For the last 2 1/2 years my son and daughter have shared a room, but my son has become rather prone to dropping a bucketful of Octonaut toys on his sleeping sister and with her big move into school I thought this was the time to get her a decent night sleep.
Giving them each their own room meant loosing our guest bedroom, so when I found this Ikea daybed I was really pleased, not only has it got storage underneath, but it also converts into a double bed when we have guests to stay.
|Jobs to do - paint the toy box and buy a bookcase|
We'd already painted the room a dusky pink a couple of years ago, so all we had to do was replace the furniture (the old stuff was left by the previous owners, so I was more than happy to sell it on) and add a few finishing touches.
The curtains are Annamoa fabric from Ikea and the first time I'd made lined curtains. It took me several hours online trying to figure out how to do this, but I'm pleased I spent the time getting my head around it. I used this same fabric to line her new laundry basket.
The bedding is from Primark. I was surprised how hard it was to find blue bedding; my daughter is not a pink girl (she seems not to have noticed that her walls are pink) and every time we went near bedding with even a touch of pink she announced "I DO NOT LIKE PINK". For this reason we haven't got a rug yet.
The rocking chair was mine when I was little, one of the jobs I've got to do at some point is to give it a new cushion pad that matches the rest of the room. We also still need to get a bookcase that was out of stock at Ikea and I've got a plan to make some nice storage out of old nappy boxes (when I've done that it will make a nice Pinterest Challenge post). Speaking of Pinterest Challenge look out for my September challenge on Monday when I'll explain how I made the stars on the wall.
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