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Whimsical Girls Room


Whimsical Little Girls Room

The wallpaper and sloped ceilings are my two favorite things in this space. Decorating little girls rooms is seriously so fun. I was really worried about transitioning Lila into her big girl room and was worried for nothing. As a mom I feel like the things I worry about end up being no big deal. The first night in her new room she slept the whole night. She came down in the morning and says “Hi mom!”  Like no big deal…what in the world? She’s growing up so fast and I wanted to make her room something she could grow into.

One of her favorite things to do is play dress up, so that was one thing I wanted to focus on. She’s a girly girl through and through and is all about the shoes, necklaces and dresses. Don’t ask me how often these dresses are actually hanging up, because it’s a rare occasion…

I knew I wanted to do a fun wallpaper and when I stumbled across this one from Anthropologie it stopped me in my tracks. It was easy to design the room around the wallpaper. Anthropologie has a tea towel in the same print, so I bought one to make a pillow cover. It worked out really well to take with me when I was sourcing items for her room. I simply matched the color scheme to the fabric sample. Love the colors ~ I mean how can she not be happy with these whimsical flowers surrounding her?

The bed was actually my sisters old bed, which was black. Black didn’t suit the room, so I figured I’d just paint it with Annie Sloan White Chalk Paint. Well it looks beautiful but goodness gracious… it was a labour of love. The spindles only took about 8 hours to paint. Note to self ~ next time you want to paint spindles use spray paint. Although I do LOVE how it turned out and am a huge Annie Sloan fan… as you can see from the retro dresser I also refinished.

Where to Buy 
Bed  //  Pink Quilted Blanket & Pillow Case   //  Throw Pillow  //  Wallpaper  //  Laundry Bin  //  Shelves  //  Chair  //  Annie Sloan Chalk Paint  //  Pineapple Wall Art  //  ABC Book End  //  Curtains  //  Curtain Rod  //  Pendant Light Shade  //  Floral Box  //  Unicorn  //  Lamp  //  White Pillow Cases   //  Step Stool

 

 

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Everly’s Nursery

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Decorating Everly’s nursery was one of the easiest and most fun rooms to furnish. One of my favorite things to do is find old furniture and refinish it. Before our oldest daughter was born, I text my mom a picture of a dresser I was looking for, in hopes she could keep an out for me. Well literally that weekend I came over to find this one sitting in the garage. She had picked it up at a garage sale for $20. All it needed was a coat of Annie Sloan Chalk paint and it was good as new. Putting your own creative touch on pieces is a great way to make your home feel more homey.

I actually picked up the vintage frames at a garage sale and painted them to use at our wedding. Little did I know they’d end up in our nursery. Found the chandelier and shelf at a friends consignment store ~ $35 for the both of them.The wood crate for diapers was purchased at a vintage market. The hunt for a deal and finding hidden treasures is a little bit of a thrill for me. I know, I know…living life on the edge over here.

My reasoning is if I save on some things, I can splurge a little on others. Like Pottery Barn Kids… they have the most beautiful bedding and furniture. I could spend so much time browsing their store. Everything is timeless, darling and such great quality. This bedding was bought three years ago, before Lila was born and it still looks brand new. Another splurge was our rocking chair ~ late night feeds, snuggles and book reading just wouldn’t be complete without it.

Unicorns in little girls room, enough said. When Everly wakes up in the morning she lays in her crib sucking her susu and looks up at her unicorn pal. What baby does that? Seriously, she’s just the sweetest little girl. I have no clue how long she’s awake because she doesn’t make a peep. When I walk in to check on her, she gives me the brightest smile. What better way to start the day?

Last year I put together a complete list of What you Need to Buy Before Baby Arrives  ~ For any new readers who are preggers, it’s a must read.

Click on items below to view product sources. Let me know if there’s anything I missed.

Where to Find:

Crib – Discontinued – Similar One Here  // Annie Sloan Old White Chalk Paint for Change Table  // Crib Bedding // Crib Skirt  // Unicorn Stuffed Animal  // Unicorn Wall Decor  // Picture Frame // Diaper Geenie // Rocking Chair // Gold Wire Basket  // Change Pad Cover  // Double Curtain Rod // White Curtains  // Lace Curtains // Wire Laundry Bin  // Vase with Flowers // Purple Headband // Pink Headband

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Classic White Bathroom 

I’ve been really excited to share photos of our home. Our master bathroom is one of the few rooms in our house that’s 100% finished. I always knew having a white bathroom was something I wanted. It’s simple, timeless, fresh and clean. What better for a bathroom than that? The chrome fixtures give it the perfect amount of sparkle.
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Our shower was one of the most surprising features in our home. Sure I chose the stone and tile, but I hadn’t fully envisioned how beautiful it would turn out until I saw it for the first time. I simply love stepping into the shower at night. After running after the kids all day and sometimes feeling like cinderella cleaning up after them ~  it’s mamas mini getaway. The stone floor and glass door gives it a spa like feel. You can’t help but feel calm and relaxed. glass shower doorgrey tile showerstone floor showerWhat better time to throw in a little plug about my new favorite Beautycounter products. The charcoal mask was the very first thing I tried, which had me sold. You leave it on your skin for 10 minutes and it’s equivalent to a spa grade facial. It’s made with clay and charcoal, which gently exfoliates and draws out impurities. When the mask is on your face, you can see every single pore and it actually refines them and increases elasticity. Not to mention it makes your face ridiculously soft.

I’ve been using the essential face collection for two months now and I’ve never had my skin look so good or be so free of blemishes. The exfoliator, cleanser, moisturizer and nourishing eye cream are perfect for any skin type.

face collection beauty counterThis lipstick (color – twig) is beautiful and made with real vanilla beans. A lot of lipsticks have toxic chemicals, such as formaldehyde…eww…I know! Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. I love using Beautycounter lipstick knowing I’m not eating toxins.

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Product Sources:

Vinyl Tile Floor // Vanity // Faucets  // Mirrors // Sconces // Rainwater Shower Head // Shower Head and Valves // Shower Tile and Stone Floor – Lynden Interiors (We went through Lynden Interiors for various materials and let me say they’re amazing. Ginger Spence is a joy to work with and made the process go so easy. She seemed to know exactly what we wanted. We did shop around to make sure we were getting the best pricing. If we found products cheaper elsewhere, they matched the price for us. Building a home is stressful enough, so to have people who make the process easier on you is phenomenal. We would highly recommend them.)

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