Redoing Abby’s Loft Bedroom

September 10th, 2010 in About Me

Remember when I redid Baby Girl’s Room? I did the shadow boxes, the big Bird’s Nest Wreath to hang over her bed, the Bob Marley Vinyl and I redid the Toy Chest.  I still just adore her room and hope she loves it for quite a few more years.

We bought this home a year ago and I am slowly getting to each room. Abby is up in the “loft” and it is quite a big bedroom…without a closet. Someday I would like to build a closet in there but not anytime soon. Her room just does not work for her or her mother or her friends that come over.  It just doesn’t work so this is the project we have been slowly working on!

Let me show you…

The TV stand is just ghetto.  It has corners where some puppy chewed on them 8 years ago.  There’s that table no one ever uses.  The bookcases are so wobbly and when the girls try to get one book from the top they all tumble down. My girls have never even LOOKED at that basketball thing Santa got them for Christmas. Then her dresser is overstuffed.  She isn’t able to get anything out of it and her knick knacks are just spilling off the top.

The art easles sometimes get used if I remind the girls.  I need to go through those toy bins so the other half of them can be for her clothes. Someday that line up of bins will be a closet.  Right now I think it looks OK though.

Can you see how if anyone comes over to play with her, this room gets trashed in 1.3 seconds? And can you see how it takes 90 minutes to clean up and reorganize that 1.3 seconds of playing?

I am excited to work on her room.  I want it to be an older girl style that will hopefully last a while.  Also, I want it to be a cool “hang out” place for my girls and their friends. Let me show you what finally made my vision for the room *click* and what I am basing everything around.  It is from the PB Teen catalog:

And this pendant lamp from Company Kids:

I finally got all the furniture I don’t want out of the room.  I went through all the toys, clothes and books. Man, that takes forever!

Any tips for me? What do you think?

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7 Responses to “Redoing Abby’s Loft Bedroom”

  • Sharon
    September 10th, 2010 at 2:50 am

    I love the light – bling bling!!
    Think about what you hope to happen in the room – purpose, activities, etc. Sneek a peek and watch what the kids are doing in the room and ask other moms too. Great idea to take out what they don’t use. A larger dresser would work or two dressers. Remember the girl desk we had? – I don’t think anyone ever used it. Homework was done in the kitchen or sitting on a couch. It seems the kitchen/family room is the hub of the house and where mom is kids are usually there!

  • Quinn
    September 10th, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    Oh my goodness! That pendant lamp is to die for!!! Her room is going to be so fabulous and magical when you’re through with it! I can’t wait to see!!!

  • Amy
    September 11th, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    I love the idea of a room that will grow with her. Making a great space that is user friendly is every mothers quest.

    Making sure things are easy to get out/put away is crucial. Toys need to be reachable, organized, and appealing to the eye.

    Here at my house, the girls love how their room looks when it’s clean with the toys put away. It helps me keep it organized that way!

    Have fun with it and good luck!

  • Camille
    September 12th, 2010 at 1:52 am

    LOVE the pendant lamp! Abby will love the new room I’m sure.

  • Robyn
    September 13th, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    Instead of trying to build in a closet have you considered purchasing an armoire? You can hang her clothes in the armoire and most come with drawers or shelves to house additional clothing.

  • Stephanie
    September 15th, 2010 at 3:28 am

    That room is huge! And I actually think it looks quite fun. I especially love the wall letters that spell out her name.

  • Cenzing
    August 8th, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    Great…

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