The Girls Room

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
Keepsake Cakes. 
You can't see it very well in this picture,
but the art print is from Little Blue Moon
on etsy. 
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. 


Miss Mustard said...

So cute, Chelsea! I want to live here! You are so talented...I'm kind of glad to have wood walls because I hate painting. Wanna come and paint for me if we ever move? ;)

danielle thompson said...

oh it's gorgeous and just magical Chelsea! You are so talented. :D What lucky little girls!

Anonymous said...

i LOVE it. you're amazing!

Diane Mars said...

Everything looks beautiful, you did a fantastic job! I LOVE your mural it will be a bright spot for any little girl that comes to be welcomed in your home. That is such a special thing you and your hubby have decided to do. And child will be lucky to be so welcomed. Hugs, Diane

Martha said...

Chelsea Ann -- This is the most adorable room for little girls, and I love the fact that almost everything has been re-purposed. I am constantly impressed with your boundless creativity and talent.

me Ninot said...

THis is BEAUTIFUL!!! :) I love it so much.. Thanks for inspiring me once again xx

Liefgeval said...

Amazing! I want to live there :)! Little girls paradise, great job Chelsea Ann!

Stink Bone Jones said...

What a blessing & bright spot in the lives of these children, you are! You are truly something special & they will always remember the time spent in your home.

:) Jaime

Retro Plants said...

oh Chelsea dear! i love it. it *screams* little girl and *screams* Chelsea Ann! both of which are some of my favorite things in this world. been thinking of you and your wonderful self. happy Christmas to you and your sweet hubby. just so happy to be back in the online world. love you!