It has been about three months since we moved into our new digs and I can finally say that at least one room looks the way I want it. Everything else – inside and out – is a work in progress and in some degree of construction. But let’s not focus on that overwhelming fact… Look at this cute little kid’s room!
Juniper’s new room doesn’t get great sunlight, so I wanted to keep the furniture light. I also wanted to strike a balance between new things, old things and farm-y treasures.
First I painted her room in a light grey-green using Water .02 from Yolo Paint, which is an eco-friendly, non toxic paint. Imagine .02 is the trim color and also what I used to paint her wall mural.
Her new big girl twin bed and A-shaped bookshelf came from our friends at Ikea in unfinished pine. Her many stuffed animal friends helped her break in the new bed. I can’t believe how grown up she is getting!
The chifforobe I wrote about earlier was a thrift store find that I distressed in white. The vintage knobs we added are a fun touch.
Her new nightstand is a similar story – an old, beat up piece of furniture that I decided to paint instead of get rid of. It has cubbies that are just the perfect size to fit an old harvest basket and some puzzles. Finding toy storage was a fun challenge!
My aunt T found this adorable bunny light at a thrift store. It’s a sweet little touch of nature and I like how it ties in with her forest-themed mural.
Juniper’s room has a built in closet, which is a lot of wasted square footage in a toddler’s room (all her hang up things fit in her chifforobe). So I decided to convert it into a reading nook instead. I removed the sliding doors and their track, added lots of fluffy pillows and new curtains. It became the perfect spot to hang her old mobile too.
I am happy to report that Juniper’s response to her new room was “Whoa!” She loves it. We love it. And it feels so good to have at least one small area of our house finally feel like home.