Variation on the same theme

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As much as I would love to go all out and change things every time we move (or move things around), the irksome budget constrains me.

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So if you think you’ve seen this room before, it’s because you have.  Served up three different ways… here, here and now here!  This time we unbunked the beds and painted them apple green.  The makeshift bolster pillows became accent quilts again. 

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Instead of pink pom-poms, I chose to hang white paper lanterns, both plain and eyelet.  You can find similar ones here.

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Do you see the tree outside the window?  That’s one of the reasons we bought the house.  We love our trees! 

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The lanterns above the beds are cheap exterior lights from Home Depot. 

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For a bit of feminine whimsy, I attached a white ruffle ribbon around the glass shade with craft glue.

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On the left wall of the room we framed out an old mirror with some of the downstairs wall planking and painted it pink.  I love how it reflects the light.  And the tree!

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I’ve long admired Katie Daisy’s artwork on Etsy.  

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Joyful is how most people would describe Eva and Charlotte who share this bedroom.  So when I saw this print, I knew it was perfect.  It is them!

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And for Charlotte’s bed, I sewed up a Swedish inspired heart and filled it with lavender.  Since Charlotte is blind, this gives a  personal touch to her bed that’s all her own.  A little squeeze, and lavender scents the air. 

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A variation on the same sweet and girly theme. 

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In other news… the downstairs is coming along.  You’ll be happy to hear that the planks are staying!  But nothing is finished quite yet.  Soon, very soon! 

41 comments:

  1. Always love reading your posts! You have such a sweet outlook on life and I love your design ideas...country living is the best! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I love the room - so simple and sweet! perfect for two little girls. I'm enjoying watching the work you do on your new house. Finishing a fixer-up-er always requires so much more time and patience (and $$$) than you think!

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  3. What a sweet, cozy room for your little girls. You are decorating so nicely with what you have already. Good to hear your downstairs is moving along!

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  4. Love, love, love!!! So sweet!

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  5. Such a pretty room for girls. It may be a variation on the same, but was great to begin with, and fresh and fun again.

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  6. Adorable
    Love the pretty diy shade on the home depot light too cute and a great idea
    xxoo
    Pam

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  7. This room is so pretty and just the right femenine details. Lovely. Hugs, Marty

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  8. Rie, it turned out so beautifully...serene and sweet! I am sure your girls love it:). That tree outside their window is simply lovely.

    ~Julia

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  9. What a pretty room so girlie,your girls must love it.Love Jill xx

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  10. It's just as beautiful as the other two versions, and I adore that artwork!

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  11. The room is beautiful. Love the paper lanterns and I also love how you updated the simple lights. That is good thinking. Their room looks like a joyful and peaceful place. Like a treehouse!

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  12. How pretty! Your girls must love it! I really like the lanterns and the ruffled linens are so sweet. You did a great job with the lanterns!

    XO,
    Janie

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  13. Thank you for the post today. When you are so tired at the end of the day...always remember that we care about you and your dear family!

    The room is different...different space with familiar objects the girls love. It is truly simple and beautiful. I am sure the girls love it with all the new tweaks. With the big tree out the sun filled windows, a Pollyanna room is brought to my mind.

    Glad things are moving along....keep your chin up. We do care!
    B.

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  14. Love it! Now you inspired me to do something with Lina's room... I just wish sometimes she had a sister to share rooms! And not to mention a tree outside! ;)

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  15. That little sweet ruffle on the light makes all the difference! How charming for the girls, I'm smitten. andrea@townandprairie

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  16. Es muy hermoso el dormitorio de tus hijas!!!...
    realmente maravilloso,
    felicidades desde Chile.
    un beso.

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  17. So very pretty. Tell me, are the walls white? It's hard to tell in the photo. They almost seem pale pink. I can't wait to see the downstairs. I am sure it is full of calm and beauty too...that's a style you have mastered.
    xoxo Dianne

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  18. Dianne, the walls are my favorite nuetral "China Moon", a Valspar color from their Seaside Retreat line. Thanks for the compliments!

    Rie

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  19. Funny, I just bought some white paper lanterns to do something similar in my room, but I have never seen eyelet ones in Australia, will have to keep my eye out!
    Room looks gorgeous by the way!

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  20. How sweet this room is..All of the personal touches are adorable..I love reading your blog..
    Janet

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  21. Oh, what a sweet room!
    I love all the thoughtful details!
    Have a great weekend!
    hugs, Cheryl

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  22. Adorable. Love the color of the beds!

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  23. Ah, Rie, it's great to have you "back". My favorite part of the new room is the heart you made for Charlotte's bed. Grace.

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  24. Very nice! It's looking a lot like home now. That's such a thoughtful idea with the little lavender heart pillow. It's calm but not sterile....you certainly have a gift!

    Kathy

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  25. What a sweet retreat for your daughters. Love the outdoor lantern lights for reading. You'll have to show us the before or in progress pictures of the rest of your house. Very inspiring.

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  26. I love the ruffly lantern idea!! Brilliant!!
    The paper lanterns hanging from the ceiling are precious too!

    xoxo

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  27. Everything you do is beautiful!
    Ness xx

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  28. i wish i had a little girl....
    welcome back!

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  29. Your family is beautiful. I love the calm and peace your photos bring. The lavendar pillow for your sweet girl is precious. I hope to get busy on my girls' room soon.

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  30. love the room - so simple and sweet!!! greetings from angie (germany)

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  31. I never tire of photos of this sweet room!

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  32. loving the twin beds! super sweet!

    ashley

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  33. Beautiful room! I like the idea of the white paper lanterns.

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  34. Super cute. I love the heart for Charlotte. I can't wait to see the rest of the house come to life!

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  35. It still amazes me how these simple white paper lanterns can be used to create a mood. Thanks for reminding me once again, lovely space.

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  36. so "happy"...this space looks so "happy"

    beautiful.

    ~simply~

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  37. this room is
    so sweet and serene

    a perfect place
    for little girls
    to have pleasant afternoons of play
    and lovely sleeps full of dreams.

    alison

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  38. Gorgeous room! Love that framed art. Enjoy the beautiful day, Kellie xx

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