Saturday, we finished hanging a few things in Greta’s room and are calling it a wrap! We started out with a school theme, but that sort of morphed into a plain ol’ everything-Greta-loves theme–which is anything but plain, really. It turned out so sweet and she loves, loves loves it. I’m so excited to share with you how her room looks today. But first, obligatory before shot.
There are a lot of new things, but a lot of things from her last room, too. This vintage “princess” bed we got for her old room and it has transitioned so well here with some new bedding. I’ll list all the sources at the end so this won’t get too link-heavy throughout.
Greta really wanted a place to put her cup of water at night (I love her.) and this storage ottoman from Target was such a happy color. She has some other favorite stuffed animals inside and she likes to pick which one to sleep with at night. Foxy has been a new favorite, as well as a lion named Stephanie.
This chalkboard has been such a hit with Greta and her friends. After we made it and it started getting some use, I noticed that her and her friend Lizzie would draw on the chalkboard for at least 45 minutes at a time, sometimes more. Although they never complained about standing to write on it, I thought a pair of stools would make it an even more enjoyable activity.
So now they sit and doodle and doodle and doodle.
That unicorn! I spray-painted the horn gold at the last minute and I love her even more now. Or is Rarity a boy? By the way, Greta was so excited I got Rarity for her room. ;)
This shot shows all the new lights for her room. The reading sconce above her bed from Schoolhouse Electric:
The strand of Bright Lab lights hung from her curtain rod that now serve as Greta’s night lights:
And the shiny new ceiling fixture:
On the other side of the window from her bed is a small bookcase with canvas bins housing blocks, trains, puzzles and books too.
On top, I plopped the globe I painted on, a photo of her and “her baby” and an old candle tin that she likes to store her quarters for the arcade in. Fun fact, Greta is obsessed with going to the arcade (Fat Cats)!
Greta’s “gallery wall” has some familiar pieces in it as well. The painting she did for her last room and the “Greta the Great” poster and the Max Wanger balloon print were in there, too. I did the still life of blocks and balls in college and I felt like it fit well in here. The flower wreath is from my sister and the paint-by-numbers dog she is vintage and she is convinced is Charly and kisses it all the time. Ashley Percival is the illustrator that did the flamingo. I actually ordered it at the same time as the owls for Faye’s room knowing Greta would love the flamingo. She does. You heard all about the butterfly poster here and that amazing pennant is from The Ardent Forager.
There’s a little nook when you first walk in her room. I hung an old mirror–that I painted with a wash of the wall color– nice and low so she could see herself easily and hook to hang her backpack and jackets. A princess dress or three might find its way here, too.
On the other side of the little entry nook, I tacked up a little bulletin board with finish nails for her to hang some of her school projects on. Honestly, I am running out of room on the fridge and luckily she is so excited about hanging her creations in her room.
This room was so much fun to put together. Maybe the most fun I’ve ever had doing a room. Greta has such a big personality and I’m so glad she now has a room to explore it in. One detail that surprisingly made this room more approachable and more kid-friendly was actually painting only 3/4 of the walls a color and the top part white like the ceiling. I didn’t know it at the time, but it really brought the walls down to her level and suddenly, hanging a mirror at my waist level looked normal, and proportional even, to the height of the pink wall color. I’d totally recommend this treatment for a kid’s room. Hope you enjoyed some other details, too. Sources below.
Wall Color-Clark+Kensington’s Rose Quartz | Contemporary Rag Area Rug– Wayfair | Bed- Vintage | Imperfect Plus Sheets– Schoolhouse Electric | Gold dot pillowcase– Land of Nod | Linen throw Pillow– Lamps.com | Fox- Ikea |Floral Duvet Cover– Schoolhouse Electric | Yellow Cableknit Throw- Joss & Main (a couple years ago) | Storage Ottoman/Nightstand- Target | White and Gold Reading Sconce– Schoolhouse Electric | String Lights in Sorbet– Brightlab Lights | Linen Curtains- Ross | Overhead Quatrefoil Light– Shades of Light | Bookcase– Land of Nod | Globe- DIY| Yellow and White striped baskets– Land of Nod| Flamingo print-Ashley Percival | Butterfly Poster-Urban Outfitters (frame DIYed)| Balloon Print– Max Wanger | Gaston Pennant– The Ardent Forager | White hooks- Walmart|Bumblebee backpack– Amazon| Bulletin Board- Walmart| Chalkboard- DIY| White Stools– Wayfair | Unicorn– White Faux Taxidermy on Wayfair