My sweet Savanna turned 4 in April and will start 2 mornings a week of Pre-School this Fall. It's hard to believe and for the first time in 6 years I will have a little bit of time in the mornings with out little ones! Every night after she gets tucked into bed, she comes out and asks if she has to go to school. She wants to wait until she is 5, she wants to stay home with mama. Bless.
So, we gave her room a little make-over and she upgraded from a Twin mattress to a Queen bed..all in preparation for heading to school this Fall. :)
A few months ago I purchased a dresser to paint for the shop, this headboard was part of the package deal. I just wanted the dresser, so the headboard was basically free ;) I removed the damaged paneling in the center and painted the piece with Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint (Bergere and Linen). I sealed the paint with Miss Mustard Seed Tough Coat.
The sweet pink bedding is Pottery Barn kids and I purchased it from a dear friend's garage sale a couple of months ago. The rest of the bedding was extra from the cottage!
We did a little gallery wall of some new and collected art and trinkets. I just purchased the water color from a local artist who had a booth at the Farmer's Market, I love that it ties all of the colors together! Savanna painted the little fox on the shelf and her little silhouette is from 3 years ago!
The yellow lamp was actually in my stash of extra lamps. Do you have a stash closet? I do, one with extra pillows, inserts, lamps and such. If I keep in contained in a closet I don't feel like such a hoarder! Anyways, I painted the base with Chalk Paint (Arles) and sealed it with clear wax. I am on the hunt for a whimsical lamp shade, but for now the white linen shade will do. I also found these darling baskets with scalloped linens and lids from Ballard Designs. I love them!!! I can find places all over the house for them.....yikes!
We painted her closet door and added some polka dots....the room was starting to feel a bit too 'grown up'. She is very much a fun, spunky, full-of-life 4 year old so the polka dots help add a bit or whimsy to her room. She also got new bamboo shades! I love the warmth and texture it adds to the room. Her original blinds were broken and the window is so large, it caused me too much drama every night when I would go to close them! Eventually I would love to add more bamboo shades, but we have nice white blinds that were here when we bought and I just can't justify replacing them at this point.
That chalk board wall is a really fun part of her room too! The girls love to draw pictures and Addilyn will leave little hand written notes for Savanna, it's pretty sweet. The chalk dust does get a little messing, but nothing a wet rag can't clean up!
If you have any specific questions, please email me or ask in the comments, I am more than happy to answer!
Happy weekend friends!