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.|
|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.......