Thursday, August 5, 2010

Little Girl Room

Yesterday I shared a little end table that I refinished for my little girl's room.  I was surprised by all the comments I received on that.  I guess everyone appreciates some girly details.   

I'm finally done with the room so below is what I started with.  This room has been blue since before we had kids.  I love the blue-grey color and never wanted to change it.  I really didn't do much in here except add the new convertible crib and curtains ... and it shows.  I know its messy here.  That's reality people.  You can see the little critter curled up there when we tried it out as a daybed.  Pillows on the floor and side rail ... semi-useful but she still ended up on the floor several times as she busted right through that rail. 
Time for a new plan.


Here is the room now.  The crib front and back are now the headboard and footboard of the full-sized bed.  We have much sturdier rails the little beast can't bust through.

The bedding and rug are all Simply Shabby Chic bedding that I purchased at Target long before the tot was remotely ready for a bed. 


The pillows are lovely, but our little one wants no part of them.  She just adores the Pillow Pet bee (See pic above.) that was a gift from her great-grandmother.  These are actually pretty cool.  They fold open into a pillow.

I did these same book shelves from Ikea in my other daughters room and they're so awesome I had to do them again.  I repainted the dresser a long time ago - for my oldest, in fact.  The little trunk was purchased from Target back when they used to do their Global Bazaar events.  How I miss those and mourn the loss ...

I also painted this little vanity table last year.  The milk glass lamps were a gift from my parents and they're perfect here.  That chandelier was once black and I painted it.  Its crazy heavy and awkward and I know my husband wishes I would get rid of it but I just can't.  My family has had it for years and I actually like it.  I've removed the frightening wiring and plan to remove the chain to the ceiling.  I'm hoping to use it outdoors one day as a candelabra but for now it will just be decorative here.

The picture is from my favorite Renn Faire vendor.  Of course, every princess needs a crown ...

One last thing ... The sides of the crib didn't go to waste.  I'll be sharing that project soon.

17 comments:

  1. You enjoy Renn Faires too! I used to participate in a guild when I was younger. So much fun! It's rare that I run across people who know what they are and actually like them.

    Your little girls room is darling. The candelabra is gorgeous! Don't let that hubby of yours get his way. lol.

    Blessings,
    Shanna

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  2. What a sweet room! I love those book shelves. The bedding is so girly and looks so comfy. :)

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  3. I have the same curtains in my twin daughters bedroom - love the all in oneness of it all...however we put black out roller shades behind theirs to block out the sunshine at naptime (works great)

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  4. I absolutely love this room! Ah, to be a little girl again!

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  5. What a fabulous room - I bet any girl would love it.

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  6. Melanie, i really admire u. this room is soooo sweet! after seeing yours, i said to myself i must get my daughter's room done one day too.. haha. happy weekends & hoping to see your crib project soon! :)

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  7. Your daughter's room turned out great! LOVE the shabby chic bedding - I bought some for my daughters' room, too - and now I'm considering buying some for myself - the blankets are sooo soft!

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  8. Her room is beautiful. I love it all. The bedding,lamps, dresser...it's all amazing.

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  9. You are one Awesome Momma :) Your Little ones are lucky to have you decorate for them...its sweet and comfy.

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  10. I can't even begin to tell you how much I enjoyed looking at those pictures and the details within each one. The room is very serene.

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  11. so beautiful, you always come up with the most creative way to reuse everything!

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  12. What a SWEET girly room...love the bedding!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  13. Hi, just found your blog and I'm now a follower...I just looked at the the bedding at Target yesterday, so nice to see it on a bed in a picture!
    Rondell

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  14. You've only lived there five years, but you work full time and have two kids and painted your dining room 5 colors. You have done an amazing amount of work! And it looks really good. I see a pergola in your future in the front of your house somewhere. I really loved your wedding dress, so distinctive. Loved the rag rug next to the crib also. When you divide your hostas, or anyother plants, you could give them to your local garden club. They always need plants for community plantings like the traffic triangles. Ann

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