Friday, October 14, 2011

At Last....

I hope you're sitting down with a cup of coffee because I'm happy to announce that Bailey's much anticipated big girl room is finally ready for it's big reveal!!

I must admit, I've been fussing over all the little details for weeks now and I've realized that I could fuss forever**. 

**(I probably will fuss forever, but not just about this room, but  many other rooms. I already have one in mind...Shhh! Don't be telling the hubs on me!!! )

I'm going to break up the reveal into a few different posts because there is just SO MUCH to talk about!!
 I want you to have all the details!!

Anyway, without further adieu. Here's little Missy B's room....


or as Bailey would say "Here'd dit dis!!!"

Can you believe all of this started with this...

.....just a plan.

Give my man some plywood and some power tools and look at what can happen!!

I went with a simple and timeless palette of black and white mixed with playful pinks, minty greens, and touches of yellow and turquoise blue. The black and white pieces will stand the test of time as I'm sure my daughter will want to redecorate about as often as I do. If she suddenly hates pink, there are only a few pieces that will need to be recovered or painted.

In case you didn't notice...we are big fans of the letter B in this family.

Not just because Bailey starts with a B, but because all of her favorite things start with B...

Butterflies, Birdies, Barbies, Baby dolls, Blocks, Books, and Bubbles in the Bathtub!! Let's not forget her Big Brother named Benny who is a Bug-eyed Boston Terrier.

There's the bohemian glass chandelier in all it's glory!!

The floral pillows are not the same floral that I talked about using. That's because the Amy Butler floral that I was first going to use was fighting with me. It was clashing with some things and not showing up well on camera. Taking pictures and sharing what I do is very important in my career, so if a fabric fights with me, it gets tossed out of the plan. Let that be a lesson to all the other trouble making fabrics out there!! If you wanna be on the Kelle show you better look good on camera!!

Anyway, enough with my fabric rant, the floral fabric that you do see is called Shalini Ivory Raspberry by Annie Selke and I got it here : 

The pink and white geometric fabric on the bolster pillows is called Links Pink, and also by Annie Selke and the white fabric with the black polka dots is a Duralee designer fabric, and I purchased those through Paperdolls Interiors, which is located in Lake Geneva Wisconsin. It's one of my go to sources for fabulous fabrics!

The solid pink pillow is from Embellished Heart and I made the solid black pillows out of some nice wool crepe I had stored away in the basement. I knew it would come in handy some day!

Coordinating Baby Doll dress by Gramma....she knows what's up!!

Birdie lamps, also from Gramma.
All they needed was some spray paint and new shades and voila! Lamps that look like PB kids lamps for $17 each!! Can't beat that!

A Barbie plaque is a MUST!!!! This one in particular was made by Sara of Simply Sara event planning and custom stationary services. Sara recently made the invites and several decorations for Bailey's third birthday party ( I will post more about that later) and this Barbie plaque was my FAVORITE piece!! If you want Sara to make you one, just send me a message and I'll get you more info.

More pillows. I just can't help it sometimes.

Some little birdies in pink frames from Embellished Heart and a page featuring Miss Clavel from a vintage Madeline book had to make an appearance!!

A fabulous Louis frame from ArtWorks.....wait...ALL the fabulous frames in this room
are from ArtWorks!!

I'm COMPLETELY in LOVE with this piece!! The mat and frame combination was beautifully put together with scrap pieces of mat boards left over from other projects. I love it when things come together with materials that you already have. Sometimes working with what you have narrows down an overwhelming selection just perfectly.

(I too wake up in the middle of the night feeling like something just is not right)

Now what in the world is on these bookshelves??

Bailey's vast collection of books and some little friends....

Hoot Hoot he's cute!! He's from Embellished Heart too!!

And that little white birdie....her name is Zsa Zsad...Bailey names everything.

AND up on top....

....are the books I don't want her to get her hands on just yet. Like, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, her baby scrap book, and her daddy's books on how to make wooden baby toys.

A purty little flower and her Swiss Piggy's seriously from Switzerland ( I didn't have the pleasure of  tagging along with the hubs on that business trip.....sadness happens when I think about that....oh well...I'll go next time!)  it even has a key! This pig means business!!

More vintage books on the other side....

AND A moss ball lovingly made by her Aunt Jess at 2am in the morning!! We were scrambling to get everything ready for the party the night before the room reveal!! I'll never forget how insane we all were about getting this room done!

***Notice the Elementary Technical Mathematics Book??? Only my dorky smart hubs would make sure she has that! The books she will inherit from me have much prettier pictures in them!

I must also mention that these....

....drawer fronts were made out of cabinet doors! Remember how I was the designer for my MIL's entire first floor overhaul?? Well, some of the cabinet doors got the kabosh because of minor defects. She let my hubs take them home and figured he would do something with build Bailey a cool little fort....well he didn't build a fort, but he DID turn them into these fabulous drawer fronts!! He cut them down to the correct size (thereby removing said defects) and voila, free drawer fronts!!! Sometimes the fact that he keeps everything drives me INSANE, but these purty little drawer fronts are proof that he does indeed have good reason. My mouth = shut!!

Next to her bed is the special dresser that was once in my Mother's room, and then in my room, and now in Bailey's room....

I love that the dresser got a brand new life and it provides a lovely pop of minty fresh green!!

The round beaded knobs are from Hobby Lobby and the glass pulls are from Anthropologie. The oval mirror is from Home Goods.

As for the top of the dresser....a fabulous girl must always be ready for a tea party!!

I made some tea towels with the left over fabric scraps and I used a special serving plate as a tray. The plate was one of the first plates that my Mother purchased when she moved out and got her own place. It just goes to show that black and white truly never goes out of style!

The Peter Rabbit tea set was a gift from her fabulous Aunt Jess and the milk glass vase is from Goodwill and cost a whopping $2!!

The white tea towel was one of my fabulous finds in my Aunt Deta's basement! If you missed that post you can read it by clicking HERE.

So, there you have it. The first peak at Miss Bailey's room!! I hope you love it as much as we do! Stay tuned next week for the rest of the room reveal!!


  1. Ok, Ms. Kelle Dame et al. You all really hit this one out of the park. I just adore that bed. The entire room is so well done. Kudos!

  2. Kelle you did an amazing job! I think any little/big girl would love this adorable room. I am partial to the black and white polka-dot, it is just so darn cute, Kathysue

  3. Kelle, it is perfect.....FYI, the Ms. Clavel character is my fav...I read the Madeline books to my little one all the time!!! Now back to the room...The bed, the headboard, the chandy, the fabirc...should I go on? Like I said, it is perfect! You did an amazing job!

  4. It is absolutely stunning! I don't think there's a single detail that you have forgotten. I just hope Bailey can keep it looking so fantastic!!

  5. Hi Kellie! It is lovely! What a beautiful bedroom. I just love the fabric choices. I just discovered your blog tonight. It is super cute. I'm your newest follower:) Hopr you'll visit The Corson Cottage sometime. Carrie

  6. Oh my GOSH Kelle this is the sweetest girls room!! You guys did an amazing job, just gorgeous! I love all the special touches and sentimental pieces in there. She looked so cute in your last post painting, I bet she is loving her new room so much!! Love all the colors!! Enjoy!!!

  7. It's perfect, Kelle! What a great blend of color, texture, comfort, and class!! It fits Bailey so well and I'm sure she will get to enjoy it for a long time.

  8. It looks absolutely FABULOUS KELLE! You, Nick and B did such an amazing job! You should be so very proud of yourself! Now- Tell Bailey She has to go live with Grandma- Auntie Sara is moving in! ha ha

  9. Such a perfect room! She will be happy here forever! MY daughter would be and she is 23!

  10. WOW! What a marvelous job you've done!! Nicolex

  11. Why viewеrs still uѕe to read nеws papers when in this technological world еverуthing iѕ acceѕsible on
    Also visit my web page :: loans for bad credit

  12. I am rеally іmpressed ωith yοur wrіting skills
    аs well as wіth the layout on your weblog.
    Is this a pаiԁ thеme or dіd уou
    mοdifу it уouгself? Аnywаy keеp
    up the niсe quality wгitіng, it
    is гаre to sеe a great blοg like this one these

    Feel free to visit mу web page: bad credit payday loans

  13. What's up, its fastidious paragraph concerning media print, we all be aware of media is a enormous source of information.

    my web page :: best way to lose weight

  14. wonderful put up, νery informative. I'm wondering why the opposite experts of this sector don't undеrstand this.

    Yоu shoulԁ continuе yοur writing.
    I аm sure, you've a great readers' base alrеady!

    my homepage ... payday loans
    My web page - payday loans

  15. Hello, i believe that і noticed you viѕited my ωeblog thus i gоt herе to rеtuгn the chooѕe?
    .I am attеmpting to tο fіnd
    things tο еnhanсe my ωeb
    ѕite!І suppose its ok to maκe use of some of your ideаѕ!

    Feеl free to surf tо my blog; instant loans

  16. These are tгulу ωonԁerful іdеas in regaгding blogging.
    You hаvе tοuсhed some gooԁ things here.
    Аnу ωay keep up wгinting.

    Here is my homepagе; quick loans

  17. Grеetingѕ! Very hеlpful advice
    in thіѕ particular artiсle! It is the lіttle changes that make the most sіgnificant changeѕ.

    Thanks for shaгing!

    Ϻy homepage ... payday loans


Please do...don't be shy now! I love to hear your thoughts.