After the Superhero House, I needed to get stuck into some seriously girly decorating. Pink, feathers, fur and more pink. Oh yeah! So the little girls attic bedroom in my new house was where I went.
This is the house before I started working on it and then with 3 coats of primer. Yuck! Wht a horrid job. But it was $35 on Gumtree so a pretty good bargain really. It’s totally solid and handmade so has heaps of character.
I forgot to take a photo of the finished painted house because I was just so excited that I’d done the boring part and could now do something fun. But if you’re wondering, the walls are Dulux Coastal White, the roof is Dulux Oolong and the pink in the bedroom I’m not sure because the label’s come off but I think it’s Dulux Pink Gin. Very handy having built a real house a few years ago so I have LOADS of paint sample pots to work with.
Right so, here we go…..
The little bed and bedside table I made (tip : do NOT use hot glue to stick balsa wood together. It looks dreadful – bedside table case in point). The feathery headboard is one of those feather hacklepad thingys that I had lying around from Milla’s birthday party. The gold dot quilt and pillow are just made from fabric scraps I had. The flowery cushions are felt and some of those flower things that I found in my craft stash. The gorgeous knitted pillow is from the very talented WhimsyWoods. The lamp is just a painted wooden bead, cotton bud and gold felt wrapped around a foam marshmallow. The little books and rabbit came from eBay (although the rabbit was in a second hand lot so not sure where he’s from). Teddy and cuckoo clock are also from eBay. The ‘artwork’ is just balsa wood painted with gold paint, a wooden chipboard from Typo and a little scrapbooking rose.
You might notice the roses up on the roof. Being handmade, the house had what we might call ‘character’. So I had to use the roses to hide a great big gap between the wall and ceiling. Turned out alright though I think.
The other side of the room presented a real challenge because of the extreme slope of the ceiling. Thanks to googling ‘attic bedrooms’ I came up with this solution – a ‘custom made’ cabinet (makes it sound so posh but really it’s just balsa wood) that fit neatly into the space. Oh and while I’m here, the floor is just scrapbooking paper.
The little toys are mostly from eBay (some new, some secondhand) but the unicorn and cat are from a gorgeous little shop in New Zealand that I stumbled upon. You can get the same ones from Ryan’s Realm (if you happen to live in Wellington, the store was ikoiko).
Some other random things are this little plant. It’s just gold felt that I stitched into a bag shape and then filled with artificial plant. The little hat rack was another eBay second hand find. The little handbag I just made from felt scraps and embroidery thread. And the little toy was from eBay and looks lovely against the lush fur mat from WhimsyWoods.
As an added bonus, here is the playroom. This was a poky little room that really couldn’t fit much in it at all. It was a nightmare to paint, photograph and basically do anything with because it’s so small.
The little horse was just in the furniture set leftover from the Superhero House. I painted it pink with gold trim, cut off its red tail and replaced it with pink embroidery thread. The felt ball garland was just balls that I strung together with embroidery thread and the pictures are from Typo.
So there’s the pretty little girl’s bedroom and playroom in my new house. Not sure which room is next….maybe the kitchen.