Girl’s Room: FAQs + Projects
March 26, 2013
Thanks so much everyone for the kind comments on my younger daughter’s room, it was fun to pull together a space with a lot of pattern in color palette she chose. You asked, so I’m here to answer… here are a few more details on the projects that went into her young and feminine bedroom.
Many of you wanted to know about the color on the chandelier – I used a spray paint in the color ‘Catalina Mist’ by Krylon to change it from dark bronze to a minty aqua blue. The round light bulbs can be found at Home Depot. I used the same spray paint to cover the three frames that hang above the bed (frames found at Michaels.)
The fabrics on the window panels and bench were a simple design I created last year for her room and printed over at Spoonflower. I’m not sure yet if these patterns will be available this summer. Thanks to Camille for sharing that the Moroccan print lavender rug is also available at Overstock.
The little flower pillow was a simple sew DIY project made with some scrap fabric, lavender ruffle trim (purchased from Gollidrops on Etsy) and a purple craft flower.
The technique is simple, start in the middle edge of one side of 13 x 13” fabric and wrap the ruffle around and around in a circle working inward with a sewing machine until you get to the center. Piece the front flower piece together with the back pieces with an envelope closure (see this pillow tutorial for details). The craft flower was attached with hot glue.
For toy storage we use a combination of bins including the series of white canvas ones that hide under the bed. I’m probably going to order a few more because they’re great for all the little stuff.
The paper leaf tree mural is behind her door to the left of the desk – you can find the details here and also the free printable too.
I found the wrapping paper for the back of closet by accident when I was at Papyrus, and just liked the idea of introducing another fun pattern on the rear wall. It’s applied with double sided tape and a few staples in the corners, nothing fancy. Her hanging dresses hide behind the curtains.
A bunch of you cautioned me that bunk beds are both hard to make and keep made and I have to agree, especially the top one. For now, the upper quilt stays tucked in all around and she uses it for a reading nook with her favorite blanket. (That gray one was from “Santa” but really Ballard Designs…) She falls asleep up there some nights too, it’s really cute.
Someone asked how she keeps it so clean, but truth is she doesn’t keep it perfectly organized, she’s a pretty normal kid that way. Most days her bed is unmade and there are toys and clothes on the floor because she lives and plays in here all the time.
Thanks again for your kind comments, I think it’s a perfect room for her and I know she’ll always treasure it as a special space when she grows up. All the additional room sources can be found here.