the colorful eclectic whimsical room

welcome to ever's colorful eclectic whimsical room.
i love room tour posts that i find on the internet, they inspire and entertain me.  
how many times have a mentioned getting this room complete and how many times have i posted pictures when it wasn't quite done?  so many times.  it only took 21 months of ever's life to turn it into what i always envisioned.  this room has undergone more transformations than any room in the house, as you can see in this outdated home tour.  it started as a guest room/place for me to paint and i was always changing things because it never felt quite right or seemed complete.  maybe that is because it was missing ever then.  now that we finally moved our girl to her own room i was on a mission to make sure artsy things were hung where they should be (although still not 100% sure about that) and breakables were displayed in the safest way.  who knows i could end up moving things again but for now i feel pretty satisfied with the happy place this room has become.  ever is quite proud of it too.  she is always saying how cute each item is and she joyously declares this is her room.

i did all the paintings on this wall.....prints of some of them can be found here.  the watercolor grey framed prints are by kit chase (any of the gray framed prints around the room are from the same artist).  i found them on zulily a couple years ago but they can be found here.  will made the triangle shelves. other little items were things i had collected ages ago from all sorts of places or they were gifts.  some small items were in my own room as i was growing up.  owl book ends came from either target or babies r us.  dresser was found at a local antique store and repainted by will.  the rose dresser pulls were from my favorite store along with the lamp.  if i remember correctly my mom bought the lamp many years ago and she was going to toss it when it eventually stopped working.  i took it off her hands because even if it didn't work i thought it was pretty.  luckily will knows about lighting, he was able to fix it.   

these tiny chicks reside in one of the triangle shelves.  they remind me of ever since she hatched in the spring.  she adores these fuzzy little guys and has mangled a few that i let her play with.  i found them on etsy.  

mushroom garland hanging above closet was something i put together.  those mushrooms are actually christmas ornaments that i bought years ago on clearance from anthropologie and i just tied them to bakers twine for a cute little garland.  

this is a print by emily winfield martin...it can be found here.  i just got a couple of her prints to put in ever's room because i love everything about them.  

although it drives me a little crazy ever's crib isn't centered in the room for a good reason.  we have her bed hooked up to this monitor and the receiver is up on one of the cloud shelves.  by the way that monitor has given me so much more peace of mind...it was a wonderful gift. 
cloud mobile was made by my talented friend brandi.
i put together the big thing with her name.  letter are from anthropologie...here is a similar version.  
the crib mattress frame was an older item gramps was going to put in the trash but i took it from him a few years ago thinking i could do something neat with it.  glad i took it.  a little spray paint on a few pieces plus ribbon and those letters and it became one of my favorite things for her room.  the dream catcher hanging on it is from another talented friend tyra....she and brandi are sisters....the talent must be genetic.

the other emily winfield martin print i got.

chair was an old thing given to us not long after ever was born.  i was never crazy about the look of it so i put a small throw type thing over it that i've had for ages.  baskets for books, blankets, and stuffed animals were either gifts or from target.  curtains also from target.   

kewpies were from my own collection years ago.  ever recently shattered one because she wanted to carry them all around like they were little dolls to cuddle.  that is when i knew they needed to be displayed further from her reach.  soda crate is an antique my mom gave us.  will had the idea to hang it and it became the perfect way to display her kewpies.  framed kewpie doll art came from a little shop in jerome, az and the books were gifts from my aunt bobbie years ago.  

cloud hanger and shelves were made by my moms husband kit as part of ever's birthday gift.

i made copies of images i particularly enjoyed from the kewpie books then attached them to scrapbook paper and hung in frames with colorful yarn.

and ever's room would be complete without her own special touch.  she drew a little art on her wall (and other walls of the house)
it'll probably always stay there.  i welcome her artistic endeavors on the wall.

1 comment:

  1. Ever's room is the perfect childs room that probably every little kid dreams about. I'm sure some of the beauty and details of it, are because you didn't have a room like this. I could live in that room. It's impossible to comment on each item, because I find a favorite, and then another, and another. :)


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