There is no reinventing the wheel here. We worked with the furniture we had, I DIY'd my heart out, and added what she likes: bunnies and giraffes. I'll link to my DIY tutorials and sources at the bottom of the post.
The headboard was a DIY I made when she first transitioned from a converted crib to a bed. You can see it in her old room here. I made the polka dot and floral pillows. Those sheets! How great are those sheets?!! She about had a fit when she saw them for the first time :D They're Martha Stewart's Whim line at Macy's and they have all kinds of fun animals to choose from.
The polka dot decals are a DIY. They were the first thing Izzy wanted to do to her new room after moving in two years ago :)
I painted this desk I found at a thrift store years ago. I had no place for it in this house so it sat in our closet for a while. Izzy thought it would be perfect in her room, and boy was she right. The large pin board is an inexpensive DIY. Nothing makes a little girl happy like a massive pin board. Trust me.
These book ledges were another DIY. I don't have a tutorial but they were simple to build with a 1x4 and then 1x2 for the lip. They're attached to the wall with "L" brackets. I had two from her first room and then built a third as this room has much higher ceilings and a ton more books (I'm thrilled with her love of reading so I have a hard time saying no to a new book). It's hard to tell, but these ledges are pretty deep which allows for more books to be stacked behind.
The hanging stars were a craft project we did together. The head of her bed used to sit on the wall where the book ledges now are. She said she wanted to sleep under the stars so we made some out of scrapbook paper and hung them from the ceiling with fishing wire. We moved her bed, but the stars stayed put.
Truth time: I did have to haul out an obnoxious amount of stuffed animals before taking photos. Two of them are practically the same size she is. It's a real problem. So, the pom pom curtains are probably my favorite thing in here. They were another DIY using my super secret drape source and pom pom trim. Easy peasy. I sewed mine on, but you could fabric glue those puppies right on as well.
I just lied to you. I said the curtains were my favorite, but actually, I think the mirror is. It's another DIY!!! The dresser was purchased for Izzy's nursery from an antique market. I used it as a changing table in her nursery as well as Sam's nursery. It made it's way back into her room when I transitioned Sam to his big boy room. I cleaned up the dresser by giving it and the handles a coat of Annie Sloan's Pure White and finishing with clear wax.
Phew, that's it! She loves her space and really that's all I can ask for :)
SOURCES: DIY polka dot decals // DIY tufted headboard // giraffe sheets // polka dot pillow fabric // floral pillow fabric // wall sconces // round nightstand - TJ Maxx (similar here and here) // bunny vase // giraffe art prints // DIY pin board // desk - thrifted, painted Annie Sloan Pure White (similar here and here) // ghost chair // DIY pom pom drapes (no tutorial, but used my super secret drape source) // baskets - Homegoods // dresser - antique market, painted Annie Sloan Pure White (similar here and here) // DIY inlay mirror // bunny lamp // silver bunny bank // bunny alarm clock
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