Friday, March 26, 2010

casa good life...

I'd like to start featuring my house around here more... we'll see if I can keep up with the projects! (check out past projects with the new "casa good life" button on the side bar!) I'm no pro at designing, there are many more talented bloggers than me... but this is how I do it!

A very long time ago (like October maybe???) I posted pictures of my daughter's room. It has been the world's longest transition from a crib/baby room to big girl bed/room. Whew. I think we are finally over the crib! I won't bore you with THOSE details...

So here's the baby room (before) and scroll down for the final big girl room (after)!





And here is the room now...

I have one simple room of thumb about toys in the kids rooms. They get books and stuffed animals. And that is IT. Each child has a bin for each. I snagged these bins/baskets from Target for $12.99 each. I love them and it makes clean up easy for me - and the kids.


This dresser was mine when I was little... I also got my brother's matching one (it's in my sons room). I've been dragging my feet on new hardware, but I love the fresh look of the white paint for Abigail's room. The finials were clearanced at Hobby Lobby and then spray painted. (here)

Abigail was heart broken to see her rocker go. Me, not so much. I am loving a more sophisticated look of this chair. It was one of the first pieces of furniture my husband and I bought when first married. We didn't love it for the living room any more so it's perfect here. My dad found the hearts for me... they were simply stuck to the wall will 3M stick-up-thingys. The pillow is also from IKEA, another thing we had laying around the house.

My favorite of the whole room is her bed (IKEA, $99). Basically I am living vicariously through her. The "A" I found at an antique store ($25) and the frames I got on sale at Hobby Lobby ($23). The "artwork" is note cards. I was going to go with bright fun bedding, but with all of the bold accessories I decided on a white quilt I had hanging around the house and the purple/pink sheets are from IKEA ($20). The side table is from IKEA (we bought it several years ago) and the purple lamp I recently picked up at IKEA for CHEAP... can't remember how much.



So for the most part we used stuff we had around the house and filled in the blanks as inexpensively as we could. I still want to find a crazy old chandelier to spray paint for in there too... all in good time though.

I love the way it's turned out... it fits her personality perfectly.

8 comments:

Jackie said...

Oh, Abigail's room is so sweet, I love it! So you say only books and stuffed animals allowed in the rooms-is there a separate playroom for everything else? I need to figure something out with the toy situation around here because it is getting out of control!

Natalie said...

I think the room turned out great! I think you are a better designer than you give yourself credit for! I love that chair! Its amazing! :)

ms. less is always more said...

Thanks for the comments gals!

Jackie, yes, we have a toy room in our basement and the kids are also allowed a few toys in the living room - whatever their current favorites are.

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Love, love the big A and the hearts that your dad found. The room looks fab! I'm certain she must be enjoying it!

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Awww! Love that daybed!

jen v said...

So glad to finally see it! I love it. Love the A and the colors in the room. The dresser is beautiful. Maybe clear, crystal pulls?

Dobbygirl said...

I love the A - maybe because my daughter's name begins with A too :o) It looks great!!! I'm already thinking about a big girl room, the crib's months are numbered for sure. That bed is great - I may have to steal that idea!

karen said...

She is a completely lucky girl to have such an adorable room! I am IN LOVE with that A! You did an amazing job!

*we're the same way with the boys. all toys must stay downstairs in the playroom - it makes it so much easier for me to clean!*


 

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