This room has been about two months in the making, starting with a Green Room in a Box planning the space, but it’s finally done! Before I show you the completed room, here’s Miss Ja’Naya, enjoying her new reading corner:
As Niecy from Clean House would say, can you stand to see more? Be warned…there are a LOT of photos…
The view from the doorway
The other side of the room
Facing the doorway and closet
We definitely wanted to personalize a bit
This is the artwork Ja’Naya and I painted last weekend. Mine is on top and hers is on the bottom. I never intended to put them in the room, but they work, and they’re a hilarious reminder of my lack of talent with a paintbrush.
The posters are hung low to be eye-level (or close to it) for a very tall four-year-old, a.k.a. Ja’Naya. And the spot under the posters feels a little empty, with good reason. We are having a custom-built toy box donated by Mod Mom Furniture to corral all the larger toys (like a remote control car and toy piano) that can’t fit in the small pink boxes. We won’t have it until June, but it’s worth the wait for a handmade toy box built with the love of a mother
The first battalion of the stuffed animal army. The others are hiding in the closet.
This teddy bear is a soft spot for me, so I had to take a closeup. My daughter received this bear a few years ago, and my husband put this photo in it. It is the two of us when we were a couple as teenagers. Yes…we’ve known each other THAT long. I think I was 13 years old in this photo.
This corner should look familiar from the sneak peek I posted last week.
Ja’Naya has had this vase for a LONG time, and now it is finally serving its intended purpose. And yes…that is a giant green clothespin next to it. Makes a great photo holder
And…we have come full circle.You’ll see I made another pillow since I posted the sneak peek.
Ja’Naya has an attached bathroom, and although we didn’t paint, we did make it coordinate.
Given that I’ve been picturing this room in my head for months, I’m really really happy with the final result! More importantly, Ja’Naya loves it! She’s always talking about her “pretty pink room” and how much she likes everything. That makes my heart smile more than anything else
There were some bumps in the road, of course. For example, we intended to turn the capiz shell wind chime into a chandelier, but alas, things don’t always go as planned. My husband’s stud finder also detects electrical work, and the spot where the wind chime is hanging was literally the ONLY spot on the entire ceiling without electrical wiring immediately above it. I was really frustrated by that, because I had imagined the wind chime as a beautiful, glowing chandelier in the center of the room. But I know when to leave well enough alone, and although I initially hated the placement of the capiz (I’m a little obsessed with this thing called “balance”), it really has grown on me. We weren’t able to wire it because it is so far away from the switch that would’ve controlled it, but I think it looks pretty nice even though it’s not lit up.
I also planned to paint the Way Basics storage units white, but after we painted the accent wall, I loved how they disappeared into the pink behind them, making the room feel even larger than it is. We (mostly me) definitely had to make some adjustments, but we got it done, and we think it’s fabulous!
As you know, this room was largely made possible by some generous in-kind sponsors who offered their products for this project. Here they are, in alphabetical order:
- Celery Street: Provided the Large Green Capiz Cylinder Wind Chime.
- Harmony Art: Provided several yards of organic fabric, including Let It Grow, light green solid, and Sweet Jane. Used for curtains, bench cushion and throw pillows.
- HomeSweet: Provided a handmade Lampshade
- Humble Collection: Provided organic pillows and tote bag used as a pillow.
- Merida Home: Provided the Letter Lines wool rug (aff)
- Mod Mom Furniture: Will provide a handmade Owyn toy box
- Wallter: Provided the Starburst Wall Application
- Way Basics: Provided a custom storage system
I can’t wait to hear what you think of the finished room. Is this what you imagined when you saw the Green Room in a Box? Would you like a list of all the elements in the room that are green? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!