Emmie’s Room

Emmie deep cleaned her room this weekend, and wanted me to photo document the occasion, and I agreed that this is probably the best moment to capture her room. Sorry the photos aren’t the best, we get very little light through our windows. Everything we did in here has to be able to be undone when we move out of base housing when we PCS next. (permanent change of station)
Emmie’s room is the first door down our apartment’s hallway, she’s a very bright and self described Bohemian child, so her room reflects that (she’s also at a stage where she is a mix of little girl, and pre-teen. The purple cubes at the bottom of her bed came from World Market on clearance, and have American Girl Doll clothes in them.
Just inside her door, is a canvas with some of her art on it, and a princess name painting we had done in Disneyland just before coming to Korea. Three of her room’s walls are a pale blue color.

There is a horse hook here to hold her backpack so it doesn’t end up on the floor after school.

Her curtain’s are some I made for her while we lived in the US while waiting to come out here, they are all Anna Maria Horner fabrics (not a sponsored post, I was just throwing it out there in case anyone was wondering.) The desk is one we picked up for Emmie at an antique store in Richmond, VA, and the chair is IKEA (so’s the rug.)
The mirror is one I spray painted pink, and she uses it to turn her desk into a vanity.

The polka dots are all red fabric, that was cut out by my Go Baby die cutter, and then stuck to the wall with wallpaper paste and a roller. I can just peel them off and wipe the wall down when we leave Korea. The cubes are from Target on clearance a couple of years ago.

To the one side of her desk, Emmie has her American girl doll bunk bed and babies. The bunk Bed is made from two IKEA doll beds that we cut and glued together before painting them red.

Above the bunk bed and down her whole wall, there are IKEA rods and tension wires that keep Emmie’s books and art.

The art piece above the rods that hold her books and desk supplies is a piece of art I made for her when I was in school, it’s embroidered and all fabric, and a picture of Emmie.

My favorite thing on her tension wires is the felt zombie Isaac made Emmie for her last birthday, he used seed beads to make a bony arm, and a hanging button for the eye, gross but cute and completely hand sewn.

Emmie loves this wall, because she can hang whatever she wants on it, and doesn’t damage the walls.

Emmie’s bed started off pale wood colored, and I painted it green and monogrammed it in gold with an E on the headboard. The bed skirt is Anna Maria Horner, from her Innocent Crush line.

I made the “canopy” since moving here to Korea.

I say “canopy” because it is really just around the edges, there is nothing over the top, I didn’t want to block her ceiling fan or light with a top. The paintings are art I made, and the pillows are fabric I had printed with the art for a school project. The quilt is all hand dyed and printed fabric by me, also a school project.

Emmie’s lamps are from Lowe’s, and the side tables are from Crate and Barrel. Her orange dresser is from a thrift shop, that I painted and replaced the knobs on. 

The My Little Pony shrine is a shelf we got from the scratch and dent section of IKEA years ago, and Emmie keeps her Ponies here all ready to play, she’s very meticulous. (a place of honor goes to her original 1984 Gusty pony on the top of her black Wade Whimsy collection case.)

She wanted a picture of herself in her room, in action, she worked really hard on it all weekend, even purging clothes that don’t fit, etc.

Anyway, I love that this room works for her now, but will also work for her 13 year-old self when we move, the ponies can one day be replaced with hair things and makeup (not too soon) and she can change out her pictures and posters.

  12 comments for “Emmie’s Room

  1. March 2, 2013 at 12:19 am

    Hi Emmie. Our mom is Shannon from LittleKidsGrow.com. We are 10-years-old (we’re twins). Our mom showed us your room this morning. We think it’s wonderful. We love the colors!

    • December 24, 2013 at 12:02 am

      Thank you so much!! – Emmie

  2. Ann
    March 2, 2013 at 12:40 am

    Wow! I love how colourful this is. We just redid my daughter’s room (she’s a few years older) in completely the opposite direction. But I love seeing kids who love their spaces. (And great job with the dots. We live in student housing and it’s a real challenge to come up with impermanent decorating solutions that look impressive.)

  3. March 2, 2013 at 12:44 am

    I would have loved to live in that room as a kid. I’m a HUGE fan of color. Looks beautiful and kid friendly

  4. March 2, 2013 at 6:51 am

    Beautiful job cleaning Em! Are you getting ready for Aunty Sarah to arrive. How exciting!!!!

  5. March 2, 2013 at 7:22 am

    This room is totally stunning. I’m 31 and I would kill for this room!

  6. March 2, 2013 at 7:36 am

    What an incredible room! I love how brightly coloured and patterned everything is, and Emmie’s wall of artwork- absolutely brilliant 🙂 I’m feeling inspired to add even more colour to my house- not quite sure we’ve got anything left that’s white but it’s worth checking :p xx

  7. March 2, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    Her room is lovely! I wanted to pop in, too, and say how well-deserved your win over at So You Think You’re Crafty? is this week. Above and beyond, Catherine!

  8. March 4, 2013 at 5:56 am

    I love your IKEA bunk bed & tension wire ideas ~ thanks for sharing 🙂

  9. Joy
    March 4, 2013 at 10:57 am

    Love the voodoo doll & the art wall…love that she wanted to clean her room too. What a girl!

  10. March 4, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    That room matches Emmie perfectly!

  11. March 5, 2013 at 3:37 am

    what a cute room, i love the bohemian vibe!

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