gracie and lily share a room. somedays it works out great, other days… not so much. but seeing as they don’t have any other option we make it work. thankfully they have a pretty good sized room so they don’t feel too cramped together.
their room is just off the living room, before you get to the kitchen. in the original house, this room was the dining room. even though we took the house down to the subfloor, we still kept the same footprint so this room is the same exact size and shape as the original room.
we even recreated the wainscoting to match the original (5 ft of t& g with a picture ledge) and the built in dressers are the same as the original as well, only they were glass front cabinets on either side of the window seat rather than drawers.
the ceiling light is a school house reproduction that we got online (sorry i can’t remember where!).
the paint color is i-don’t-remember-what-color, but i know it is really close to mermaid net by behr.
each of the girls have their own dresser. the top drawers (that they can’t reach) have clothes that they will grow into soon.
the hardware is from houseofantiquehardware.com.
to the right of the drawers are 2 covered cork boards for each of them to pin anything they want to.
this hand-me-down bookshelf helps to corral all of their things. i’m hoping someday to repaint this shelf, maybe dark brown with a coral-y hot pink backing. each of the girls have a “special shelf” where they can put whatever they want (then every couple months we go through and edit their “collections”).
the top of their shelves is the perfect spot for all of their artwork and picture frames.
the girls were given A LOT of american girl accessories this past christmas, so we needed to come up with a storage solution for everything. we had a couple open shelves so sean found an old curtain rod and cut it down to use as a hanging rod for the doll’s dresses. the boxes above hold lots of extra clothes and accessories.
i made this lampshade that hangs over the window seat with lots of scraps.
for so long the girls didn’t have an actual closet, but just a small armoire that did not nearly hold their hanging stuff. and, it was so high that i had to hang up all their clothes.
one of the divisions of sean’s company is closet and storage, so we designed this closet space to adjust with them as they grow. right now they can reach all the hanging space themselves to hang everything up – sooo nice!
sean and my parents built a cornice box at the ceiling and hid a rod behind it. we hung 4 curtains from ikea to use as closet doors. i still need to paint the cornice and do something with the curtains since they’re a little too plain for my taste.
the baskets and shelves under the hanging space is nice too to hold shoes and hats and scarves.
their beds are backed up against the wall to the front porch, so they have the best view in the house! i made the quilts way back when lily was first born.
the little kitchen next to lily’s bed was actually my grandmother’s when she was little, and then it was mine. the radio on top was from target a few years ago.
let me know if you have any questions and i’ll answer in the comment form!