Little Red Wren

February 5, 2012

The Pink Room

Filed under: Around the Home, Sewing for the Littles, Vintage Lovelies — littleredwren @ 5:02 pm

My lucky bird earned herself a new pink room a few months ago. We had installed new carpet early last year after a run in with a kinked dishwasher pipe while we were out of town one weekend. It was a blessing in disguise because our old carpet had been abused by my sweet little boy who spat up upon every square inch of our carpeting as a baby. We decided to get this darker color carpet to mask future stains (best decision ever). The only hitch is that it made Wren’s room look like a cave with her brown walls. So I bribed her through a rough fit stage with the promise of a new pink room once she filled up a giant marble jar.

I love how it is coming together. Her adorable rainbow blanket was crocheted by her nana when I was pregnant. My mom was addicted to crocheting for a while and let the daughters choose a baby blanket from a book she had. Until I chose this one, which is comprised of like a million hexagons which all had to be seamed together. Then she started choosing which ones she made. Bwahaha. I don’t regret it, even a little. I LOVE Wren’s rainbow blanket and since rainbows are one of her favorite things, so does she.

I thrifted this puppy recently. Greg is going to restore it some weekend. It is cute now but it is going to be even cuter after. Consider this a ‘before’ shot.

I wanted to make some curtains to tie in the yellow in her rocker, the one that used to be in my room as a girl. I found this vintage sheet and knew it was just the thing.

You can see how they almost dust the top of her dresser here. I love the length for her little girl room. Feels vintagey and sweet to me. Dresser was a garage sale steal. It came with a gorgeous upright piece that we passed along to my dad.

A couple of love letters for Wren, made by mommy.

Her nightstand. I scored that sweet phone about a decade ago at an estate sale. My mom has a red one that I covet but the green one works better in the pink room.

The mermaid print was hands-down Wren’s favorite part of her new room. I had been gathering a few new pieces for once her room got painted and we set it all up while she was having a bath one night. She freaked over the print. She loves mermaids but they HAVE to have red hair like her. You can find the mermaid print here.

This is my favorite part of the room. It is a rotating art exhibit, although I have a hard time taking the old art down to replace it. I love this solution and am sure Van will end up with the same thing in his room soon.

Daddy built her a dress up section for her closet, just at her height. I only get to see her in non-dress ups when we go out somewhere, so this was a necessary function.

Greg also contributed his old expedit shelf from his office (he went back to school last month – shout out to our hardworking, straight A student daddy!).

I took these photos a couple weeks ago and the room has already changed a bit. I’ll have to post an update or two, maybe once the desk is refinished!



  1. i’m in love with the yellow curtains. and the dress up closet. LJ would DIE over that. can’t wait to see the finished desk! i’ve always wanted one of those for my kids, but never had a place to put one… you are so talented Eve. you need to help me come up with a game plan for our front room/dining room. i pretty much hate them and don’t know what to do with it…

    Comment by Tami — February 5, 2012 @ 5:47 pm

  2. I love everything about her room and especially her rotating art exhibit. I had been considering doing something along those lines in Ryker’s room, and I think I’mm sold! I didn’t know Greg is back in school. That’s great! I would love to hear more about his plans. I’ll call you one of these days!

    Comment by Lisa — February 5, 2012 @ 7:38 pm

  3. Super cute. Love that color pink. I bet W is loving it too. 🙂

    I’m still in on my blogging hiatus.

    Comment by crystalbeutler — February 5, 2012 @ 8:48 pm

  4. I love it! That pink looks awesome with that rainbow afghan. And I LOVE that mermaid print! I need it, and may have to copy you.

    Comment by Jana — February 5, 2012 @ 10:18 pm

  5. I’ve been thinking of doing an art line in Riley’s room and you sold me! We have it set up in our play room now but we’re changing that room up and it needed a new home. Wren is a lucky little girl to have such a stylish mommy 🙂

    Comment by kristenchildK — February 6, 2012 @ 10:39 am

  6. So, so cute! Don’t you just LOVE thifting? You have some great finds and they make the room all that much sweeter. Wren is a lucky little lady. Think I could swing a pink room in my house? 😉

    Comment by Chantel — February 6, 2012 @ 3:34 pm

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