I found some great ways to make a cost-effective but beautiful space for my daughter. I scoured sites like Houzz and Apartment Therapy for great ideas, and came up with some easy updates that have a lot of bang for the buck. The prior office room had glass French doors with sidelights, and instead of swapping out the whole wall, we changed just the doors to solid wood ones and had them installed by a helpful guy in our building. We added custom blackout drapes to the sidelights that coordinate with the rest of the decor, and match the window valence.
|Chandelier from Overstock.com, Custom Doors from ETO Doors, Custom Drapes|
|French Doors and Bookshelves Before|
|Fabrics by Caitlin Wilson, Headboard by Safavieh, Wall Hanging by Land of Nod, Toddler Bed Rail by Regalo|
|Duvet and Sham Fabrics by Caitlin Wilson, Sheets from Roberta Roller Rabbit|
|Grey Chevron Rug by Safavieh, Morrocan Pouf from Overstock, Nightstand by Thomasville|
|Elephant Figurine from Dwell Studio|
Since the room doesn't have a closet, I needed to find a large armoire for all her clothes, shoes, and other things like towels, quilts, etc. I got a great, solid wood armoire from the Gothic Cabinet Craft and decided to get an unfinished wood material so I could get creative in painting it. This was such a fun project for me! I used Benjamin Moore's La Paloma Gray color on the armoire, and finished it off with a fun and whimsical stencil from The Stencil Boss. I am not much of a painter, but this was so easy and fun to do. There are some imperfections up close, but I am so happy with the end result! I love the cheerful animals, and was happy to incorporate so many animals into the decor since little J loves them so much. She has a couple of animal figurines (one pictured above), wooden elephant bookends, and a beautiful coral giraffe painting on the wall opposite her bed.
|Unfinished Solid Wood Armoire from Gothic Cabinet Craft|
|Painted in La Paloma Gray, with the stencil on top!|
Little J made the transition to her big girl bed this past weekend, and it was a huge hit. She loves her spacious new bed, the bedding, and she also loves her new dollhouse which was a very generous gift from her aunt & uncle. It's amazing what some color, curtains and bedding can do to transform a space. It's a world of a difference!
Office Room Before:
Little J's Big Girl Room After: