The great room swap is now complete. (Here is a link to Part One if you're interested.) Working with Nina on her new room was a change for me. With Addison, I simply bought what I wanted, and decorated her room however I chose. With Elise, I would show her things to get her approval, and she would say, "Yeah, sure. That's fine." With Nina, I was merely the general contractor, painter, and financier. She was the designer, decorator, and decision maker. She carefully selected every item in this room herself from the lamps and chairs to the finials on the curtain rod.
Here are a few before photos. This is when the room was Addison's mermaid room before we moved that theme into the bunk bed room.
I miss those cute pigtails...
I'm still not entirely convinced that switching rooms was worth the effort. I loved that room. Despite any misgivings I may have, what's done is done, and both girls are happy with their new digs. Without any further ado, here is the reveal of Nina's new room!
Uh, well... first you have to get past the door. I just ignored the sign. Moms are "alod" to do that, right?
This was definitely a room reno on a budget. The sheets, comforter, sheers, and curtain rod are by Walmart. Yes, you read that right... Walmart. I hate going in that store, so we shopped online. The wall vinyl was from Etsy store Supreme Decals and the cute print on the wall is from Etsy seller Full Moon Frog. You can't see it well, but it is has ice cream sundaes and cupcakes ice skating. Nina loves it.
Nina was dying for a desk in her new room. Knowing Nina (who went to school with blue streaks in her hair this morning), this will function as a hair and make-up vanity rather than a desk. The desk was a Craigslist find, and the chair, lamp, write-on boards, and trash can came from Target.
This funky chair in the corner is by far Nina's favorite piece in the room. It unfolds to become a lounge chair or bed and has already hosted a couple friends for sleep-overs. The chair and throw pillows are from Walmart as well.
I have no idea what J.C. was actually saying when this picture was taken, but I'm going to imagine that he was admonishing her to keep her new room clean and that she obeys. A mom can dream, right?
Her new room suits her well, and it was fun working with Nina to pull it all together. She is such a decisive kid. I think she had fun being in charge and making her mark on her new room.