The Tiny Room Makeover – it’s the Grand Reveal! #TinyRoomMakeover

As regular readers know, we’ve been hard at work the last week, creating a total transformation in our 7yr old daughters’ L-shaped tiny shoebox bedroom. You can follow all the Tiny Room Makeover posts here, but this is the end result. And we’re a bit pleased with how it finally turned out…

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Remember – this is where we began. Green walls, still in her cotbed, no storage, 1980’s peach carpet, and barely an inch of room…

We were there, finally!

In went the shelves… down came the shelves onto the husband’s head… up went the shelves again with much bigger fixings, and filled with her books and soft toys.

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The new upcycled corkboard was up on the wall, and covered with homemade polaroids of herself and the family.

Her easel was broken down into the chalk and white boards, painted in the wall’s pink and fixed to the wall.

A wicker heart the husband spotted in the reduced bin at B&Q was also given a lick of the pink wall paint, and fixed to the end of her bed.

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Her upcycled chair was placed by her new desk.

Her new reading lamp (IKEA’s SNÖIG, £15 )  was installed.

An ebay bargain baroque mirror was another upcycle with the wall paint.

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All the small finishing touches were finally added.

A quick vacuum and dust… and we were done.

And it looked… Brilliant.

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Far better than we had ever imagined.

WE loved it – but what would Bear think of it?

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She had been defiantly stubborn in her resistance to a ‘new room’. She didn’t want to lose her old bed, her green walls, or even her skanky 1980’s peach carpet. She had sleepless nights with the worry – and we’d consequently had sleepless nights worrying she’d hate the new room.

So it was with pride and excitement but not a little trepidation we covered her eyes and walked her up the stairs. I swung open the door as the husband presented her new room with a quiet flourish – and we held our breaths.

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It made her grin as the door was opened before her.

She ooh-ed at the details.

She looked askance at the fabulous girlie pink chandelier light (she’ll grow to love it).

She wriggled her toes in joyful delight into the carpet.

She clambered into her seemingly-enormous bed (compared to her cotbed), stretched out and star-fished in glee.

Then she scampered off to drag her brothers in and gave them the guided tour of the whole room, exclaiming loudly and proudly over every little detail.

We watched with tired satisfaction as she explored her very own cupboards.

As she ran her hand lovingly along her own bookshelf above her bed.

As she clapped in delight at the two shelves crammed with her soft toys – out from under the bed for the first time in her (and their) life. girls-room-makeover

Yes.

She liked it.

A lot.

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Huge and enormous thanks to all the people who made the makeover possible:

To Cormar Carpets for the properly splendid purple carpet.
To Carpetright, for a fabulous bed which she adores, and for unmatchable loveliness in the face of adversity.
To Dulux, for their patience and invaluable expert opinions and help.
To Spin Collective for their cheerful emergency help which made such a huge difference.
To web-blinds for their extraordinary patience, and for starting us down this road so many months ago.
(also to my boys – who fetched and carried and made drinks and lunches and didn’t require parenting for days on end. And lastly to my husband, who hates painting but who made the whole thing fun.)

Author: Laura

A 70's child, I’ve been married for a Very Long Time, and appear to have made four children, and collected one large and useless dog along the way. I work, I have four children, I have a dog… ergo, I do not do dusting or ironing. I began LittleStuff back in (gulp) 2004. I like huge mugs of tea. And Coffee. And Cake. And a steaming cone of crispy fresh fluffy chips, smothered in salt and vinegar. #healthyeater When I grow up I am going to be quietly graceful, organised and wear lipstick every day. In the meantime I *may* have a slight butterfly-brain issue.

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  1. What a gorgeous makeover, no wonder your little one was thrilled! You really have maximised the space in the room, a job well done :)

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    • Thank you! Thank goodness she loved it is all I can say…

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  2. It looks wonderful. I’ve been reading your posts on the makeover with great interest because we’re doing a huge house project and I love looking for ideas. Loved the purple carpet! Well done!

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    • Thanks – it’s been a long time coming so I’m glad we did a good job in the end. And the purple carpet is probably THE success of the room – and it’s the only bit that she chose not us!

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