Hello my lovely friends!
We just made it home from a quick weekend getaway to the beach, but I couldn’t wait to show you Ava’s room reveal today!!
This was little Lou’s (her nickname) room a couple of years ago, and honestly isn’t a totally fair “before,” because this was Gray’s room before hers, and this was the hodge-podge stage of converting it from a nursery into a big girl room.
Back last year in September, we painted the walls, ripped up her carpet, laid down pine painted flooring, and added floor to ceiling board and batten. This project felt like it took us the longest! After the major rip out/put back in, we were beat and opening a new shop and there was little time to finish up her space. We slowly collected it all over time, and here’s what her room looks like now…
I am in love with this space! I really wanted her room to be bright and fresh, with lots of white but loads of pink (her favorite), coral, & orange.
This is what we showed you a little while ago, but we did more updates since like adding natural woven blinds & more.
So that the room felt a little more balanced since we had two weirdly placed windows, Matt built bookcases to flank her window. We went back and forth for months on the design of these. We thought about connecting them (but my mom made beautiful curtains for Ava we were keeping), thought about creating a corner bookcase to mimic the window on the back wall (but the storage isn’t very practical), and ultimately decided to go with simple flanked bookcases that could be moved around throughout the years.
We were going for a cottage vibe with fun vintage touches, and it was so much fun to find different elements to bring into the space (like the vintage pillowcase that’s now hanging on the wall & antique baby doll crib). I’m also in love with Katie Daisy, so you’ll see her artwork in Ava’s room a few times.
A few of the pieces in her room were mine growing up, and this vanity got a fresh coat of paint and a recovering with a fun Amy Butler coral/orange print. I love keeping the furniture that I grew up with, giving it new life and keeping it relevant in our home.
I dressed down my old iron bed by making a fun art gallery above filled with inspiring quotes, watercolor art, & pics of our favorite girl.
The nightstand was another piece to get a fresh update…and man, am I in love. P.S. I also love how that small teacup made its way into the shot, rumpling Ava’s bed linens…tis the way we roll.
I just painted on 2 coats on the inset of the drawer, then used a outlining brush to do the trim pieces in a bolder color (sources tomorrow!). I found the melon knobs at Anthropologie, and not only do I love the color, but the touch of brass helps pull the brass in the bed together.
I showed you her bedding back in the spring, and I am so drawn to the happy mix of colors and pattern. I think she is too…she is a blanket girl, so while she doesn’t use all of them that have found their way onto to her hodge-podge bed, she uses them all for baby blankets, playhouses, and the occasional wedding veil.
I took the opportunity to use functional & pretty storage on her bookshelves. Big baskets & linen boxes from Ikea hold the larger items, while vases, tins, and pretty bowls hold dress-up jewelry, nail polish, and crayons.
I wanted to pull some art into the bookshelves, so I put most of our Penguin Classics & DIY covered books here & also framed simple scrapbook paper and paint chip art. Simple, cheap, and adorable.
I love encouraging our kids to get creative, and Ava created this art all by herself…I was so happy to see her face when she saw her masterpiece framed in her room!
Speaking of the little miss, she was buzzing around while we were shooting her room, and eventually we couldn’t hold her back anymore, but I’m so glad…
She was SO sweet, and her sitting in front of her sign that Tiffini made her, the moment overwhelmed me in the most beautiful way. She is such a little one in a big world, and I pray this message is stamped on her heart in every single way. I can’t say enough wonderful things about Tiffini, and she and her girls outdid themselves on this one…this isn’t simply a sign, but a prayer & a Message…thank you, sweet friend, for creating such meaningful art for my little girl!!!
This one took a while, but that’s how we tackle big projects…a little at the time as it fits with our schedule.
Stay tuned tomorrow for some sources…can’t wait to hear what you think & I hope y’all have an amazing day.
Could not love it more!
Oh it’s absolutely beautiful. I love the floors and the board and batten going to ceiling. Beautiful transformation!! Bet she just loves it!!
Love it! It’s a room that could grow with her!! I need to get started on my little one’s big girl room. Thanks for the inspiration!
I’m A-M-A-Z-E-D at this transformation! Truly a masterpiece. So playful and pretty! I’m sure she will love to grow up in this room! You and your husband (and Ava) did an amazing job! Thanks for sharing such an inspirational room 🙂
It is so “perfect” for your little girl! How lovely. You are so talented and an inspiration. Thank you for sharing
What a great job, it surely is a room that can grow with your little girl !!! Such a peaceful room…….
All the best,
A sweet, lovely room! Love the colors!
Ava’s room is lovely. Love the colors and it all coordinates beautifully without looking too matched. Well done! I just hope she doesn’t sit down to read Tess of the D’Ubervilles anytime soon 🙂
Absolutely gorgeous! I love the feel of the space, the old furniture along with the sentiment that comes with those pieces! We are currently updating my little one’s space and we are in the “weird” phase of it all coming together, but this gives me hope! Love, love, LOVE Ava’s sign, such inspiring words for a little girl to see every day!
Perfection, and I love the sweetness of Ava at her desk alongside her fantastic sign! Everything is beautiful.
Beautiful, serene … would love waking up here every morning.
So, so beautiful!
The room looks lovely! So pretty and perfect for a little girl! Love all the details and the color on the furniture! My daughter is turning 12 and next week we will be starting her room – load colors is what she is into – so we will see how it goes.
Absolutely beautiful room!! You are so good!! What paint and color did you use for the vanity??
Gorgeous You did an amazing job! My son has the board and batten walls as well. I love it! I love how you mixed the pink, with coral and orange! You really did fantastic!
Love it! It looks beautiful!
Love this big girl room! I had a doll cradle almost identical to Ava’s when I was a kid. Those wooden toys hold up so much better than today’s plastics!
It is just lovely! What a lucky little girl your Ava is:-). Amazing transformation as always! The attention to detail of the colors, textures, & whimsy creates a beautifully balanced space. Great job! I am LOVING the painted floor! I’m a sucker for painted wood floors.
So gorgeous! I got a little teary when I saw the pic of your daughter sitting at her desk from afar. But then when you zoomed in closer on her and her sign I got even tearier! I want that so much for my kids too! Blessings to you!
Oh my goodness…this is ADORABLE!!! I LOVE it!!
Seriously cute!!! I’m pinning this for inspiration. 🙂 I love all the happy colors among the bright white. Really lovely.
AAWW I love this room. So colorful, fresh, pretty and perfect for a princess.
Absolutely gorgeous!! And I neeeeeeed to know how you achieved the finish on the back of the bookcases. Is that technique in your e-book? Thanks!
Oh my goodness I’m obsessed! This turned out beautifully!!!
Shaunna, this room couldn’t have turned out any cuter!! Seriously, every single detail is just perfect! Adorable!
Simply darling! I absolutely love the sign! Great job, as always! 🙂
The room looks beautiful! One of my favorite color combos is hot pink and coral. The pops of turquoise really make the room sing! You need to print and frame that picture of her at her desk. Adorable. 🙂
Such a stunning space. I’m sure she absolutely loves it! I don’t think i could leave…ever!
It’s very beautiful combo of colors and so lovely. I’d love to sleep in it! Can you tell me about the lamp shade (is it from Target or did u cover it w/ fabric) and is her chandelier vintage or new?
Ava’s room is amazingly beautiful and so adorable. You are such an inspiration.
This room is beyond adorable. You have given me so much inspiration for my little girl’s room. We just moved and I can’t wait to get my hands on her new space. Great job!
I love it. We are redoing our girls room with your inspiration! Can’t wait for the sources!
absolutely adorable! Love it. Oh and that Vera pillowcase…swoon!
It is beautiful. Well done.
Ava’s room is beautiful- she will have many happy tea parties there!
Can you please tell me where you found her adorable play kitchen? Thank you! And thanks for sharing this gorgeous space!
What a lucky girl to have such a beautiful room. I love every special touch, you all really did an outstanding job. LOVE the sign Tiffini made, our girls deserve to hear how incredible they are and build them up to be the best they can be. Thank you for sharing Ava’s special room.
Love it all! Hope you will be doing a tutorial on the beadboard finish,please! We are building doors with beadboard and I would like to finish them like that.
How perfect! I love your style. Where did you get the freshly painted Green Vanity w/ drawers? This is perfect for my daughter.
love it! so cute and fun and pretty!
LOVE everything! The beadboard on the backs of the bookcases… you painted it it looks like! What did you use to get the weathered wood look?
just got home from vacation and all i can say is
i love you and i was an honor to create something so alive for your sweet girl.
we have prayed those words over her and i am at peace that God takes our prayers and they never stop…long after we are gone.
that they accomplish what they set out to do. how powerful His word is and active.
it was truly our pleasure
Can I order this sign for my daughter’s room somehow??
Hi there Amy! 🙂
We got this sign made by our friend over at House of Belonging. Here is a link to her Etsy page and you can order here. https://www.etsy.com/shop/HouseofBelongingLLC
What a dream. The love and care you put into creating a beautiful space for your daughter is so evident. It’s just gorgeous!
Creating a Life
You did such a beautiful job adding texture to the sweet with blinds, the trunk, the lamp stand. What a versatile room for a little soon-to-be-bigger girl. Have loved your style from Day 1 🙂
I love that you designed the room for her; not from a PB catalogue or something! So sweet!
This is just beautiful! So much fun to look at and that large quote is perfect.
Absolutely gorgeous, girly and pink, which I adore. But it is pink done right. Not just juvenile pink overload. Great job! I can see this transitioning very nicely.
Shaunna, This room is positively charming and just perfect in its little touches. I love it! I took your painting class at Haven and I love reading your blog now, feeling like I know you! Beautiful job!
Wonderful job on the room and the vanity is awesome. I’d love to find a piece like that to refinish for my master bathroom. Beautiful, beautiful space.
Could you PLEASE tell me where you got the “She is clothed…” sign? I would love that for my girls room!
Hey Tammy! Sure thing…Tiffany made it from The House of Belonging. She can make smaller sizes, too…love her work!
Absolutely love the vanity! When I saw the bookshelves surrounding the window, I immediately thought, “window seat!” With some storage underneath… Perhaps when she’s older. That would give it more of a ‘built-in’ feel, but then again you mentioned having the flexibility to move them around if needed… I’m rambling… anyways I love the room!
Ava’s room is absolutely gorgeous!!! I’m in the process of changing my daughters room from nursery to “big” girl room, could you please let me know the name of the color if her walls?
Thanks so much!! 🙂
Hope you are enjoying your time with MMS!! 🙂
The picture that Tiffani made…is it the same one from her Etsy shop, I just found it and it says it is 24 x 24, but it looks much bigger in your picture.
Can you please share the brand of paint and color you used for the vanity? Thank you in advance for your kind reply!
Hello! Lovely lovely room! I know this is an old post but I wanted to ask about the pine floors. How have they held up? We are thinking of doing most of our house in white washed or painted pine. I like the rustic weathered look but wondered if the boards are too soft and showing damage after a couple years? Thank you!!!
Where can I purchase the sign She is clothed with strength for my little girl? Lovely and a beautiful reminder every little girl needs to hear everyday!!!
I’d love to know what paint/color you used for the vanity. Thanks!
can you please tell me the color of the vanity?
The color I used on Ava’s vanity was 3 parts Florence and 1 part Pure White!
The juxtaposition of pink, coral and orange is excellent. When my youngest was little, her room was painted a bright coral and the accents were a warm red. It looked fabulous. The non match-y match-y colors you’ve used give an edge and vibration to the room. Well done.
Beautiful room!! I just found that same vanity at a swap meet for $50 !! I bought it for me since we have 4 grown sons, and am looking for ideas to paint it and make it beautiful again. I love that it’s SOLID wood and adult-sized, too. Thanks for the inspiration!
Where are the curtains from? I love them! The room is beautiful!
Her mum made them
I wish I had a room like that when I was a little kid.. Great job!!! It can tell that you put an effort in every small detail!
Love the dresser and for weeks now i have been looking for a dressing table the same style for my little one. Also love the colour of it. Can anyone tell me the exact colour and make or one thats as close as possible to it please. Thanks
LOVE, LOVE it all. I think my favorite take-away is how you incorporated ORANGE into the pink & coral color scheme. It simply takes the design up a notch. What a happy room! Bless you for your talent and for sharing it with us.
What size is the sign she is Cather with dignity etc – and can you tell me the colts of the coral , orange and pink ? Any paint colors please –