I think I may have mentioned a time or 300 about my beloved -- but quirky -- old house. Up the secret back stairs is a tiny bedroom with a window that looks out into the hallway. From a weird angle that you could never possibly squeeze yourself into. It has a sloped roof and minimal square footage.
For a time, it was my son's room, until we decided to reconfigure how our house operated and moved him into one of the larger bedrooms, moved our two girls into what used to be the master, and moved the master bedroom downstairs into the spacious library -- a room that sadly sat idle.
When we found out we were expecting Shamrock, we decided to transform this teeny but sweet bedroom into her space.
I started by painting the walls a pale aqua. What other color could it be?
We added some of the most beautiful crib bedding I've ever seen.
These lovebirds. They make my heart flutter. They're hand drawn.
(And yes, we will be practicing safe sleeping. Don't get your knickers in a twist about the bumper pad.)
Look at the coordinating hand drawn damask on the crib skirt. It's so charming, whimsical, and unexpected.
I took this dresser -- a free hand me down -- and painted it charcoal gray. I added accessories given to me by friends and family.
See the strange little window? I'm still puzzling over its existence.
I opted for two layers of curtains -- one a gauzy white, and the other a room darkening deep charcoal. I like how they add a touch of elegance to the otherwise juvenile room.
The rug makes the space seem decidedly feminine. I found it on one of those daily deal sites for an incredibly cheap price.
The white chair was repurposed from my Front Porch Makeover, and the footstool was on clearance at Target.
This changing table has been in the family for at least 15 years. It was given to us by a relative, and we've used it for all three of our older children. It's one of those pieces that prides itself in utility -- solid maple, Italian construction -- but didn't have much charm, style wise.
I painted it a pale pink, then overlaid that with a light gray and did a little distressing. The pulls are from etsy -- they are actually made from the same lovebird pattern as the crib bedding.
You can see the alcove -- not tall enough to walk in -- to the left. It's just wide enough for a roll away twin bed to pull out for guests. One of my good friends stays with us whenever she visits Duluth, and my kids have taken to calling the bed "Auntie Stephanie's bed."
I have a weakness for baby shoes. And fluffy, colorful cloth diapers.
As of right now, Shamrock has not made her appearance. But she will be here any minute, and I've had a lot of fun fixing up this little room of requirement to be just for her.
We're ready when you are, baby!