ALL six of my grand children are girls, they range in age from 2 months up to 9 years old.
I had so much fun planning a room for when they come visit our lake front home.
(Hopefully it turn out so comfortable they never want to leave:)
I started with an idea from an HGTV Show called Sarah's House . Sarah Richardson did a bedroom in a cottage for her own children. She used different but matching quilts. Here is a link to Sarah's website.
I put that idea in my " decorating binder" that I store all my favorite colors and ideas in.
I found 6 different quilts that have the same color pallet, but each one has a different designs.
I decided to go with, bright green, soft yellow and pinks, which are the dominant colors in the quilts.
We painted the room a beautiful soft yellow from Benjamin Moore- called HC5- Weston Flax
(My idea book had a note from an old House Beautiful Magazine, stating the this yellow was perfect for a north facing room. The girls lake front bedroom window faces north)
Now that it is painted - I totally agree with House Beautiful--- it looks beautiful ---I am loving me some yellow)
My next challenge was to find a dresser that had 6 drawers., I wanted to put their names on each drawer.
I found this dresser that desperately needed some TLC at a local thrift store for 90.00. It is a mid-century style with lovely curved drawer fronts.The dresser was solid but ugly:)
I took it to a very talented lady at Re-Imagined. Michelle is so creative and uses Annie Sloan Chalk Paints.
I gave her the color scheme and some fabrics that I was going to use for decorating the room and told her just go for it ~ I have seen a lot of her work and I completely trusted her to create a beautiful and fun piece of furniture for the grand girls room!
Here is the dresser completed. I love it!
Michelle at Re-Imagined Just For You, also created a really unique wall hanging for their room.
I had wanted to write a permanent note to the girls that was also dated Summer 2012 to remember the year we completed the room for them.
One of the times I stopped at Re-Imagined , they had stacks of cupboard and drawer fronts, over 600 of them:)
Michelle told me they where going to make some fun things with paint and hooks. I knew immediately I had to have one.
It looks so great on the wall.
We finished the room with 3 set of cream cottage looking bunk beds.
They came from Art Van Furniture in Grand Rapids Michigan
It is from their Petite Phillipe Collection.
I also love the "port hole" looking mirror which is perfect for this lakefront bedroom
I hope the "Grand Girls" love the room and make many memories of being at grandma & grandpa lakefront home.