Keith's goal in finding a new house was for the kitchen and bathrooms to be updated. He succeeded in finding such a house but the house we did buy had a few rooms that begged to be painted. The jack and jill bedrooms were literally hot pink and orange...so bright we are pretty sure it glowed in the dark.
We wanted to keep the girls in the same room but change things up a little. It worked out perfectly to put the beds end to end. Ideally we were going to get four tall bookshelves from Ikea...only they had decided to discontinue the bookcases we needed. So we came home with three bookcases, just a little too short. We are thankful for Daddy who can build and a Naggy who thinks outside of the box. We were able to use a small bookcase that my Grandfather made me when I was little. We painted it to match the IKEA shelves and Daddy built a platform to raise the bookcases up and after some trim, ta-da!
We lined the back of the bookcases with shelfpaper for the pink that the girls just had to have that went well with the bright pink rug. We painted the room "Elsa" Blue and kept our awesome quilts that Naggy had made a couple of years ago.
I also was able to bring out my favorite books from my childhood. We've already read three of the Boxcar Children books. :)
Many of the books are still above the girls level of understanding but I got all of them out so they won't be forgotten. :)
The girls room ended up being one of my favorite and it was the first room we officially finished. It was nice to have one room with no boxes piled up and chaos everywhere!