The sisters’ bunk bed room is finally complete!
Hey friends! I’m so excited to finally share the bedroom for my girls aka the sisters’ bunk bed room! If you saw my first post over at Mattress Firm’s blog, The Daily Doze, you saw the room I made over for our future foster children. Today, I’m sharing Jules and Emmy’s shared bedroom makeover. I shared a fostering update about rearranging rooms due to strict rules and guidelines that we were unaware of. In the end, it worked out. We bought the girls a bunk bed and they are in love with their new bedroom. To help with the transition for both our family and our new foster children, Mattress Firm generously sent two mattresses for the girls’ new bunk bed.
This post is sponsored by Mattress Firm but all thoughts, opinions and styling are my own.
Did you know foster children experience an average of three home placements while in the foster care system? Can you imagine how traumatic that must be? Just imagine social workers coming into your home and taking you somewhere completely new and being told that you have to stay with that family for an indefinite amount of time. Alarmingly, there are more than 415,000 children and youth in foster care on any given day in the United States. Becoming a foster family means so much to us knowing that we can help make a positive impact in a child’s life. We know that it will be a big transition especially for our kids but my prayer is that they will learn what it means to have compassion towards those in need.
If you’re in the process of going into fostering, you don’t have to give your kids room a makeover, but help them get excited for the big transition by doing something small for them. It will help them understand that they are an important part of this decision and it will help them get on board and feel included.
You know I’m always transparent when I share the BEFORE photo. Why are kids such hoarders? I literally had to come in here with a couple of bags to throw a bunch of junk away and donate the rest. Please do this when your children are not around or else they will think this is the end of the world.
I mean, can you even?! Please tell me I’m not alone.
We bought the bunk bed here. It’s so affordable and the quality is pretty good. The only thing is there were a gazillion pieces and poor Jimmy had to put it together. But as always, he delivered the final product and it was beautiful. The great thing about this bunkbed is that they can always be separated and placed on the floor in the future for a different placement option.
Ready for the AFTER?
Ahhhh, so much better! I managed to move all of Emmy’s clothes into this room and closet. The only thing we purchased for the room was the bunk bed since my sister bought the navy bedding for the girls for Christmas. I went with navy since there was already a lot of feminine colors in the room and I wanted a nice contrast.
White blankets and extra pillows add a nice detail to the beds. The girls love it and that makes me happy.
Every special holiday, I buy my kids another leather bonded classic book. They look forward to receiving one and they make the most beautiful displays.
Again, I used things I already owned in the home and styled the room. Always shop your house first!
I moved the Ikea chair into the corner so that the girls could have a little reading nook. I asked them to leave all of their toys and most of their books in the playroom right across the hall. This way, there’s a proper place for their things. They still struggle a bit with keeping the room clean, but they’re learning.
The beautiful art ties in all the colors of the room. I use this piece to stage homes and instead of storing it in the closet, I hung it up here and it’s perfect.
The nightstand is a piece of furniture my friend, Elisa found next to the church dumpster. She thought of me and gave it to me to repurpose! I still love it and it’s in great condition.
All in all, we’re super happy with this space. It made the girls even more excited about our journey into fostering. I still want to add new lighting, curtains and a rug, but I had to finish this space before Christmas for our final home study. Those details will be added in the future slowly.
Here’s a final BEFORE and AFTER!
Thank you to Mattress Firm for partnering with our family to help prepare our home for fostering. From now until February 18th, all Mattress Firm locations across the country will be collecting new pajamas. These will be donated to carefully chosen local non-profit foster care partners. I highly encourage participating in this drive and their year round drives to support foster children. When these precious children are displaced, something small like new pajamas can make the biggest difference. Studies have shown that people who sleep in their pajamas are more likely to easily fall asleep and stay asleep – feeling well rested in the mornings. As you can imagine, foster children have trouble sleeping in new environments so this simple habit can make such a difference.
Thanks so much for reading, friends and for being excited about this new journey with us! We are currently getting processed by the state!
Let all that you do be done in Love. 1 Corinthians 16:14
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