Friday, October 19, 2012

Kylie's Room

We've been at our new house a little over a year now, and I'm starting to make a little progress decorating it. All the blank walls used to bother me- especially after living here for quite some time- but I'm someone who has difficulty going shopping for things just to fill a void. I really have to stumble on a piece, unexpectedly almost. I'm finally at the point where I'm ok not having a beautifully, fully decorated house just yet. In other words: I'm content with slow progress. =)

 That's been the case with Kylie's (now finished!) room. Our kids shared a room at our old house, so the only thing Kylie started out with in her own space was her crib and rocking chair. I shopped quite a bit right off the bat for necessities like curtains and a dresser, but the decor and wall hangings have been slowly added in as I have made or come across them. As a result, I think her room looks "collected", a look that I love.


 Without a doubt, my most favorite piece would be the bookshelf that I almost gave up on. I'm going to be honest here and say, that if I were to do it again, I'd rather just gouge my eyes out buy the $400 Pottery Barn kids version. All that to say how proud I feel to have built and finished it, as long as it took. I hope that someday I have grandchildren that will enjoy this!

 

I love how the framed gallery has taken shape over the dresser. I've switched out the artwork inside the frames quite a bit- and I'm still not 100% sure I'm set on what's there, but I'm happy with the arrangement. Most of the artwork is mine, even the yellow flower picture (on the window wall) that I painted in High school that i dug out of my parents basement. (thanks for saving that, mom!)




 
 I splurged big time on the curtains for her room. Since she has a west facing room, and the window is over 10 feet tall, you can imagine how hot it gets in there in the summer (and, how cold in the winter months). I went with white panels from PBK with blackout lining- which helps quiet street noise and keeps the outside temperature from taking over her room. I searched a long time for curtains for her room (I even had cheap Target ones up for a bit- but they didn't keep intense heat out) and I'm really happy with the quality of these ones.



I drew the artwork over her crib after seeing this Etsy version (which was no longer available) and it's also one of my favorite pieces in her room. I think it's so cute! Kylie loves flamingos- one of her favorite stuffed toys is a flamingo named "Squawk".



 In the coming months, we'll switch Kylie out of her crib and into a twin bed. No fancy crib bedding here- just a plain ol' crib sheet. I'm currently searching for the perfect white iron daybed for her. I think it will go great in there, and a daybed is truly the option that makes the most sense in her tiny bedroom.


Lastly, we picked up this sweet chandelier at Lowe's the other day, and I feel that it really just completes the room! Jon totally agrees. It's funny how my husband who, being so "manly" and all is the one who often initiates purchases that involve pink, sparkle and princess. =) I love how special this room feels, and I think it's just right for her to grow into over the next several years!


I hope you enjoyed her room as much as we do! =)

9 comments:

Accountant By Day said...

Great job!! I really like the frames and it's unique in that you used a lot of your own artwork.

I love the chandy and it looks like a perfect size for my new closet!

Megan said...

Very cute! Your artwork is amazing! I love how it is girly without being overwhelmingly so.

Molly said...

I love it, Leslie! It is all so girlie and cute (which I'm not used to, of course, lol). Good job!

kari said...

Leslie, I love it. The book case turned out fantastic. I met have to talk my husband into making one for our girls. :)

Tamara said...

It's awesome! You ROCK!

Bekah said...

Its adorable!!! I love it, you did a great job! I really love that wire K above the dresser

DianeTaylor said...

Great job as always Leslie - what a pretty room! I am in love with the wall color.

Sarah said...

Leslie, its beautiful!!! Kylie is so lucky that you put this much love and hard work into her room. Are you kidding me with that doll house bookcase?! Amazing!! You have some serious woodworking talent. And I love all your artwork in her gallery wall, that is so wonderful of you to give her such special keepsake pieces. Definitely a good call to splurge on the curtains, especially if they really do block the light and make her sleep longer - totally worth it:) Maura's still in her crib, I'm nervous about transitioning her to a twin bed, plus I really just like having her contained in the crib when she wakes up;) Do you have thoughts on how you are going to do the transition? Cameron's pine cone collection - so cute!!!

Court said...

Gorgeous! I lover Kylie's room so much! You did a great job!

I am exactly like you. I can't just buy things to decorate the house. They have to be the 'right pieces'.

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