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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Goodbye Nursery

The excitment and anticipation has been building.
In soft shades of pink and grey with white...TODAY we were able to see Ellie's bedroom finally come together.
I told you I would post photos of the finished room...and as it turned out, Josh and Jill had to be away when the delivery truck arrived. So instead of postponing the arrival of the long awaited items, we waited at their house to accept the delivery for them.
They had been waiting months for the furniture to arrive, and literally years for the manchester (you see, it was purchased years ago in a sale, and has been quietly stored in the cupboard for this special day to arrive.)

Josh painted the walls using a Dulux colour called 'taupe stone', a few months ago,
in preparation of this exciting day.
Sort of a warm gentle grey.

Then Jill attached the tree mural decal onto the wall,
once the wall paint had cured.

A theme of polka dots took shape right from the start.
Even the bedside lamp (found at 'Freedom') has white pompoms on it's pink shade!

I glued three wooden capital Es together to form a sturdy single large E. Then after sanding and painting it white, added two different pink scrapbook papers to add pattern and colour to the front and back. Finally decorating it with a MDF flourish also from Spotlight which I painted white.

above: baby bunny

We were lucky to find a pink and white spotted rug while visiting the Butterfly Expo at the RNA a few weeks ago, and just knew it would work in beautifully with the theme.

A petite pink tuffet is one from my collection of little tuffets that I sell through our Etsy shop, Lilliput Loft.
This one has pink ball feet with white spots and white pompom trim.
Jill finds it excellent to sit on as she reads a bedside story and say prayers at night with Ellie.

Other finishing touches include this wooden jewelry tree...doesn't it match the wall decal soooo perfectly!!

above:  Note the tiny bunny necklace. Yes Ellie's Room was always going to have to include some bunnies!!
About three years ago, while my Knight and I were off on an interstate motorbike trip, we found this giant bunny. It is from 'Christopher's Collection' and not from 'Jellycat', who make the other bunnies. It was so similar to Ellie's bed bunnies, that we had to buy it...knowing that ONE DAY Ellie would actually be larger than this 'Poppi Bunny'.

I had promised Ellie she could own him once she had her 'big girl's bedroom' finished.
So today I said goodbye to Poppi Bunny, and gave him a big hug.
It is for Ellie to care for him from now on.
No longer a baby with a nursery...but a beautiful little girl with a new room to match!

"We love you Elliana."


  1. Oh, how lucky this little princess is!
    I could sleep in a room like this!!!

  2. VICKI! YES, YES!!! This room speaks of the poetry and wonderment of a little girl's dreams! THE PINK AND THE GRAY and the tree mural are stunning. THE BUNNIES????? The perfect whimsy to add. Oh how I adore what you all did. And the little one? HOw does she like it??????

    This is beautiful. Dearest, thank you for your visit and kind words. All is well, I am taking a small MENTAL break from the demands I impose upon myself, but I have come to terms on how to manage my goals.....I am at peace. Besides, that is where we need to be with the Master, non?

    PEACE ! Anita

  3. Vicki
    That was a job very well done. There's nothing like knowing you have a magical room. I know it's a lift for me. The bunnies made me laugh, especially the pic the side head shot. Very cute.

    All the best,

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  5. What a precious room! I love everything in it. It's a room that will last a long time for an adorable little girl!

    Hugs, sherry



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