This is the second round of “big girl” bed for Lyla’s room. When I was pregnant with Sienna we moved Lyla into what was our office and put Sienna in the nursery. At the time the Nursery was painted a bright sunny yellow. When we moved her into her big girl room the walls were a robins egg blue color and we purchased this beautiful Jenny Lind bed from the Land of Nod. At the time the bed was the same sunny yellow as her previous bedroom. Her room was whimsical and fun and BRIGHT!!!!!!
Now, Let’s flash forward a couple of years…… I recently repainted the nursery and loved the results! The rest of our home is slowly being transformed to a more calm and tranquil space with white walls and lots of greys, blacks and warm woods. Our house is cozy. Its about 1200sf and you can see almost every room in the house just walking from the kitchen to the living room. So I am slowly transforming everything to act as one cohesive space instead of thinking of rooms as separate entities. The whole house with flow together more, so to speak. I was nervous that Lyla would have some strong feelings about her new room which is why I tackled the nursery first to see how she would react. When she saw Sienna’s new room she immediately wanted a makeover for her space!
I thought it was important to incorporate some of her special things. She has had this dream catcher for years so we thought it could do the best job catching all of those bad dreams if it was suspended from her “princess” canopy.
I am actually super happy with how the bed frame turned out! It took a few coats of black satin paint but I actually love seeing the little drip marks and paint strokes. It makes it feel like an antique! The quality of the bed is wonderful so I’m so happy we are able to give it a second life.
This bedroom is at the very back of the house. This window is east facing which means Lyla can somewhat wake up with the sun. Which kind of, sort of, helps getting her up to catch the school bus. Instead of leaving it all white, I painted the lower have of the room in a slate grey, which helps to tone down the intensity of the sun in this little room.
I’m really fortunate to have such talented people in my family. My father is retired and has since taken up wood working. He build this trundle for under the bed! Currently It is being used as toy storage, but as she gets a little older we can put an air mattress in it for when she has her friends spend the night.
Her blanket is actually a throw, that was purchased last summer on a whim while we were on vacation in Door County WI. She calls it her cozy blanket!
The fairy lights were something that I left as a little surprise for her and they are a HUGE success. We turn them on at night and snuggle in bed together to read before bedtime. They give the perfect glow.
There is still a lot to complete in this little room. I never realized how much work could so into such a small space!