house tour {girls’ room}

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welcome to my girls’ room!  this room has the best view of the house and gets great light!

before we tore our original house down, our plans were to keep a lot of the original details.  this room was the original dining room and had the exact layout – even the built-ins and the tongue & groove walls!  we had the built-ins remade to have drawers instead of glass front cabinets though because that functions better for a bedroom.

details of the scrappy lampshade hanging over the window seat here.

i love the aqua wall color – so much so that silas’ bedroom is the same color!  unfortunately, we left the cans of paint outside through the rainy season and i have no idea what color the paint is!

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 i made the girls’ bedding before lily was born (8 years ago).  the quilt reverses to blocks of fabric on the other side.

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 i despise closet doors, so we opted for curtains.  i still need to add a coat of paint to the valance over the curtains, but I’ve lived with it this way for a few years and it will probably stay this way for a few more ;)

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 the girls like to move their beds around – sometimes they make them more couch like, sometimes into an L-shape.  but side by side is my favorite.

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 the collection of poofs and paper globes above their beds is my favorite!  for several years i have been slowly adding to my paper globe collection for parties, and i realized i had the perfect colors for their room  i made giant pons out of gold tissue paper, and added a strand of paper circles glued to baker’s twine.  they are attached to the ceiling with teeny command hooks.

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this shelf corrals all their goodies and special things.  details on the shelf can be found here.

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another favorite of mine is the wall of gold frames!  some were found that way and some were painted with a mix of deco art paints.  the antlers were a thrifting find attached to a coral and gold painted wood plaque.  i love the print from nap time diaries!

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 this radio has been in our kids’ rooms since gracie was born, where norah jones was playing round the clock.  it was a great target find.  my dad made the bedside table to fit the tiny space and i painted it a glossy grey to match the book shelves.

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 this chicken wire frame hung before at my desk, but since my girls are getting bigger, and so is their jewelry collection, we moved it in here as a jewelry organizer.

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 tiny print from red letter words

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the mirror was a vanity mirror over the yellow dresser in the entry way, but we just hung it sideways for a full length mirror for the girls.  their laundry basket is from land of nod.

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 the horse head was a treasure i got to have when i helped my sister renovate a family home last year.

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what i wore

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 welcome to “what i wore” at the pleated poppy!  share with me your fashion posts and we can inspire each other!  i started this originally as motivation to get out of my daily uniform of jammies or sweats, but now i am encouraged and held accountable to put a few extra minutes aside for myself and try new things.  i’d love for you to join me!

what i wore at the pleated poppy

 dress – gracie b. \\  long necklace – noonday collection \\  feather necklace – the nester 

what i wore at the pleated poppy

new super soft sandals from american eagle outfitters

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