It’s finally complete! Isabel’s very own super girly room. I secretly kind of wish it was my room, but I don’t know how well the whole bunk bed situation would go down with the hubby, ha.
Ever since Isabel was 18 months old she has been sharing a room with her brothers. They are awesome and everything…but they are also typical boys, and (so we thought) she was ready for her own space.
Isabel told me here favorite thing to do in her room is play under the loft. What is it that makes enclosed places feel so magical?! We added some little curtains as well so it could feel even cozier.
First off, I cannot say enough great things about this bed! I first discovered it from some awesome ladies that used our canopy and book sling in their little ones rooms and both had this same Ikea Kura bed. Check out their rooms for more inspiration House of Five, The Divine Living Space. I love that it can be used many different ways. bunk bed, loft bed, flipped upside down as a twin bed. Some people asked if it was smaller than a twin, but it definitely used a regular twin mattress and feels sturdy when I have needed to get in the top bunk. I actually scored outs off Craigslist and painted the frame with a light fun mint chalk paint that Isabel picked out.
This bookshelf was one that Isabel’s Nana and Poppy restored for her and surprised her with as a baby at Christmas. The past few years we used it in the bathroom as a shelf since we did not have space for it in her room. I was so happy to be able to move it back in her room and fill it with all her little trinkets.
This room is not very large, and does not have a built in closet, so we knew we needed to have a couple options for storage. I refinished both of these dressers with chalk paint. and updated the hardware on the gray wardrobe as well. You can see a before shot of the dresser here.
This dresser looked perfect to try out an ombre effect by making each drawer a bit darker than the last. I just poured a small amount of the darkest color in 5 small bowls and mixed in varying amounts of white with it until i found the best shade for each drawer. The bottom drawer turned out a bit more purple because I tried mixing in a darker color and I really wanted to fix it, but Isabel begged me to leave it and told me it was her “favorite drawers of all” hah, I guess you cant argue with that 😉
One of my favorite things about her room are her new lights from, Bright Lab Lights! They make an awesome decoration just as is, but when it’s dark you just flip a little switch and they give off a beautiful glow perfect to read a book in bed before lights out. You can customize your light strand up to 5 different colors and they have SO many different shades to choose from!
Of course I had to find a way to work in one of our canopies 🙂 It’s nice because this bunk bed is much lower than a typical bunk bed and allows the canopy to hang perfect over it. Once she is ready to lay down she gets to look up into her canopy at this dreamy little cloud mobile I bought from Baby Jives. All of our canopies come with a little loop that hangs down from the inside which made hanging the mobile super easy. I love the little leather stars.
And of course we kept her play house that her Daddy and me made for her many years ago out of an old target cubby bin.
We have slowly collected all of the bedroom and play sets each birthday and Christmas for her and her doll house world is now very very full 🙂
I like these moms visiting, which carrying for their baby and discussing where to hang the new picture frame.
We are big fans of reading and kids have quiet time so I installed two of our book slings in her room. A small one by the top bunk
And a large one across the bottom. They both use our white wooden book sling brackets and two of our different subtle gold shimmer print book sling fabrics.
Sources: Everything that says Blue House Joys is a product made by myself or one of my seamstresses and is available in my shop, bluehousejoys.com/shop. Many items are DIY crafts made by Isabel and me togehter and you can sign up for my newsletter to get similar tutorials, here Bluehousejoys.com/newsletter Other products were bought or given to me from shops that I have connected with this year and absolutely loved and wanted to share with my readers. Below you will find links and if I left something off just ask in the comments and I am happy to share 🙂
Canopy: Blue House Joys
Floor Pillow Covers: Blue House Joys
Book Slings and Brackets : Blue House Joys
Lights: Bright Lab Lights
Mobil: Baby Jives
Super Hero Cape: Love Lane Designs
Bed: Ikea Kura Bed
Artwork above bed: Finny and Zook
Tiny shopkin house and round bins: Target
Wardrobe: curbside rescue, refinished with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint French Linen and Target Hardware
Dresser: curbside rescue with a milk of milk paint in white and henrietta Annie Sloan Chalk Paint
Zoo and bin liners: DIY project tutorials coming soon, subscribe to the newsletter here.
Total honesty here, she missed being in their room like crazy when it came to bed time and after a couple months of “saturday sleepovers” in the boys room we finally decided to let her pick if she wants to stay with them each night as long as she makes out her pallet and puts it away in the morning we let her decide. So far she has chosen to sleep on the floor on a pallet in the boys room every night! At first I was frustrated after all of our hard work, but then I decided that it is actually really sweet, and I’m so glad that deep down she really does love being around them, because sometimes during waking hours it’s harder to tell 😉 She still loves her room and said she definitely wants to keep her bed in there, but right now bedtime continues to be all 4 kiddos in one room all by their own choice.