Thursday, November 10, 2011

Jayden's Big Girl Room

My girlfriend Ginger is having a baby - Yay! - and so her little girl Jayden is moving to a big girl bed.  She also wants to redecorate her room and do something less babyish and more grown up.  She asked me to help, and when she said she wanted to copy what I did in Asher's room I was MORE than happy to put this board together for her.  She said she wants to go dark so I chose this color for paint on the lower half of the wall.

*For Asher's room, I used Ralph Lauren's "Approaching Storm" which is a very dark eggplant but I can't find a good sample of it so to give you an idea of the color, this sample will have to do...

Plum Royale by Benjamin Moore:

For the top half of the wall, I did 12" stripes all the way around the room.  For Jayden's room I chose these two colors:

Snow White by Benjamin Moore:

And Silvery Moon by Benjamin Moore (which looks a bit more blue than it actually is)

Then, she has some furniture that she is willing to paint.  She has a skinny 6 drawer dresser and a nightstand so I think since she wants to go dark, a charcoal grey would look nice, with clear glass knobs:

I don't have a picture of the dresser, but this is what I envision it to look like:

These are the knobs I chose are from Anthropologie, and are $6 each. 

Aaaaand here's the rest!!  Shopping list is below:

Quilt is from Target, $66
Sheets are in a pale lavender, from Target (currently sold out on line, but price is approximately $35 for the set)
Pillow is from Etsy, $18
Curtains are from Urban Outfitters, $39 per panel (but if you're crafty, you could make these yourself for much cheaper)
Tie Backs are from Urban Outfitters, $20 each (not a necessary item, but a nice detail)
Crazy Rug is from Urban Outfitters, $29 (also in grey, which would look great too)
Lamp base is from Ikea, $20.  The shade can be any cheap plain white shade - but I'd like her to paint it the same grey of the dresser
Ottoman is from Urban Outfitters, $89 and a bit of a splurge, but SO FUN!!
Mobile is from Etsy, $88, also a huge splurge but I'm thinking this is something you could totally make yourself...

Now for the Art:

I discovered this link on Pinterest for FREE PRINTABLES!  They are super cute retro alphabet cards and you could print (make sure you use cardstock) all of them in 4x6 and display them on a ribbon, or you could just do 3 of them in 8x10 and put them in simple frames from Ikea.

Free Alphabet Printables

The Carnival photos are from Honeytree on Etsy.  I love the dreamy look of these pictures, and I think they add a bright fun kid-like look to an otherwise grown up room. 

In addition to all this, I'm making her a rag quilt.  I have an Etsy store where I sell them (if you're interested) so I will name this one "The Jayden".  Here is a sample of the fabric I will use for it:

This is Forest Life in grey and orchid by Michael Miller.  I'm so excited to get working on her quilt, and can't wait to see the finished room!

1 comment:

  1. This is more than I could if dreamed of! I love it soooo much!