Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The Princess' Room

Here are some pics of Ella's room. Hers is the only one that is completly done and decorated. So, as I finish more I will post more : ) As many of you know I lived in Alaska from the time I was 12 until I got married and moved away at 21. I LOVE Alaska! So, when I found out we were having a girl I knew I wanted something Alaskan in her room! One of my favorite kid books is Mama Do You Love Me by Barbara Joosse and illustrated by my favorite artist Barbara Lavallee. It's a really sweet and cute book!!













This little Eskimo doll was made and hand beaded by an Alaskan Native.






























Ella has a little mirror and two little pegs for her purses




























Here is her closet (we really love the look of the doors, all of the doors in the house look like this)


























And her ceiling fan, Hunter's is the same only in blue











Her little play table with her doll house


























This quilt is of the characters of that book, my mom made it for Ella while
I was still pregnant




























This is a close up of the dresser, we got it for $59 it's an old one that
was repainted, it has lots of character and matched the room
perfectly : )



























An original painting by Barbara Lavallee




























This is a painting my Grandmom got for Ella, the artist had a different baby for every month, so of course she got Ella the August one, it has her name on it and is autographed by the artist. And of course a cross that says Bless this Baby Girl















The crib...











Quilted letter blocks that I did almost entirely on my own (I am not talented so mom had to help me straighten things up.)











Toy box that Chris made for Ella all by himself











Doesn't he do great work??









he also painted the walls with help from his lovely assistant Justin : )
and painted and hung the chair rail














This growth chart is on a wall across from Ella's door
and next to Hunter's. The bunch of banana's at 43 inches is Hunter
and at 32 inches is Ella, measured yesterday : )














And this would be Hunter's door, notice the baby gate,
NO SISTER'S ALLOWED!! Ha ha. It's actually for her
safety, Hunter has a bunk like bed and monkey girl likes
to climb.










Well, that's it for now!!!

18 comments:

My name is Sarah said...

I LOVE your room Ella. It is so pretty.

Aunt Tami said...

What a great room!!! I love the paint choices!! Very pretty! Chris was saying that Shaylin's chair rail was like Ella's too, except Ellas was yellow!! Very cool! I just think it is so cute--very girly!! The toy box is outstanding...had i known i would have had Chris make my kids one--ha!! It looks like a nice big room too! Very nice! Love it! I just love the closet doors too! I wish ours looked like those...ours are just wooden and flat-yuck! Very pretty and good job guys! Love you all, Aunt Tami and family

Michelle said...

Very cute...well done.I am sure Ella Loves it!

Shannon said...

What a great room! I love the way you decorated it...does Ella absolutely love it?
I'm especially impressed by the toybox--GO CHRIS! That's amazing...he could probably go into business if he wanted to. :)
Sure miss you guys!

Ruby's Mom said...

Her room is just gorgeous!!I love the the eskimo doll!

Mary said...

Too bad Chris's assistant is so whiney......:-) But darn he does good work.

Ella's room turned out great. Riley is over two and we've lived in the same house the entire time and I still have the cross he was given sitting on the dresser instead of on the wall. How sad am I.

Tsquared417 said...

This is gorgeous!!! Way to go...and I love that it has room to grow for when she gets bigger!

Kristen said...

I was cracking up that you have Ella's room decorated before other rooms. I am doing the same at our house too. Cayman's is the first room I am working on.

I hope Cayman's room will turn out as beautiful as Ella's has! You did a great job!

Tricia said...

So pretty! My sister lived in Alaska for a while and I used to go every year. I lived with her for 6 months (thru the winter) too. I worked for Lee & Laura's soaps (making soap). Did you know that store?

Where did you get that fan we are about to buy fans for the kids' rooms and I love that one!

Laurie said...

I love it! That book is one of my favorites, too :) Ella's one lucky princess!!

Have fun decorating the rest of the house!

Karen said...

It's beautiful! I especially love the Alaskan art on the walls.

RK said...

A very pretty room for a very pretty girl, of course! (Decorated by a very pretty mom, I might add. :)

I'm so glad you guys are getting all settled in your new place. Blog land is so funny... I feel like I can say "I knew them back when they lived in Texas...way back when..." Even if I haven't had the privilege of meeting you guys, I'm so glad to "know" you still. :o)

Krissy said...

What a sweet room! I love the quilted lettering!

Loren Stow said...

Beautiful room! I love all the little inspirational touches - 'dance' and 'count your blessings' - oh and the mirror and wall-pegs - JUST TOO CUTE!

Anne and Whitney: Up, Down and All Around said...

I LOVE Ella's room!!! Can't to see the rest of the house :) That is awesome that your husband made her toybox, she is so lucky to have not only a beautiful toybox but one that has sentimental value too!

Kiki said...

SUPER CUTE ROOM!!

Debbie said...

Love Ella's room. I think this is the first time I've commented on your blog, but my little boy, JEB, has DS. It's so neat to connect with so many different people who have a DS child. Come on over and ck out our page!!!

therextras said...

Oh, my! That is beautiful and all the handwork and significant symbolism!
Well done!
Barbara