As promised, I'm sharing some pictures of our little girl's room. The room is ever changing, as she grows, and her needs change. People were really surprised, that after three sons, I would choose to paint our first daughter's room blue. My husband jokes that I was "hedging my bets." Admittedly, we really weren't convinced that we would get a girl. After I gave birth, my husband asked, "did anyone check and see if it's really a girl?" I told them not to check, "just let me have my moment!" I think eventually, I may paint it a soft pink, but it is certainly very girly already.
The wood floors in this room were in really bad shape. I didn't even notice them when we bought the house, because I was too busy checking closet size and counting windows. They had furniture strategically placed to hide the worst of it. We recently stained and varnished them a darker walnut color, and it does a nice job of making the damage look antique, rather than just beat to hell. :) The dresser was a thrift store purchase ($25!) which was sanded and painted white. The curtains are made from Heather Bailey's Pop Garden line in aqua and have coordinating pastel chevron panels on the bottom. We keep her fabric covered vintage suitcase under the crib to hold extra crib sheets.
The dress on the wall is 1950s and is from my daughter's collection. I change out the dresses on the wall periodically.
I sewed the clouds out of felt and embroidery floss, then stuffed them with cotton balls. The framed embroidery is a metro map of Paris. My daughter's ultrasound is in a frame my husband bought for me that says, "Out of our dreams, and into our arms."
I originally bought this lidded container to make a terrarium, but instead I started filling it with vintage barrettes, pins, and jewelry (and a bunny!) that I've collected from estate sales.
I made a vintage style silhouette of my daughter using black vinyl adhesive and stuck it on a scrap piece of chevron fabric in an embroidery hoop. The french alphabet print, french couple under the umbrella print, Keep it Peachy print, and Cat's Pajamas postcard are all from Etsy. The framed paper dolls are a free printable from the Black Apple. The butterfly specimen was scored at a thrift store for .50!! The large pink art is scrapbook paper glued on canvas with woodland paper dolls that I also ordered from Etsy. I used black glitter scrapbook letters to spell out a message in French, that when translated means, "sweet dreams, little friends...goodnight."
A red toy rotary phone and handmade felt food make this play kitchen her favorite spot in the house!
This 1960s Desk was thrifted and painted white. We use it as a changing table for now, but it will transition nicely into a homework space. Elowyn loves staring at the Paris paper cut map, handmade fabric bunting, and hot air balloon stickers above her. The bunting says, "oh my darlin," an ode to one of her middle names, Clementine.
This strange little alcove is where one of the dormer windows is located. I thrifted a mosquito net canopy to put into the space. She can close the opening to make it like a fort, but it's transparent so I can still be nosy. :) I used Mod Podge to cover a plain white shelf with the same fabric as the curtains.
I used a wire photo holder for a mobile and attached fabric birds, scrap book paper kites, and tissue paper clouds.