Fall in Love Series Announcement


You should know Nick and I are the worst procrastinators ever. Any time there’s the threat of public humiliation in the form of a deadline, things magically get done. Cassie, being the dreamer she is, wanted to pull off a giant fall series where a ton of really awesome blogger (I mean just look at that list up there) complete an entire room makeover in 6 weeks. She asked. I accepted, so now it’s time to fall in love with…

Ramona's Room Before

Ramona’s room.

We currently have 2 rooms finished around here (nursery and dining room), so we seriously need a decorating push. We also have a nearly 5 year old that is questioning our parenting because we’ve yet to decorate her room. Rightfully so Ramona.

The room is 12×12 with the black doors, white walls, and almond windows. That arched doorway leads to her closet and shared bathroom. This is a serious before photo – move in day completely empty, so here’s what we are working with today. *Prepare to be underwhelmed.

Ramona's Room Before

Her green iron bed (that post is hilarious so go read it) is up, and that’s about it folks. That rug is from her nursery. It’s 5×8 and shamefully just floating in the room. Do you think an 8×10 is too big for a 12×12 room? Inquiring minds want to know.

Ramona's Room Before-3 I show this angle only to point out the paper curtain action that’s still happening. We are ordering blinds as we tackle rooms, so looks like Ramona’s room is next up. Yes they will be the same ones we used in the nursery.

Ramona's Room Before I did buy her a nightstand about 2 months ago. (Did I mention the whole thing about procrastination earlier?) It was $10 from Goodwill. I’d love to keep the wood tone and paint stripes, but the shell is laminate. I need to reinspect this more…and probably soon because I have like 6 weeks to pull this off.

Ramona's Room Before I guess I can include her bathroom area in this makeover as well. Maybe if I can find a seat for in here. Either way it’s good information for you to have. Look this is the bathroom.

I’d like to do some organizing in here at the very least. She has a bentwood chair for her vanity because we have a lot of those around here.

So there’s the room and very little direction as to what I’m actually going to do. I’ll talk more about it when I figure out what the heck I’m doing later. We know what kind of feel we are going for in here, but haven’t nailed down the color palette or sourced the vintage items we want (yikes we need some craigslist karma sent our way).

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37 Responses to Fall in Love Series Announcement
  1. Yes!!! Ramona’a room. I am so ready to see this. Love that little side table and I can’t wait to see what else you are planning. I hope craigslist will be working in your favor!! :)

    • Amber says:

      Me too! I know Ramona is just as excited about this as anyone. The real challenge is going to be figuring out when to pull this off because we usually get to work once the kids are in bed!

  2. Sarah says:

    I love the architecture of your home – It’s going to be great. Also the bathroom ain’t too shabby!

    • Amber says:

      Thank you! Her bathroom and closet are better than what we had in the master at our first house, but if there ever was a child that needed a dressing area it’s Ramona.

  3. cassie says:

    judging by beckett’s room, hers will be amazing, too! or else she will be jealous and feel not as loved as beckett. so you have 6 weeks and your daughter’s emotions hanging on the line here.

  4. Yes! This sounds fun. Our main room focus right now is our kids rooms too, so I will eagerly be checking in to see what you do with Ramona’s space. And maybe steal some of your ideas…

  5. This is going to be GOOD! I just know it

  6. What are you doing reading this comment? Get to work!
    Wait. What am I doing writing this comment? I should be working.

    I’m excited to see what you all do for Miss Ramona. You have high expectations beings she’s one of the fanciest kids in blogland. I mean, look at that bathroom!

  7. I’m doing my daughter’s bedroom too! I can’t wait to see what you guys come up with, I know it will be awesome! Love her bathroom!

  8. Gretchen says:

    Yay–kid rooms are so fun! Especially when they get old enough to have opinions. Well, more challenging then, but also more fun? Can’t wait to see it come together!

  9. Sending you some craigslist karma for Ramona’s sake 😉 Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

    • Amber says:

      Thank you! Hopefully I’ll have more of a plan to share this week or next. It’s really all in our heads at this point. Things tend to be more extravagant in there!

  10. MJ says:

    Looking forward to seeing the transformation! How did you tackle the mattress situation for the unusual bedframe size?

    • Amber says:

      I was actually thinking about writing a post on this. You just convinced me to do that! We are using a regular twin mattress. We looked into a custom mattress but decided to try a standard twin first. It worked! It’s a little small on the sides, but since the bed is pushed against the wall it isn’t a big deal!

  11. I can’t wait to see what you do!! I LOVE your room makeovers!!

  12. You Wills are the most talented couple ever, so I have no doubt her room is going to be amazing! I will send all the good Craigslist karma your way that I can (and if you are looking for something specific, let me know and I’ll keep my eye out for it!).

    Genius idea (Shhh! Don’t tell the other bloggers!): because we live near each other we could totally have joint work days 😉

    • Amber says:

      Oh my gosh Brynne!!! You are a genius – a sweet genius!! You have the best Craigslist karma so I’m glad you’re on my side with this one! 😉 Joint work days sound like an incredible amount of fun. Full disclosure I will get on your last nerve with my crazy ADD. It will have you questioning my mental ability and wondering how I can even complete even the simplest of tasks! So distracted!

  13. I already love this series, I’m so excited to see all the makeovers!
    Can’t wait to see more of yours :)

  14. Anu says:

    So excited to see Ramona’s room come together. She has a really lovely space to start with and I’m looking forward to reading about Ramona’s thoughts on her room. :)

  15. As striking as her room is now, I think the makeover is going to be excellent. I am dying over the vanity color (dying with love). My girls’s bedrooms and shared bath are the SADDEST rooms ever. Seriously. They make Ramona’s room look straight out of Domino.

    • Amber says:

      Lies Jennifer. All lies. Did you look at the decor in there? Specifically the lack thereof. I’m sure nothing in your house can rival the saddest that is the current state of Ramona’s room.

  16. Seriously her vanity is gorgeous. The dark with the hardware is beautiful. Plus I really like her bed. Im going to love seeing this room come together:)

  17. Nichole S says:

    Right now I am #teamnickandamber. Don’t disappoint Willscasa!!!

  18. Oooohhh! I can’t wait to see what you do! I love her bed and I’m sure you’re going to do an amazing job on the rest of the room!

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