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MATILDA'S NEW ROOM

Here is Matilda's little corner of the world. It makes me incredibly happy and I kind of want to sleep in here with her. As much as I love creamy pastels and sherberty colors, Matilda is so vivacious and fun that red always makes me think of her. When we went to Ikea I wasn't exactly planning on getting a duvet but these stripes called to me. I wanted bedding for her that she could grow with and well it doesn't get much more classic than stripes.
Sam moved the keep calm poster over her bed and hung up her dream ring for sweet dreams! We also switched out the Shabby Chic balloon curtain for some more sophisticated linen ones. I tied the tie backs in knots to keep it a little fresher. I also switched out the shade on her mirrored lamp for a fun striped one courtesy of my Mama. Lastly, we changed out the ceiling lamp for a fun polka dot pendant which we created. Tutorial coming soon...
We moved the birdie wall cards over her kitchen and I dressed up the bookshelves for Easter. We have a lot of bunnies and a lot of books on bunnies. That vintage Babar print was a gift from my sweet friend, Brittany. We love it and always get a lot of compliments on it. There are also a lot of handmade stuffed animals from friends like Lindsey and Jordan on display.
While I can't say the bookshelves have maintained their color coding (get real) I did manage to organize the baskets. All of her cloth diapers went up to the attic (tear) and I put all of her kitchen supplies, puzzles, tiny pieces in plastic bags, in corresponding baskets.
The biggest change we made was Sam installing these shelves complete with dog hooks and polka boxes for art supplies and dress up clothes. A place to display some of her prettiest things that she may not be quite old enough for yet.
The hooks will be used for her accessories, back pack, etc. I wanted them to be in reach so she could hang things as well. The whole idea was to go vertical so that not everything was on the floor.
We cleaned off her dresser and used my old mirror from when I was a kid. I left a few fun dress up books like Shoe-La-La from my sweet extended family and I had a Favorite Dress gifted to Matilda by my Mom as well as my dear friend Claire. If you read it you will know why. Such great, girly reads. We also left up her piggy bank (she loves to save money) and doll I made her, as well as an adorable valentine that I taped up with washi tape.
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18 comments :

  1. adorable! what a dream for any little girl - she is super lucky! great job!

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  2. i love it! esp all the little vintage touches. love the bandaid boxes! my favorite part is the red and white striped bedding and the vintage books on the antique scale. :) great job!

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  3. she looks so happy in her new room!

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  4. So adorable! loving those stripes and all the red! But most especially the little doll that lives and loves in this room! She is precious! (And the cutie doll you made her too!)

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  5. i LOVE it. the shelves, the bedding, the bed itself... i love it all!

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  6. i luv it! where did you get the dog hooks? they are awesome!

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    1. thanks lady! they are from ikea. funny, huh? i didn't see them online but they're in the kid's section.

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  7. Lesley, it's just beautiful. Makes me smile!

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  8. What an adorable little room! I love how unique it is! I'm especially in love with the rug!!

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  9. This is gorgeous! I hope to be able to do something awesome like this for my daughter when she is older!

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  10. love, love, love the new room and the DIY pendant lamp. it's adorable!

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  11. Lesley I love Matilda's bedroom, I thinking of painting my iron bed too and I'm wondering what kind of paint you used. Thanks so much, love your blog! Meg

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    1. thank you so much meg! we used spray paint and the color is banner red. we got it from home depot. i think it's rustoleum but not sure...

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  12. Beautiful! Love the new take on colors in a girls room. I love the quilt at the end of her bed. Where is it from?

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  13. does matilda still use the stacking (nesting?)blocks on the table? my little one will be three end of january and wondering if she would be beyond that at that age. i love the ones from eeBoo.

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  14. Really like what you did with the room. Can you remember what paint you used for the walls?

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