The other day I shared how I kept my formal living room and dining room somewhat casual AND today, Girl Room Ideas. My little girl is ten. She goes back and forth between wanting to put all her ‘baby toys’ in the attic to being fully wrapped up in imaginative play. Instead of putting the toys in the attic, we’ve put them out of site, but kept them available for days she’s okay with still being little. You may have seen this picture before when I showed my favorite shoe storage solutions!?!
The poof in Little B’s room was a thrifty find (she is totally grossed out by thrift store finds so I have to speak in code). In my defense, my favorite thrift store in Fort Worth receives brand new merchandise from furniture stores often — this being one of those ‘new’ donations. The chair is from IKEA, and the little table was a HomeGoods find — gotta love that store!
One of the many things I love about my little girl is she is borderline obsessed with books! I can’t even tell you the joy that exuded from her when her sweet Sunday School Teacher (one of my good friends) stopped by spontaneously one afternoon last summer with a box of the entire Nancy Drew series…the originals! I’ll admit, I got a little giddy, too! You may have seen my Fabulous Book Storage Solutions already!?!
On the shelves are toy baskets with DIY Labels to keep Little B organized.
I shared all my get organized using label tips here.
The drapes are from IKEA — I love all their options from totally basic to patterned fun!
And Little B’s collage wall holds her most favorite friends and family — she chose each picture!
Most of these friends she’s known her entire life…we may need to add a few frames as she starts to make new friends in our new sweet little town.
Above Little B’s bed is a photograph of her on stage during one of her ballet performances — melts this mommy’s heart!
Back when I was going through our Easy to Understand SLR Lessons, I did a special tutorial on Photographing Stage Performances and this is the picture I used for that post. As you look at the picture, the ballerina on the far right is Little B.
It’s hard to see in this picture, but the furniture at the foot of Little B’s bed is a hope chest. It was custom built for my mom (Nana) as a little girl. Little B loves to fill it with special memories and refuses to let me “touch it up” one single bit. She likes it completely original!
The other hidden piece of furniture is Little B’s desk. The room had a perfect recessed wall, just begging for a built-in. Stud lined the walls with bead board and then added shelves. After an active search on Craigslist, I finally found a desk that fit precisely in that open space. Little B loves the natural wood tones so this desk also is in a completely pure state (for now).
She loves painting…especially flowers! This is one of her originals. The sweet tea set was a birthday present from a friend last year and painted by Little B — Take Note — awesome gift idea for a tween at World Market. Sometimes she’s too old for her American Girl dolls, but when she’s not, this is the perfect size for Samantha and Lacy!
This candelabra is from Anthropologie. You may remember when I gave it a makeover for my family room?!!
One of Little B’s favorite items on her wall is her DIY Wall Art Display…clothespins for all her cute pics and artwork!
The vintage mirror on the right side of this pic is almost too cut off to notice. It is from an estate sale and then I painted it. You can see the mirror in it’s original state here.
I love the hooks that we made for Little B to hang her ever growing collection of jewelry, especially necklaces!
And last, but not least, the white quilt reverses to be a black and white quilt. For a year Little B only wanted black and white bedding. Then one day I was at HomeGoods and saw this gorgeous set! I bought it, brought it home, and as I laid it on her bed she told me she had just been telling Daddy that she wished she had picked out a more colorful bedding the year before. Great minds thing alike, right!
I’ll be sharing more of my rancher real soon!!!