Saturday, 30 June 2012

Little Girl's Room.

Finished at Last!

Ok , so here it is, the finished room. No great masterpiece, but definitely a big improvement !



 The bed and matching chest of drawers is new from MyPod Beds , although, as is usual for me I managed to hunt around and get both in the sale. I repainted her changing unit in a soft grey and white, which looks so pretty and blends in well with the rest of the furniture. The walls are Farrow and Ball Palma Grey and Middleton Pink - both of these paints I had already so it cost me nothing new. I re did the white dado rail and skirting as it looked very yellow next to the white shelves - again I used Farrow and Ball All White eggshell.

I printed off a few new prints ( chosen with the help of my little big girl) and put them in some white frames from Tesco . They have a really good selection of different frames you can pick from. I was ruthless with excess furniture and toys - giving things away to friends or to charity. Of course it was her birthday this week as well so she had a few new toys to put into her lovely new room too!

MyPod MidSleeper Bed Unit with Pull Out Desk.
I stuck a couple of black and white spotted waterproof mats onto the pull out desk to protect the surface. I got these from Tesco again for just over £1.00. They look fun and do the job. The top drawer is full of her 'office' bits and pieces! The Rosebud Duvet Cover , looks very Cath Kidston with a heart cushion and matching heart fleece throw - all again from Tesco and not at all expensive so easily changed when needed!

Peter Rabbit - her first cuddly toy.

Rosebud Duvet Cover and Heart Cushion

Pretty bunting and cupcake clock from Jo Jo maman Bebe

Still got plenty of girly bits and pieces.
The main light came from Laura Ashley a few years ago in their sale and is gorgeous. A good light fitting always makes a room look more finished I think.

Laura Ashley pink gingham curtains and rug.

White frames from Tescos
In one of these frames is the saying from Winnie the Pooh- "Remember, you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think". The boys chose this saying for her - classic! She loves it!

A place for hanging girly handbags!

Wedding hedgehogs from our wedding.

Plenty of storage

Revamped Changing Unit

I do still have a canopy and some fairy lights to add at some point and a chair to pick up for her desk, but I think we could call it done. I am pleased with it - it is quite a small room as you can see, so to get the amount of storage in we needed , to have a full size bed and still get it to look pretty is a bonus. She was thrilled - a great birthday present for her, particularly as she came down with chicken pox on her birthday this week - what a rotten present! I am now fired up to tackle the rest of the diy jobs that are waiting for me....... 


  1. Aww what a gorgeous room, I love it! Thank you for sharing the photo's.
    Love Jane xx

  2. thank you for stopping by the blog, I have added myself as a follower of yours x

  3. Well done Claire, you've done a great job with the space. I don't know how you managed to whittle the girlie bits and bobs down, that must've been no mean feat! Girls attract clutter...especially Bitsy and me! Hope you are having a great birthday. Xx

  4. Thanks Hayley - I binned a lot as well! So many 'making' bits in there! Her sleeping is brilliant now too- it's made so much difference! I'll pop over for coffee soon - hope you are ok. xx

  5. Wow! It's so cute and the color combination is so cool. The white drawer is looking so gorgeous and I think it can be matched very well with my kids' white beds and hope to get the same look as shown above. Thanks and would love to be here again.