Sunday, March 20, 2016

Eliza's Floral Cottage Bedroom

Happy First Day of Spring!

What better way to ring in the season than with a room reveal?!

The time has come to post about Eliza's Floral Cottage Bedroom and to honest, this is as good as it's going to get, for now, because, well - kids.

You guys, I tried photographing this room for weeks, and either it was cloudy and the lighting was off or I'd clean the room and my little people would come and "help" me take pictures.  

Yeah.  "Help."

Let's just say there aren't many whole-room-photos in the bunch.  Kids, I tell ya', kids.  They're the best, but they can take a room from being blog-worthy to an episode of Hoarders in less than a minute.

I get it, that's their job; to explore and play.  

Oh well, I did manage to pick out some of the "better" pics from the last few weeks.  Also, like I said, sometimes the lighting was off.  Eliza's bedroom is on the northern part of our house.  It receives beautiful, natural light in the afternoon, but for some reason I just couldn't get the pictures that I was seeing in real life, so Picmonkey to the rescue!

One more quick thing about this room - all the furniture is used.  It didn't occur to me until yesterday as I was finishing up this post.  It's amazing what a little paint can do!

Okay, so here you go.  

I'm so nervous!

The bed below is from my Mom's house; it belonged to my brother.  It used to be stained dark (it was very pretty) and it's one of two from a set that I talked my Mom into letting me have.  

I hope I did it justice.

Family and the Lake House - Big Girl Floral Cottage Bedroom www.familyandthelakehouse.com

Family and the Lake House - Big Girl Floral Cottage Bedroom www.familyandthelakehouse.com

This dresser belonged to my Great Grandma.  It also used to be on the dark side.  It's not in the best shape, but I was determined to make it work.  A couple of the drawers are wonky, but Eliza doesn't seem to mind. ;)

Family and the Lake House - Big Girl Floral Cottage Bedroom www.familyandthelakehouse.com

The pillows below belonged to me when I was little.  I love the vintage, cottage-y look of them.

Also, all of the pink scalloped furniture used to be yellow.  I purchased all the pieces from a friend whose daughter was no longer in need of them.  Unbeknownst to me, they were exactly what the room needed!


Family and the Lake House - Big Girl Floral Cottage Bedroom www.familyandthelakehouse.com

Below you'll find Eliza's Dress Up Station/Armoire/Closet...whatever you prefer to call it.  I purchased it already painted from a woman here in my town two Christmases ago.  I then added fabric so we could hide the beautiful disaster of play dresses behind it - seriously, it's kind of crazy in there!

The two sets of ballerina slippers were mine when I was little.  The ones in the top right corner are meant to be used as decor and I tooootally remember them being displayed in my bedroom years ago.

Family and the Lake House - Big Girl Floral Cottage Bedroom www.familyandthelakehouse.com

I used to sing, "My Favorite Things" to Eliza almost every night.  Before I knew it, she learned the words and starting singing along.  I decided to make this pretty sign to commemorate the moments we shared while singing together. 

*all the crying emojis*

I remember listening to my Mom sing it to my little sister when she was itty bitty.  The words are forever ingrained in my ol' noggin.  We still sing it here and there, there's a whole-lot-a Disney songs going on over here at the moment, but for the most part, it's one of our "favorites." ;)

The sign is very light.  I didn't want the words to be too bold.  I love how soft it turned out.

Family and the Lake House - Big Girl Floral Cottage Bedroom www.familyandthelakehouse.com

Family and the Lake House - Big Girl Floral Cottage Bedroom www.familyandthelakehouse.com

This mirror and that dress...

Why can't they both be bigger?  Like...my size? 

#kiddingnotkidding

Family and the Lake House - Big Girl Floral Cottage Bedroom www.familyandthelakehouse.com

Okay, okay, so - Eliza and I may have a slight obsession with florals...

Family and the Lake House - Big Girl Floral Cottage Bedroom www.familyandthelakehouse.com

Family and the Lake House - Big Girl Floral Cottage Bedroom www.familyandthelakehouse.com

There you have it!  :)  Whew!  Eliza's Floral Cottage Bedroom Reveal is in the books!

Family and the Lake House - Big Girl Floral Cottage Bedroom www.familyandthelakehouse.com

Thanks for stopping by!

I hope you enjoyed Eliza's Floral Cottage Bedroom Tour.  :)

Someday I'll try to post an entire room photo...someday...it may take days...or weeks...or possibly even years....years, I say!  ;) ;) ;)

Marie :)

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