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My little one was quickly outgrowing her toddler bed and it was time for a room transformation. Her coral and yellow nursery was a labor of love and it was bittersweet painting over those pink walls. I might have shed a few tears as we painted over the stenciled wall I said I’d never paint over. Never say never because it was love at first sight when I saw that floral wall paper from Sweet Pea Wall Design! I’m still swooning over it. And holy moly, adhesive wallpaper is so (soooo) much easier than wall stenciling.
In picking a mattress for Amelia’s new big girl bed, it was important for us to pick one that was made from hypoallergenic, natural materials. Her skin is super sensitive and she has multiple allergies, so we were ecstatic to find MyGreenMattress.com! It arrived in a box and quickly expanded to full size as soon as we unwrapped it. I was so happy to avoid the traditional mattress store, which feels a lot like buying a car. The mattress is not too soft and not too firm, but just right and beyond comfy! We joke about drawing straws for who gets to sleep on her bed. It’s THAT comfortable!
Amelia requested that her big girl room makeover include purple, pink, flowers, unicorns, sparkles and hearts. You know, simple. This is also the child who asked Santa for a penguin this year. I made it work. The room, not the penguin. She received season passes to visit the penguins at our local aquarium because our house would not make for a great penguin habitat. I tend to prefer mashing together pretty things that coordinate rather than picking just one theme, so her list was actually pretty helpful.
Because the floral wallpaper was a giant pop of color, I knew I wanted the other walls to be white. I used Benjamin Moore’s Swiss Coffee for the walls and molding. It really brightened up her room! I thrifted her bed and the rest of her coral chalk paint furniture, which was previously in her nursery. I’m still on the hunt for gold hardware for her dresser and nightstand. Because they are vintage french provincial pieces, they aren’t the standard hardware size. The unicorn head, gold heart sheets and lamp all came from Target. Because Target is pretty much our second home.
If you remember Amelia’s nursery, it had a bench and ledges that housed her books. With the full size bed now in the room, I had to get creative with the smaller space. Her books will now be stored in a gold cart from World Market. I love it so much that I might just have to get a second for my office. How cute would craft supplies look inside of it?! I found the sparkly sequin heart pillow on Amazon to fulfill Amelia’s “sparkle” request. The white ruffle comforter came from Bed, Bath and Beyond. The purple rug was found on Amazon. That gorgeous reclaimed wool unicorn is by Cate and Levi. And totally not room related, but worth a mention, Amelia’s felt headband is from The Crafty Mom Design.
To the left of her bed, where the stenciled wall once stood, I hung a wooden heart from Olivewood Designs and a geometric “Be You” from Target. I found the most perfect gold foil print from Assimilation Designs on Etsy. It reads, “She leaves a little sparkle wherever she goes”. That is most definitely Amelia. The print is even more amazing in person with the shiny gold foil. I picked up the wooden “A” and gold frame from At Home Store. I used Mod Podge to add glitter to the mason jar vase and added purple flowers. The Felting Dorcas on Etsy created a felt wool ball garland that perfectly matched the room.
Piecing together the little details is my favorite when decorating a room. I thrifted the globe and my dad painted it using Martha Stuart’s chalk paint. I added “you are our greatest adventure” with gold foil vinyl. Stay tuned for the tutorial! I just adore how it turned out and it’s one of my favorite details in the room. The large wooden “Amelia” from Letter World on Etsy, that sits across from the floral wallpaper, is another favorite. My dad also painted the wooden “Amelia” purple to match the globe. I’m planning on having a “gather” sign made for my breakfast nook.
Amelia’s bow collection was taking over our bathroom, so I knew I wanted to add a spot for hair accessories in her new big girl room. While searching for the gold cart at World Market, I found a gold geometric photo holder that works perfectly as a bow holder. As she get’s older, she can replace the bows with photos (but hopefully not anytime soon sniff, sniff). I added the hooks beneath to house her growing bag collection. I’ve grown a bit hook obsessed lately and have added them in just about every room. They are an easy way to organize!
Amelia’s room is my inner-child’s dream room come true. I’ve offered to trade rooms with her to no avail. I’m so happy she loves her room as much as I loved creating it for her. Up next, my son’s room redo and a bathroom refresh (with all the hooks)!
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