From Toddler to ‘Tween – Bedroom Makeover

I decided a couple of weeks ago that it’s time to upgrade Miss L’s bedroom as she’s gotten to that age again. As of September she’ll have more school work and will need a desk to work at. She’s also growing up and needing more clothes storage and will be having friends to stay soon for sleepovers.  So time to upgrade the toddler/pre-school room – although I’m not allowed to get rid of the pink yet.

Miss L currently has a double bed in her room left over from the non-sleeping days (I got fed up of sleeping on the floor!)  Getting rid of the double and replacing it with a single bed, means that her room is really going to open up and give a massive amount of floor space. This means I can get a desk in her room (sourced from the local junk shop and waiting to be repainted) which she’ll need for junior school homework.  But I still need to find a home/throw out all the junk from under her bed – I think the tip is probably the best place for most of it! Here’s before:

So what I need to incorporate into her new room

Single Bed

Bedside Table

Desk & Chair

Rocking Chair (apparently it’s being saved for my grandchildren!)

Chest of Drawers

Expedit Shelves from Ikea

Billy Bookcase from Ikea.

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Here’s during

Here’s a quick tour of the room to be from Miss L (taken with my lovely Kodak vi8)

I’ve managed to get pretty much everything in, but I’m going to have to lose a piece of furniture or two and I think it needs to be the chest & dolls house, so she can keep her rocking chair and add the desk.  The dolls house can live on the top of the Ikea unit , and the chest I had in my bedroom when I was a kid so it can live in a shed until we have enough space in a new house.  And here is the finished product

There is now loads more room in there for playing (she had 2 friends & her in there yesterday and there was loads of space), and she loves her new princess bed. I’m really pleased with how it’s turned out. So now to finish the kitchen and lounge!

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  1. Looks great, I’ve just finished my 6 year old’s too, still waiting for some finishing touches but that may take a while so I think I’ll take the photos while it is stil tidy – blog post on it coming up this week!!

  2. GORGEOUS! But:
    1 – why haven’t we been successful in converting her to like, purple?
    2- wherever will Auntie P sleep the next time she comes over for a visit? 🙂 😉

  3. I love it!! I feel very inspired to re-do the boys room. It’s a shocking mess. I gave up tidying it, and they have wrecked pretty much all the furniture. 🙁 But maybe a new change will inspire them too, to keep it tidy more than 10 minutes!! 😀
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