Thursday, January 15, 2009

It Is Finished!!!

With the exception of a few minor projects left, we finally finished our Game Room/School Room Extreme Makeover Girly Girl Style!!! The girls have been patiently (well, that part is questionable) waiting to see the room for several weeks now so we had our big "reveal" tonight. They were sooo excited to see it! (As you can tell from the picture below, they were begging to see it!) I've known for a while now that I wanted the main colors to be pink, black & white; however, within the last few days, I decided I needed a 4th color and added turquoise blue to the mix.


Here's the "before" pic...



And here's the pics after the makeover!

My desk...



This is a close-up of the stencil I painted on my desk. I love this damask pattern!



Of course, I couldn't leave this black lamp plain so I added some pink paint and hot-glued ribbon to the top!




These bar stools used to be painted purple and had green cushions. I painted them black, reupholstered them with turquoise fabric and added black pom-pom trim.



Abby's desk that Steve made...



I made this bulletin board from a ceiling tile. I painted it then hot-glued ribbon to the edges. I also hot-glued "jewels" to thumb tacks so they can display pictures of their friends or of their artwork.



Abby and her desk...



Mackenzie's desk...



Mackenzie's bulletin board...



Mackenzie and her desk...



Yes, we purchased a PINK couch and ottoman for the room. It is a girly girl room, you know?! Maybe now those icky boys will stay away ;-)



Pillows for the couch...


Our new reading area...


I couldn't find a black and white rug so I bought this plain black one (Wal-Mart $20) and hot-glued ribbon to the edges...



Steve made a long window seat with storage! Love it!!! I may have to add pillows or some decorative painting to it later ;-)



I decided against curtains and I couldn't find any valances I liked so I made these from ribbon and tool.



Kind of reminds me of a ballet tutu ;-)



You can never have enough storage!



I painted pink dots on the girl's trashcans...



And the Husband of the Year Award goes to....my hubby for doing all of the bulk painting, building things and most of all for putting up with me and my crazy ideas!!! I'll try not to change this room for AT LEAST A YEAR - I promise ;-)

And here's video of us revealing the room to the girls. (I REALLY need to get a new camera!!! It turned out so blurry!)



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29 comments:

ASHLEY said...

looks beautiful...and i love the turquoise/aqua...great idea!!!!

Mamma Cakes said...

That is the coolest and cutest homeschool room I have ever seen! You all did an awesome job!

Sarah said...

I love the room! When are you going to come over and do mine? I need all the help I can get.

Leslie said...

You are seriously amazing! It looks awesome. Great job!!!

mommyof3andlovin'it said...

you can never ever move from that house... can come to school in your school room? I have a stack of books I'd love to sit there and read.

Debbie said...

It looks great! I love the ribbon and toole for valances!

kenziekylanmom said...

It turned out so beautiful! What a wonderful room to study in...much more fun then a "regular" classroom! The damask on your desk is GORGEOUS...please teach me!

E's Mom said...

So awesome!! You did such a great job! Wow!!

Angela said...

You both did a wonderful job! You are both so amazing and creative. Seriously, I wish I had even half your creativity...

Robin said...

Christy, you are so talented! I can just imagine how how excited the girls are. They are so lucky to have such a good mom!!

MelissaC said...

The room looks awesome, Christy! Great job!

Kate said...

Incredible room! Every detail is perfect! I love the pink couch, your desk and the valance. Enjoy and congratulations!

Samantha said...

Very girly!

Mrs. G Mom said...

Wow!! Your school room is awesome. I love your girls reaction. They are sweet and it looks like they have a great appreciation for your hard work. Now, I have to think of something just as cool but boy colors. wink!

~Robin~ said...

How awesome! I love the stenciling. You are a Mama O' Talent for sure ;)

Yunia said...

I love the pink and black combo, such a pretty school room, wow ^_^

Jenn said...

WOW you weren't kidding! That is EXTREME homeschool room makeover edition! GREAT JOB....LOVE your style. The colors, everything.......the girls must be overjoyed. =))

Carrie said...

That is awesome!!!!

Shawon said...

Pink sofa and pink polka dot trash can-very girly:) Love it! Great job! That reading space is very nice too! Have a great school year!

Heidi said...

What an absolutely adorable - and VERY girly - school room! You did a wonderful job. Very creative.

Sheri said...

Totally fun and girly and I love what you did! Hope your year is a great one-after all learning in such a sweet place should be fun!

JACQUELIN said...

WOW, what a great space you have, thanks for letting me take a peek inside. I love the organization and the pretty colors. Going to have to try the cieling tile bulletin board, neat idea. Have a great year!

Pastorette's Progress said...

The room is precious!!!!Happy homeschooling. Love the video!!!

Jessica said...

Those were two super happy girls there! Looks like a very fun school room. Doesn't home schooling rock!!

Kysha said...

I love love love your decor! Hope you have a great year!

Sharon said...

We are starting our first year of homeschooling so I am looking for ideas. Thanks so much for sharing!

Michelle said...

Very cute (& girly)! I love it! Thanks for sharing!

Discovering Montessori said...

I can see there was a lot of love put into this room. I really enjoyed the tour, I especially like hearing how grateful your girls were for all of yours and your husbands hard work. Thank you for sharing. Happy Schooling!!

Christy said...

That has to be the cutest room I've seen. It looks like a great place for the girls. So many wonderful ideas too.