Halfway point!! Both thrilling and terrifying! I really think it has helped that I have the weeks broken down to focus on only one or two aspects of the room. In general, I think that’s the way to tackle any room design. I even started using a 3 week design plan for my client projects because everything seems to function better when there are parameters.
So, if you’ve missed previous weeks you can catch up here- Week 1 and Week 2. I am converting my daughter, Harper’s, nursery into her big girl room and while the design has been fun the transition to a bed from the crib not so much. She did great the first week or so but has now discovered the freedom of walking around her room. The whole upstairs in fact. True story…the other night I caught her wandering the hall holding a throw pillow. When I asked what she was doing she said she had to get a new pillow because she didn’t like that one. She comes by it honestly, I’ll give her that. But anyway here is a look at our original plans….
We chose fabrics…
And this week it was on to dressers. We needed to find something to replace her changing table and it needs to provide at least 3 drawers or more because the room does not have a closet. We currently use her industrial DIY garment rack for hanging stuff but that’s it as far as storage so this piece is crucial to her ever-growing love of fashion 🙂
Just a reminder of who I am working for…I kid you not she hit this pose all on her own…
When I initially thought of plans for this room I really liked the idea of something older for the dresser. An antique piece. I took a screenshot of this from Dear Lillie…
And I found this piece locally…
I thought I would take the mirror off and was this close to purchasing it but the more I started picturing the room as a whole it didn’t seem right. I have a lot of different fabrics going in the room and the stencil on the walls brings even more pattern. I want those things to be the focal point and I was afraid adding darker furniture would be distracting. I decided to go with what I always seem to gravitate to…good ole white! Once I narrowed in on the finish I knew immediately that I would use the IKEA Hemnes dresser:
I used the other version in my sons’ shared room and it’s been a great sturdy piece.
So that just leaves a few items on my task list and we are getting closer to all the fun details like accessories! Here is an updated “Real Life Progress” board:
Choose the rest of the bedding (pillows and duvet) Choose a dresser
Choose a vanity
Find fabric for chair Find fabric for roman shade
Come up with storage for books and toys
Find art and accessories
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