Friday, 10 May 2013

Pretty Filter: Little Lady's Bedroom Ta Dah!

As promised, I'm back to share the completed redecoration of my little lady's room - a little later than I'd hoped due to my laptop power pack giving me rather a nasty electric shock before falling apart!!  If you remember I blogged about it way back in March.  It has been mainly finished for a couple of weeks but just needed the odd bit (hate those niggly bits) to be completed.  So here it is:

R's Bedroom Ta Dah!

The room really has had a complete clear out.  It's been re-painted and the pale pinkiness removed!  The furniture has been repositioned (and some excess pieces removed) and I'm really pleased with the end result.  R is completely delighted - which is the best reward ever.

I picked up this mirror last month at the charity shop for £6 - I think that was a bargain. 

I'm honestly not loving the colour of it so may well change that at some point but it is pretty and adds a more grown up element to her room.

The canopy is a basic IKEA number which I've prettified - the original bunting clashed with the bedroom colours so I replaced them with material from my stash and added a teal felt cut out border to the top edge to hide my workings and help it stand out a bit more. 

R loves this and plays with her cuddlies in the canopy on her bed which is just lovely.

One of my favourite parts is the owl tree stickers that we got for her wall from here.  We really love it and it really adds something to the feel of the room.  This is the wall opposite her bed so she lays in bed and 'looks at her owls'.

I also recovered the top of her desk with an owl oilcloth from Dunelm (the desk was mine as a child and has a gorgeous natural oak top). 

The oilcloth adds a bit of protection for the wood and also funks it up a bit as otherwise it would seem too traditional amongst her other furniture which is mainly functional (and cheaper) IKEA stuff!

It's nearly there and I'm really pleased with the result.  I think the decor works well for the in between young, girly age and teenage years.  I do still need to complete her new blackout blind as it is currently pale pink.  I have bought the fabric for this though so plan to do it later this week and I need to get a new duvet cover for her.  As the bed has moved to the middle of the room she's struggled to keep her duvet on during the night.  So to mitigate this she's swapped to having a double duvet and the weight of it hanging over the bed resolves that issue.  Once that's done the room will be completely finished. 

Little man has already been asking when his room will be decorated.  His had a major update early last year when his room was repainted and he moved into a cabin bed.  However, it was a quick job so I've vowed to go back and prettify it (in a boy way of course!) so watch this space.  The pretty filter is definately making me look at each room in turn with a more critical eye and I'm really enjoying the progress I'm making - even if it is slower than I would like!!

Next time I plan to share some crochet goodiness so please do pop back when you have a mo!
Thanks for reading,
J9 x

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  1. Lovely! I love the way you covered the top of her desk. Pretty and practical.

    1. Thanks Bronwyn!! I loved your recent post too on your girly decorating!! Lots of fun! J9 x

  2. Thanks so much for sharing this inspirational post at Simple & Sweet Fridays. Wonderful room!


    1. Thanks Jody - and as always - thanks for hosting!! J9 x