It only took me nineteen months but welcome to the tour of Miss Scarlette’s room (in case you want a reminder of how it looked before, here is what it used to look like!) Watch out for board books, spilled cheerios and magic wands, which she’s taken to throwing like ninja stars.
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Mostly I wanted it to be cute, sentimental, not too baby-ish so that it would last us and also not expensive. We didn’t even have the room painted when I went into labor (you can read more about how the color scheme came about here! spoiler alert: my husband picked it) but it was nice to have a project to work on when we weren’t at the hospital. Most this space as everything was either gifted to us, hand-me-downs or re-purposed from things we already owned. Thank you family and friends!
One day when I get caught up on all of the laundry I will show y’all her closet. But that is most definitely NOT today…
The bedding and curtains are Dwell Studio for Target – I had wanted it originally but it was sold out for months. One day after Scarlette was born my mother and I spotted a set on a clearance endcap and I was so excited. We grabbed some matching blankets and my friend Jeanette turned them into pillows for me. The curtain is actually a cloth shower curtain that we cut in half. Once we put it up I realized we need to hem it so that it’s shorter but let’s be honest: it’s taken me a year to get pictures of the room. I’m not going to be hemming those any time soon. And by “me” I mean my mom. Sewing machines hate me.
The bookcase is the Expedit from IKEA (former home of my scrapbook supplies, which are now all on the floor. I’m a giver, Scarlette. I’m a giver.) The lantern is from our wedding, the dried flowers and framed card are from what people sent when Scarlette was in the hospital. I made the button monogram using this tutorial by Jen Jockish. The stuffed animal storage seat is c/o Boon Inc. My mother’s best friend hand embroidered the clock with Scarlette’s birthday and stats – it’s my favorite thing. Her embroidered tutu is c/o mybabyclothes.com and I leave it hanging on her closet door even though it doesn’t fit her anymore because it’s so stinkin’ cute.
I framed one of her preemie onesies and her very first footprint. It’s less than two inches long! The frames are from Target. Oh, and I hung the mirror by her bed and now she wake up and talks to herself in the morning. This buys me like, 15 more minutes of sleep.
My friend Florica had the blanket crocheted for me and Mr. Fox was a gift from my father, also known as Mr. Fox. We painted the back of her door with chalkboard paint and she likes to scribble on it. I hung a little bulletin board on it where we pin cards and notes from her friends.
The dresser has been in my mother’s family for generations. Also, my mother picked up that chandelier at an auction featured on the Auction Kings show.
On the shelf is a photo of my grandmother Vonne that Scarlette was named for, canvases from Land Of Nod, an Anthropologie flashcard, my mother’s tiara from winning a pageant when she was three (Hello 1960’s Toddlers & Tiaras), a framed decoration from my baby shower, some thrift store monograms and vintage record, a copy of The Secret Garden and Romeo & Juliet.
Thanks for taking a peek!
(Also, I made the graphic using this notecard set from Adrienne Looman. I downloaded them to use in my Project Life album. I have good intentions, y’all. And Scarlette’s headband is from Gracious May)
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