Firstly, I have to say a HUGE and humble thank you to everyone for the lovely comments, emails and social shares following my previous post.
I’ve been completely overwhelmed by the beautiful response and am beyond grateful. Thank you all.
Now, onto the good stuff…
Let’s not focus on the fact I started decorating this bedroom almost four years ago.
Let’s simply rejoice in knowing it’s now done.
To be fair though, it has been pretty much done for quite a while now.
There were just lots of finishing touches I kept wanting to add before sharing it with the world.
You see, it’s a bit of a curse; this whole ‘interiors blogging’ thing (well, for me, at least). And I’m still not sure whether it’s a good thing or not. On one hand it drives you to do the absolute best job you can, on the other it questions whether your best is really good enough.
In the overall scheme of things though, it’s just decorating, right?
Anyhoo, as I’ve mentioned before, Charlotte’s room is kinda teeny. There’s a bed, a dresser, a desk…and that’s pretty much it! Though what it lacks in size I like to think it makes up for in character!
If you’ve been following along from the start, aside from the fact you deserve a medal, you’ll know that everything has been thrifted, DIY’ed, hacked or bargain-hunted! Most projects I’ve blogged about before and you can find a little gallery at the end of this post if you’d like to learn more about something in particular.
One of the bigger projects I haven’t yet shared properly however is the bed.
Because Charlotte’s room is so small and the doorway is on a weird angle I could never get a decent photo of the entire thing in one frame (even with my wide angle lens) so I gave up trying to blog about it!
From the start I had envisioned a symmetrical bed in this space because it needed to sit right in front of the window, however symmetrical beds aren’t all that easy to come by. Instead, I found two matching single beds on Bay (for just $25 each – you can see the before shot here) and attached the head of one to the foot of the other. Bamb!
Like I already mentioned, I couldn’t get the whole bed in one frame though you can see the foot in the above pics.
To finish I painted the whole thing a sweet bluey-green (‘Irish Moor’ by Dulux) and added some DIY gold dipped legs.
One of the more recent additions to the room is this file cabinet.
Well, technically, it’s two stacked together. The lower portion holds all of Charlotte’s crafty things and the top houses a gajillion Lego pieces!
I can’t express how much I adore these cabinets! The storage they provide is awesome.
And I love that because they’re metal Charlotte can attach magnets to display drawings and make cute word phrases.
The wardrobe bi-fold went all barn-ish and the entrance door is now kinda dapper. Such easy projects though the difference is amazing!
Behind the entrance door are four DIY floating bookshelves and some simple hooks I installed AGES ago.
And these cute jackalope decals on the rear add a touch of whimsy.
In the little nook between the dresser and wardrobe is this rose gold horse’s head which Charlotte hangs her school bag on.
And there are lots of little details scattered throughout the room.
I know it was a long time coming and I’m so grateful to those of you who have been following along from the beginning. Hope you like it!
I’ve promised my little boy that his room is next and I’m determined to finish it before he turns 21! Nah, seriously, I’ve already got some crazy green paint swatches on the wall and I plan to have it complete soon. I’m actually super excited about it!
I’ll be back soon to share all of the source info though in the meantime feel free to ask any questions and find the project gallery below.