My Kids’ Bedroom Makeover and $100 Lowe’s GC Giveaway

by Silvia on April 30, 2012 · 450 comments

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This year my family and I are working really hard to get organized and make our spaces more beautiful and functional.  A few days ago I told you about an invitation I received at just the perfect moment.

Lowe’s Home Improvement Store invited me to be a Creative Ideas Ambassador and it is helping tremendously toward our goal.  Today, I’ll show you my first assignment and you will get the opportunity to participate for a chance to win a very cool giveaway that just could help you start your own projects, too.  Ready?

Lowe’s gave us a gift card to use for supplies to work on one room in our house.  Deciding which room was tough since so many rooms in our house need a makeover. In the end, my husband and I decided to work on our children’s bedroom.  Here was the reasoning:

  • Since buying the house (10 years ago), the room had been sporting a bright green color that wasn’t our favorite.
  • Our kids shared the room and it was crowded, with one bed (full size), a train table, two dressers, toys and a bookcase, they didn’t have space to play.
  • The closet was full of old clothes, mom’s and dad’s boxes (even my wedding dress!), and other things, so the kids didn’t have enough space to store their own things.
  • And last, but not least, we wanted to provide our kids with a bright, organized room, where every toy and piece of clothing had a place to live, and where they could do the followingget dressed, sleep, play, and work on their art projects.

We checked out the Creative Ideas Facebook page, the Creative Ideas website, downloaded the Creative Ideas Magazine App and visited Lowe’s 3 or 4 times to get new paint, select organizing bins, and find various other items. Lowe’s provided what we needed and gave us that last push to get our hands working and our lives organized, and I’m feeling very happy with the results.

So here they are! My before and after pictures,  I would love to know your thoughts:

This is the room before. As you can see, it was bright green, we had a dresser, train table, and bookcase with just enough space to walk around the bed.  Not visible in this photo, a second dresser and an easel.  My kids thought it was the perfect time to choose a new theme, too.

The same space, with a soothing light blue color on the walls now (see photos below for a better sense of the blue) that goes great with the new Mario Kart comforter and the decals (completely removable) my kids chose. We moved the bed to this corner, and there was enough space to add the toy box at the end of the bed!  We used an Olympic Zero VOC paint from Lowe’s with a color called Ocean Breeze on top of a thick layer of primer (we really needed to hide that bright green!).

This is how one of the closets looked before.  You cannot see it, but as I mentioned my wedding dress was in there, plus a lot of boxes on the floor and clothes my kids didn’t use, even a hanging diaper bag!

And after.  Big change, right?  The kids’ clothes were moved to the closet just to the left of this one.  We took the closet doors down and now the kids can easily access their very organized toys, which in turn opened up the floor space in the room.  We love these blue and red crates and the silver and black stacking parts bins we found at Lowe’s, they look great with the Mario Kart theme.  The 4 shelf black organizer was a steal and a breeze to assemble:

A closer look at the crates we found at Lowe’s, so easy to access and carry around.

This is the other closet before, full of winter clothes that didn’t fit my son and a very bad use of space under the shirts.

The closet after. We found this very practical hanging shelf and containers with Mario and Luigi’s Colors.  My four year old can access his green bins and my 8 year old is tall enough to reach his blue bins.

Believe it or not, now we can fit both kids’ clothes in this closet and the two bulky dressers are out of the room! Also, this photo represents the new color of the wall a little better.

Then my kids said, “Where is Princess Peach’s color?”  (Princess Peach, a character from Mario Kart).  So we found the perfect containers at Lowe’s which fit nicely under the bed and store all their building blocks and train tracks! We love them!

In this pic you can see where the bed and the second dresser were before, and now there is ample room for a great corner art space and even some open floor, My favorite part of the room!

 

I want to invite you to sign up for the Lowe’s Creative Ideas Magazine, it’s free! Also, check out Lowe’s at Pinterest, a great resource for ideas and pics to get started on your own projects at home.

Now, tell me about you, do you have a room that needs a makeover? A project you would like to get started? Are you feeling overwhelmed because organization is not your forte?  Well, how about a cool giveaway to get started?

Win it!

Congrats Rosana!!

Lowe’s has generously offered one (1) $100 Lowe’s Gift Card for one lucky Mama Latina Tips Reader!  How cool is that? And participating for the chance to win is easy.  You just need to leave me a comment telling me at little about the project you would like to start in your house if you were the winner, that’s it! That is your required entry.

Would you like more opportunities to win? I have a few of those, too! These entries are optional:

Enter for the chance to win 1 $100 Lowe’s gift card @mamalatina http://bit.ly/Jxw6f0

(one tweet per day, just please leave me a comment for each with the link of the tweet) 1 entry per tweet.

Please leave me a comment for your required entry and for each option (1,2, 3, 4 and/or 5), so I know how many entries you have, thanks.

This giveaway will end on Wednesday, May 14th, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. PST. No purchase necessary. Open to US residents only. Winner will be randomly chosen and notified via email. Winner must respond to notification email within 3 days or a new winner will be chosen. Void where prohibited. Entries/Comments that do not follow the submission guidelines will be invalid. Have fun and good luck!

 

 Disclosure: I received a Lowe’s gift card to complete my assignment.  As always my comments, opinions, and organizing habits are my own.

 

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May 14, 2012 at 11:03 am Theresa D 1

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May 14, 2012 at 11:04 am Kelly D 3

I like the Lowe’s Creative Ideas facebook page(Kelly D Saver)

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May 14, 2012 at 11:05 am Theresa D 5
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May 14, 2012 at 11:13 am Amy DeLong 7

would love to redo my sons room,they would love it
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May 14, 2012 at 11:25 am Amy DeLong 8

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May 14, 2012 at 11:40 am Wendy T 9
May 14, 2012 at 12:23 pm rachel b. 10

i would love to add some storage & a built in closet in the guest bedroom

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May 14, 2012 at 12:29 pm Eileen Burke 11

I would love to start repainting my kids’ rooms!

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May 14, 2012 at 12:43 pm jules mcnubbin 12
May 14, 2012 at 3:38 pm JoAnn F. 13

I would like to reorganize storage in my attic
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I want to add drawers under my stairs

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May 14, 2012 at 4:16 pm Janice Cooper 19
May 14, 2012 at 4:37 pm dddiva 20

We are sprucing up the kitchen, hallway & hall bath- I have some supplies but need to organize the pantry so the space is functional, so I’d put it towards better shelving.

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May 14, 2012 at 6:01 pm Kathleen Conner 27

I’d like to repaint my porch.

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May 14, 2012 at 7:22 pm paige jagan 28

The project i would start is a raised vegetable garden in my backyard

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May 14, 2012 at 7:41 pm Breanne 29

I’d like to furnish my lanai

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May 14, 2012 at 7:50 pm Joanne Schultz 35
May 14, 2012 at 7:57 pm Beverly M 36

Your child’s room looks so neat and well organized. I would love to win so I could buy supplies to restain my deck. Thanks for the contest!

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May 14, 2012 at 7:59 pm brian e. 37

Thanks for the giveaway…we are going to re-tile a bathroom, replace fixtures, etc.
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May 14, 2012 at 8:33 pm Michelle Tucker 40

We’ve got a LOT of closets in this house. In fact, not including bedroom closets we have 6. Not sure WHY, but hey, they are useful. They are also stuffed to the brim with STUFF. We’d like to have a garage sale and get rid of some of it, then make the rest of it accessible to us, by reorganizing.
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