Thursday, July 2, 2009

Where my Football and Crowns live!!

So, finally we are almost done with the upstairs! I am so excited to show you what I have been working on for the past months!!! I hate that pictures never come out how you want them, so bare with me!

Now that all three rooms are dedicated to a child, I am able to make the whole upstairs landing for the kids. I have always struggled with how to decorate the hallway as since we moved in, there was always the guest room up there as well. Now that Bree is moving in, I have decorated in a kid friendly and kid functional way. I have used the same AWESOME muralist for all three kids' rooms, their bathroom, and now the landing. Let's first walk upstairs and you can see our fun transformation...
Just as you come up the stairs, you see the landing, yes that is zebra stripes painted on the walls! Amanda at Bibs and Cribs painted us that awesome canvas with Footballs and Crowns =)!Jenny Walker, the painter, also painted "All because two people fell in love" on that first wall above the kids' rooms =)......and each room has the name of it's resident just outside the door (as Shane put it "their own personal nameplates" =))This bench will serve as storage to linens and towels. I got this cute "Look What I Did" plaque at Hobby Lobby.
Mom made the girls this fabulous bow holder to hang just outside the bathroom. It says "hair bling" =)...
A glimpse at their bathroom...Now on to Miss Bree's room! Her room has turquoise walls with black chandeliers painted all throughout. The accent colors are hot pink and red, with black and white...the only things not finished is we have not found the perfect chandelier to hang yet and her changing/dressing table area is not complete.I made that bedskirt! It was a big project, but I LOVED how it turned out!!This table was just an ugly, inexpensive, little outside set from Hobby Lobby. After some red and hot pink spray paint, some tulle and ribbon...a fabulous little place for tea parties =)!! Box made by Scarlett Boutique!Now on to Big Sister Claire's room...
From the door - You see her play area - I did not get pictures but there are some murals on the walls in there. Claire's room was already pink, black and white. I had big plans of completely changing it. But as we worked on little B's room, Claire loved it and wanted her room the same. I loved it too and I thought it would be fun to have the contrasting rooms! So I just added turquoise and red and some more fluff and now we have the big girl version!I made these really cute toppers for each of her bed posts - really easy and inexpensive! Mom made her that precious box, her dream box! She should post about it soon!!

Claire got a tulle bed skirt too - Cooper and Oscar love it =(...I recently showed Owen's room back when he got his big boy bed, but he followed me around saying "My room, ONENS room" =)...so here are a few pics. His murals are a treasure map. Each island and water is named after a last name in our family. Hope you enjoyed the tour!! I am so proud of it!! I love the girls' rooms so much, I have considered moving Owen in with Shane downstairs and me moving up here with them =).

Have a great weekend and happy 4th!!!!

27 comments:

Kristy said...

Those are the cutest rooms I have EVER seen. I am so jealous. I want wild and bright rooms, but I think Jeremiah would have a stroke!
Maybe if I start a little bit at a time?? Hee hee!!

Deidra Brown said...

Boy I love it! Where did you get Owen's Bedding From? I need to transform my little boys room.

Maggie said...

I love that you matched all their rooms to each child and love their names and dedication in the hallway. That artist is wonderful!! She did a great job.

The pic of the dogs was so cute around the bed skirt. Meeko would probably try to eat it! haha

Now all you need is Bree!!!! =)

Mrs. Dwiggins said...

your rooms are amazing!!!

Brandi said...

Oh my word!!!! So stinkin' cute!!! Absolutely love it!!

Livin' the Life God Gave Me said...

The rooms and landing are sooooooo cute! I love rooms with murals on the walls. We have been working on the nursery (a boy in October!) and hope to have it completed soon. Great job!

Mojito Maven said...

oh my goodness how i wish my room would have looked like that when i was growing up!!! LOVE it. AND the skirt on Bree's crib is AWESOME!!!

Mojito Maven said...

oh my goodness how i wish my room would have looked like that when i was growing up!!! LOVE it. AND the skirt on Bree's crib is AWESOME!!!

Brown Eyed Girl said...

oh my word!! amazing! i want/need your help when our time comes for baby rooms...absolutely precious!! you are so creative!

LOVE Bree's room....awwww so sweet!

writing4612 said...

That tulle bedskirt is so girly. Good job!

Your landing is unique. How does it look in relation to the downstairs? Is it the first thing you see when you walk in the door? I don't know if I'd be brave enough to do that. :)

writing4612 said...

I forgot to say that I LOVE Owen's room. That is such a great mural for a boy.

Suzette said...

Ok - I am so jealous! I want to hire you!!! :) Love it all!!!

Jillian said...

Love it!!

alyssa said...

THE CUTEST ROOMS EVER!!!!!!!!!

Brandi said...

The rooms look FABULOUS!! I love it!! You guys have done such a great job! What an imagination! I would have never thought of any of those ideas!!

Megan said...

The girl's rooms are incredible! Wow! You really have a great 'eye' for decorating!

Brittney said...

I LOVE Bree's room...it turned out really great and she is going to just love her room! Yeah...you did such a great job on the whole upstairs! GREAT JoB mom!!!!!!

amywelborn said...

I am in love with every single thing you have done!! Beautiful! Did you know I am the chair for Winter Dreams Tour of homes this year...you totally need to put your house in it. I am so serious!! Think about it!!;)

The Preppy Polka Dot said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE everything about the rooms!! So awesome! :)

Casey Lewallen said...

I love your upstairs!

AmyT said...

Oh my goodness........I love it!!!! Looks wonderful!!!!

Brandi said...

How long ago did you get the "Look What I Did" from HL?? I went yesterday and had no luck. Also, where do you buy most of Claire's clothes?

Lisa Baldwin said...

I just found your blog and it is so dang cute! I love how you decorate the baby’s room is so adorable. You have such a cute family and your girls are so pretty!


I had to add myself as a follower...

rachel blackwell said...

Hey Rachel!!! I seriously love all your kids rooms! Hopefully I'll have a girl someday so I can bling out her room! Ha! Just wanted you to know I posted a few pics on my blog from your bree bash! So cute!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

oh my gosh i LOVE them all!!! absolutely adorable and stylin'!! i love them!!!

Jessica said...

Love the added touches since I've seen it last. I want to see everything in person. I absolutely love the jewels on the walls - such a neat touch.

My name is Megan... said...

CUTEST ROOMS EVER!!! Bree's nursery is adorable. GREAT GREAT GREAT JOB!!