Saturday, October 17, 2009

Mariann's room reveal!!!

Prepare yourself for lots of sunny pictures!!
There it is, my little girl room, the only room actually décored in our apart....
There's still bits not finished (the chandelier is still not installed, and I have yet to find the perfect width handle for the changing dresser) Have I mention the ceilling is at 9"?... with my 4"10, had some problem installing curtains whitout a ladder.... How about a chandelier?

A good view when you enter the room.
It's the only sunny room of the whole apartment,
but it's sunny ALL the time.....

Most accessories were taken at the dollar store...
Like the lanterns, mirror, boxes, even the wooden letter.

But some are more special- Donald came right from Disney land, thanks auntie :)
And porcelain figures from my grand-ma... The books are a mix of new and mine or Papa Tattoo's old one.
The ceramic teady tirelire was handpainted by me- It was neutral gender at first...
But I couldn't resist adding the pink!

I painted most of the furniture yellow (oh, spray paint!!) Like the bookshelf - I tryed finding it used, but finally had to buy it, in it's contre-plaqué wood state :(-, the bench and the rocking chair.

painted the little crib too...

And that mirror, with those plant box...

And the art gallery frames where painted, too....

I've added a label with her name, the date, the surface and the medium for each master piece ^^

Her très minimal bedding- She doesn't even use it anyway...

The crib (which I HATE) was a gift from my mom's friend -It is used. I can't wait to upgrate to her captain bed (white), and throw in the propper bedding (scroll down). What you see inside the grib is the pillow case only, which is big enough for now...

Her full name sits above the closet....

...Which hides the dresser , freshen up with new hardware.

The yellow plate was painted by my mom, who waited 4 months before finally knowing what name to write on it! You can aslo have a sneak peak at the chandelier (and its shades) That are yet to be installed.... and no, we does not use washables diapers anymore. Papa Tattoo wasn't helping enough... :( I'll try harder for the next one!

The changing table/dresser.

Can you beleive there's actually empty drawers in this room? I've change the knobs for the to first drawers matching with the dresser in the closet.... But the yellow handles are too wide, and I need to find new ones...
Also, I hung my fav newborn cloths of her, put a new shade on an old lamp, a wooden L and another painting of her own :)

The wall sidding the closet, when you enter the room.
I repainted the butterfly so it fits.
The doll backpack is a thrifty find.

I made all the cushion myself, with a little help from my mom
I found the bench half-off. It had the perfect top, but the rest was white.... Spray paint again!
My daughter loves it! I guess it makes her feel so grown up!
The curtains, I found them it that shape. I added little butterflies. There's butterflies here and there -a rug, photo holders, hangers, her quilt, in the plant box...- As for the fabric for all those cushions, which were found at the same time as the curtain, I paid 5$ for a bag load of fabric in a thrift store; pink tartan, purple polkat dots, purples, plushie yellow...
I purchased the 2 set of 3 baskets (makes 6 of them right?) for the other place, where it was holding Bébé Tattoo's newborn cloths in a closet... Now they can be at view! (and hold tons of plush and toys...)

...perfect place to read...

...or to snack!

She's now able to get on her chair by her own mean!

It was my first décor project and I'm really glad how it turned out. My daugther loves it so much! (which was what mattered first, right?) Everything was planned for another room, way bigger, with more windows but less closets... I had to rethink everything...Even had to incorporate a changing area ( the bathroom counter was wide enough at the other place...)

Now, how did it cost?

I'm actually asking myself, probably more then I thought I would...
so, let's start (notice that price is in Canadian dollars) :
Crib; Free.
Dresser; Papa Tattoo's old dresser, so free.
Frames; most of them free, bought 2 for 5$.
Bench; 20$ (½ off)
Baskets; 30$ for 6.
Plastic baskets and other dollar store accessories (which includes flowers, butterfly net and hanger); around 25$
Fabric; 5$
Chandelier; free
(was in my mom's garage)
Shades; 31$ for 5. (from eBay)
Changing table crystal Lamp: free (was in my mom's garage too)
Shade; 10$
Planter box; free (again, the mom's garage)
Kid size crib and rocking chair; free
Flower hooks; 2X4$
Mirror; Free (it was abandoned t at the other place)
Bedding; gift from my mom.
Butterfly and Flower rug (that you can't see in the pics I've taken...); gift from mom.
The shagy purple rug; 7$ (½ off)
Yellow spray paint; 6x 7,99$
Flower knobs; 6x4$
Simple handles; 9x1,50$

...Which makes a total of.... 226,50$!
Yay! only 26$ over budget! Thanks for the helping mom!

Hope you enjoyed!!
I'd like to link my post to those, this week...

Oh, and the lovely lady (sorry, couldn't find a name anywhere) from Spearmint featured it! It's here! Thanks! ^_^

And the lovely Reoshel did it too, check out The DIY Show off, it's featured in her
Feminine Features - Surprise Party :)


  1. First off she is absolutely precious, such a cutie. Her room is stunning. Every detail is pure perfection. I especially love the clothesline on the wall. Just adoreable. Hugs, Marty

  2. Wow she is so lucky to have all that sunshine pouring into her beautiful room! I love all the little details, and your daughter is so adorable.

  3. What a darling room! You really did a good job and should be very proud of yourself and for such a GREAT price. And your little one is a DOLL!

    Happy Met Monday...


    Sheila :-)

  4. What a wonderful room, it is so bright and cheerful. The room is perfect, great job.

  5. Such a sweet room for a cutie!! I love your header picture too!

  6. Oh! I enjoyed every bit of this post! You did an amazing job here and your little one is adorable. The yellow is such a warm color. And I especially love the clothes on the line. Well done.

    Happy Met Monday!

  7. OH, I love the room. So bright and sunny. Perfect for a little girl and you did so great on the cost. I love the baby clothes hanging on the wall. I bet she just loves her room. Thanks for sharing.

  8. LOVE the cheery yellow room. (And your little one is a doll!)

  9. Oh so sweet! Both the room and the little girl. You did a wonderful job making it special.

  10. That is a wonderful sunny happy room. Love the little sitting area; I also think the crib looks great! WHAT??? HUBBY didn't help with the diapers!!! The problem with some of the cloth diapers they make now adays is they take FOREVER to dry. I still prefer the old fashioned plain old ones---they would open up and dry much more quickly....

    Spindle cottage is my house blog (no one seems to pay attention and they end up going to my nannykim blog!! my house blog is

  11. aw, it turned out so lovely. love the reading bench in the window!

  12. What a sweet, lovely room! I love yellow. :) The mirror is so pretty. Visiting from Kimba's party. :)

  13. What a cheerful room, I love the sunny yellow and white. I love that you did such an amazing job without spending too much!

  14. Maman, ton chambre c'est tres jolie! I especially like the little dresses hung on the wall. What a beautiful room for your daughter to grow up in.

  15. Love that mirror! What a lucky find! Cute little one too!

  16. The decor makes it bright and sunny. Love it!

  17. What a great room! I'm sure your daughter loves it. I love the little clothes line on the wall. What a perfect idea.

  18. What an adorable room! I love the cheerful colors and all the acessories, great job!

  19. That is the most darling, most cheerful, most chic yellow little girl's room EVER ! It belongs in a magazine ! Be proud.


  20. Such a cute sunny room! I love it, thanks for linking up to Trash to Treasure Tuesday.

  21. This is a stunning room! What colour paint did you use on the walls? It reflects everything so nicely.

  22. Only today I noticed there was a link to this post from that cute photo!

    Andréann, you're way too creative and talented! I adore our little daughter's room! So lovely, looks like from a magazine, seriously. It was awesome scrolling down to see all the details, thanks for sharing!

    Kisses from us!


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