Wednesday, January 11, 2012

New Year, New Rooms, New Baby

Don't you just love fresh starts? That's my favorite part of welcoming a new year - the feeling that you can start over. And the idea of iimprovement. That's what a new year means to me. Improvement. This year I'm not only hoping to improve myself, but also my home. 2011 was a sadly unproductive year for me in the way of house progress (I guess being pregnant twice will do that), and I'm hoping 2012 will be different.

To start off this new year I've made the goal to re-do three rooms in 2 1/2 months. I'm determined that before I have a new baby, all my kids will have newly designed rooms. Let's hope I can do it!

I'm starting off in my older girls' shared room and using this fabric as inspiration:

{Totem Tart by Anna Maria Horner}

I love the colors - girly, but not sweet, and vibrant. With seven different colors it gives me lots of options for coordinating.

Here's what the room currently looks like:

{previously with this hand-me-down bedding from Ikea}

My girls got new bedding for Christmas. The hot pink was a bit of a stretch for me. I prefer neutral bedding. But the solid color, ruffles, and included sheet set and pillow cases (all for a great price) won me over. Let's hope I don't regret it!

I took the closet doors off a year ago to make the space more accessible. This will be the second place I tackle (I just finished some upholstered headboards). The armoire is moved, the hardware left behind from when I took out the closet rack is gone, holes spackled, and I'm planning to get started painting today.

Here's to 2012!

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