I wish I could say the room my girls share looks like this.
But, I can't because it really looks like this. And as awful as I feel about showing y'all this, I just need to keep it real here. Most of these photos are actually from a couple years ago after I painted the antique wash stand.
We moved in here when they were seven and five, so sharing a room wasn't a big deal.
However, they are now 12 and 14, and an already small room seems to be getting smaller.
It doesn't help that it isn't well organized and has a super small closet so they have a *hard* time keeping it neat. Ok -- they are teen girls and keeping it neat is the farthest thing from their minds:-)
As much as I have hoped and prayed for a way to add a room to the house, it just hasn't become a reality. In any case, I have to do something for them, so I have been brainstorming and pinning ideas for a makeover.
Pinterest board The Girl's Room
I have been looking at alcove and loft beds and my plan is to have Luis build a loft wide enough for a twin bed and long enough to have some sitting space. Since we only have 8' ceilings and an angled wall, it will be a challenge, but I think it can be done.
They want to get rid of the pink and go with something like this:
So, despite the huge
I will never be able to make this happen challenge, I think I can do something that will make them more comfortable and give them some space of their own, which they really need at this age.
I always rise to a challenge, and I think this is the biggest one I have had in this house, which is probably why I have not been able to make it happen thus far.
I'm looking forward to working in a little French style as they do have some nice pieces of furniture to work with already. So....tada, I will be painting a couple of pieces.
I do love this look for them so it *could* be fun if I can get past the logistical issues. First I have to clean out the room. And that is no small task.
Like the little engine that could...I keep telling myself, I think I can. I think I can:-) I want so much to make them a beautiful, feminine space they will remember. And I'm sure I can do it:-)
I'll be joining: