I definitely did not dust before I took some of these photos, which probably I should have done but you know, real life. I also have never properly hemmed those curtains. Because I still haven’t learned to hem stuff in a straight line. This is why I don’t try to be a professional home decor blogger, on account of the lack of skills and also all the housekeeping that I would have to do.
(I almost didn’t post these pictures because of that, feeling like it isn’t a pinterest-y enough room since I’m not a home decor guru but then I got over that because I remembered that my life is not my blog, my blog is a reflection of my life. Besides I love having photos of all the different ways my own childhood bedroom looked as I grew up.)
Here are all the different sources (some affiliate links included because yesterday the blinds fell off her window. That makes only two sets left in our entire house. Either I gained some sort of super human strength that is employed when I twist the little plastic rod or these are the worst blinds EVER. Anyhow, now I gotta buy new blinds. I also anticipate Scarlette waking up with the sun tomorrow.)
From the top: The family tree art print is from Minted. It was probably one of the best uses of referral credits ever. The apothecary jar is full of flowers that people sent to us when Scarlette was in the NICU. My friend Martha made her the crown for her birthday and the tea set was a birthday gift as well for her tea-party themed birthday. We use it to play tea party on special occasions.
I posted about her new bedding here and her DIY canopy here. I had the hardest time finding a toddler bed rail to fit her convertible crib. This one by KidCo has worked the best, even though they sent it with the instructions printed on the wrong side (and if I try to flip it the holes don’t line up correctly. It irks me to no end but with the way Scarlette flips around at night, I didn’t even want to deal with sending it back and waiting on a new one.)
The throw pillows are from Pottery Barn. They were a Christmas gift and because I am terrible at math, I thought they were the extra large square pillow that would go all the way across the back of her bed. Um, no. So now she has two tiny throw pillows on her bed because they were crazy expensive. Theknit fox named Mister Fox is from The Land Of Nod and was a gift from my father, also known as Mister Fox. Scarlette calls the fox Mister Bockadush because that is how she used to say Mister Fox, by adding seventeen extra syllables and changing the pronunciation completely. She is very attached to Mister Bockadush despite the fact that she mostly refuses to touch him.
Lately, whenever I try to take pictures of Scarlette she runs and grabs her pretend camera and takes pictures of me taking pictures of her. THEY DON’T KNOW THAT WE KNOW THEY KNOW WE KNOW. (Name that show + episode!)
Her Anywhere Chair is also from Pottery Barn, it was a gift for her first birthday from her grandparents. No idea why it keeps linking to a plush one, ours is the basic version and I think she likes it so much because of the stiff fabric. I love that you can throw the cover in the wash but FYI they are a TOTAL PAIN to take apart to wash. Seriously, it’s not like it’s a chair that is slipcovered. It is four different pieces that you have to velcro in to the slipcover. I KNOW, RIGHT?! Totally deceiving.
I still rock Scarlette to sleep several nights a week. I don’t even care, I can’t have any more babies and I love that she still wants me to rock her which is why her rocking chair is still in her room taking up valuable floor space.
We also used some command poster strips to hang an inexpensive/lightweight full sized mirror on the side of her expedit bookshelf because she enjoys running to the mirror and twirling after she gets dressed in the morning. (The full commentary tends to go “OH WOW! I WOOK SO BOOTIFUL WITE NOW IN DIS!”) Command strips are one of my favorite things. If I were writing that song today I would totally replace “schnitzel with noodles” with command strips.
I picked up the rocking horse at a consignment sale and my late friend Florica had the crochet blanket made for Scarlette while she was in the NICU, which is a gift I treasure so much today. The You Are My Sunshine print is by Elissa Hudson (and since been moved to Scarlette’s bathroom because it matched better in there and I put this free printable in it’s place. This is why I should not wait so long to post pictures.)
We made a few other upgrades as well, such as attaching a vintage mirror to her dresser (which belonged to my mom as a little girl) once we took the changing station off of it. My mother picked up the chandelier at a taping of Auction Kings down in Atlanta, you can see her on the episode so that is a pretty fun story! And I highly recommend painting the back of your kid’s door with chalkboard paint. Scarlette wakes up and draws something on her door for awhile in the mornings before coming out of her room. Also, I think she might be a lefty.
I posted about the special meaning of all the things on her shelves in this post about her nursery.
(Oh, and a friend of mine who owns a children’s jewelry shop made the Buzz Lightyear necklace that Scarlette is wearing or playing with in every picture. It’s basically been a wardrobe staple around here since she opened it. Buzz is the new black, apparently.)
(Okay, NOW I know why I’m not a home decor blogger. This post is crazy long.)