The day has finally come! After a over a year of planning, pinning, dreaming, painting, quilting, and shopping, I am ready to call my kids' vintage Disneyland room reveal ready.
When I started planning this room, I was facing a few challenges. First of all, I really wanted the room to be something that both my all-boy son and girly-girl daughter would love. Coming up with a fun theme for a shared boy and girl's room can be a bit of a challenge. Secondly, I needed to fit two beds, two kids' worth of stuff, and some play space in a small (about 11'x11') room. Finally, the walls were already navy with white beadboard on the bottom, and I wanted to incorporate that into the room.
I am a big Disneyland fan, and I have always been particularly fond of the vintage attraction posters, so I used those as a jumping off point for my design plan.
My plan included bunk beds (to leave space in the room for playing); bold, graphic patterns inspired by the attraction posters; vintage touches; brass hardware; and a limited color scheme of navy, coral, teal, yellow, orange, and chartreuse. Anyway. Enough talking already!
Would you like to come in?
|Bunk Bed - Ikea, painted Valspar City Chartreuse in semi-gloss|
DIY Vintage Disneyland pennants
Sun Lamp - Ikea
In addition to the reproduction prints I purchased on ebay and framed in spray-painted frames, my dear sister MADE a beautiful version of the Tiki Room poster that is hanging proudly in the kids' room.
|DIY Decoupage Globe|
|Dresser - Ikea Tarva, painted, stained, with new hardware|
I painted coral stripes on the curtains to mimic the stripes in the pirate ship's sail on the Peter Pan attraction poster. Painting curtains is not for the weak, friends. They are so far from perfect, but I like the overall look. Just don't get too close. The rug was a STEAL for twenty dollars shipped (!) from Urban Outfitters.
|Table - Home Goods|
I spray painted a silver lamp with brass spray paint and added teal grosgrain ribbon to a plain white lampshade to make the lamp a little more special.
Four Ikea picture ledges hold Disneyland memorabilia mixed in with special treasures.
And there it is! I hope it was worth the wait. What do you guys think? I am really so happy with it. And I think the kids like it too.
Linking up at some of my favorite parties.