We wanted to keep Em's actual b'day pretty low-key, but still special, because we are having a party later this month for her and Atticus. However, one thing that she had been talking about for a while is that we could paint her room pink... so yesterday became "new princess room day."
We also had "rainbow" cake and sang happy birthday:
She confused "make a wish" with "praying." hehehe
My brother came over and helped me juggle the kids and paint, and we knocked out the girls' room while Sabriel took a really long nap (thank goodness!) in Atticus' room. I finished up today by making her duvet cover and new pillow case (more on that in a minute). She LOVES their new room!
(Aka sad and depressing. No little girls should have to share a room like this.)
Come on in to the after:
The existing comforter we had was really old and not super girly, so instead of buying a new comforter (that, ahem, we couldn't really budget in right now), I bought two flat sheets ($3 a piece at Walmart) and sewed a duvet cover for the comforter. Added some ribbon and trim to the cover and to the pillow case.... y'all, I am NOT a seamstress by any stretch of the imagination. Anyone could do this. I did it all in about an hour today!
The little polka dot pillow covers yet again an old throw pillow we had, and the material is one of Em's old flannel blankets from when she was a baby.
I bought the green canopy for $1 at Pier One Imports when a local store was going out of business. It's been in the closet since Em was a baby.
A thrifted dresser & mirror we got locally for $35 in December.
A canvas I made for the girls a couple of months ago.
I took the french doors off of the closet when we first moved in to make the toys easily accessible. A couple of filmy curtains make it look more whimsical.
The girls have the biggest closet in the house. I'm not sure if that is sad or just fitting.
This chandelier was bought many years ago when I was still single and a nanny! I got it at Kirklands on sale, with a gift card, and have always loved it but never had a good spot to hang it.
I think it must've been waiting for our little girls.
Em enjoying her new bed.
Now that I know I can do it, I'm going to go back and get more flat sheets and make Sabriel matching bedding.
The lambie I got at the trading party a while back, and a little collage I made for the frame. The glittery letters say "wish," and the rub-on is from Jenni Bowlin. The smear of brown ink is an addition from Em. ;)I love that I did all of this (with the help of my bro) myself, with stuff from around our home or super duper cheap. That is my (and, the Hubs'!) kind of makeover!