The Trials of a Busy Mom

Our girly bedroom project

boo mama
I don’t have good pictures of the “Before” for this room, but if you can imagine just plain off white on the walls and a whole mess of toys and clothes on the floor and some ugly curtains on the windows, then you’ve got it about covered. I’ve been thinking about the girls’ room for a long time, and then finally, at the end of the summer, I got the bee in my bonnet to get it done. And I’m so happy I did. I love how it turned out. Let me show you some pictures….

wall art

Here’s a picture of the “artwork wall. I painted four frames on the wall, and then the girls can just put their own artwork or pictures up on that wall. This one’s a picture of Natalie and her best friend that Megan took.

Here’s another one of the “picture frames” with a picture that Jenna drew.

This is the big hibiscus flower and a picture of the curtains. I copied these flowers from some my sister did in a bedroom. For a while there it looked pretty much like a big old blob, but I like how it turned out. I made my own “stencils” by cutting out two big old flower petal shapes, and then I would trace two on the wall, and then reposition them to trace the other petals.

Here’s another picture of the curtains, although the light’s not good because of the window, but you get the general idea.

Here’s their bedding. I picked those up at a garage sale for $10 each. With the big pink flowers they don’t match the best, but at least they match with each other and look kind of cute with the wall color. And there’s another big flower over by the desk.

And last but not least, here’s the parakeet on his own table.

Cost wise, this was a pretty cheap room makeover. The most expensive thing was the curtain rod, which I got at RodWorks and used a 25% off coupon, so it was a little under $30. The curtain fabric cost me about $24, and the bedding was $20. I was given one gallon of paint, and we bought another gallon and then a quart of the pink, so we probably paid $25-$35 in paint and brushes. So, about $100 for a newly designed and decorated room for the girls! Of course that doesn’t count my TIME, but I guess that’s cheap.


  1. Janice

    What a darling room!

  2. Kate

    I just love the painted picture frame idea. That is so cool!

  3. Amy

    Hooray, it’s done! So cute! Let me know when you want me to come “embellish.”

  4. Kristy

    I love to see what other people do to decorate. So festive!

  5. Robin

    Very cute… I LOVE the curtains!!!

  6. Amber

    Wow, what a great job you did! And I LOVE the idea of an artwork wall. I am there!

  7. Melissa

    I love it! Do you make housecalls all the way to Mississippi to give lessons?

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