inexpensive, coordinating and quick, since we were dealing with a time crunch. (Okay truthfully, I'm always kinda going for inexpensive, coordinating, and quick.)
bright oranges and hot pinks that she liked. I put her off as long as I could because of money, but I knew if I was careful I could slowly nab deals and be really thrifty over time, so that's what I did. As of this afternoon, I'm finally done. I'll try and throw prices and sources at you when I can but most everything was done on the thrift over the space of the past few months. The most expensive things I purchased were her $20.00 comforter from Target, (I wasn't going to replace her gray Ikea duvet, but sadly the dog ruined it so there ya go. Darn dog.) white Goodwill chair for $14.00, and $10.00 sheets from TJ Maxx which she badly needed anyway. The only thing I splurged on was an inexpensive poodle sculpture from TJ Maxx that she in no way needed. I seriously picked it up and put it down five times. It was so "Ava," that I finally caved in the end.
Ava was adamant about various elements. Which cracked me up. Apple doesn't fall far from the tree, eh? She even told me what kinds of artwork she wanted me to make, colors and patterns, etc!! By working with existing colors and items, I saved a lot of time and money, making this what she wanted. Her room already had a lot of gray in it, so we made her color scheme orange, hot pink, white, and gray.
from her mama. From one blogger to a future blogger, since she loves to write. (I found three of them on Amazon, but I have no idea any other details.) Markers in a well-scrubbed pickle jar, crayons in a random jar, and lids painted hot pink to co-ordinate. (Thanks Pinterest... great idea. ) Her existing lamp shade was re-covered using fun fabric scraps.
unique white board. I didn't show this in the photograph, but it hangs above a little row of hooks for her coat and other items. Perfect for little reminders.
bright orange rick rack?
silhouette was cut from card stock, glued onto wrapping paper and framed in an old Ikea frame. I sewed her bolster pillow from a small piece of the cutest fabric ever. EVER! It works great to pull the oranges and pinks together.
art print that I actually purchased at Christmas time but gave to Ava since it belongs in here.
Water color of her name.. by me. :)
Real life (used) book shelves by Ava... keeping it real.
sweeties found on this blog here, created this sign for my Ava's room. It's sort of the cherry on top. You can visit their shop here. They are truly precious and this sign was absolutely perfect for my Ava.
really sweet. Ombre shades, and then a little hand coloring of the small daisies around the "L" in oranges and pinks.
And now, I'm never ever, ever doing her room over again. Like, Ever.
We listen to a lot of Taylor Swift these days.
Whaaaa... my baby is growing up.