Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Before & After Pics of Ginger's Room

I'm not going to say I'm "done" with Ginger's room. It is still a work in progress. But, it's come a long way, baby!

Here are some Before/After pics of the room's transformation.

Before:

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When we began, there was really nowhere to go but up. It was more of a cave than a bedroom. ;-)

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After:

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I changed out the curtains first thing, but kept the original curtain rods. The crib was Paprika's (purchased used on Craigslist in 2006). The wall vinyl decals are from Etsy ($25). The lamp is Target ($13) and the dresser is Ikea ($60).

The bedding on the full-size bed was Paprika's. It's a floor-sample quilt from Pottery Barn Kids that I bought for $20 a few years ago. The crib bedding was bought at the Right Start going out of business sale last fall for $30. When Ginger sleeps in the crib, I am very careful to make sure the crib canopy is tied back so she can't get to it...

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Overall, I am really pleased with it how it turned out. I stayed in my budget, and think it's a room she'll enjoy for a long time. :-) You can't really see the rug from these pictures, but it's a giraffe print I bought at Overstock. It's actually one of my favorite parts of the room and adds a little bit of sophistication and whimsy to the space (if I do say so, myself). Haha.

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I fell in love with this light fixture (Ikea, $19) and the crib canopy (Ikea, $9) the moment I saw them. I wanted her room to be like a sunny day, as having Ginger our lives is like a big ray of sunshine and blue sky.

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I think it's a cozy little nest for her now, and she seems to like it, which is what's important, right?! :-)

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10 comments:

Jamie said...

I love a makeover!! You did a fantastic job! This room seems so inviting and bright...just perfect for a little girl. I love the canopy and the bright sunshine...

Keep up the progress...and if you have any other make-over pics or ideas, please share.

FourJedis said...

You did such a nice job on her room. It's beautiful.

Lauren said...

Wow, what a difference! I love the room makeover!

alissasworld said...

Oh My her room is gorgeous! You did a great job. You always seem to find the best deals!

Devon said...

you did a great job! so bright and fresh...LOVE it!

Jayme said...

I love that ceiling light and the wall art- GORGEOUS!

mum2abby said...

OMG I love it! You did such a wonderful job and totally stayed within budget. I'm am so incredibly impressed of everything you were able to do in your house for such little money! :) I'm gonna have to pick your brain soon!!!

Susanne said...

This is such a sweet room and your bargains are very impressive. I love looking at how different people decorate kids rooms. People are so creative.

McCryssy said...

Love it!! So bright and cheerful... not to mention feminine :) so sweet!

freshlemons said...

What a great room! It is such a happy space. I *love* the wall decal - Etsy is so awesome! I think I need you to come decorate my master bedroom on a budget!