DIY Toddler Room Makeover
There is nothing like creating a space for your child where they feel special! The only word to describe this room is magical!
I can’t wait to share some details about this room with you! When I started to design Bre’s room, I was limited because we rent this home. I knew what I wanted to do but had no idea that it would come together just as planned!
The bed was given to us for free. Check out garage sales because if you are willing to put a little work into it, you can make exactly what you need! This sweet little sleigh toddler bed was used as a child’s coloring book! Ha! Which is why it was free! I just scrapped it clean, and spray painted it with Montana Cans Gold Acrylic Spray Paint in Shock White. I love this paint because you can spray very close to your project and get wonderful coverage. I didn’t even need to sand or prime. Afterwards I added a coat of gloss sealer to protect it from a toddler’s bumps and thumps. I then backed it against a vintage headboard.
Custom pillows are easy to make! Just use two fat quarters, Heidi Swapp’s Foam Stamps, and paint your message. Then sew the two pieces together and stuff with fluff!
I also couldn’t hang this vintage chandelier from the ceiling, so I decided to use an outdoor plant hook. I primed and painted it the same color as the bed before anchoring it to the wall.
My favorite part of the wall is the Bunny Head Decor I created with Heidi Swapp’s Large Chipboard Pallet Sign available at Michael’s Stores. My daughter is obsessed with bunnies and I thought she would just love this on her wall. I found a Styrofoam shaped bunny and knew I could easy cut it to make this! (*See the directions below to make your own.)
It definitely needed a book plaque and I found this one at Michael’s by Tim Holtz. I thought it was fitting!
Also at Michaels were these unfinished wooden geometric shapes. I knew right when I saw them that they matched the planter I created for her gallery wall on the other side of the room. I decided to use the Gold Distress Paint Kit to transform these into little succulent planters.
A great tip is to go to Lowe’s to purchase the succulents in a medium sized garden pot. It looks like it is only one plant, but succulents divide very easily. Since they are trendy right now, it is cheaper to buy a medium pot than one little tiny succulent in a small pot. Then you can make several potted planters just like this one for the rest of the house.
Bunny Head Plaque Directions
–Download the template here. Trace template on the Heidi Swapp Large Chipboard Pallet Sign. Use a box or craft knife to cut along the lines.
-Use spray primer to prime the surface. You can use the distress kits, but for a clean non-distressed look, prime first.
-Paint with the white paint from the White Distress Paint Kit with a foam brush.
-To distress lightly, use the included ink pad.
-Use a knife to cut your Styrofoam shape. I am sure a stuffed animal or other animal shape would work as well.
-Glue the head and bookplate to the board with E6000.
Lastly, I hung everything I could with Command Hooks or Strips. This will make turning on the lights easy as well as protect the wall from holes!
For more inspiration, visit the the Gallery Wall post in this room.
And the DIY TeePee post here.