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Rustic Makeover Series :: Shared Kids Bedroom
Hey guys! I'm so excited to share with you guys Episode 1 of our Rustic Makeover Series on my YouTube Channel! Today, we are making over a shared kids bedroom -- boy & girl! I wanted to make the space both functional & cohesive, while also giving each child their individual spaces. I love how it turned out, and I can't wait to show you!
Click above to watch Episode 1 :: Shared Kids Bedroom!
Before starting I makeover, I always ask:
What are the problems in this space?
What are the functions you want to accomplish in this room?
Once I have these questions answered, I'm able to really focus in on what changes need to be made in the room. Let's get started!
CLEAN UP & MAKE A PLAN!
A quick pick-up & declutter gives you a clean slate & a fresh mind to start your makeover! Before we started, we knew what items we were keeping, and what was being taken out. This helped the cleaning & decluttering process go so much smoother, because we knew exactly what went where!
START SMALL & TAKE YOUR TIME!
Focus on one section at a time. A large area can be so overwhelming if you're trying to take it on all at once! Don't feel rushed to make the space look great. Makeovers usually take me weeks to plan out everything I want. Make sure you find things you LOVE & are INSPIRED by!
Our first step in the shared kids bedroom makeover was painting the walls! We decided to use Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter, because it's neutral enough to work with any decor style! Another big change we made was taking the closet doors off... This can be scary, but if you're able to organize the space well, it can be an extension of the room and open things up a lot... that's exactly what happened in this bedroom!
GIVE PERSONAL SPACES WHILE CREATING A COHESIVE ROOM
Once we got furniture built and all the functionality added, we began to include their own personal touches, I added decor elements on each side of the bedroom to make their space personal to them. This can be a tricky thing to do when you have a shared bedroom - especially when it's for a brother and sister. My tip for this is to find a commonality in the decor, whether it's a color or decor pieces (in this case I used the color navy and arrow decor) This can offer the opportunity to give each child something special for themselves, but also make the room look pulled together, and not like two totally separate rooms.
INCLUDE YOUR KIDS IN THE PROCESS!
Our son Luke, 10, really wanted to help with this makeover! Involving him made him feel like he was an important part of the process, and it created great family time + memories as well.
BE FLEXIBLE & ALLOW HICCUPS!
Sometimes what we envision just doesn't turn out! I hardly ever have a makeover without some type of hiccup! Having an open mind & looking at several options will help you find the best set up for you!
In this makeover I tried spray painting their little boy's crib, but the weather just wasn't allowing us to follow through with that plan! We readjusted and ended up getting a new (budget friendly) crib, which can be used as a toddler bed as he gets older as well.
top row :: b e f o r e
bottom row :: a f t e r
Stay tuned for more episodes of the Rustic Makeover Series!
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Episode 1 :: Kids Shared Bedroom
Episode 2 :: Home Office Makeover (coming soon)
Episode 3 :: Pantry Makeover (coming soon)
Episode 4 :: Master Bedroom Makeover (coming soon)
Love you guys!!
Items used ::
Pipe (recommend getting at hardware store)
Other Items - (Ikea or thrifted)
Wall Decor - (50% off at Hobby Lobby)
More favorites ::
Paint Color -- Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter