Shelley Made: Little Girl Bedroom Makeover

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Little Girl Bedroom Makeover

It's been a while since I posted.  A lot going on in this neck of the woods!  I thought I'd share the final results of the makeover we just gave our little girl's bedroom.  It's just finished and I'm really, really happy with it.  So is she!  Which is the important part right? :)

It took me literally months to design the fabric for the bedding and the decals for the walls, etc.  I kept getting distracted with work.  Unfortunately everyone else's designs were coming before Jessie's, so I gave myself a deadline to get it done.  This is the end result...




I had in my mind an overall image of what we were going to do.  I let my daughter choose colours (purple and aqua blue) and she likes my swirl designs, along with birds and owls - so that was our starting point.  We were thinking a large tree for the wall - and matching branches and birds for the bedding.  So off I went designing...

I did a number of print tests to match and coordinate with the minky I was using for the blanket backing.  I took the final fabric swatches off to the local paint shop to get a colour match for the blue.  The walls had to be blue too apparently!  Big thanks to my husband for agreeing to paint the room.  He did a fine job...

I knew that cutting out a full tree from a sheet of the decal fabric I was using was going to be too much of a mission.  Trust me - cutting out all of those owls, birds and blossoms I had drawn was MORE than enough work!  So after I designed the blanket - I went searching on Etsy to find someone with a plain white tree wall decal that would work.  I got very lucky and found the one in the picture with swirly branches. 


It was a mission to put up - you really need two adults at least - rather than just me and my 7 year old - but it looks great.  I have to say, I well prefer my fabric decals to the vinyl though.  The fabric ones are so easy to reposition - the vinyl is not.  It took about 2 hours to get the base tree up in total...and it was only two pieces!  It's is lovely though - and worth the effort...



Anyway - I used my decals on the door...


On a wooden tissue box cover that I painted the wall colour...


On a "window" for above the bed (see my nice matching decal background/wall colour!)...


And of course the blossoms, owls and birds all over the tree...





I'm very happy with the colour match between the fabric and the decals...it's very very close indeed!




I used a matte satin called "Silky Faille" for the bed covering, the pillowcase, and the little throw cushions.  It's such a lovely fabric.  I backed the bedding in a lovely soft purple minky called "Jewel", which again matched one of the purples exactly.




Here is a close up of the pillowcase, and the matching throw pillows...



Yes - she really does like it!

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