With moving like we do, I’ve really never taken the time to decorate my kids’ rooms. Now that they’re getting older, I really wanted them to have a space to call their own. Last week I showed you my 5 year old son’s room and this week it’s onto my 3 1/2 year old daughter’s Enchanted Forest Fairytale Room. Everything I did in this room is renter-friendly.
Let’s see…where do I even begin? I started by painting her wooden bed frame with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® in Provence. My husband designed and built her platform bed. Up until this recent move, it was ours but our newest home is much smaller than our previous one, so her room doubles as the guest room. The dark wood of the bed with the blonde wood furniture (which was mine as a girl) drove me crazy. So I got to painting…
A close-up of the distressing…
I got all her bedding a Target, including the throw pillows. The comforter and shams are part of the Shabby Chic Collection and I just fell in love with how sweet and girly it is. The drapes (close-up shown below) are also from Target and I loved how the vines fit in with the Enchanted Forest theme. Finding drapes to go with her room that were room-darkening and cute was hands-down the most challenging part of this room.
The wall art above her bed I created by taking a Grapevine branch (from Hobby Lobby) and spray painting it grey. I custom ordered the letters of her name a long time ago and can’t recall where. I painted those light pink and hung them from the branch with thread. I also took a cheap dollar store crown and broke the hair clips off so I could hot glue it on the branch.
On the dresser next to her bed, I used the Chalk Paint® on a $4 pewter thrift store frame and added in a Winnie the Pooh Quote (you can download the free printable for that here). The birds and cage are purchases I made several months ago at Hobby Lobby for my Springtime Mantel. They remind me of Cinderella.
On her nightstand, there is the Isabella Lamp from AllKidsLamps.com (I bought this 4 years ago while pregnant with Chloé and it was $69. Now it’s on sale for $29!). The bird cage I grabbed last week when it was 50% off at Hobby Lobby.
While I was at the local Annie Sloan Stockist consignment store I happened upon this cute wicker chair for just $18. I painted it with more chalk paint. It had this really country red checkered pillow on it (not pictured) and when I went to remove the cover to re-cover the pillow, I was happily surprised it had off-white eyelet underneath, so that saved me a project!
I used the chair and created a little desk/vanity/book nook with an old white shelf we had in the garage. Because a girl can be both smart and pretty, after all!
The mirror is from Target and I painted it with, you guessed it, more Chalk Paint® and also some dark wax to give it a vintage look.
On the back wall, I used these cute Cherry Blossom Walls decals ($12, Amazon) and created a custom “Once upon a time…” wall decal with my Silhouette Cameo and non-permanent vinyl (FYI: I bought the Hobby Lobby vinyl…It’s absolutely horrid. It didn’t want to stick at all so I had to use non-permanent spray adhesive to get it to stay on the wall!).
Whew! I think that’s it. Two kids rooms down, one more to go!
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