Hadley has been in her Big Girl bed for a few months now. It has just taken awhile for me to come around to take pictures and blog about it. I really like the shabby chic look of a bedroom but wanted something a little more spunky than Ellie's room because Hadley is just a spunky girl. I wanted it to fit her personality, and it was kind of fun decorating a little different from Ellie's. I wanted spunky but still soft and sweet. I am a quilt kinda girl and have never bought a duvet before. I was sure I wanted a quilt and even bought and returned too many to admit because I kept coming back to the first thing I bought for her bed- a duvet. Her baby room was pink and brown. I think it was kind of the trendy thing to do at the time and again, I was was going for something different than Ellie's vintage room. But I was kind of over the pink and brown when doing her big girl room and wanted some more color. And I've always liked pink and green together.
Here is how her room used to look....well kind of...I can't find a recent picture of how it actually looked when it was finished...This was the beginning stages....but you get the idea...
Being the third child, you get the smallest room of the house as it's the last room to take. My craft room became her bedroom. Her room most definitely could not fit a full sized bed like her siblings, so we got her a twin for her big girl room.
I am in love with a little guy in Tomball called Leonard. I bought Ellie a real antique bed there when she got a big girl bed, and I went back to him again for Hadley. This is how the bed looked when I bought it:
I had Leonard add six inches to the headboard, like I did with Ellie's so that it would be taller than the foot board and you would be able to see the pretty design. I just fell in love with it. Leonard sand blasted it and then I brought him the paint to paint it the color that matched her dresser. So even though it is a PRE-CIVIL WAR real antique bed, there is no lead paint on it. (So for those of you who were worrying...you can stop!) After he painted her bed I antiqued it so you could see the character of it a little better.
So here is Hadley's room now, I think it fits her personality perfect and she loves it. I painted her the chandelier canvas and many nights as I am snuggling her she points to it and thanks me for painting it for HER. She can be so sweet.
The Big Girl's Room: