I was worried. And I didn't want to have to post pictures if the room looked like garbage and a complete design (I'm not a designer) fail. I'm really good at thinking of things, or collecting ideas on pinterest--but actually making them come to life? Eh. It just depends.
But the last few days I've really gotten the urge (aka: nesting struck) to finish this room already. I am pleased with the way it came out, and Emeline adores it. That's really what matters, right?
We have one twinkly hanging light to install above her bed, but other than that? It's pretty much complete. Also, it must be noted that this room is TINY. Like, tiny, tiny, tiny. It's a 3rd bedroom in a 3 story townhouse, so trust me, it's pretty itty-bitty. But it works.
I'll sum up the little details of this room at the end. For now, look at some photos--since I'm sure you already scrolled there anyway ;)
Emeline's New Room
(Don't expect expensive, y'all. I am cheap.)
Paint- The same sherwinn williams austere grey I had in there when this was my craft room and prior to that an office. I did NOT want to repaint. I just did patch-work on holes and a little touching up. Lucky for me, I really did want her room to be grey.
Bed-Ikea. It can go one size smaller than shown, and also go one size bigger making it almost the same size as a twin.
Bedding-KMart, for real. Yellow pillow on Bed, HomeGoods.
Upholstered kid-sized Recliner (yep, it reclines!)- HomeGoods.
Book Shelves- Ikea shelf-ledges I've had forever. I have them all over my house. In her downstairs reading nook, too.
Dresser- I'm gonna be honest, I didn't like this dresser much at all. I found it on a free/trade FB site and it was an awful light wood. When they dropped it off, I was disappointed because she told me it was hardwood, and it was not. So she said I could keep it and she'd rip up my check. So if you're following me, IT WAS FREE. It sat in my garage for months and I had given up all hope on it, and kept searching for a dresser on Craigslist I could refinish. But one day last week I got the itch to just TRY and see if I could make it work. The size of it was perfect. So I took a can(ssss) of spraypaint to it--and then modge-podged the top with red & pink striped wrapping paper (yep.), and that's the finished product. It is NOT perfect. But it was free. And actually? Once it was put in the room, the little imperfections don't stand out at all. It works.
Curtains-Room Darkening Ivory shades. Nothing fancy. They need to be hemmed or I need to add fabric but I'm not really in a huge rush to do this.
Frames & Details- I've been picking up random frames and items from antique shops, beach boutiques, home goods, re-using stuff from her 1st birthday party, etc--for MONTHS.
Fuzzy Rug- Walmart
Embroidery Hoop Wall- All hoops are from JoAnns. You can get them in wooden and also in plastic colors--so I mixed them up. The fabric is also from JoAnn's, using the fabric quarters for .99 cents a piece.
In case you're wondering, we'll start the transition to big-girl-bed after we return from Disney in a few weeks!
Soooooo....what do we think?