Jessica's room was one of the easiest projects we have tackled so far. The first thing we did was remove the carpet and then wash the walls and floors. You'll notice we still have yet to lay flooring. One day, hopefully in the near future, they will be hardwood with the rest of the upstairs (which is partly still carpeted). But for now, they remain plywood with an area rug.
I decided to turn her walk in closet (yes Jessica in fact does have the largest closet in the house) into a small play area. It's a great spot to tuck away her toys and create a whimsical environment. I also love using this area to display artwork and special keepsakes. The lovely deer canvas print is c/o Boom Boom prints. I used wine boxes from the restaurant to house shoes and baskets to hold toys and books.
I will do my best to list where everything is from.
In the play closet:
Deer canvas: c/o Boom Boom prints
Retro Kitchen: KidKraft Kitchen
Painted rocking chair: local artist, purchased at an auction
Wood Cradle: left in the playhouse from previous owners
White Matryoshka Doll: measuring cups from Sur la Table, Jess claimed them for herself
Bubble Gum Llama print: local artist
Fauna Kuma bear: from the Chicago Art Institute
Birds: local shop in Maine, but they are available from Land of Nod
Around the bed:
Ava Print: The Black Apple
Flowerburst Print: from Yumi Yumi
Dream Catcher Painting: painted by myself
Bedding: found online but it was unavailable. this local store located it and ordered it for me. I was SO grateful for their help!
Feather Mobile: made by myself
Chair: hand me down that was reupholstered
Lion pillow: Anthropologie
Bird pillow: Joom
Silver reading lamp: Ikea
Animal masks: local halloween shop. Jon thinks they're creepy, but I'm kinda fond of them
Nightstand: garage sale, I painted it white
Tin on nightstand: vintage, hand me down
Elephant: local shop in Telluride, CO
Pink push toy: Chicago Art Institute
Little Bear books: from my childhood
Canvas painting above toy chest: painted by myself
Toy chest: babies' R us
Wood high chair: hand me down from Jon's mom
Fox Animal: Bla Bla kids
On the dresser:
Girl with balloons painting: La Belle Avenue
Bird Cage: Tj Maxx, painted white
Feather headband: made by myself
Elephant: Little Marc Jacobs, from the West Village in NY
Glass deer: vintage, hand me down from my grandmother
Peter Rabbit bank: from my childhood
Mushroom night light: Target
Matryoshka Doll: Cleveland Museum of Art
I didn't snap many before photos and we had already removed the carpet when I took these. The original carpet that dated back to the 60's matched the pink trim. What is with pink carpet? Our old house was covered in pink carpet! And, speaking of trim, can I tell you how hard it was to paint the trim on the windows. Who would have thought the lattice part would have needed so many coats.
I'm happy with the results of Jess' room. I'll be really happy once the hardwood comes along, but that could be a long time down the road. We also have a "big girl" bed and are just waiting to set it up. She's ready, I'm the one who is not ready! I'm not ready to let go of my baby girl and her crib.