Back in September I showed you guys the DIY shiplap wall in Ellie’s new cottage bedroom and quickly fell in love with the direction for her new bedroom. Then in October I gave a little makeover to her nightstand with a cracked patina effect. Sad that it took me 3 months to get back on track but I worked hard past week to finally finish the room. Come on… let’s take a tour!
So as I mentioned before, this whole room started when I saw a plank room in a magazine and really wanted to copy it for Ellie’s new bedroom. Then the little lady requested that she wanted blue furniture. I wasn’t about to spend any money on something new so instead we transformed her old nursery set (I just love the lines of her furniture, don’t you?).
This past week I finally finished the matching 5 drawer chest and some DIY bookshelf ledges.
For her chest, Ellie’s walk in closet causes a little bump out in her bedroom so it was the perfect place to put it. And to paint the chest I used the same technique as her nightstand: cracked patina drawers, dark wax, and new oil rubbed bronze knobs. Sitting next to it is a large basket for her blankets and some hooks for her soccer medals.
Just beyond the chest next to her bedroom door are the 3 new bookshelves we built. Super easy to make (tutorial coming Wednesday) and all 3 shelves together are holding about 75 books. Since this kid is obsessed with books she wanted a place where she could easily access them… although this is probably only 1/20th of her book collection. The rest will go in the (someday) playroom.
Just below the shelves we put some clearance Hobby Lobby baskets that hold her stuffed animals. I liked the handles on them so Ellie can easily tote them around the house.
These are her two favorite quotes that she requested to decorate her walls. We searched high and low online for a printable Ellie liked but everything was so “boyish”… in her words. So I just decided to make my own printables with a cool watercolor background. You can download them here.
OK, back to the cottage bedroom… The beds are from Joss & Main and the bedding is from Anthropologie. Unfortunately they no longer carry those quilts. Big bummer. We’re talking about upgrading her bed to a full size. And whenever that happens, I’d like to make a channel tufted headboard like this one.
I purchased a curtain rod for her big double window from Ross Dress for Less for about $12 and some ruffle curtains from Amazon. I made the bunting banners myself out of scrapbook paper to bring some color from the quilts onto the walls.
Here’s a breakdown of our shopping list:
Bedding – Anthropologie (no longer in stock, but love this one)
Twin Beds – Joss & Main
Sheets – HomeGoods
Rope Handle Baskets – Hobby Lobby
Large Basket – HomeGoods
Chandelier – Lowes
Round Mirror – Hobby Lobby
Lamp – Ross Dress for Less
Furniture – Treasure Rooms in STL
Paint for Furniture – Ace Hardware
Curtains – Amazon
Curtain Rod – Ross Dress for Less
Ruffled Bed Skirt – Joss & Main
Well at least I have one room completely done in the new house!
As I mentioned in the next few posts I’ll be sharing some
tutorials on some projects from Ellie’s cottage bedroom.
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