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House Tour: Sophia’s Room (part 2)

Yesterday, I showed you the inspiration and “before” pictures of Sophia’s room. Now here’s my shopping list for how we put it all together. We had a bunch of elements already but we added the vintage bed and most of the accessories for under $700. But first, one more peek at that beigey “before” shot:

And now to the new room!


Hot pink crinkle curtainsPB Teen

Polka dot curtains – Ikea (no longer available but search ebay for Ikea Gronska)

Double curtain rodsPB Teen

Sheepskin rugIkea

Wall paintBenjamin Moore Spring Lilac (Trim is Cloud White)

Ceiling medallionHome Depot

ChandelierKohls (I hung a few extra crystals on it that I had from a broken necklace)

Vintage bed (we paid only $60!) – Autumn Antiques

Duvet cover and pillowcase – Ikea (this pattern no longer available but other patterns available here)

Polka dot sheets and pillowcase – Target (similar here)

Fuzzy bolster pillow – Home Goods (similar here)

Personalized striped pillow – Pottery Barn Kids (similar here)

Quilt (folded at the foot of bed) – Handmade by Sophia’s Aunt Jenn

Cashmere baby blanket (folded at the foot of bed) – Handknit by our friend Jules

Poster frameIkea

Poster – DIY made by Sophia’s Aunt Paola, inspired by Grace Hester Designs on Etsy

Small painting – by Sophia on a canvas from Michaels


Lamp – Target (similar here)

Lego alarm clock – Home Goods (similar here)

Reversible tissue box coverHead to Toe 2009 on Etsy (I love these and highly recommend them! I have one in every room.)

Framegift from Sophia’s 1st grade teacher

Corner shelf – Ikea (similar here)

Unicorn taxidermy (only $25!) – SquackDoodle on Etsy

LettersLand of Nod (They have the most extensive line of letters. All styles, lots of prices. I also love the kraft paper ones – you could do anything with them!)

Mirror – Hand-me-down from my mother-in-law. It was brassy gold and I painted it neon pink with craft paint. (Probably not the best paint option but it’s working for now!) I know it looks really low but it’s the right height for Sophia!

Dresser – Leftover from her nursery by Sorelle from Crib Outlet

Ledges – old ones from Pottery Barn

Small “S” art – by me on a canvas from Michaels

FramesIkea and Kohls (I really need to get rid of those black ones. They just don’t work. Maybe I’ll attempt a spray painting fix.)

Gold, navy and pink art – by me on a canvas from Michaels

Canvas bin for stuffed animals – Lands’ End (similar here)

Woven bin for books – Home Goods (similar here)

Sophia’s room sure has come a long way since the Great Wallpaper Stripping Event of 2010!  (Thanks to Sophia’s Uncle Steve and Daddy!)


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Before and After, Decor, My house

House Tour: Sophia’s Room

(Update: I wrote this post last summer but today I’m linking it up to Emily A. Clark’s Kids Spaces link up party. I love love love Emily and want to say thanks to everyone who visited from her site! Click the photo links in the sidebar for more pics of my house. And thanks for stopping by!)

I’m excited to give you a tour of one of my favorite rooms in the house.  It’s so pretty and girly and colorful and full of lots of character – just like it’s inhabitant, our 8-year-old daughter, Sophia. Before we moved in, I knew that the girls would have their own rooms and I was trying to figure out how the rooms could both be super girly but also different. And it didn’t help that both girls were asking for pink. Lucky for me, Lily was also asking for red and Sophia was open to lavender…as long as she also got pink, of course.

I was stumped how to make a lavender and pink room for her and then I saw this picture on Design Sponge and it all became clear.

Even though I knew I didn’t want to use wallpaper (having to remove it from nearly every room in the house will kinda turn a person off to the stuff), I figured we could use this as inspiration. It was feminine and fun with antique accents but a modern feel. So, I focused on a palette of pale lavender with super bright hot pink and lots of white details.

Now, here’s a peak at what the room looked like when we first saw the house. Don’t adjust your monitor, it really was that beige.

And the walls aren’t just beigey paint, it’s a textured wallpaper…..zzzzz…….oh, sorry. I just fell asleep because that room was so boring.

It’s much happier now! We added a vintage bed, a bargain chandi, homemade art, and floor to ceiling curtains.

We reused lots of things we already had, like that corner bookshelf and side table (we’ve had both for 12 years!) and I even repainted an old mirror bright pink. Plus, we added something every little girl needs – stuffed animal taxidermy!

One wall is filled with art and photographs, plus her dresser which holds her many, many accessories.

Next, I’ll take you for a full tour of the room with resources so you can see how I put it all together for under $700. (Update: Click here for the resource list.) It’s enough to make you want to jump for joy!

Again, thanks for visiting but make sure you click back over to Emily A Clark to see all the other awesome rooms. And don’t forget to enter her $500 Pottery Barn Kids gift card giveaway. I know I will!



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