Moving On Up…(not necessarily to the east side)

Reese has finally graduated to her BIG girl bed, and everything else is s l o w l y coming together.

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  The bed belonged to Tim as a child. We repainted it and now it looks good as new!

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Don’t be afraid to paint old furniture; it’s fairly simple, plus it makes for a great vintage look.  All the furniture pieces that make up Ree’s room we painted ourselves: the bed, dresser, nightstand, hope chest, and mirror. I call it the “Painter’s Blue Light Special Room.”  I just can’t help it; I’m a practical gal who loves anything old with sentimental value. 

Overall, I’m loving how everything is coming together, but I do want to make changes to this area (see below).

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The castle in Ree’s room is from Discovery Kid. She absolutely loves it and she stores all of her babies in there. It serves a great purpose, but I’m on the hunt for something to make that area more of a reading nook. Before the castle, we had a rocking chair in place, which is where I would rock and read to her as a baby. Sniff, Sniff.

Since the bookshelves are still up, I’ve been looking at teepees or canopies to transform that corner of her room into her very own reading nook.

Teepees look like a lot of fun, and as a huge bonus, they fold up and can be easily moved.

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I like how this one is smaller.

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And then there is the canopy. I’m just in love with these from The Land of Nod.

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I’m saddened Pottery Barn Kids discontinued this canopy. This would have been perfect in Evan’s room.

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My husband and I are all about recycling our old furniture we used and abused as children, by transforming them into a beautiful piece our children can use now. Tim and I actually have all of our old beds stored in our garage; full and queen size frames just waiting to be painted!

So go rummage through your parent’s attic and claim your old furniture to pass along to your children!

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