Monday, January 13, 2014

The Big Reveal - Charlotte's Room

You guys. I'm SO thrilled to finally share Charlotte's bedroom with you!

If you recall, I posted my inspiration board several months ago. I made a couple deviations from my original plan when I ditched the wallpaper in favor of the play tent. This room is literally the stuff dreams are made of.

Here's a before picture I saved from the original real estate listing. We decided to tear out the old wooden shutters and have new, crisp white ones installed. The process took a bit longer than I expected, but I couldn't be happier with the result. I got up close and personal with the insides of our house; and I learned a lot about using sheetrock mud in the process. (Thanks, Dad!)

I really had a great time teaming up with my friends at The Land of Nod for this project. I got all of the artwork through Etsy, and the bed is my most treasured family heirloom. My mom had two cute, knobby twin beds in her room growing up. My sister and I used to jump back and forth between the beds when the grownups thought we were asleep. I'm now the lucky owner of these darling beds, and one of them recently got a snazzy makeover. You can see the before shot here.

I'm not one to shy away from a little DIY furniture painting. But these beds are irreplaceable, and I was really scared to bugger them up. So I turned to the pros. Worth every penny. I guarantee if I had to strip down the bed and sand it, I would have left a string of curse words a mile long. Now I can save my swearing for more important matters. Like stepping on Legos. 

You can see more pictures of the completed room over at Honest to Nod today.

And here's a lengthy source list for you:
  • Shutters: Old World Mill (Salt Lake City) They're incredible. Definitely give them a call if you're local.
  • Paint Color: Benjamin Moore Beach Plum
  • Bed Painting: The Stripper. If you're going to look him up, use "furniture" in your search terms. For obvious reasons.
  • Owl Skater Print: Ashley Percival. This is my VERY favorite piece in the entire house right now. It's incredible. And even cuter in person.  
  • Bamboo Doily Clock: Uncommon
  • Oscar Wilde Quote: The Big Lake It's printable and an instant download. Yay!
  • Princess Play Castle: Disney Store
  • White wall hearts. I made 'em. Yay for DIY!
And here are all the fantastic Land of Nod goodies featured in Charlotte's room. Some are pictured here, and others are shown over at Honest to Nod.
*In the spirit of disclosure, I should mention that the nice people at Nod gave me the items marked with an asterisk. Just because they're nice. I've been a long-time fan and customer of The Land of Nod, so I truly would have purchased each and every one of these items had they not given them to me. But I'm glad they're so generous. All the other items were things I either bought specifically for this project, or things we all ready had. I'm not even obligated to say anything nice about The Land of Nod. I just genuinely love their stuff. So much, in fact, that I've incorporated some into most of the rooms in the house. More on that later.

I've got a couple more DIY projects in store for this room…so I'll be back when they're done. But for now, I leave you with a photo of Little Brother enjoying the play tent. Have a great day!


Lauren said...

Now I am kicking myself for not wandering around your house last night- darn cranky baby!

Marcia said...

Great Inspiration; gorgeous colors. Love the raspberry printed accent pillow. Where diid you get that?

christina said...

Hi Marcia! The raspberry pillow came from Joss & Main. Hope that helps!

The Big Lake said...

So fun to see the reveal! Thanks for linking back to my etsy shop :)
LOVE those milk glass vases!

Lisa Hutchings said...

I love what you have done with Grandma's bed! Her room is adorable! Are the milk glass vases Grandma's too?

christina said...

Hi Lisa, Thanks! Actually, the milk glass are just items I've picked up at flea markets over the years. I have a larger collection in my family room. :) Great to hear from you!

Anonymous said...

So cute! Can you tell me where the adorable bicycle print and balerina print are from? Thanks!

christina said...

Hi! All of the prints are from Etsy. The ballerina is from a shop called flapper doodle; and the bicycle is an artist named Hillarie Tashce.

Sarah said...

What paint color for the bed ended up matching the azure Jenny Lind nightstand? The whole room is amazing!

christina said...

Hi Sarah! Thanks :)
I just took the drawer from the nightstand to the guys who painted the bed for me and they matched the paint color as close as they could.

That's not very helpful, so i'll pull out my swatch deck and give you a couple possibilities. Thanks for stopping by!