Last year, we repainted and laid a new floor in the guest room. Sugarwings was smitten and kept asking me if she could sleep in there.
Then, her baby sister starting to sprout up quickly and no longer fit into her tiny, four poster, vintage, pink bed.
I loved tucking the grand fairies into that itty bitty princess bed, and it was hard watching how quickly their feet began to hang over the end of it. It seemed like that happened overnight. One night, Sugarwings was all of a sudden too leggy for the pink bed, and we were buying her a twin bed. Now, it is Dewdrop's turn to spring up over night and need to move into the twin bed. So, our biggest girl will move into the guest room.
Who will get the precious, mini, four poster? Maybe the dog... if it fits nicely by the new fireplace.
This room was already freshly painted and I thought the aquamarine color was a serene background for a big girl room (although our big kid was still requesting lots of pink).
It is a small space, and I still need to use it for guests sometimes, so I had to squeeze in two beds, not just one. I usually shop at garage sales and flea markets, but sometimes when I have to get something of a specific size, I buy new. And luckily, we have a Nebraska Furniture Mart nearby, where I found a double and a twin sized, space saving beds. They have no headboards, so fit well in this slanted ceiling room, plus have storage built in, so I didn't need a dresser.
She wanted to keep the desk that was already in the room, to draw at, and has art supplies in the tins.
This chalk board banner was found at Hobby Lobby, and I wrote her middle name, "Joy" on it, but left some chalk for her to change the message if she'd like.
The other banners are from Hobby Lobby too. The cabinet was moved out of the living room when we started the remodeling. It fit ideally under the slant of the wall, to form a hideaway behind it.
Now she has a cozy nook to curl up in with a good book.
The lamp is one I painted years ago. I might trade the table out and use it in the new hearth room when I find one I like better for here.
The other lamp is one that a friend had mosaicked. I added a garage sale shade covered in polka dotted tissue paper and trimmed out in pom pom fringe.
Her daddy's family has a performing troupe called the "Sacred Circus" and Sugarwings wanted a circus style room, but I didn't want to go too literal with the theme. Instead, we incorporated mismatched polka dots and stripes, with a few banners around the room to give it a big top feel.
I also hung two framed family quotes. (Created on Picmonkey)
This one is very special to us all. Sugarwings said this on stage after this Sacred Circus performance the day of her daddy's wedding.
And my Handsome Husband made up a song for this little phrase he loves to sing to his grand fairies. He has us all join in, and link arms while singing it. The tiniest girls just eat that up. The rest of us groan a little, but secretly, we all find it as adorable as can be.
Typically, my home is filled with vintagey things, so shopping at Hobby Lobby, TJ Max, Nebraska Furniture Mart, and Ross Dress for Less for furniture and accessories was quite different than my regular garage sale excursions. It was an interesting challenge and I have to admit, is a little easier than searching at flea markets and estate sales where who knows what you'll find.
I didn't make much for the room either. I turned a couple of pillow cases into curtains, decopauged the lamp shade, and that is about it. I could've made banners for the room but the ones I found at the craft store were ideal and affordable, so I ignored my do-it-yourselfer's guilt and bought them as is.
Although, I still haven't found a rug that I like, I'm using an antique one for now.
So far, our little one has been taking excellent care of her new room. She makes the bed, then turns off her night light and fan each morning she stays there. With the heat we've had lately, she has been sleeping on the sofa a lot, tho. This attic room gets stifling. I've bought a small window air conditioner to install, but I hate to lose all the light, it is a tiny window to start with. But a hot room is no use to anyone, so it is better to have it a bit darker than not use it at all because of the heat.
The important part is that our lil fairy gal loves her space. And when her baby sis returns for back to school, she is going to be feeling pretty grown up herself, with a big girl bed of her own, and becoming a kindergartener!