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As promised, I am back to blogging after a break to migrate my blog from Blogger to WordPress {more on that here}! I hope you enjoy my new blog design and find it easier to navigate. I am pleased with how it turned out. I would like to extend a HUGE thank you to all of my returning readers! If you are new, thank you for being here. I hope you stay for a while.

As some of you already know, my twin girls turned 3 just a few days after Christmas. Our “;big”; present to them was their big girl room. Now, let me tell you that I was NOT a girly girl. I just wasn't. Perhaps it's because my big brother was only 16 months older than me and I did whatever he did. In any event, it seems I gave birth to two VERY GIRLY girls. They love all things princess.

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Generally, I am not one for “;theme”; rooms. If you had told me a year ago that I would design a princess room for them, I would have laughed in your face. Butaccent pillow case baby burlap, it occurred me that that my girls should love their room, so that meant incorporating some princess things. I set out to do it in a tasteful way and I hope I succeeded. Without further adieu, let me share with you the reveal!

Ahhhh, I LOVE it! Let's review what I did to make this room in my head come to life. First, you should see what this boring box of a room looked like before I began.

Can you say BORING and BEIGE?! Plus, the bedroom has this awkward bump out {which houses our chimney}, creating an even more awkward niche in the left corner.

We started by picking out the bedding. NEVER pick your paint color first. Trust me, I could tell you lots of disaster stories about doing that. The only princess bedding I could find that I liked is the Grace sheeting made by Pottery Barn Kids. EXPENSIVE. The duvet covers alone were $129 each. I don't think so. The funny thing is that I actually preferred the sheets to the duvet covers themselves, so I ordered two sheet sets for $50 each {I got them on sale}, as well as two flat twin sheets from Macy's for $9.00 each and made my own duvet covers {which will be the subject of an upcoming post}. By using one flat sheet from each set on the top and one of the inexpensive Macy's sheets on the bottom, I had the duvet covers I wanted! Plus, I also had a pillowcase and fitted sheet for each daughter. I did not want to use flat sheets under their duvets because in my experience kids get twisted up in them. In short, for $120.00 I had two complete bedding sets. Not too shabby.

I used two additional flat sheets from Macy's to make the girls' no-sew, tailored bed skirts {check out that tutorial here}. I also purchased two plain white, ruffled shams from Bed Bath and Beyond for $15.00 each with a gift card that I had on hand. But you can find a MUCH better deal on them on Amazon: Fresh Ideas Ruffled Poplin Sham 2 Pack King, White{affiliate link*}. I then personalized them with my girls' names and some ric rac trim {check out that tutorial here}. I made the wide-striped pillows with $2.00 kitchen towels from Ikea {you can find the tutorial here}. Finally, we made the DIY upholstered headboards ourselves {the DIY headboard tutorial can be found here}.

After picking the bedding, we decided to paint the room a very, very light shade of green. Picture the color of realkey lime pie {not the scary fake stuff that is mint green}. We also repainted the trim to freshen the white up a bit. With a neutral green base {yes, green can be neutral}, we set the space up for pops of color :)

I had some old DREAM wall letters that were gold {and outdated}, but I am glad I held on to them. I reinvented them with paint and used them as the 3D portion of the Cinderella wall quote—;“;A dream is a wish your heart makes.”; If you have seen the movie recently, that song is probably now going to be stuck in your head all day. Sorry! I made the remaining wall decals myself. A detailed tutorial on how to create your own washi tape wall decals can be found by clicking HERE. I LOVE how it turned out. I also love how the shelves that Joe built to fill that awkward niche turned out {the DIY floating shelves tutorial can be found here}. It's funny how much I hated that niche before and how much I love it now.

We re-used their existing chests of drawers and bookshelves that sit atop them, but I did add some hand-painted details to them for their new room. The full tutorial for how I created these custom looking pieces with basic Ikea furniture, paint and some imagination, click HERE.

Every princess room needs a chandelier, right?! So, we hung a lovely chandelier that was previously used in their nursery. We also placed a sweet lamp with a smocked lamp shade on the little table in between their beds {which was made by my maternal grandfather decades ago–;I simply painted it blue}. We also hung some Ikea picture ledges to add some interest to the wall opposite the wall quote. I am still in the process of accessorizing those ledges.

Finally, I made some princess silhouette art for my little princesses. These were SO easy and inexpensive. Details coming soon, so be sure to check back.

So…;.what do you think?! Do you love it as much as me and my little princesses do?

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