Cora’s Big Girl Bedroom™ reveal!

I’m very excited to finally share some photos of Cora’s Big Girl Bedroom™! Yes, it’s taken me *checks calendar* 13 months to take photos of her room since sharing my moodboard and layout plans for it last year. And while it’s a pretty tiny bedroom, the layout and design packs a punch and still works as efficiently as the day she graduated to her Big Girl Bed™. I had a lot of fun thinking of how to make this previously brown bedroom a perfect room for a curious little girl.

See something you like? A complete SOURCE LIST is included at the end of this post.

Cora’s bedroom is TINY. For most of these photos I’m standing as far away as I can in an opposite corner of her room. It’s so small that there’s no room for built-in storage and it’s just wide enough to fit a bed, as seen below [you can also see more of my 3D mock-ups here!]. I really do love a challenge so I took my time with creating the best layout [as simple as it seems] and worked from there.

I sourced a gorgeous spindle-type bed secondhand on Kijiji for $80 as well as an armoire perfect for all her clothes [and that would fit her dormered room] for $50 [via Facebook Marketplace]. The bed was pine and didn’t have a great finish so I wasn’t guilty about painting it in Fusion Mineral Paint‘s ‘Coal Black’ [after doing a mock-up of it in SketchUp and seeing it would look *chefs kiss* against the green walls].

Speaking of walls! I gathered a huge amount of inspiration for Cora’s room from her dollhouse. I matched the colour almost perfectly [‘Agaves Green’ by Sico Paint] and painted half the walls. When I say I, I mean Robert did all the painting. I was in peak pregnancy nausea with Zelda at the time and wanted to sleep and puke so Robert did all the tedious painting #Blessed.

I wanted Cora’s room to feel sweet, creative and earthy with a sprinkle of odd. I can’t remember what I searched for in Etsy to find them, but when I found Grannet Home‘s mushroom linen fitted sheet and pillow case I knew this was the pattern that was going to tie Cora’s room together. Its sweet birds, mushrooms, beetles and and berries were just gorgeous and a perfect mix of earthy and odd.

Going with the wall colour and bed linen, I built the room from there. I filled it mostly with pieces Cora / we already had. I tried my best not to smother the room in burgundy or pink and I think it worked out well.

The irony is that I took these photos the day before doing a total bedroom reshuffle and upgraded Cora to our spare bedroom to turn this room into Zelda’s bedroom, so this room doesn’t even look like this at all anymore.

I had a lot of fun with Cora’s room, but I already have HUGE plans for her new bedroom, and even more amazing plans for Zelda’s version of this very room.

SOURCE LIST:
– Walls painted in “Agaves Green” by Sico Paint
– Bed secondhand from Kijiji
– Bed painted in ‘Coal Black’ from Fusion Mineral Paint
– Sequin gold and white pillow thrifted from Value Village
– Pink pillow gifted from Cora’s Nana
– Mushroom linen bedding [fitted sheet and pillowcase] by Grannet Home on Etsy
– Pink bedsheet from IKEA’s DVALA bedsheet set [including fitted sheet and pillow case]
– White embroidered blanket from Mariposa Design
Grey faux fur blanket from !ndigo [light gray option no longer on their site]
– Not pictured, but used: IKEA’s LENAST mattress protector
HUSVIKA twin mattress from IKEA
– Armoir found secondhand on Kijiji
– Vintage pink porcelain knobs via Firstfinds on Etsy
– Brass Cappa curtain rod by Umbra
Sanela velvet curtains from IKEA [olive green curtains are since discontinued, welp]
– Irish landscape painted by Cora’s talented Nana
– ‘Cora’ embroidery by Hextrovert
STORM book by Pieces by Georgie
– ‘C’ scrabble-style artwork DIYed by me years ago
Isild medallion bird portrait tray by iBride
– Felted piggy faux taxidermy by Felt Fauna by AC
– Shelf with peg hooks found secondhand on Kijiji [then painted in FMP’s ‘Coal Black’]
– Gray EKET cabinet from IKEA used as a bedside table
TARNABY table lamp from IKEA
Miniature dollhouse dollhouse DIYed by me

Cora’s Big Girl Bedroom™: beforemoodboard and layout – after

It’s been a [hot] minute!

Check, check, is this thing on? …

It’s now 2022 and it’s been 9* 10 months since my last blog post. Do people read blogs anymore? I hope so because I’ve really missed this space. A lot has happened since my last post in April 2021 and I can’t wait to share some of the little projects I’ve been working on. One being the latest human I made 🖤

The hardest part is starting [again], and I honestly feel after publishing this post I will be here more often.

*It took me a month to draft even this post. Ha!

Epic Secondhand Crystal Candelabra

When Erin of The Collection Vintage at Home messaged me a few weeks ago asking if I’d like her thrifted crystal candelabra, I couldn’t type YASSSSSSS fast enough.

Ahead of her impending house move, Erin was downsizing some of the items in her home and when she originally shared her thrifted crystal candelabra she purchased through Facebook Marketplace earlier this year, I was not-so-quietly a huge fan. She had originally been on the lookout for lucite candlesticks and the lovely trio she bought came with a candelabra. She wasn’t too keen on the candelabra, so generously offered it to me.

Cora and I made a day out of it and went for a long walk to collect the candelabra on Tuesday [it was a porch collection and Cora and I kept plenty of distance throughout town]. Since we collected it we’ve had perfectly gloomy weather, which turned out great for some daytime candles and moody photos.

Check out Erin’s The Collection Vintage at Home channel on YouTube where she shares all her vintage finds weekly.