You know how it takes a while for a room to feel 100% “done” ? That’s how I’ve felt about Ellie’s room for the past couple of months. While there are still a few small things that I need to do, I am just excited that we both like it! So before she is ready to re-do her room with peace symbols and Justin Bieber posters, here is my little girl’s, big-girl room.
I wanted this room to be a room that she could grow with over the years by changing out just a couple of small things. The John Robshaw fabric on the headboard and bed skirt was my starting point, however, it was also my budget buster early on in the process. So once I designed the headboard and bedding, I had to get thrifty with the other pieces in the room. I found the buffalo check fabric at Calico Corners on sale and bought 12 yards of it for the drapery panels and duvet cover. I’m thrilled with how it came out! Once I had the foundation, I started layering the room with patterns and colors. The kantha quilt is from West Elm and the accent pillow is from Ballard Designs, neither of which I could find on their websites, but there are a lot of shops on Etsy that carry them. I like how they add to the “preppy-boho-chic” feel of the room.
One of my favorite pieces in the room is the plantation desk that I purchased from The Antique Market. It was a light green color and I painted it in BM Hale Navy and used a gold leaf pen to accentuate the sweet curves of the desk. The chair is also from the Antique Market. Ellie loves this desk and I like that it holds a lot of stuff!! I
made attempted to make the chair pad from the leftover Robshaw fabric.
The Barbie prints (sorry for the bad picture) are pages from last year’s Barbie fashion calendar($6) that I framed in $20 Ikea frames. I’m on the fence if I should spray paint them gold. What do you think?
I also picked up this chair from The Antique Market for $35 which needed a lot of love (I’ll have to dig up the “before” picture!) I used a can of gold spray paint that I had on hand and a remnant of this Kelly Wearstler fabric…which is one of my favorite patterns.
I picked up the lamp and shade from World Market.
This painting of Ellie was done by my talented Mother-in-Law. She has painted pictures of all of her grandchildren and was kind enough to give us this one.
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