Thursday, April 21, 2011

Baby Girl's Room: A Spring Clean & A Tour


We've reached a turning point around our house, at least I'm hoping we have. It's potty training season and things haven't been going so smoothly! A bout with the stomach flu last week pretty much did us in but I'm trying to rebound this week. Part of the rebound was a little reorganizing and (My FAVORITE) furniture scooting.

Please don't judge the first picture, Baby Girl's room was a complete TuTu, doll house mess.

I was actually at a loss as to how to organize this mess.  I went in her room with the plan of clearing out clothes for a garage sale and to possibly get rid of the diaper supplies......

So after a general clean out I had a small disaster in my room!

Then to organize.... I shuffled items a few times actually before I decided that the bottom drawer of the changing table would make a good spot for storing dress up items if it was divided. 

Since I had literally an hour before I had to pick up Big Brother from Kindegarten Round-up there really wasn't much time for ANYTHING!  This is my temporary drawer divider solution.  To either someday be reinforced, made prettier, or completely pitched for something better.

Hello cardboard..... it's been awhile.  Missed ya!

So I sliced up a box and after careful measuring no use of real measuring tools I folded it into "U" shapes to later be secured, somehow to the drawer itself.  Then sorted dress up supplies into 3 categories, shoes, tutu's and bling/ accessories.  This seems to actually work really well.  We will see how long it takes my dainty 2 year old destructor to dismantle it!

So after a little furniture shuffling and a quick vac her room is looking back to normal! 

Would you like a peak at the rest of the room? 

I'm still loving the furniture my mom and I painted for her while I was preggo.

This still holds baby blankets but I've been planning on installing a hinge to prevent finger squishing when the time was right so it could be used as a toy box.  I think the time is right!! 

The dress Baby Girl wore to my sisters wedding just happened to match perfectly.... it's been hanging on display waiting for another fancy occasion for over a year.  Hmmmmm that means it's probably too small now huh??

So do you like the furniture?  Wondering what it looked like before??  OK.... I can show you that too! 

O yea.... it's the basic girls gold and white french provincial and actually it was all mine!  I loved being able to re-create my little girl furniture for her!  After a light sand, we applied a turquoise glaze and then antiqued to tone down the turquoise.  Finished with a spray poly.

So, did you even notice the "flaw" on the tall dresser?  Look closely....

I don't think anyone besides my mom and myself has ever even noticed!

So a small Design Summary for anyone who is interested: 

Walls are a large horizontal stripe (18" to be exact) of Sherwin Williams Solaria and white.
CB2 styrofoam flower wall art is "sprinkled" around the room.
Bedding: Customized Wendy Bellissimo (it's a long story).  I deconstructed the B-R-Us pink, black & white set and added my own yellow ticking and hand sewed on the turquoise satin trim.  It was a process.  I was full-on nesting like crazy is my only excuse!
Curtain panels: Walmart, I added the black pom pom trim.
Furniture: my vintage french provincial circa 1978 by Bassett
Hanging lamp: vintage 1973 from who knows where!  (first thing my parents bought themselves after they were married..... interesting purchase, huh??)
Americana Boy & Girl pictures, Vintage from my great-aunt.  I actually slept in her guest room where they hung at her house!
Coat rack, Vintage from my Paw-Paw, I think from a Masonic lodge that closed?

Girls rooms, aren't they just the most fun?!?

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  1. She's so lucky to have that lamp in her room! I've always loved it! :)

  2. loooove the color and finish on the dressers! very nicely done!

  3. Shut Up! This was my bed room set from when I was a little girl. I am now thinking who has that set because what you made it look like is amazing!!!

  4. I loved what you did with the dresser. It's so pretty, and you really don't notice the flaw at all.

    You're more than welcome to link this up to my link party:

    Tracy All Thumbs Crafts

  5. What flaw? ;) It's lovely! Thanks for sharing ~ please come by and say hi sometime!

  6. What a cute room!


  7. I love what you did with that dresser, it's gorgeous! I have a new link party starting today and this would be perfect to link up, here's the link:


  8. Nice job on those pieces! Rich layered finish is yummy. So glad you came by my little place. New follower.

  9. oh wow, what a gorgeous dresser!! love the makeover you did with it! great job!!

    I'm following you from homemakeronadime Creative Bloggers' and Hop!

    Susan @

  10. Love the furniture redo...fabulous job! And, I too had that furniture as a little girl!! Funny stuff. Thanks for stopping by Artichoke Alley!
    Oh, and your "Me in a Nutshell" cracked me up....sounds like us! Missing Texas but living the good life in Alabama!

  11. Girl rooms are the best! Yours looks so great! I redid a dresser just like yours with the same broken piece and all and it was fantastic like yours! Great job!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  12. Yes, girls' rooms are fun to decorate! Really appreciate you sharing this great post with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

  13. Love her dressers...they look like something out of a fairy tale!

    Thanks for linking to Creative Juice Thursday...Hope to see more of your ideas this week!

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  15. cute room! girls are such a blessing! (can't help it, I'm the mother of an only girl)
    thanks for sharing @ catch as catch can!

  16. What a great room and the paint treatment on the dresser is amazing! Thanks so much for dropping by my blog - off to check out the rest of yours!

  17. I love the pattern in the paint, it looks great! I'd love for you to link up at DIY Thrifty Thursday @

  18. Such a cute room! The dresser looks amazing! Thanks for sharing!

  19. what an adorable room love the dressor it looks as if it belongs in another era but works perfect in the room

  20. LOVE what you did with the dresser! entry at Flaunt it Fridays today is a make over of a dresser exactly like that..or lets say, it could have been in the set...
    Go have a look if you want.. :)

  21. those dressers are so lovely! I love the color and antique look. It's just all turned out perfect.

    I'm a new follower!

  22. Hi Meg~

    Your baby girl's room is so sweet & adorable. I was blessed with 3 boys, but if I had a girl I would definately find inspiration in your room! Thanks for linking to my K.I.S.S. blog bash last week, looking forward to seeing what you share this week. Happy to be a new follower. :)

    Drop By The Tattered Tag

  23. I just saw your feature over at Under the table and dreaming. I love it. I would love to have you join my newbie party too. I am your newest friend:)

  24. Meg this is fantastic make over. I love the color and the distressing - fantastic job! Great idea for the dividers too! Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase - I greatly appreciate it. I have featured this today! Hope you have a fabulous week ~ Stephanie Lynn

  25. Just adorable! I especially love the finish you did on the furniture! Really caught my eye.

  26. Beautiful job on the dresser! I love it and the whole room!

  27. The entire room is beautiful and I love the dresser's new look! :) Thanks so much for sharing in the DIY Project Parade! ;)


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