When Sophie was about to start kindergarten, we gave her room a pink, purple and teal makeover. Not only was it a big deal for her to be starting school, but she was also going to be a big sister for the first time. That’s some pretty big stuff for a 5 year-old so we wanted to celebrate these changes for her by giving her a big girl room. Here’s what it looked like when we first changed it:
Sophie loved her room. But now she’s 8 and getting ready to finish 2nd grade. Her tastes have changed and the decor we picked for 5 year-old Sophie didn’t really fit for 8 year-old Sophie. At the same time, we weren’t willing to invest in a complete overhaul. So the furniture and paint stayed the same, but the decor needed updating. (Take that back–we switched out the lofted bed a few months ago for her old twin frame, but that was something we already had).
For the life of me, I couldn’t figure out what to do with her room. I was stuck and having a really hard time seeing past what was already there. The other problem–everything to her is special. So trying to decide what would be stored in the garage (she has access to it, it’s just not in her face) and what would be kept in her room was tough. Fortunately, my super talented friend Brooke (check out her blog, Re-Fabbed) only lives 2 doors down. I turned it over to her and washed my hands of it.
The result: amazing! Brooke NAILED IT. Sophie is happy, I’m happy and her room looks incredible. Take a look:
Didn’t Brooke do a great job? To see her other room makeovers, be sure to visit her blog, Re-Fabbed!