Don't just take a peak, come on it!
I'm sure the girls wont mind.
After all it's my favorite room in the house,
full of all my very special treasures.
Including my childhood bed, and dresser.
My sister in law helped me paint the room,
as painting is exactly my favorite pass time.
I finished the room off by adding High Gloss Polka dots
of the same color on the blue/green wall.
Of course I don't expect the room
to stay in photo shoot perfect condition for long.
But I'd rather have the things that are special to me out in the open
than tucked safely in a box...
Remember my Easter Bonnet? Now it's a lamp shade,
and the little bunny box -
a left over from my first little etsy business
You can't see it very well in this picture,
but the art print is from Little Blue Moon
I purchase quite a few prints from artist that inspire me
but I just have to say that the quality of this cake print
is so lovely I thought she might have sent the original by accident.
My little kitchenette is still a work in progress
But as you can see, it's come a long way.
I purchased the crib for $5, the black shelf for $15,
the bathroom hanging cabinet for $8
and the hutch was given to me by a local thrift shop.
I purchased a bowl to make a sink,
but of course the Mr. hasn't quite gotten around
to cutting the hole out for me.
The idea for the high gloss dots came from
I would have never though of using the exact same color.
Then dots and circles else where in the room
just kind of found there way into the room.
Including these Embroidery Hoops
that came to life late one night...
Using lost treasures from my craft "junk" box
and a few cut up vintage baby clothes.
And lots more little goodies to make this heart.
Wow, was my glue gun busy that night!
I just love honey comb decorations!
My sister -n- law gifted me the bed canopy
and I was just tickled with how it turned out.
The day bed was purchased off of craiglist -
as is just about everything else we own.
the fabric on the canvas
is the same I had in my room when I was a little girl.
Last spring my grandma helped me make a few pillows
out of a vintage quilt I had that was starting to fall apart.
Isn't that the lovely thing about a canopy bed -
you can never have too many pillows!
The three larger honey comb balls were purchased at
Well the dots turned our lovely
well except that I accidently flipped the stencil upside down
and they started to move down hill... so frustration!
So being a bit frustrated with dots,
I impulsively decided I needed a mural
after -all I'm always painting them of friends walls.
The only problem with starting a project on a whim
is that you tend to not get the best of results
but I was lucky and it all kind of came together...
minus some composition issues that will surely
only bother me...
I think it makes the room extra special
and a whimsical space for the girls who come into our life.
Our names go back on the emergency call list tomorrow
so we should have new kiddos to share the room with soon.