Monday, March 16, 2009

Pictures of Ellie's New Room










From what started as an "I think I want to paint Ellie's room for her birthday" became a little more of a project than I had imagined. I had fun working on it though (Jake says I can't paint for a LONG TIME now). I'm really excited about the way that it turned out! I wouldn't have picked yellow for the walls, but Jake was once again the master mind behind the paint and did a good job. If you can't tell, Target, IKEA, and Pottery Barn are where everything came from. The bedspread, flooring, lamp, bean bag, wall peelies, drapes, and closet organizers all came from Target. The flowers which are her night lights came from IKEA and the book shelf on the wall above the bean bag came from Pottery Barn. Instead of going to Seattle for work, we used the money from that to purchase Elisabeth's furniture from the Getaway in Payson. It has the look of Pottery Barn without the price tag. I like the simplicity of her furniture and I think that it will grow with her. What I really like about the room is that Ellie is using her bean bag area as a reading corner and because the storage is labeled and everything has a bucket to go in, she knows how to clean her room. She has done a pretty good job of keeping everything picked up like she should. We have yet to paint the closet doors and so that is coming, but that is all we have left to do in that room. I wish I had gotten a degree in interior design, although my accounting degree has proved to be more beneficial. I have way more fun decorating than I do working as an auditor!

5 comments:

Janice & Don said...

Wow!! I am really impressed. If I ever had a daughter, that is what I would want her room to look like. It looks great! And very appropriate for a little girl!

Mom & Dad Ellinger said...

I am sooo glad that you posted those pictures. You have a talent for decorating. Nice job. I am sure that will help Ellie keep her room clean.

Hollie said...

Holy Cow!!! The room looks awesome! At first I wondered if the pictures were the design model or the real thing! You can come and help me decorate Elaina's room if I ever get moved! Hope you are feeling better! Enjoy the rest of your time off with your precious kiddos!
Hugs,
Hollie

Sheena said...

Seriously I am in love with that room! It is so...dang....cute! I'm just waiting for mom and Kris and Kath to come down to help me with Maryn's room. I might have to steal some of your ideas! I also love the organization in her closet. Did the closet come with all of that shelving or did you put it in?

Kathleen said...

You guys did such a great job with Ellie's room. As I said before, is it strange that I, a 43 yr old woman, wants to decorate my room the same way?