I've been working on some ideas for the walls in Tilly's nursery. I would say that so far, the room is somewhat non-traditional. By that, I mean that it's not exactly sweet and baby but more bright and playful.
Actually, right now the room has paint-splattered purple carpet and is more or less a construction zone. But in my head, her room is very bright and playful and little girlish.
Once the old carpet is pulled and the new carpet is put in, it will start to resemble what I have in mind, and in the meantime, I've been gathering some goodies for the walls. Pinterest has been a great resource for inspiration.
Before I knew the gender, I saw this quote and thought I would like to use it in a little girl's room. I think the first four lines (not necessarily the last four) sum up all the energy of a sweet little girl.
I may be projecting my own personality somewhat into this idea of my daughter. After all, the largest trophy I ever won was for a reading contest in first grade.
Everyone is good at something. My something was reading.
Since my favorite thing was reading, I thought these framed Shel Silversteen poems would fit perfectly into her literary inspired room.
Ty and I read through "Where the Sidewalk Ends" last night and laughed at some of the poems. We ended up settling on six of them that we both enjoyed, whether they be sweet or funny, that we'll frame for Tilly's room.
But it's not all words! I came across these beautiful watercolor prints on Etsy at Birds of Ashmae's store and thought they were sweet and girlie without being too serious. She has lots of cute animal prints. I love her hippo, rhino and giraffe. But I fell in love with her florals.