Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving and Youngest's New Room (finally)~

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!  Praying everyone has a day filled with blessings, family, yummy food and special memories.

I finally managed to snap a few pictures of our youngest daughter's new room the other day.  It was a bit overcast the day we took them, so I apologize for the not so great lighting ahead of time!

We still need to add a few finishing touches, such as art and a rug for the winter months (she has allergies, like me, so we don't typically use rugs/drapes in our house...shutters are on mom's wish list!).

Looking toward her entry, all of her furniture is painted semi-gloss black.  The long dresser and desk in her room were originally white and in her "little" girl room, the tall chest was a flea market find at $100 and with a little elbow grease and a coat of the black paint turned out to be one of our favorite pieces in her room.

Close up of her bedding, color scheme is white, black, silver, and a sagey blue (is that really a color?).

Close-ups of flea market dresser.  Globe lamp is from Ikea (it is so pretty when lit at night).

Her long dresser refinished.  The lamp is from Target, and the frame from Ikea.

Close up of the Ikea frame.  We found a great shiny silver paper at Hobby Lobby, kinda has a mirror effect.  We added her monogram.  The letters are cut out of card stock.  I found a font I liked, printed it out on plain paper, traced around them, then cut out on the colored paper to match her room.  The wall color is North Star by Sherwin Williams.  It is a really pretty gray, with a touch of blue.

 We added a bookcase from Ikea to store her yearbooks, Bibles, Magazines, Books and such.  The pictures on the wall are from her high school volleyball seasons.  Team and Individual pictures from each season (3 years of Varsity), her Varsity Letter Certificates, and her Scholar Athlete Certificates.  This is also where she displays the many mini-balls she has collected at various tournmaments she has played in.  As you can see, volleyball is a HUGE part of her life!

This originally was a solid wall when we first bought the house, as was the space where you see both closets.  We added the closets ourselves, and the cubby you see originally housed a big screen tv on a stand when it was the girls' playroom.  When her older sister moved in the room, we added the front with a hinged top, turning the cubby into a reading nook with much needed storage underneath.  We added the beadboard front when she moved into the room (it was plain before).  Both girls have enjoyed the spot!  And, when she has extra friends spend the night...they fight over who gets to sleep there!!

A closer look at the reading nook!  And the bear...both girls each received an FAO Schwartz bear for their 5th birthday from their dad.  The tales of how each got home riding in the front seat of dad's car are quite funny (picture a grown man riding around town with a HUGE bear in the passenger seat!)

The study area.  Her desk was repurposed from her little girl room.  We added a sisal rug from Ikea to protect her floors from her FAVORITE rolly chair from PB Kids (it is in serious need of a paint job, but I've yet to pry her butt out of it long enough to get it done).  Yes, she is a very good student!!  The expedite bookcase is a new addition.  She loves it!  We added some Itso storage bins along with some boxes and magazine holders from Ikea to house her markers, colored pencils and such.  This is where she keeps everything she needs to study and do her homework with.  The bulletin boards above her desk are magnetic and from Ikea as well.

Expedite up close.

View of the infamous Chalkboard Wall!  We added the magnetic strips at the top after the magnetic paint didn't work.  She keeps her notes, cards and such from friends up there.  She loves being able to write things on the wall (they often include scriptures, homework reminders, practice schedules and holiday greetings).  The little stool was a find at Home Goods for $29.  It functions as many things, step stool, side table and foot rest!

When not doing homework or playing volleyball, this is usually where you will find her.  Her fav chair from Ikea.  It moves around the room quite a bit, but can usually be found parked in front of her bed so she can watch tv (flat screen mounted above her reading nook). The hardwood floors...yes, we installed them ourselves (the entire upstairs).  They are Bruce prefinished 3/4" hardwood in Gunstock. 

Well, that wraps up the tour of her new room!  Happy Thanksgiving!!


Unknown said...

Get out of town. That is incredible. What a lucky girl. Where to begin. . the chalkboard wall, the painted mirror the placement of the white expedit. It all looks so good. Kate is a lucky young lady!

Megan // Honey We're Home said...

Lauren- I cannot believe this room! I'm echoing Courtney that I don't even know where to start! You could've done 10 posts on this room. My jaw dropped when I saw the chalkboard wall after everything else. I love how you divided the room and the colors you chose. The furniture looks great black. You outdid yourself!

Cassie {Hi Sugarplum} said...

Wow -- you did an amazing job!! I love the colors, the bedding, the chalkboard wall, the different zones...all of it!!! I hope your sweet girl knows what a great mommy she has!

Jennifer said...

Love it! Especiall the reading nook :)