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