It's here!!!!! Finally, the reveal of the littlest Beach House Brat's room makeover. There's nothing like a three and a half year old, still sleeping in a cot to get one motivated. Yes I know I'm a terrible mother.....I was a fabulous one until I had kids, if that counts!!!!
Now to say the budget was tight here is an understatement. It was basically zero. My darling mum bought the Hemnes bed from Ikea. And of course it's love. You know my feelings on that little Nordic necropolis...... I would live there if they'd let me!!!!
Mum's generosity was no doubt because she felt sorry for the Beach House Brat still looking through the bars of the cot longingly. The new bed has come in handy for holiday sleep overs too. Number one son has seconded it when his friends stay. I offered to hit granny up for another one for his bedroom, but he said he didn't want one. Why would you when you can use your sister's I guess. He kind of wants a New York loft look for his bedroom makeover and a Nordic daybed just won't fit the bill for him.
Now everything in this room is repurposed except for the bed as explained and this quilt, the bunting and the matching cushion on the bed. I found those in a cute little country store, when we recently passed through Bendigo in Victoria's goldfields, on our way back from Melbourne. Together the lot was $120 and I couldn't resist. I had some Christmas money to spend, so it's not like it came out of the tight family budget we are currently on. I spent my Christmas present on my daughter, but as you really know, this makeover probably makes me even happier than her, so why not?.
But if she's not as happy about this room as I am, well it's a pretty close second.
The cubes, I styled and showed you some time ago, and you liked them alot, but until now that was the only side of the room I could reveal. Of course I forgot to take before shots. I do that alot......hopeless. But it has been done in stages so it just never occurred to me. Dah!!!!!
The art works in the gallery, are all pictures I've had stored in boxes under and around the house. This is the start of a gallery wall. It's my first one and I kinda like it. I have been looking at sales for the first letter of her name to include here, but as it is the letter 'L' for LOVE I can never find it on sale. Must be the most popular letter.
The dresses hanging on the back of the door are a great way to keep clothing that you just can't bring yourself to part with. The hooks, a Christmas gift
I made the love birds art over the bed. It has been very popular on Pinterest and was featured on Tater Tots and Jello, which I am very grateful for.
There's my favourite cushion find. The ruffle cushions from K mart, down to $5 last time I looked. They made it into a few Christmas stockings to great effect.
The plaster cast hibiscus I have had for a million years. Again my lovely mum gave it to me as a house warming pressy when I moved in with Mr Beach House all those years ago.
I had to be creative with the art work, which I love lots of in a room by the way, I used the beach babes sun hats, her little shiny play purses to hang from the ladder. I used old china and pretty jewellery. You don't need lots of $$$$$ to make it rock. Just use what you have, you'll be amazed at how it all comes together.
The shaggy pink rug was a roadside find, now Nappy Sanned for days...it came out as new. The Queen Anne chest of drawers was once my grandmothers. It's times like these I'm so glad mum never throws anything out.
I asked my girl to come and sit on the floor in here with me for a little while this afternoon, when I had finished styling and shooting the room. I just wanted to take it all in with her. She asked me to hold her like a baby. She said 'You know mum...like around my neck and under my knees' When I did, she said 'Now sing me 'the' song'
It goes something like this:
'You are kind and important and really beautiful' and then she broke in and started to sing 'But sometimes a little bit naughty, but now I'm good!' She is so worth it!!!!!!
Have a great week!!!
Today I am partying here