Blue and Coral Kids Bedroom

Well I finally finished Ellie’s “temporary” bedroom at my brother’s house. It’s actually been a lot of fun working on this space since I’ve been doing lots of DIY projects along the way. So get ready for photo overload and the tour of this blue and coral kid’s room…

coral blue girl bedroomThe first thing I found for this bedroom was the bedding at HomeGoods for $40. Total score and I love how it reverses to plain blue and white (if my brother can’t stand the coral after we move out, hah).

coral and blue girl beddingAnd the accent pillow that came with the bedding actually set the tone for the IKEA Rast dresser makeover I showed you guys a couple weeks ago.

ikea rast dresser makeoverOn top of the nightstand I gave Ellie’s little white lamp shade a little makeover. I’m a big fan of adding some minor touches that really make a room come together.

coral and blue girls bedroom

blue and coral girl bedroomAbove the bed I added some paper pinwheels that I picked up from Michael’s for $10 (the pack of 7 was on sale for 50% off that week). I just nailed them to the wall in the center of each pinwheel. Love this because it takes up a huge chunk of the wall and was super affordable. Definitely using this idea again in the future!

blue and pink bedroom

pink and blue bedroomThe room is pretty small (only about 10x11ft) so we couldn’t fit a lot of furniture in here, but I wanted Ellie to have a space for her toys and art supplies.

blue and coral bedroomWe brought this little 6-cube organizer from the old house and just purchased 2 new blue bins (we already had the tan ones from before).

coral and blue bedroomSitting on top are some other little craft projects, including the book rack I showed you guys a couple weeks ago and a newly painted tin vase.

pink and blue DIY bedroomThen hanging above the toy storage is a new wall organizer and shelf that we made. This is mainly for Ellie’s art supplies: crayons, markers, pencils, and a little notebook that she can scribble in.

DIY wall shelf

DIY wall shelfFinally sitting next to the toy area is a newly painted rocking chair for Ellie to sit and read her little heart out. This kid gobbles up books and pretty much carries one with her at all times… even on 5 minutes car drives. Love that.

blue and pink girly bedroom

TOTAL COSTS:
Bedding – $40 HomeGoods
Polka Dot Sheets – $20 HomeGoods
Nightstand – $35 IKEA
Wall Paper Pinwheels – $10 Michaels
Rocking Chair – $10 Goodwill
Accent Pillow – $20 Target
Tin Vase – $3 HomeGoods clearance rack
Book Rack – $5 Goodwill
White Milk Jugs – $4 from Hobby Lobby clearance rack
White Frames – $20 HomeGoods
White Flowers – $16 HomeGoods
Blue Fabric Cube Organizer Bins – $14 Amazon
95 inch Blue Curtain Panels – $21 for the pair Amazon
White Lamp – $20 Target
DIY Wall Organizer – under $20 Ace Hardware
Clark+Kensington Paint (Of The Wind Blue) – Ace Hardware

So well under $300 for the entire makeover!
Not to shabby for a room that was 100% empty before.
coral blue girl bedroomI’ll be following up this post with some of the DIY projects for this room in the coming days, including the wall organizer & shelving tutorial. Stay tuned!

coral and blue kids bedroom

Ellie’s Bedroom Update

A little over a year ago I shared Ellie’s bedroom with you guys, complete with a corner stage. Well ever since Ellie saw my flowered no-sew curtains I made for the craft room, she’s been begging me to steal them for her own room. And of course I gave in, plus a few additional changes. So here’s the before…

blue pink girl bedroomAnd here’s the after!
The kid asked for a flower garden and got it.

Ellies flower bedroomBesides the flowered curtain panels and valance, Ellie also got some new flower vinyl stickers on her wall from Lulukuku (and tomorrow I’m having a sweet giveaway for some of these amazing wall decals!).

vinyl flowers kids bedroomEllie’s stage pretty much stayed the same as before, except now it’s home to the keyboard she received at Christmas. We also dug out the old argyle rug from her bedroom at the old house.

corner bedroom stageOn the other side of the room there was a big empty wall between the door and her dresser. I filled that space in with more flower decals. And notice the trashcan? You can see that tutorial here.

flower girls bedroom stickersThe mirror above her dresser was an awesome find from HomeGoods. It pretty much matches her furniture color and fits the length of the dresser perfectly. For the top I reused the Anthropologie-inspired lampshade I made a few years ago.

vinyl wall flower stickers

flower girls bedroomAbove her headboard I added some more vinyl stickers from lulukuku. The girl begged for a flower garden and she definitely got it.

flower bedroom stickersSo overall this bedroom update didn’t cost me much at all. The curtain panels were stolen from my craft room and I made the valance with the leftover material. The vinyl wall decals were provided by lulukuku, the rug was from her old bedroom, and everything else is the same! Amazing how a couple updates can completely transform a space!

Ellies flower bedroomSo stay tuned for tomorrow when I have a fun giveaway from lulukuku
for your chance to win your own vinyl wall decals!

flower bedroom makeover