I want to take a breather from the intensity of becoming a foster/adoptive parent and write about something fun, decorating the kids’ rooms! We originally wanted to be licensed for up to two children, ages 3-7. Babies had never really been my thing, but that eventually changed (blog post for a later day). So, we changed our two extra bedrooms into rooms for the kiddos. We had absolutely no idea who these rooms were for, but we took a chance on decorating them anyway. Frankly, I wanted to nest. I spent many hours on Pinterest gathering as many ideas as possible.
For the little girl’s room, we imagined what my young niece would like. I found a twin bed off of a used furniture app for only $20! We sanded it down, threw on some chalk paint, and bought a new mattress set. Then, our neighbors had a garage sale and they were selling a nightstand and a dresser with a mirror. We snatched that up and painted it the same color.
I added a canopy, put butterflies all of the walls, and added little odds and ends to make the room feel complete. I loved it! I hope she will love it! We jumped the gun with this and we might have to change it to suit her needs and likes, which we are totally willing to do.
For the boy’s room, I was at a total loss. I tried to remember my brother’s room from when we were kids, and I remembered he had a bunk bed and one of those map rugs that he used to roll his hot wheels on. We bought some gray bunkbeds and some blue flannel bedding, added a bookshelf full of books from my mother-in-law, and laid down a soft rug from Target.
This room, however, is a little different for us. We originally expected to be licensed for a 3-7 year old, but that has changed. In fact, this room has changed since I’ve originally decorated it. Currently, we have a crib in there. I can not say too much about that yet, but just wait! I am holding on to a big secret!
Well, anyways, we originally wanted a little man cave, but we have since changed the theme to rustic woodlands. Shaun loves the outdoors, so I left him to decorate this room (with the help of my creative touch, of course). I am holding off on the reveal, but just imagine fish, moose, deer, and all that boy stuff everywhere.
Both of these rooms may very well change, and we are okay with that. It had been a lot of fun preparing for our little angels, though.