Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Elle's new room

So we finally finished Elle's new room too. (Max and Elle switched rooms...I posted about Max's new room transformation here.)

So this used to be Max's room.

It went from this:

To this:

To this:
And like how it turned out...and we really like that it is done.

It took us a year to finally put the finishing touches on it but we had fun working together.

Elle had some definite opinions. (And my friend Denise helped us with some ideas here and there as well.)

Probably Elle's biggest opinion is that she wanted to do a collage of pictures on the wall beside her bed:My opinion was to do it on a different wall but man alive was she ever right.

When will I learn I should always listen to my daughter?

Here it is up a little closer:

I like mixing some different "elements" with pictures here and there like this thing that has been painted three different colors now:
(It's from Marshalls.)

...and this silhouette:
I bought that oval frame at an antique store a couple years ago and have been trying to figure out ways to use it. It was yellowed-white so we painted it. (To figure out how to do silhouettes like that check out the end of this post.)

The other frames are collected from craft stores (those ones have been painted over and over to go in different rooms in our house), Aaron Brothers and IKEA.

These wall boxes are from IKEA and the branch thing is half from West Elm and half from a branch I found in an empty lot Dave and I were looking at (I just put the two together).
The box crate thing on the desk is from an antique store and the frame is just a random one we re-painted with a print from an old Anthropologie calendar framed inside.

This cute yellow desk chair is from Home Goods:

And the desk is from an antique store:We had planned on painting it, but we ended up really liking the extra softness and variation it brought with it's "0ld-ness."

These curtains are from Pottery Barn Teen:
The bench thingy is from the West Elm clearance section:
(The white boxes inside are from IKEA and cushions from TJ Maxx I think.) I love that she has a place to keep her "stuff" in there.

My friends in the Stake Primary Presidency gave me that print of the temple when I got "transferred" to Young Women. Elle took it over. I love graphic drawings like that.

That big, huge mirror is from IKEA.

Last but not least the bedding...(That's a picture from Elle's birthday last summer and boy I feel like she has changed so much!) Since she doesn't have a larger-than-life canvas of herself in there like Max does, I figured we better at least include a picture of her :)

But I digress...

We bought that dark gray quilt thing and the green and white graphic-design duvet cover from IKEA and the throw pillows from Target.

Oh, and the paint color is same as Max's (Dunn Edwards "Foggy Day").

There we go. One more room transformation down.
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