Emilia’s Room Got a Makeover

I have wanted to update/finish Emilia’s room since she was born basically so I finally said “Let’s do it!”. I showed Nach some ideas and he was game, we headed to Home Depot got the supplies I needed and I got to work. I’d have to say my favorite part about this whole project is that I did it 100% on my own. I made all the measurements, picked out the wood needed, leveled, sanded down, painted, and finished everything.

Emilia’s room before

Emilia’s room used to be a guest room/storage spot. It was no doubt a struggle figuring out what to do with all the stuff we had stored in that closet, but we did it and while I was pregnant with her we tore out the existing closet and built customer shelving and closet structure. I like the kids closets to have the open look so that it feels like it’s part of the room, store toys, and make the room feel bigger.

After we finished her closet and painted her room I was set on getting wallpaper to fill the bigger wall in her room to help break up all the pink. Every wall paper I found had a HUGE price tag and I just wasn’t loving it. So I came up with the idea to do my own board and batten wall (full how-to post here) and would then just wallpaper the top half of the wall. Still this was going to be a pretty chunk of change and I wasn’t really sure I wanted to spend that much on wallpaper.

Board and batten before stenciling top half. I could have left it like this because this looks amazing, but I like to go all out so I stenciled.

After talking over my plans for the wall with a friend she mentioned Royal Stencil Designs wall stencil to me and after searching their site I was SOLD on the idea of stenciling the top half of that wall (full how-to post here). I am so happy with how this wall turned out and am seriously impressed by how well I did with this project! I’m not a very creative or crafty person so the fact that I pulled this off seriously surprises me.

After stenciling

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