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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Building a Little Girl's Room


Today I want to share with you my friend Christine's daughters room. 

Anneliese is 3 and she has a new baby sister Lillian. Anneliese needed a big girl room and Christine asked if I would help. I love this girl. She has been my best friend since high school. She's funny and loyal and has two of the cutest little girls ever!

So of course I said yes! :)

The room was already painted and they had all the main players. Bedding, furniture, and lighting. So my job was to pull it all together. We started by determining the placement of our furniture. Once we had this figured out we put a plan in place. We decided to paint the wide green stripe on the wall to fill some of the space and bring more color into the room.


The bedding and rugs were from Target. 


I found several fabrics that coordinated with the bedding and put these in embroidery hoops for "art" above the dresser. {The dresser is from IKEA}



The colored poms are hung above the reading area and help to define this space. 
Christine added a bulletin board with pictures of family members far and near to keep them familiar to Anneliese. They love to sit here and read books. The little book shelf is a spice rack from IKEA and was just spray painted.



Other personal touches around the room make this room a special place just for her.


These little shoes were her dad's when he was little! I just love them! And this toy below is another "vintage" item from his youth.




This little table works well as a bedside stand but can be pulled out and seating added to do projects or color. Underneath a basket holds dress up clothes.

Christine took the leftover fabric from our hoop art and made this banner that hangs over her bed.





When designing your own kids spaces, think about including the following:

~Comfortable bedding

~A place to sit and read

~Storage for books, toys, and clothes

~Items that reflect your child's personality

~Good lighting


Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, November 10, 2012

Mini Bathroom Redo



     Well, I've been talking about it for some time now. I finally got the bathroom done! It really wasn't that bad before but it just needed freshening up! It started out light blue, and our shower curtain {though I liked it} had seen its fair share of .....well, lets just say I have three boys! ;)

     Because this is a small space I really wanted to add some drama without getting dramatic with color. I went with a neutral gray and did a lot of tone on tone. Halfway through my husband thought it seemed a little cold so I added texture through some of the decor elements. I'm in love with the end result!


   







If you caught a glimpse of it, you know the drama is in the ceiling. This is the only smooth ceiling in my house! I will give you more details on how I did this later.





I know I'm jumping the gun a little with the Christmas decor, but it just blends so well with the overall design! I have no idea what I'll do in there come January, but I've got lots of time to decide. 

To make the space homey, I added the texture. Things like the square rattan charger on the shelf, rattan on the soap dish and soap dispenser, and in some of the decor. Any time a space feels cold, think about what textures or fabrics you can bring in to warm a space  up!



If you are interested, the ombre shower curtain, rattan charger, glitter star and towels are from Target. 
The soap dish and dispenser are from Meijer.
The rattan reindeer is from TJ Maxx.
Everything else I had around the house.

To make the initial and & art, check out the tutorial here.






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Sunday, April 15, 2012

McKinley's Room {Tales of a little girls space}

      Many of you know that I have only one little girl among 3 boys. Let me tell you, she is a treasure! {So are my boys!} There's just something about a little girl! I was never a pink person until she came along, and now I can't get enough of it!

      My mom and I took her this weekend to get her ears pierced. She's six. Half the age I had to be before I could get my ears pierced. My husband and I didn't really have  a time frame in mind for this milestone, I just knew that I wanted her to be old enough that she wanted to have it done. All it took was the next door neighbor getting her ears pierced and hearing from her that it didn't hurt that bad and she was ready. {Never mind the fact that I had told her the same thing! ;) }




 McKinley's room is the only room I haven't shared yet. I think I've waited because its a room that has changed a lot and still isn't where I would like it to be. For a while it had to do double duty when she shared it with her little brother. Her room is pink and green so for Hudson's sake we stressed the green while he was in there.


Now that we've moved him out, here's where we are:




For a while we had the canopy above the head of her bed but she kept getting tangled up in it at night and I was concerned for her safety. With a knot in the bottom the canopy now makes a great home for all of her stuffed animals.


To balance the height of the canopy of the right side I added a chandelier above her bed on the left. She definitely needs a headboard or something above the head of her bed to help with the balance but this works for now.


On her dresser, we needed something to keep all of her hair flowers, bows, headbands, etc. Glass jars do the trick along with a ribbon hung on two nails in front of her mirror. The mirror frame came from an old barn and I had mirror cut for it.







An old end table works well for a bedside stand and vintage children's dishes from my grandma look great in the cubby above her kitchen.


     An old bookcase got a coat of white paint for her books.



Necklaces are hung from on old ladder that was found on a curb.





     The paper butterflies were made from scrapbook paper and a homemade template. I hung them last summer and they still look great and haven't fallen off yet! The 'M' is a cardboard letter from Hobby Lobby covered in scrapbook paper layered with pom poms, a fun project we did together!


She loves having a space of her own and together we have ideas cooking for other things we'd like to do!



     God has blessed us with four precious children and it has been so fun to create their own special spaces! If you are interested check out Camden's room here or Braden & Hudson's space here.

     Thanks for stopping by!







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