My Room: Jenin and Maysoon

My Room: Jenin and Maysoon

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Carrie McBride
Apr 8, 2010

Amnah's inspiration for decorating this beautiful room for her daughters was an art print of poppies. She tells us more: Renting has forced me to become creative and resourceful. With little space and less cash, I was able to come up with a playful and fun place for my little girls.

After having my second daughter, I was faced with the challenge of having a crib, twin bed, dresser, and glider all fit into an 8 x 10 room. By removing the closet doors (which can easily be put back) I was able to gain the perfect amount of space for the dresser. The shelf also provided an area for display without adding additional shelves (or holes) to the bedroom walls.

Without an existing light source in the room, I was able to suspend paper lanterns from the ceiling to act as an added punch of color and visual interest for the baby.

The crib and glider were given as gifts when I had my first daughter. The twin headboard was only $15 from a furniture wholesale warehouse. By spray painting it black I was able to tie it to the crib and hide the original gold finish. The dresser was from Craigslist. Craigslist was also the source of the brand new Pottery Barn Kids rug that I got for a fraction of the price.

My entire starting off point for the room was the Shirley Novak print that I had seen long before I was pregnant with my first. The colors, the poppies (Go CA!), the entire feel was just right.

My girls adore their room and that's really all that matters.

Resources:
Paint: Moonlit Yellow -Behr
Crib, glider, alphabet canvas, changing pad, pink stacking boxes (one shown) - Babies R Us
Crib bedding (hand me down from niece), rug - Pottery Barn Kids
Paper lanterns, chick bank - Daiso
Polka dot bedding - Overstock
Orange staking suitcases - Land of Nod
Floral throw, floral pillow, giraffe pillow - Homegoods
Giraffe print, Arabic alphabet print - Etsy
Floral wire wall hanging (spray painted "watermelon") - Pier 1
Butterfly garland, felt garland - Handmade by me
Marshalls and TJMaxx for random accessories

Thanks Amnah, Jenin and Maysoon!

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