Kensli’s Room Makeover Peep Show!

We moved into our house in March of 2012 and almost nothing has been done to it but some paint. And the paint is kind of a half ass job. Anywhere you look… there maybe painters tape still on the wall, or an accidental swish of paint on the ceiling that we never fixed. But never mind that. We’ll eventually get into fixing all our little disasters we trailed all over the house.

But Kensli’s room was never decorated, painted, put together nice, nothing. She was just thrown in there with not much thought. I didn’t even unpack all her boxes. And by all her boxes, I mean, literally,  most of them. How sad huh? I unpacked her clothes, her fitted sheets to her bed, and shoes. Her toys went down to the toy room. Most of them anyway. Her toys she most loves stays up in her room.

But that was it. White and boring walls. Random crap I had to pull out of an unpacked box stayed on the floor once I didn’t need it anymore. Her clothes didn’t even make it to her hamper…. And to no fault to my 3 year old. It was all out of laziness on my end.

For crying out loud, she’s still in a crib! Yes. You read that correctly. A crib. But she never learned to climb out. She just talks to her self while patiently  waiting for mom or dad to come get her out of jail. We put a pull up on her, and she’s good to go for the night!

I have been letting her sleep on the couch during nap times to get a feel for how she’ll do in in the near future with a big kid bed. And for the most part, not too bad. I just like the toddler jail. For selfish reasons only. I like love not waking up at 6 am to a wide eyed little girl looking me straight in the eyes next to me when I roll over. The crib forces her to go back to sleep until a more appropriate time. She can’t get out and run when she’s not ready to go to bed… which has been quite frequently. And she can’t get up and play with toys at midnight. It’s glorious. And to be honest… I’m still not sure if I’m ready for this step.

But for her third birthday… we decided to make the grown up decision that she will have a new and improved room! It might have been a tad late… but she does have an actual room she can be excited about. So of course, it wasn’t done for her third birthday, but it was certainly started. And quite frankly… I’m pretty impressed with it so far! Still have a ways to go, but it’s started and she is excited every time she steps in the room!

Let me show you the progress thus far! Just a small little peep! I’ll show more detailed before and afters later when the room is closer to being completed! I have a grand plan for her room that I will show you when it’s all completed.  :)




Isn’t it glorious? I wanted gray and pink, but the pink I wanted was just too much for an entire wall. So this works. But that’s all for now! I don’t want to spoil the surprise! :)


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