Monday, November 5, 2012

My Favorite Room

I've often discussed my love (aka obsession) of decorating my house. So today, I thought I would share with you all my favorite room in my daughter's "big girl" room. I wish I had before pictures of this room, but that was pre blog and I was so anxious to change the room that I totally forgot to photograph it before I started changing things up. I can provide you with a mental picture though...think pink, stained carpet, boring white walls, and a bunch of junk in the room since this room was basically a storage area for us until it was switched to a bedroom. We used a third bedroom in our house as the nursery since it was the smaller of the three bedrooms, but we quickly realized that the nursery room would never work as a big girl room. Once she started climbing out of her crib, we got to work on making the storage bedroom into a little girl's dream room.

I wanted this room to grow with her, so I tried not to make it too young and at the same time, not too grown up for her to enjoy now. I decided on a color scheme of blue, pink and green. Let's take a look at some pictures of the finished room!

The chair in this picture was actually the chair that I had used in her nursery for feedings. It is super comfortable and works perfectly in her big girl room for reading books and sitting with her baby dolls.

The pink tufted headboard was ordered online from Target and the white bedding was found at TJ Maxx. I'm still trying to find something to go on her wall above her headboard, in between the two dress paintings that were ordered from this awesome Etsy artist. The rocking horse that you can see a peak of in the background was actually my rocking horse that my dad bought me almost 30 years ago. I love the fact that my daughter is able to enjoy it in her room just as much as I did when I was her age.

Speaking of old treasures, I reused my 1980's childhood dresser in Felicity's room by painting the shiny laminate surface an apple green color. I also spray painted the tarnished brass hardware white. I used to hate this dresser but now I love it, works perfectly in her room! The pink Swarovski "P" that is framed on the dresser was the cake topper from my wedding.

Another vintage piece that was re-purposed for this room was a frame from the 1970's. This frame used to house a painting of flowers that hung in my grandparent's house my entire childhood. When my grandparents passed away, I inherited this piece of art. Unfortunately, by the time I received the piece, the painting itself was in very bad condition. I removed the painting and spray painted the frame white. I then added ribbon to the frame and now use this piece as a place to hold Felicity's many hair bows.

In an effort to get her to sleep longer in the mornings, we installed blackout shades to the room. I personally love the function of blackout shades, but pretty much hate the look of them. I added ric-rac ribbon to each blind in an effort to make them more attractive and I have to say, I love how they turned out.

And finally, what little girl's room would be complete without a chandelier?

I hope you enjoyed the tour of my favorite room! If you would like to know source information for any other items in the room, let me know and I will do my best to provide you with the information.

What's your favorite room in your house? Let's discuss in the comments!

Sharing with:
The DIY Showoff
Home Stories from A to Z
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
The Dedicated House
Savvy Southern Style
Emily A. Clark


  1. Hooch, I think this is my favorite room in your house too! I would love that room for myself!

    1. Thanks Stonf! Can't wait for the girls to have sleepovers in that room some day, little BFF's! haha

  2. Sara -- I personally know what the old guest room/ storage room looked like because you were gracious enough to let Chris and I sleep there! I can't believe the transformation and how many terrific ideas you included to personalize this space. Your daughter is lucky to grow up in this room and have you as a Mom!

    Love ya,
    Sarah Mazzie

    1. Aww, thanks Sarah!! Would the promise of a new, nicer guest room be enough to lure you and Chris back to Pitt for a weekend? If so, I will start decorating ASAP! :)

    2. Yes, we would love to come back and visit and looking forward to another Decorator Masterpiece :)


  3. Sara,
    Good job on this. The room is beautiful!

  4. What a pretty big girl room! You did a lovely job on her room. Thank you for sharing. Would love if if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

    1. Thanks so much Kathryn! So glad you stopped over and checked out the room, I am definitely proud of it! I also linked up to your party and became a follower of your blog! Thanks for the invite! :)

  5. How adorable! The perfect room to grow in. You did a fantastic job putting it all together!

  6. My sister had a frame just like that. Neat idea! Thanks for linking up!

    1. Thanks for stopping over Emily, I've been a long time follower of your blog. One of my favorite daily reads! :)