So, Claire’s room got a little “spruce-up” along with Lucy’s. Claire is it’s third occupant…went from Elle’s room where we tried to copy a wall we loved in India and somehow got this:
Which I wrote about over on the house blog over HERE, and which we loved for a little while when we first moved into our house, but by the time Grace moved in when Elle moved away, she was ready for a change.
We tore down the wallpaper and changed a couple pillows:
…and had the best intentions of spiffing it up, but by the time Claire moved in a couple years later it was still needing a little love (her little bathroom too):
So we got busy.
First we tried the bed in a different position…which you can’t really see in this picture, but here we go for record’s sake:
(It didn’t work by the way.)
Then we got busy with some new ideas…helped along again by my friend Ashley from Skout and my other friend Julie who has the best taste in the world.
We started with a new desk:
For years I have kept desks out of bedrooms because I like to have the kids in the kitchen for homework, but for lots of reasons, we decided desks in bedrooms might be a good idea after all 🙂 It sure has helped during all this online school business, so I’m so grateful!!
Sisters installing a new mirror (because Claire will use that desk to do hair/make-up too):
We finally dusted off this shelf thing that has been gathering dust in the garage ever since we used it at Max & Abby’s wedding (back HERE…we were originally “gifted” this puppy after a friend’s reception a couple years ago because Grace loved it and they were getting rid of it, just kind of roughly put together for reception purposes). But we fixed it right back up again and re-painted and ended up really liking it.
We got an area rug and debated on which carpet to replace the old with to go with the new rug…
…but in the end decided to put wood in there since this will become a guest room eventually when the kids come home and it will last the best:
A little work replacing baseboards after all that:
And here we are…still a work in progress, but it’s coming together!
We painted the wall pink, super pale, but just a little something new.
Trying to figure out how to arrange our little hexagons…still have some work to do on those suckers, need something big in the middle:
We put up these black and white pictures Claire chose of some of her favorite places:
My friend found these cute pillows at Target for me:
And here’s what we have so far!
Oh, and a change in the bathroom too:
Love this painting print from Juniper Prints:
Trying to figure out a lamp and a hanging light over in that corner still, but kind of fun to have it situated at least this much!
Claire and whichever married sibling we have visiting who has kicked her out here and there, are pretty happy with the results so far!