If Elizabeth's old room was fit for a princess, her new room is fit for an Island Girl! Her room had been the same since she first moved from the nursery into her big girl room, and now that she is almost eight (that's a whole 'nother post altogether!) it was time for a change. I guess officially she's a tween, right? My, where has the time gone?!
Anyone who knows my girl knows how much she loves the beach. I fully expect her to one day live on the coast. She has loved it since her first trip when she was just 15 months old. Chris started painting her room before he left for Kansas last week, and I finished it up while he was gone. The color is Cool Blue, but I would describe it more as Caribbean Blue. I LOVE this color!
The room started with the quilt. I ordered it and then let Elizabeth choose the color she liked the most on the quilt. Then I took the quilt to the paint store and found the perfect match. (Note: I need to order the sham now that it's on sale!)
The grass skirt was my idea. The last few summers we have had luaus at the house. I used this skirting around our deck, and it was just the right length for her bed skirt. I just sewed it to her existing bed skirt. Easy-Peasy!
I saw this idea in the latest catalog, and just happened to find this one on clearance for $4.00 one day when Stewart and I were out shopping.
I used my leftover table skirting for the bottom of the aquarium stand as well as for Elizabeth's desk her daddy built her a few years ago.
Here's another view of Elizabeth's gallery wrap. This is one of my all-time favorite photos of my girls. I knew I wanted to go big with it and ordered a 24x30 gallery wrap. I LOVE these. Perfect for her room!
I was planning to sew curtains for her room, but I found these hot pink silk panels at a local liquidation store for the french doors in her room. I added a lei garland (another luau leftover). I even bought a bright green roman shade for the window in her room. The color was perfect and I think it looks so cool not to match with this fun theme. I failed to take a photo of it when I was in there snapping. Funny how I thought I had it all covered!
I feel like I could have been filming a show for HGTV. Seriously, almost everything in her room was stuff I already had that I got creative with! Love that! Saved a bunch of money!
A couple of detail shots from of her bookcase. With the exception of the starfish (purchased at Wal-mart for $2), all of the shells are from our trips to the beach. We literally have buckets of shells.
I lined up these in her window largest to smallest.
I have to order a few more prints to frame (hence the empty frame leaned against the wall in one of the photos), but here is one of my favorites. It is on her dollhouse book shelf over her desk. My beach girl! :-)
After I tucked her in the first night in her new room she told me she had tears in her eyes she loved it so much. That makes all the work worthwhile!