An un-slept in toddler room. M has been living in my room since we arrived here because of a few safety concerns. But this week, things are being fixed &she will finally be moving into her still babyish-toddler room. Not much has changed from her old room. Much of the same toys are still scattered throughout, there are no new ones, but Christmas is on it's way, so we'll see what it brings (hopefully not a lot ;) The bed: still a crib. I plan on keeping it that way for as long as possible. We've added a new rug (moved her old rug into my room), and brought some of the artwork that was scattered throughout the old house, into her new room. She's pretty proud of this space. Any guest to arrive she asks "come Marlowe's room? Play blocks? Play choo choo's?" The dollhouse that was once placed out of little hands reach, now sits on the floor. The breakable vintage furniture pieces, sit in a box, on top of the closet shelf, until she will be older. It's a pretty big upgrade, from her old 70 sq. ft. bedroom, not that she needed it, but it's a nice space to let her create, bake cakes, pour coffee, build towers, and have trains demolish whole bedrooms in houses.
oh to have a little girl and so many bows!
hers, mine, my mothers, my mothers mother, and Marlowe's great great grandmothers.
left: one of my favorite makeovers, the ugliest dresser ever painted, re-knobed, and made beautiful// super hero cape.
right: our love will never fade, story records waiting to be hung, a rocking horse that gets dragged up and down and to and from.
a white wall in need of more art.
to the right ---> a closet with no doors. it's messy in there.
I still plan on putting a bit more work into this space. But it's been quite an improvement from the space I walked into. Dirty stained carpets with glued-down stained, broken, parquet underneath. While, I may have maybe preferred different flooring options, this made the most sense. It was one of the cheaper options that wouldn't require the hours (plus even more hours) of work we had to put into my floor. And it's a tad bit softer than the terrazzo found in the other bedrooms :)
On the to do list: a corner shelf behind the dresser for her cardboard tree. new properly fitting curtains (most likely sewn by me *cringe*), closet door or curtains, more art!
The white is a soft, bright WHISPER
The darker blue/green underneath is: TORN SKIRT
The lighter blue: SEA GLASS
Curtain fabric: Ikea, made by me.
Rugs: Urban Outfitters
Paint c/o quiet home paints. If you're looking to repaint anything in your home I HIGHLY recommend Quiet Home Paint. It's some of the easiest, smoothest paint I ever worked with, it's eco-friendly, non harmful, and doesn't give you that paint smell headache that comes too often with remodeling your home (it's 100% odor, VOC, and solvent free).
Some *before's* after the cut....
***I've received a few comments (and an email or two) about the song of the south poster hanging in Marlowe's room. It was a gift given to me a few years ago, by a friend. I've never seen the movie (I hardly even remember watching zipee-do-da as a child), but since posting her room tour online (and it's been brought to my attention) I've read a few articles on the movie (and so many other offensive/racist disney movies, that we watch a lot and loved :/ ). The poster was never meant to be a statement or negative image, just a piece of colorful art to hang in our home. If you've read this this blog, you know this is in no way a racist household and environment. I am not a racist or offending person. We're accepting to EVERYONES beliefs, values, races, religions, lifestyles, etc. I'm sorry to anyone who has felt at all offended or uncomfortable by the presence of the poster, that was (and is) never my intention.