Birdie’s Room Progress – ARE YOU READY FOR THIS??

I feel it’s truthful to say that I’m residing out a fantasy on this room, with my 7-year-old daughter (who attire herself persistently like that). This room will not be finished, nor does it essentially ‘work’ with the remainder of the home however we don’t care. As a reminder, I let her take the reigns on the design (I wrote about that course of right here), appearing as her designer and naturally serving to to information her decisions. She is aware of that that is my job and that we arn’t going to purchase land-fill/rubbish (just like the purple LED cover she desires). It’s NOT at all times seamless, however I’m attempting so laborious to let her really feel like she has management as a result of from every thing I’ve observed, learn, and personally skilled concerning parenting daughters, my attempting to regulate her gained’t be greatest for our relationship. She’s solely 7 so I do know it’s going to get much more difficult so I’m attempting to create good habits/patterns now. I’ll say that we don’t butt heads – I’m not saying that to brag, however simply know that working collectively is less complicated for us than a few of my different relationships. We’re each enormous lovers, love colour and simply kinda wish to go for it. We’re usually on the identical web page which makes it simpler (which I don’t assume is regular and isn’t precisely the case with Charlie).


Months in the past I gave up on the candy and quiet Scandinavian farmhouse bed room that I had pinned as a result of she was VERY MUCH in opposition to it. She wished BRIGHT colours, and LOTS of patterns so right here we’re and it’s JUST SO FUN. Once more, this isn’t a reveal, however a ‘right here’s the place we’re in the present day’.

The mattress was from FB market and he or she initially wished to color it and now she doesn’t. I kinda wish to simplify the room and get a strong upholstered mattress (extra fashionable) however she loves this mattress. It’s additionally very crickety and rickety. So this may change. The classic dresser (additionally FB market) was additionally meant to be painted a brilliant colour however we now have but to do this and the wicker aspect desk was thrown there for now.

Clearly, the lampshades are MY FAVORITE ($80 every at an vintage mall), however I’m uncertain they’re working the place they’re at present hung. I attempted hanging them within the nook collectively at two completely different heights however they’re HUGE. I just like the pink one over the dresser, however the inexperienced one over the wicker desk is clearly unusual scale-wise.

We additionally don’t want to make use of each of them. One may be over her artwork desk, or over a studying nook. That’s all to say that that is the place she wished us to attempt the hanging lamps however I’m uncertain if they’ll keep there.

Props to my assistant Emily for determining how one can wire them with a series and rope (which saved us time and money). We do nonetheless want to determine how one can add a swap, so for now they’re solely on when plugged in.

The remainder of the room could be very TBD as you possibly can see.

She desires a drawing desk and a studying nook, however I’m uncertain we now have room for each.

That bookshelf could be very a lot falling aside so we’ll substitute it with one thing that can final long run. The children have simply switched to kindles so I’m uncertain what number of books we’ll hold amassing, however she loves her trinkets, jewellery, gems, and many others and collects quite a bit each time we go antiquing so I need her to have someplace to show all of it.

I thought of portray all of the trim and ceiling (a light-weight lavender on the ceiling, uncertain concerning the trim) however obtained the quote and it was $1700 due to all of the prep so we’re skipping that for now. The ceiling is way cooler than the background of the wallpaper, however it doesn’t hassle me sufficient to do this proper now so we’ll see…

However What About The Portray!!

Y’all. I obtained that portray at Annie’s studio (@shopwilma), by one other classic seller, Deb Zsori (@fabiusgrange) however it’s by a Portland artist (from the ’80s). It’s unbelievable. the colours are so vibrant, it has a lot vitality and the dimensions is WONDERFUL (48″x48″).

I really purchased the portray for Charlie’s bed room (I believed it might look superior along with his colourful web chair) as he loves brilliant major colours. He mentioned sure to it once I confirmed him a photograph of it, however modified his thoughts as soon as it was in his room. He mentioned that he doesn’t prefer it when colours are “combined collectively”, which I can recognize. However I feel it’s as a result of it has pink in it and he’s nonetheless in an anti-pink part. So thank goodness Birdie was so passionate about it. Is it quite a bit occurring with the wallpaper? SURE. However I feel it’s additionally superior.

I’m attempting to determine methods to calm the room down a bit. I’m going to place up an enormous white corkboard (I might need to DIY It as a result of there’s a actual gap out there) and I’m contemplating including white curtains simply to interrupt up the wallpaper. Keep tuned for that. Additionally how cute does that Jane Denton paintings look in right here! That was initially in Charlie’s nursery 9 years in the past, so I’m loving discovering a brand new place for it.

Birdie walked in as we have been taking pictures and wished to hold her portrait of the pups that she painted throughout quarantine (2 years in the past). Sure. SHE PAINTED THAT, however not with out a number of steering from Eel Costello (their quarantine trainer) who’s a legit unbelievable artist. It actually goes to indicate that youngsters can do far past what we usually assume. Eel had them do stained glass, threw so many items of pottery, mosaic artwork – all such superior stuff which made them really feel so empowered and assured. It was such lesson to us about pushing them past their assumed capabilities in the case of issues they love.

So that’s the place we’re proper now. We’re rearranging weekly and attempting out different items now that she is sleeping in right here. However she LOVES her room and we’re having a lot enjoyable doing it collectively.

*Pictures by Kaitlin Inexperienced

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