6.02.2011

Bird-Themed Girl's Bedroom

Hey!  I'm so excited to kick off my summer Home Tour with my daughter's bedroom, arguably one of my most favorite rooms to date.  This is the first room I did in my house, back in late summer of 2009.  Things have evolved a little bit since then, but not much really.  I spent a lot of time thinking about this room while I was pregnant and after my girl was born.  We didn't get into our house until the start of the summer in 2009, and by then my baby was already four months old.  I think the amount of time I had to stew about the design added a lot to the quality of the room in the end.  I still consider this and my other daughter's nursery the most complete rooms design-wise in my home.  Well, let's begin, shall we?
We painted the walls ourselves, using a lot of painter's tape and a bottle of nail polish tied to a string to get the lines straight.  Since we have nine-foot ceilings upstairs, I didn't want the stripes to go all the way to the floor.  We put a chair rail up and left the bottom part plain white, and even though I really wanted bead board, it still looks amazing.  The bedding is courtesy of my mom and awesome Amy Butler prints.  The theme is birds, and the color palette is soft and bright pinks, soft lime green, and white.  Here are a couple of shots of the whole room from the door.

I painted the dresser white and added the branch drawer pulls, and the sign was one I did in my pre-Silhouette days.  I printed the letters out on a piece of paper, cut the letters out, traced them onto the blank pink sign, and painstakingly painted in the letters.  It was quite the process.  Projects like this are ones I look back on and think, I am so glad I have a Silhouette.

The toddler bed is just an old dropside crib with the dropside taken off.  It works for now, at least until we can build her a twin-sized bed.  I made the collages above the crib with scrapbook papers, and they are hung a bit higher on the wall so she can't knock them down onto herself.
The felt bird mobile was another gift from grandma.  She did a great job with it, and Molly just loves her birds.
This little area is a newer part of the room, since we needed better toy and book storage once my baby was no longer a baby anymore.  I got the white shelves at IKEA and the hatboxes at Downeast.
Thanks for stopping by!  Next destination on the tour will be my other girl's room.
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8 comments:

Shannon said...

The stripes are awesome! Very cute!

Audrey @ the audzipan anthology said...

Thanks, Shannon!

LambAround said...

What a sweet room! I love the colors :)

Julie said...

Very cute room. Love the stripes!

Nicole Maki said...

Wow, Audrey. You're an incredibly talented decorator. I don't think we have a room this nice in our whole house, certainly not our boys room. LOL. It's kind of a posters and medals sort of space.

I love your blog and will be reading more.

Thanks for stopping by, Made By Nicole. It's nice to meet a fellow fan of Ana White and another Utahan.

Audrey @ the audzipan anthology said...

Thanks, Nicole. I'm glad you like it! Hope you enjoy what I've got coming up.

Mindie Hilton said...

this makes me want to be a little girl again.


I would love for you to link it up to my party that is running now. Any linky goes.

http://bacontimewiththehungryhypo.blogspot.com/2011/06/any-link-goes-party-running-now-summer.html

Come strut your stuff.

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

Oh those stripes are to die for cute!!! And the little pouf with the chinese lanterns is adorable too, I like that you mixed them, it looks great! Thanks for linking up to Roomspiration!