Friday, February 3, 2012

Girls’ Room Grown Up

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Two years ago, I posted about our girls’ room for the first time.  Back then, they were all sharing, and still little:  

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But now our oldest two are going on 11 and 13.  Too old for pink pom-poms and rag dolls, they say.  So we’ve been doing a little here and a little there to make their new bedroom grown up. 

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It all started with these little Anthropologie frames I’ve had for several years.  I used to have the pair hanging in our old dining nook.  They are sweet, but sophisticated.  Grown up!

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We painted the walls “Sea Salt”, a Valspar color.  I love the combination of gold and bluish-green.  I found the perfect gold fabric to drape the ends of their beds.  I simply hemmed a yard of fabric for each bed.  Easy.

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I contemplated coordinating pillows at the head of the bed, but we chose to keep it simple.  Pillows would have detracted from the detail of the headboard, and taken the focus away from the little framed mirror.  The absence of throw pillows means their beds are quick to make each morning.

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Their matching bed frames came from craigslist for $75 a pop.  I painted them a creamy white, and found some matelassé coverlets from Homegoods to match. 

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Space is at a premium, so we use baskets under the bed for storage.

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We found the bird cage picture hanger from World Market. 

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The girls are infatuated with birds, so it was the perfect addition. 

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We played musical pets during this photo shoot :)  Here’s Paris trying to get her lovebird to pose on the bed post (it was unsuccessful, as he didn’t want to leave her elbow)…

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The curtains we kept simple but romantic with $13 patterned sheers from Target.

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I used $2 strings of beads from the craft store to drape the curtains back. A bit of a bohemian vibe.

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We used an old cubby to hang above the other bed…

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but switched out the original hooks for these World Market knobs to hang their necklaces:

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After telling my mother approximately 1000 times how much I liked this particular dresser, she finally gave it to me.  :) 

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It’s here only temporarily though.  I’ve been picturing it in our downstairs bathroom.  Can’t you see a sink in it with a wall-mount faucet?  Yup, me too.

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The lamp was a thrift store find, and I like the vintage flair it gives to the space:

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I gave the girls my “watch dog”, along with the loan of my watches. 

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Seems my whole wardrobe is on loan these days.  My oldest daughter is starting to outgrow my shoes.  Like I said, a lot can happen in two years!

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I wonder what the next two years will bring.  :)

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