Sylvia's Girly Gold Abode

Sylvia's Girly Gold Abode

Lauren Hufnagl
Jul 8, 2014

Name: Sylvia
Location: Springfield, Missouri

When we first toured our home in May 2011, the previous owners had used this room for their high school son. It was painted dark green, which made it super dark, and was full of all things boy.

We had left the room green for our second son, though I was never a big fan of it. We were just too busy with work, babies, and the many other home projects that took precedent when first moving in!

When we found out our third child was a girl, we decided to move our one and three-year-old sons in together, so I redid their room first. I was so excited to finally be able to tackle this room and turn it into the bright, cheery, girly room I knew it could be!

I tried to incorporate a lot of the old with the new in Sylvia's room. For example, the little pink and white flowery dress hanging on the wall was what I wore home from the hospital many years ago. The blue and white flowery quilt hanging on the crib was made for me by my aunt Ann, and the pink blanket in the small white rocking chair was made by my cousin's mother-in-law (she's made blankets for all three of my babies and they adore them).

I made the Sylvia banner hanging above the changing table from an alphabet banner I found at Hobby Lobby (good thing none of the letters in her name repeat!), and then used colorful tassels to add more dimension to it on the wall.
My dad refinished the brown rocking chair and gave it to me as a wedding gift nearly 12 years ago.

The wallpaper was my big labor of love in the room. When I envisioned how I wanted this room to come together, I KNEW it had to include gold and white shimmery wallpaper on the wall behind the crib. Unfortunately I had only hung wallpaper one other time in my life, and of course I had selected the trickiest wall in the room to do! Fortunately, after reading up on it and watching lots of "how to" videos I got it all done. I absolutely love this wallpaper print from Oh Joy!

I'm happy to say that I completed this entire room by myself, all while pregnant!

Disclaimer: My husband did help with the furniture assembly and moving of large pieces, and my two small sons did help demolish the room numerous times, so I guess I can't say it was 100% me. But painting, wallpapering, trim work, decorating, hanging pictures and even curtains - those were all me. And, of course, Sylvie was along for the ride.

Thanks, Jenny! Readers, you can see more of Jenny by visiting her blog, Jenny Reynolds Design.


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