Tuesday, 8 April 2008

Ella would like to invite you all, to take a little peak at her...
Magical Princess Bedroom
I thought it was about time that I actually showed you pictures of Ella's Bedroom. We redecorated it last year, changing it from a nursery to a little girls room.
Every space is used, even behind the door!

The room is a rather awkward shape which is dominated by our huge fitted wardrobes (you may of read it an earlier post that I bought them when I was pregnant, silly me). Thin and tall... limited light and high ceilings.

I had a fantastic time designing the room, ensuring that every space served a purpose yet was appealing to the eye. I still remember Jeremy's face when I showed him the drawings of what I wanted to do with the room. A look of horror at the grand scale of work I had planned for him... I have the creative vision he has the creative talent.
We even made the corona so that I could drape curtains around her bed.
One of my jobs was to make the curtains and the lamp shade.

After not finding a shelf that was suitable I decided to design this one... I even drew the plans out free hand, Jeremy was impressed by that bit hehe. I'm planning to have another one made for the bathroom too. Plus a little bedside table with a shelf for her favourite books.

I designed the bookshelf (pictured below) to maximise the use of wall space. We needed to create lots of storage for all the special little things we had collected when she was a baby, plus all the new things she was getting... hence perfect space for dolls house and her little books.

The storage boxes are perfect for storing her toys. Push along dog has his pride of place.. he is a perfect seat when siting and playing with said dolls house.

Vintage pram and crib in the background, yet another fantastic find from a car boot.

This was my latest revamp... one wooden cooker + 4 hours with a few tins of F & B (Farrow and Ball) paint = pretty pink cooker, much more desirable. It was even met with a squeal of excitement from Ella :)

We just love playing in her bedroom, which was happening whilst taking the pictures... hence things moving from one space to another.

I adore these pictures, they provided great inspiration for Ella's room. Yet another vintage find with a little help from F & B.

The funny thing is that her room was finished last year, yet I have never got around to taking pictures. It made me realise how fantastic blogging is for encouraging you to capture the moment. I'm planning to show you lots more pictures as we continue to decorate the house. Hopefully the sun will be shinning on those days :)

I hope you enjoyed Ella's little tour, she will be very impressed to see her room on the computer!

Bye for now

xFaye and Ella

P.S. The magical part is how the room always manages to stay rather tidy... plus a fairy sneaks in every night to set up a different activity to play with in the morning :)