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South Africa
My husband, Brett and I live in beautiful South Africa and have been blessed with the most precious family. We have 2 very beautiful and brave daughters, Tianna and Angelee and a very precious little boy called Zac who touched our hearts forever in his 1 day here on earth. We never would have imagined that we would have to live this side of Heaven without our sweet boy who was born with half a heart, but every day Jesus carries us through and is teaching us more than ever how to live, laugh and love fully. A year and a half later, our faithful Great Restorer graciously blessed us once again with another son ... our beloved Gabriel ... a ray of sunshine in all our lives! This blog has been a place where I have been able to journal my journey through loss, hope and choosing to live a life rich in love.

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14 June 2010

Make-over Mondays ... Finally! A room re-do :)

My sweet little princesses have finally had their room made over! Yippee!! This is the only pic I could find as a "before". The room was emptied out and the ceiling re-sprayed white before I had a chance to take a "before" pic. It's a cute one anyway of my little girls and their precious couzies having a sleep over. As you can see, we had a pine bunk-bed and yellow walls in there. We originally painted the walls yellow to add the illusion of warmth. Our beautiful old house has HIGH ceilings and wooden floors and is soooo cold. Well, after years of really wanting to do a girly room for them, I gave into the "pink" that every girl should at least have once in her life.
Look at my dashing, helpful hubby tending to those high walls :) Sigh!!! Even in old baggy paint clothes (note I am NOT showing you me in mine! hee hee), he makes my heart beat faster :) Ok ... back to my post. I want you to take note of the GLAMOROUS light in there (not!!!!), coz it got a make-over too! Yay!!!
I absolutely LOVE these hand-made letters a friend of mine made for me as a commission. Aren't the colours gorgeous - it gives me options when I want to re-decorate bedding etc. I also love these dear little shelves which my sister-in-love (we don't do "in-laws" in our family!) who is a dear friend to me found at a absolute steal sometime last year. They have patiently been waiting for their big debut in the kids room :) They look so happy underneath those letters! The girls are having so much fun hanging their coats and umbrellas up on them. 

I couldn't fit the whole room into one shot, so here is the view as you walk into the room. My hubby makes the most gorgeous acoustic panels (which are a MUST in any busy kiddies room - especially with our high ceilings and the girls high pitched squeals!!! - the sounds bounces around that room), so he is going to make me a beautiful pictured panel to go on the big space next to the kiddies names. I will post a pic when it finally gets made.
Next up are our beautifully painted bunk beds! We decided to put them ontop of one another to free up more playing space in the room. I love how crisp and colourful it all comes together. Soft, yet playful. Yippee!!!
In the corner their shelves designate a sweet play place. Hours are spent playing shop / shop, reading stories, or playing barbies etc. All the other toys are neatly packed away under their beds
Even the teddies found their own cozy basket to snuggle up in.
To keep the room light, I found a gorgeous voile curtain. They have a block out blind which works wonders - so we are keeping it airy with this little "veil". My little one loves pretending to be a bride underneath it. So cute. 
And last but not least ... a new light! 
Well ... that's one room down! Better give hubby a little break before I get him to help me tackle the next space :) 

Lots of Love, 


Nisha Mundy said...

Absolutely stunning Jan! How much would you quote me for a room-makeover at our house? A bedroom fit for two little princesses! Well done! xxx

Creative Ambitions said...

Janine... everything looks great!! How exciting for your girls! Cute letters. So sweet that you gave in and gave them pink!! :) Your hubby did a great job painting, too. LOVE those high ceilings!!

Kendra @ Creative Ambitions

Carrie Cooper said...

Carrie @ comfortedbyGod.blogspot.com

Hi, Janine!
Great room make-over. I always love redesigning a room, even though lots of work is involved. Im sure your girls appreciate their pretty beds!