Over the last few years I’ve shown you little bits of what I wanted to do for Etta’s room, and a few of the things I was able to get done. Certain things I wasn’t able to finish when I got pregnant again.
Believe me when I say that lots of projects were put aside so that I could just be a mom and it was worth it. The room went from an unfinished nursery to a big girls bedroom pretty quickly, they grow up so fast. But we finally had to finish it up when we moved. And I was happy with it… even if it wasn’t exactly what I had planned.
You’ll notice I made a change in the canopy, I relaxed the drawback and rested it on the bed. I just painted the portion of the stenciled walls that stuck above the drapes.
Let’s not forget the before:
We painted Justin’s childhood bed white (you can see it above). It was an orange-y stained wood before:
I used the rag rug that my grandmother made for her home when my mother was a child! I love this rug! It is one of my favorite possessions.
I rearranged all the paper lanterns that I had above Etta’s crib into a large collection right under the canopy. It was fun when we turned on one of the lanterns… (which I never remembered to photograph! darn it!) And you can see the stenciled wall, tutorial at the link.
You can check out the alphabet wall tutorial if you wanna try it for yourself.
We got the chair on Craigs list, a set of two wingbacks for $75 bucks. I bought a cover off of Walmart (they have a ton of options online, incase you are looking), and while it was very cool, it functioned so well and fit almost perfectly! I decided that I liked the green chair much better than the cover, because the color popped so much better with the green.
As for the window coverings, I switched out the drapes a few times and actually ended up using the drapes that had been in our family room before we added in the built in wall of cabinets and could no longer use them. They matched perfectly because the colors in my house really went throughout. (If you need help deciding colors for you house read the linked post, it is an easy way to think of color)
There it is, what do you think about the room?
Here is the wall paint color that we used: