A peek into Maddie’s new room

We’ve been in our new house for a week and I’m still having a hard time believing that we own it. I am so in love with this place, you guys.

Our apartment was small, dark, cramped and made us all stabby. Justin and I moved in there when I was pregnant with Maddie (nearly 4 years ago… WHAT.) and we quickly outgrew the tiny space with the accumulation of baby stuff.┬áThen I decided I liked to make random crafty crap all the time, but there was no place to do it OR store all my stuff. Add another baby and all his baby debris, Maddie’s birthday presents, Christmas presents and I swear I’m having heart palpitations just thinking about how awful it was. To be honest, we were all getting stressed out and depressed in there and were in desperate need of AIR and ROOM and LIGHT.

Now we have all of those things and I can’t help but happy dance every time I walk through the front door. :) :) :)

Things are coming together around here, but Maddie’s room is the closest to being done. I haven’t painted the walls an adorable color or created any fancy wall murals or a built in reading nook (thank you Pinterest, for setting the bar extremely high), but at least she’s unpacked and decorated.

Here are a few photos…

Tiny beds make me gigglesnort. It’s like it belongs to a tiny person! Who’s tiny! You know what I mean. And I love that she has reindeer slippers.

What do you guys think I should do in the big space above her bed?

My dear friend Alyssa gave me the print of the little girl and the deer last year for my birthday and I’ve been waiting to find the perfect place for it. The shelf was thrifted and I gave it a new coat of paint. On it, there is a little cross-stitched “M” which is kind of hard to see, a squirrel figurine and a framed page from an old Little Red Riding Hood book. I made the kite to hold her hair bows the other night in – literally – 5 minutes with some cardboard and vintage fabric.

Her nightstand drawers hold her many books (the child LOVES to read) and a few of her favorite things sit on top. OBVIOUSLY, the picture of her daddy and I made the cut. This nightstand was actually mine from when I was a little girl, hence the sticker residue and nail polish drips. It’s getting a makeover soon.

The big green “M” was a gift from my sister in law and the mushroom nightlight is from Target. The manners and other story books were all gifts from her auntie Steph, auntie Anna or my Grammy. I made the deer thingy in the frame, and it’s just a few flocked stickers on a cut up paper bag.

Hey look, a wreath! An owl! Some pinwheels! And gumballs! Speaking of, DON’T EVER PUT A GUMBALL MACHINE IN A 3 YEAR OLD’S ROOM. Bad call on my part. I had to hide her money jar after I found her with 4 pieces of gum in her mouth.

Also, hiiiiii. I’m squinting in the reflection of the Red Riding Hood print. Awk.

Maddie’s dresser has a bunch of random stuff, including boxes that hold her hair bows and clips, a cupcake jar that holds her jewelry, Mary Poppins that used to be mine when I was her age and a rock. I have no idea where she found it or why she insists on keeping it because it looks like a turd.

You guys don’t get to see the other side of the room because it has all her toys and miscellaneous stuff I just threw to the side to take these pictures. Honesty: You’re welcome!

25 thoughts on “A peek into Maddie’s new room

  1. So jealous right now :P We’re trapped in a tiny 2 bedroom apartment with 2 adults, 2 kids, and my boutique which takes up a lot of space. I feel like I’m suffocating!! Our whole house consists of a kitchen/entryway/coat room, living room/tv room/computer room/ sewing room/ playroom, bathroom, and the two bedrooms. It’s just. not. working.
    Maddie’s room is SO stinkin’ cute!

  2. LOVE TINY!!! :) Congratulations!! Owning your home is fabulous (except when things break or need replaced, but that won’t happen to you)… Anywho, as for the space about her super~cute tiny bed, I LOVE the tissue paper pom~poms!! I whipped up a bunch last year for each of my 2 daughters B~Day parites as decorations, then they became “room decor” above their beds. When the ceiling fan is on, they sort of float and twirl in the light breeze and lull them to sleep (let’s pretend that’s how it goes). Since you are on Pinterest, search Martha Stewart pom~pom tutorial~~ it’s easy peasy! Best wishes & thanks for the laughs! <3 Angela

  3. How absolutely adorable! I love the mary poppins statue! My husband said if you don’t want her eating gum balls, fill it with vick’s soother lollies. lol I don’t think he understands the gumball idea. You’ve done a great job! I also like Noelle’s idea about the paper balls floating above her bed. In any case I love the room, now to wish I only had a girl.

  4. Does she like stars? Put some of these above her bed. I made them and they are pretty easy :) All you need is square paper. I’ve seen them done with newspaper too, I did ours with glittery scrapbook paper!
    http://pinterest.com/pin/219550550553965182/

    or these hearts are so cute. simple, easy, she can help, paint chips are FREE
    http://pinterest.com/pin/219550550553970278/

    here’s the circular version
    http://pinterest.com/pin/219550550554028445/

    You could also do a bunting, I’m sure you have seen plently of them floating around Pinterest

  5. Love it! Congratulations on the new house. I remember that feeling soooo well when we finally were able to close on a house after being homeless and living with my BIL for 4 months with a learning to crawl baby and no baby proofing. Her room is adorable, the Red Riding Hood prints are to die for and so so perfect!

  6. The room looks great just the way it is but if you want to add something about the bed, you can get a triangle shaped net (I found one at WalMart) and attach to the 3 walls and put her stuffed toys in it.

  7. Ha ha!! Had to laugh at the whole rock/turd thing! Her room looks awesome and am so glad you love your new home! Can’t wait to see more!

  8. Her room looks adorable! I love all the cute framed things you made, it gave me so many ideas! Cograts on the new place!!!!..I cant wait to move out of my old dark apartment into something cute!

  9. congrats on the new house! so exciting! can’t wait till we can do that. I seriously have a Hoarders episode going on in my office. lol
    Can’t wait to see the rest of it. :)

  10. I love Maddie’s room so far! It looks pretty much complete to me :) The colors of the books and accessories look fun and are perfect for a little girl’s room!

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  11. I just love it! You did a fantastic job decorating. It must be so much fun to have a new place to make your own. :)

    And the rock totally made me LOL.

  12. I loveeee the Mary Poppins figure! I must say, I am a tad bit obsessed with Mary :). Love the room! Glad I StumbledUpon your blog!

  13. I just love your daughter’s room. Simple, original and clasic.
    You gave me good ideas how to make my daughter’s room :)

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