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emma’s room

Welcome to Emma’s Room!  I managed to tidy up her room while she was at preschool so I could take pictures of it.  The reality is it never looks like this.  Normally there are books and toys strewn about, but hey, that’s life.

The walls were painted a pale yellow color called Ray of Hope which was from a no VOC paint line Home Depot used to carry but it has since become discontinued.  The main colors of her room are white, pink and green…very shabby chic. 

View from hallway looking into her room:


Her room has a vaulted ceiling so I hung some ceramic rose soap dishes (Target clearance $0.99 each) above the window to accentuate the height.  The bedding, quilt (hanging) and small chair cover were from Pottery Barn Kids.  The Jenny Lind-style bed was from an antique store that was closing, I paid $30 for it and painted it off-white.


View from opposite wall looking toward her bathroom:


View looking toward the hallway:


The baby dresses/dressing gowns hanging on the wall were handmade by my great-grandmother while her daughter (my grandmother) was pregnant with my dad (almost eighty years ago).  They’re so beautiful and the detail work is amazing.  I used some glass knobs from Hobby Lobby and those simple plastic wall anchors to hang them.




The vanity/desk was saved from a neighbor’s trash pile (described here).  I made tissue paper flowers for Emma’s first birthday party and recycled some of them for her bedroom.


I made the butterfly artwork hanging by her bathroom door for less than $6.  I used two picture frames with mats I already had, removed the glass and painted the frames with leaf green acrylic craft paint (about $0.50).  I placed a piece of scrapbook paper ($0.10 each) under the mats, painted four wooden butterflies from Michael’s ($1.00 each) and hot glued them directly onto the scrapbook paper.


As much as I love her room, I’m sort of looking forward to changing it in the near future to better suit her “big girl” personality (she’s a couple of weeks away from turning four).  I’m thinking of brighter, bolder colors that will match her fun, strong and sassy character traits.  Stayed tuned.



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