I feel like we worked on this project for a hundred years. And the truth is, it isn't quite finished yet. But really, what in this house ever is? Things are always evolving and changing as we get used to living in tighter spaces and with less stuff.
Audrey was so surprised by her room transformation and we are very pleased with how it turned out.
Especially since we started with this:
The most notable thing that we are still missing is the bedskirt. My
mom seamstress is still working on completing the box pleated skirt in the striped fabric. I figure I can wait for the free labor.
The fabric was super duper cheap. It's from Ikea and comes in at a whopping $6.99 per metre. When we found it, I was so surprised at the heavy weight of the fabric and the perfect colour palate it gave me to work with. If you remember, Audrey wanted a riot of colour and I wanted calm, simple and more neutral. I feel like we really struck a perfect balance here.
We both really love the desk wall. Jay made the desk out of two brackets we bought and some wood he cut to fit the exact space. I painted the brackets in the same aqua as the bed to unify the space. I especially love how all the bright colours pop against the dark chalkboard wall here. The desk is the perfect size for Audrey, although it doesn't offer any storage. She isn't really one to put things away anyway ; )
This way, her pencils and markers are right out on display so she can keep things tidy (hopefully).
I also think this little hook system will help keep her things up off the floor. It's funny, when I was spraying out all the frames I absolutely detested this lime green colour we used, but now it's one of my favourite parts of the room. Audrey, of course, loves it.
So there you go. One room looking good. I'll talk about sources and paint colours in another post.
What do you think of Audrey's new room?