patterns and colors: the big girls' made-over bedroom


From the time I spray painted Johanna’s hand-me-down bedframe to making her quilt bedspread, I’ve been itching to pull their more “grown-up” bedroom together. I’ve literally had the hanging of Caroline’s big painting on my task list for almost a year. Their room has been one of those postponed projects for this reason or that. Hopefully I’m not the only mother familiar with those…

I love redecorating my home. I love reusing what I already have around the house. So I never quite know what the outcome will be to a room when I start gathering things from here and there and putting them together in a new way, for a new space.

Over their dresser I hung:

  • pretty mirrors I’ve had and never used for years (I’m still missing one somewhere)
  • glued ribbon to the back and hung so it appears they are actually holding the mirrors. Quite sly…
  • the girls beautiful flowers hung to dry

I love the simple, free decorating solution of hanging flowers.  So feminine and big girlish.

Caroline’s corner:

  • whimsical yard sale art in the corner
  • curtains made from fabric passed down from my Granny–they were actually twin sheets
  • her grand painting she made

And a new pillow that she and her sister are fighting over as to who will keep it on their bed. (I feel another pillow coming on…)

I used Sarah Jane’s Children at Play fabric with the coordinating Meadow Pink fabric backing for the little throw pillow.

Then there is Johanna’s side of the room…

  • her artwork in IKEA frames
  • drying flowers
  • a new poster I loved from the beach
  • that blue bedframe
  • and her new quilt, of course

There’s a little desk we’ve had in this space before that has returned. It is back with their homemade bulletin board, painted jar pencil holder, and, my favorite, a needlework piece of The Spirit of ’76, found at a yard sale for 50 cents! (Hello, colonial stuff!) I painted the old brown frame blue.

And the chapter book shelves with room time bag hook. This bookcase is reorganized by the girls every other day. Seriously.

There’s the tour! Lots of mixed colors and bold patterns all thrown into one space.

What do you think?? 

Too busy or just right?

the sleepy time gal