I'd had this idea in my head for over a year for the girls' room - inspired by this and this. We did paint over the blue in our first month here, but then it sat like that with no pictures on the wall or anything until last week.
I had wanted a more poppy-reddish-orangeish but couldn't find the right one. I actually just went with this gypsy pink because I paid the most for the sample. It's fun ... and bright! They love it and had soo much fun peeling the tape off.
I also wanted to let them each do a square of paint using "tape tricks" - a little art activity we learned at the MFA last Feb. They were so excited about this! It was hard to not intervene and give advice, but worth it to have their very own creation :) I put up the fairy alphabet cards earlier and they do look a little too messy... I love them though and am not sure where to use. The rug is also a little too busy, but they do like it a lot, playing little games jumping on the colors. I prefer a cleaner more sparse look but they do really love their room now.
One of their weekly chores is to clean out under the bed, which I wanted them to do before I took a picture. It's hard to give them a task without them turning it into an opportunity for creative play, ie. bigger mess:
Sigh ... our room. I would love it to be a peaceful sanctuary, but for a little longer it's going to be a pretty cluttered. I want to keep our guest room for guests at least for a while, and so baby will be in here with us to start.
One dresser was left by previous owners, the other was a freebie on the street. I'll put the changing pad and diaper stuff on mine on the right. Someday, grownup furniture. and pictures on the walls. This was the color when we moved in - I don't love it, but can live with it.
This is the guest room a couple months ago - some stuff has been cleared out, and more stuff taken its place. I need to move that stuff to where it belongs before my mom comes next week! No pictures in here either. We got the iron trundle bed on craigslist too - love having space for people to visit. HINT.
Upstairs bathroom - we also have a half bath in the kitchen. We are so used to having more than one bathroom in the West, but found it pretty rare when we were looking at places here.