Observations Of An Amateur Housewife

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Lily's Room Rearranged and Almost Done

I finally got Lily's room re-arranged in a way that fits the room and everything we wanted in it. We had to move the vanity out because I needed to use it in the Master Bedroom, (no counter space in the bathroom, oh well). I did have to promise her though that she could have the vanity back someday, and we came up with an idea that worked a little better for her age anyway. Here are some pictures of what it looks like now. There are a few things that would be nice to add, like a bed skirt, a rug, and maybe a pillow on the little toy box seat. I'm trying to decide about the collage wall, do I want to add to it, to fill up the whole wall, or leave it the way it is? What do you think? Enjoy the pics!

 (Pardon the crooked bed. The frame is a little warped and needs fixed!)

To learn how I made this hanging fabric lamp, go HERE. The butterflies I found at Meijer, I think they still have them. I found the cute little paper mache birds at Michael's and just spray painted them yellow. Oh, and the little dresser used be to 70's orange wood, but after 30 minutes and 2 cans of white spray paint, I think it looks a lot better. Maybe I'll switch out the knobs, if I get around to it someday.

 The Princess Silhouette is a silhouette of Lily that I made inspired by this vinyl decal on Etsy. It just reminded me so much of Lily, and I thought it would be neat to have her face be the silhouette. I love it! 

The banner was made by hot gluing scrapbook paper to ribbon. The paper tray and basket were both spray-painted, they used to be black. The pink mirror was taken off an old orange hand-me down dresser and spray painted. That funny looking jar is home to "Rainbow", Lily's betta. Looks like Rainbow's bowl could use a cleaning...that mirror too...someone should really do that...

Before putting these cheapo shelves from Walmart together, I used spray adhesive to glue Michael Miller Dandy Damask fabric to the back board. They still look like cheapo shelves, but now they are CUTE cheapo shelves. To hold coloring books, pencils and crayons,  I mod-podged scrapbook paper over formula cans and a cereal box. I'm glad I could use those pricey formula cans for something!

                          That smudgy mirror is just embarrassing. What do you think about this collage wall...should I add to it, or leave as is? I plan on putting Lily's name in the large oval hoop somehow, and probably putting something in those empty frames too. 
Overall, Lily and I both love the room, and it makes me happy just to look at it! When its clean. Which it isn't right now. So I guess I'll just look at these pics instead...
Have a great day everyone! :)


  1. Her room is adorable! You did a really great job. I love the colors and the different patterns.

    I think the collage wall looks fine as it is. I guess it could just be a revolving or evolving wall...:) Replace some thing periodically, for giving the room a "new" feel. I think it looks great!

  2. Thank you! I've had a lot of fun with it! Good idea about the evolving wall!

  3. Love it Aleassa! I realized I didn't go in it when I was there. :( But love the pictures! You could stencil her name on the big one or embroider it. that would be pretty too. Tonia