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My 5 year old daughter’s bedroom has been a work-in-progress ever since we moved in to our house 2 years ago.  I wanted to give her a beautiful but functional room.  A room I would have wanted as a little girl.  Unfortunately, as the youngest in our small 3 bedroom townhome, she is stuck with the smallest bedroom.  8×10 feet, not much to work with for sure, not to mention the limited budget I had to do it.  

Almost everything in this bedroom was either purchased 2nd hand, on clearance or from the dollar store.  The chandalier was a trade – you will have to read further to hear more about that…

These are hand-painted wooden letters that I had custom ordered when she was just an infant.
These are hand-painted wooden letters that I had custom ordered when she was just an infant.
There is still this one blank wall we have yet to do anything with. I am on the hunt for a large round mirror which I think will complete the space.
There is still this one blank wall we have yet to do anything with. I am on the hunt for a large round mirror which I think will complete the space.

 

It started with the paint.  Her previous bedroom was a bright pink and with all the pink accessories, it was a bit much.  So we decided on a bright pastel green.  It’s semi-gloss so it has a lovely light candy-sheen to it.

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Using drawer organizers from the dollar store, her Barbies & accessories all have a home.

From there, it was deciding on furniture.  When we moved, it was time to move from a toddler bed to a twin, so a mates bed seemed the best choice.  The drawers under are storage for her assorted Barbie accessories and colouring books.

 

 

To store the remainder of her toys, we purchased this pink shelf.  It’s a great place to both store and display her most favourite & special toys that she doesn’t want to keep in our rec room (aka: toys she doesn’t want her brother to play with).

The pink canvas storage boxes were also a dollar store purchase. Above it, she displays her jewelry boxes and flower vases (which were decorations from her birthday party).

In addition, her room also has a small armoire (Ikea) which houses all of her dress-up costumes and accessories.  The purple curtain-panels are room-darkening, as our little princess never sleeps well with sun peering through.

Her purple curtain panels, dress-up armoire and Barbie Dream-Townhouse.
Her purple curtain panels, dress-up armoire and Barbie Dream-Townhouse.
Solid fabric seating box.
Solid fabric seating box.

As well, she has this seating box.  My mom picked it up for her and we just had to find it a place in her room.

While I was unable to get a decent photograph, the hand painted chandalier is just gorgeous and definitely makes the room.
While I was unable to get a decent photograph, the hand painted chandalier is just gorgeous and definitely makes the room.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The funny story here is that I actually received this chandalier on a trade from another house that we didn’t end up buying!  While we were shopping around, we toured another house and while the house wasn’t for us, I fell in love with the chandalier.  Some time after viewing the home, and my search for a similar chandalier not going well, I decided to call the homeowner back to find out where they bought it.  He explained that it actually came with the house when they purchased it a few years before that.  Then, to my surprise, he offered it to me.  The following week he was moving out however, he said if I could bring a replacement fixture, he would give me the chandalier – because the new owners had actually requested it be removed!

Well, that is a tour of my daughter’s room.  🙂  Feel free to pin any of the photos and of course, I’d love to read your comments.

xo – J

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Jenn Perry

The author Jenn Perry

Entrepreneur, Child-Wrangler and Domestic-Goddess-Wannabe, Jenn is a married, mother of two. She is also the founder of That’s So Social and Editor in Chief of Travel Mavens.

Likes: travel, eggs benedict, yoga pants, dogs, and Netflix.