Monday, February 29
Hope's Bedroom Makeover
One of our main goals in the new house has been to transform Hope's bedroom from a messy pre-teen explosion to a manageable, tidy room fit for a young teen girl. She's a collector of itty bitty things, so it was a challenge for her to decide what things stayed in her room and what things would go to the playroom. Plus, she does a lot of school work in her bedroom (little sister problems), so it was very important for her to have a practical desk setup.
Another goal was to get this girl in a comfortable bed! She's had a loft bed for most of her life, and she really wasn't feeling it anymore. We picked a new bed frame together and went online shopping for a mattress. Eventually, I was lucky enough to get hooked up with a mattress company called Loblolly, thanks to my friend Jess. They're a new-on-the-scene mattress company that ships directly to your home. Jess happened to be their lovely model for a day. Small, small world.
Anyway, here's a peek at Hope's room before we REALLY started to tackle it:
As you can see, Hope had a spring-filled, twin mattress on her new full size frame. She's a pretty cautious little gal, so she shoved as many blankets and stuffed animals in the void because she was scared of rolling off the mattress in the middle of the night. :D
Once we finally got her bed all set up, it was time to actually go through all of those boxes. Oof. It's taken us quite a little while, but she's extremely pleased with how her bedroom is looking.
I feel so happy for this book-loving, Harry Potter obsessed, Lego-building, gymnast. She's waited a long time to have a room that reflects her style so perfectly. xo.
**Things in Hope's room: bedframe-- WalMart; mattress-- c/o Loblolly; rug-- RugsUSA; desk-- DIY on ABM; emoji marqui-- DIY on ABM; stuffed animal chain-- Amazon; bedding-- Target; rug in the "before" photo-- Uncommon Goods; lamp-- Target; houses jewelry hanger: Shlomit Ofir