diy {washi tape bed}

FireCracker had a super cute bedroom…one I would have been happy never changing. I decorated it before she was born. Before baby dolls took over her room. Before she developed an opinion about her room. Before I knew she’d prefer to sleep on the floor in her brothers’ room over alone in hers.

It was a beautiful, clean room while it lasted. She is turning four very soon and both girls share a room now, which means it is time for bunkbeds.  I also wanted to fix up their room to fit their personalities more than mine. So, she and I have begun the process of giving the girls a new room.

We got bunkbeds from IKEA and I had planned on painting stripes on them. I even bought the paint. Once I began taping off sections to paint the stripes, I realized it would take way too long and I’d never get it finished. So, I pulled out my washi tape.

She and I just started adding tape in small sections. Her lines were wonky, so when she wasn’t looking I would come behind her and straighten them up. I was going to stick with 5 shades of the same color, but she had other plans. She is more of a rainbow girl than ombre anyway.

After I got all the tape on, I added a small amount of decoupage to the side you don’t see where the tape overlays. This will keep the edges from peeling up. I do understand that the girls could tear the tape off, but really don’t think they will. They both are pretty excited about it. Plus, I like that it will come off easily when we get tired of it. If you wanted a more permanent look, you could decoupage it all.

There is still lots to do in their room. I ordered some vintage wallpaper for one wall – can’t wait to get it hung. I’ll do a full tour when the room is finished. Until then, these two are enjoying themselves and their room.

The boys all have spring birthdays a couple weeks apart. These two are getting ready to turn 2 & 4. Today we kick off a whirlwind in our family – it is Chris’ birthday. Next up is Little One’s, then wrapping up the current SnapShop course, then July 4th, then a palate repair surgery and finally FireCracker’s birthday. All in the next 12 days.

Whew. I’m a little overwhelmed thinking about all that.

I’ll just focus on celebrating one amazing man today. Happy Birthday Chris!

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  • AshleyAnn - Laura – it is my childhood doll….and her name is “Laura”!

  • AshleyAnn - Jess – the barrette is from a big pack I got while we were in China

  • Erin - I love the washi tape on the bed. So cute! And I had a My Child doll too. Completely forgot about that until I saw Firecracker holding yours!

  • Cathy - Hi, I am Cathy from Austria, I started reading your blog after finding you on ig! And beside your gorgeous family I must say when I saw glimpses of your house I was completely overwhelmed as I loved every piece of it, had never seen anything like it and I thought wow if I could do something to my house that’s what it would look like, just never thought of these great ideas …well lately few things started changing, becoming more me. However ,sorry for the long comment, love your pics and peeks into your life!

  • Maureen - The last 3 photos- oh my heart!

  • Cathy - While I read your blog regularly this is the first time I have commented…. my heart melts at the photo of your girls kissing! This room to me symbolizes the happiness that is so obviously your family. I can’t wait to see the finished room but more importantly continue to watch your family and creativity blossom. BTW, the washi tape on the bunk is just so clever!

  • Lanny Lou - Ya know these two make my day ! lOve them …

  • Caroun Mohana - Such a pretty bedroom! Where did you get the tape? :)

  • Lisa - I will pray that these next days flow with as little stress as possible. Sounds like a lot of blessings even if it is a lot at once. God has indeed blessed your family, but a little prayer never hurts.

  • Carrie - I just wanted to say I loved seeing these sweet pictures of your girls. I have two girls, one just turned 2, the other is 3 1/2. They are beginning to play together, as I suspect your 2 and 4 year old are. I am hoping they stay this loving and sweet with each other. I”m not sure what the teenage years will bring, so I will be doing my best to remember these times and treasure them. Have a wonderful next couple of weeks! Busy, but with lots of good things! That’s always better than the alternative!

  • Lindsay Bennefield -

    Saw your daughter’s room on Pinterest today. I’m sure you’ve seen this, but if not ;).

  • Stacy Molter - Thank you for creating and sharing your gorgeous washi tape craft! Your craft was featured on my site this morning as part of my 10 Easy and Awesome Washi Tape Crafts round-up.

    Enjoy your summer!


  • Rachael - It’s been a while since I have looked in on here, but wanted to comment. We have just graduated out of those bunkbeds! I love the fact they’re not too high so easier to make the beds.

    As an aside, all 4 of my children and my husband also share spring birthdays so I feel your pain! I had my eldest son’s 16th party the day after my youngest son’s 9th birthday party. Worth every single moment of stress!!

    Good luck with LO’s surgery x

  • Brittany - You have the cutest style! This definitely inspires me for when I have my own little girls :)

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