where we live wednesday – girls’ bedroom

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Wow… It’s been awhile since I’ve been able to pull a house post together.  Likely because it’s taken me what seems like forever to get this room to where it is.  

Welcome to the girls’ bedroom as it looked when we moved in.  Although I had originally thought that we’d put them in their own bedrooms when we moved, they opted to share and it’s worked out perfectly.  This room is the perfect little girls’ bedroom in my opinion.

To give you the lay of the land, the door on the far wall leads to a good sized storage area which we haven’t really used that much as of yet.  To the right is a taller small closet, two shorter closets which the girls’s clothes fit perfectly in and then another tall closet.

And this is what it looks like today…

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This is Leighton’s half of the room.  I painted the room turquoise and then stenciled the dots with a mother of pearl paint.  Lots and lots of dots.  LOTS.  Like that is what I’ve been doing for the last two weeks of winter vacation and cold days with all of the menagerie in the room with me.  Good times indeed.

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Gone are the builder grade light fixtures.  I was initially frustrated that there were two fixtures in this space instead of one in the center, but I really like how these new fixtures pull everything together.  They’re bright and airy and I can walk under them – all 6 feet of me – without hitting my head.

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The girls’ room is a mixture of items from their nurseries and room they shared together briefly in Madison plus a few new pieces thrown in.

The bulletin board is a work in progress.  I covered the dark wood trim with washi tape and I’m painting the cork with the same mother of pearl paint, which of course I ran out of mid-project.

The girls each have a basket on their bookshelf that holds their toys and trinkets that might otherwise drive me crazy.  If the baskets get full, they go through everything and toss no longer loved items to make room for new goodies.

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I love this nook.  LOVE.  I need to have a bench cushion made and then it’ll be the perfect reading nook.  The girls love sitting here.

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The print was in Leighton’s nursery and the Raggedy Ann dolls were made by Andy’s mom when the girls’ were born.  The doll cradles were mine when I was younger and store perfectly under the bench when not in use.

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On the other side of the closets is another nook with a curved wall.  I can’t even explain how fun it was to stencil dots on curved walls.  Capital F fun.  This girls’ Barbie house that they received from Santa this year – perfect to keep out of the hands of a certain little brother!

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Camryn’s end of the room.  The room is quite long which allows them to have their own space and yet plenty of room to play as well.  They love to skate on the hardwood floors in their socks.

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A “morning message” where Camryn was the answer to the daily Who Am I? question is taped to the wall with washi tape.  She loves this piece of paper and it is a great placeholder until we figure out what else should go on the wall.  I’m trying to wrap my mind around what pieces to actually put on the wall.

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The girls each have the same bulletin board/bookshelf set-up.  Camryn’s showcases all of her owls from her nursery.  I still need to decorate her bulletin board.

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And back across the entry door is a big blank wall on the side of Leighton’s bed.  After flipping through the latest Land of Nod catalog, I have an idea brewing so we’ll see what happens.

So next on the to-do list: a large area rug, a bench cushion and frames/art for the wall.  Hopefully it won’t take me another six months to make it happen!

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Comments

  1. Love that wall color! I am in awe of all that stenciling! You deserve a reward!

    That nook is too perfect!

    What a wonderful room for your girls!

  2. WOW what a gorgeous room! I actually said that aloud when I saw it! The colour and spots are beautiful and the room looks so big.

  3. LOVE the dots! I was just telling Derek that I was considering tiny dots for the main nursery wall for this summer bebe!

  4. i love their room! very fun, not overly girly, and full of personality! :) *

  5. wow!!!!!!! I love everything about this room, esp the MOP dots – PERFECTION!!!!!!!!! Great job!!!!

  6. that room is PERFECT.
    i love the nooks and multiple closets!
    i had a storage unit that ran between my room and my brother’s room growing up – this reminds me of that room a bit. i had a window seat that i LOVED.
    you’re making me want to move – AGAIN.
    p.s. the dots are amazing!

  7. Oh my goodness! I KNOW those dots took forever! Isn’t it funny how when given a chance to have their own rooms children decide they want to share. We are in the process of building a home and told my oldest he would get his own room when we moved. Bad idea! He came unglued! He was adamant that he share with his little brother…he said he had to make sure he was protected ;)

    So now I am excited about decorating a room for my boys and then a playroom for all of their toys!

  8. I’m so behind on blog reading. But seriously…this room is AWESOME. What a neat design and you did a great job decorating it! :)

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