the futon, we had it leftover (from our office project here). Grabbed a few gold tins from target dollar spot to corral her ever growing pen and pencil collection. Seriously, what does a girl need with so many pens?! Anyway…the rest of the peg board stuff we already had, minus the bunting $3 from Target dollar spot. Target, you kill me, I have to start going past the dollar spot with blinders on…ugh! 🙂
A good decorating tip is to always shop your house first! All these accessories needed was a fresh coat of spray paint.
These two golds are pretty great! One is by Rustoluem and the other Krylon.
This bakers rack was holding boots in the basement. We decided to put it to better use, spray paint it gold and add some baskets for storage.
Top and middle storage bins are from Target and bottom ones are from Walmart.
The one challenge in this space was no closet. So we decided to go industrial and make her a clothes rack with shelves for shoes and a spot to hang her bags. We did this with metal pipes from Home Depot. Also, we added a small striped rug to cover the rest of the cement floor.
We brought down her dresser, (which we used to use as her changing table…what seems like 5 minutes ago, lol). It has grown nicely with her, I love using furniture that can be used for different stages of life. All we needed to find was a mirror for the top. I found this ginormous frame at a flea market and spray painted it gold. Added some washi tape over the brown velvet. And stuck this adorable hand made sign from Julianna’s youth group leader as a decoration on top!
Lastly, her bedding. Yes, she did con me into new bedding, but it was on a good sale at target. And she told me she would do chores to earn it, so be sure I will not be forgetting those words any time soon. Ha!!!! Lets talk about this bed for a second. Never underestimate the amazingness of yard sales. They really are my favorite thing to do on a Saturday. This iron bed was a score at $15!!! Sometimes I still can’t believe it. 🙂
Love pillow courtesy of Walmart! They have really been upping their game in the decor department this past year. I’m impressed!
“Grown with love” she has! Love this spunky girl. Now if we can just get her sister to be ok with sleeping in her own room by herself.
Sissy love! Girls look up from Minecraft. They told me they are designing their own houses, so I guess I don’t mind too much. 🙂