Sunday, May 20, 2012

big girl room

some snippets of my big girls, new big girl room...

mmm unironed pillow case and all.. please forgive me, nope, not even going to pretend that i would normally iron pillow cases...don't.

She specifically wanted no other color than white (mamma's girl) in her room but we decided that we would incorporate her love of the good old doily into the theme for a little contrast

Her collection of pretties on her bed side table..
 the rock she made and wrote on without guidance, her own words, her own ideas..
and the fake flowers that she made me buy for her years ago.. 
I think she was 6 years of age...and begged me to buy her white fake flowers... 

The lamp she already had, we just hot glued a doily to it and made a sweet little doily flower and pinned it to the lamp..
The pearls - her addition after mumma had finished, only just noticed they were there when writing this post..
Glass jars from the op shop with doily's hot glued on..

mumma's rushed attempt at a little pillow for her bed... Don't look too closely.. I can sew but I am not careful, not patient and like a speed demon on that machine, eager to cross the finish line... I am learning to slow it down...

 my beautiful "big girl"

finding her groove, knowing what she wants..

I have also painted her buffet in her room and when styled I'll post it...

It was a little disastrous actually... I decided to mix my own hue for the cabinet...
I had to paint it twice, the first color was hideous.
She was not overly impressed with the second color either,  I coined the color - "The White Verandah greige blend"  she coined it "yukky greeny grey color"...
 I wooed her with a gorgeous floral curtain to break it up.. She is sold for now.
Now I have you intrigued.. promise I wont take too long to post it..

Melissa x


  1. Looks fantastic great job girls can't wait to see it xxx

  2. Just found your blog by searching for a homemade dishwashing liquid. I'm featuring it in a homemade cleaner round up post, if that's okay. I also noticed you completed in the Gourmet Garden blog off/cook off. So did I. Always great to meet another Aussie blogger. I'm in Brisbane. I'm your newest follower. Lovely bedroom by the way.

    Anne @ Domesblissity

  3. Hi Anne ! Thanks for your comment.. Glad you found what you were looking for and that it was here :) poppin over your way now for a sticky beak :))

  4. I think your gorgeous girl will be an interior designer / stylist in the making with her already great eye for taste! Love her room, especially the doily touches x

    1. Thanks Amanda - she has a pretty good eye already :)


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