I’m so excited to share my girls’ bedroom with you today! While I have the best intentions with my own home, it seems I rarely ever finish a space. When I say “finish”, I mean right down to the accessories. There’s always something to do, right?
My girls’ room needed to “grow up” a little. A nine year old and a four year old share it, so it also couldn’t be too “grown up”. Another criteria : it needed to fit our home….our country home. And it needed to be flexible, so I didn’t have to re-do it in another few years.
My oldest daughter wanted it hot pink.
That request would fall under the “have to re-do in a few years” category, so we worked together and settled on yellow. It’s a bright, happy color, but it’s a lot more flexible!
This is how the room looked when we bought it. Pine trim, peach walls (with a LOT of holes), and stained carpet. Floorboard heaters lined the window. One fan light combo in the middle of the room (i.e. terrible lighting).
We worked hard on it before we moved in. We chose the yellow walls, switched out the pine trim and closet doors, installed a wainscoat, re-textured the drywall, re-did carpeting, and put in can lights (our ceilings are low upstairs). Then I made do with some quilts we bought years ago from Pottery Barn. One was a queen and didn’t fit, but we lived with it. Oh, and the beds are an old bunk bed, also from Pottery Barn but found on discount at a store called DownEast Outfitters, that is separated.
This is what it looked like for about a year. Nice and happy, but a bit of a copy-cat design one might see in a Pottery Barn magazine….if the quilt fit!
Then I finally found some fantastic pendant lights from One Kings Lane, and the “final” design took off. They are replicas of old schoolhouse pendants, so they fit our house nicely. I was able to find a plaid fabric from Fabric Guru (only $7 a yard) that tied in the yellow, white, green, and blue color scheme of the room. I re-painted the pictures in the above photo to match the room.
So here is what it looks like now. A huge thanks to Rebecca from Rebecca White Photography, who came and took the photos for me! Also, those fabulous ruffled, monogrammed pillows were sewn by Brenda Bateman. She owns her own business called Pieceful Imaginations, and has done custom sewing for designer homes in the Wilson/Jackson area. She does amazing work. If you need something done, you can call her @ (307)886-7891.
French Pillow: Petit Coterie
Scalloped, White Quilt and Sham: Overstock.com Montecito 3-piece Set
Duvet Cover: Land’s End Newport Pintuck Cover
My girls are happy, and it feels so wonderful in their room! As they grow, the only thing I’ll have to do is switch out the paintings over their beds. I think some beautiful, antique botanical prints will look lovely.
My oldest drew those funny bees and flowers years ago though, and I’m afraid I might have a hard time ever taking them down.
Have a lovely weekend…..