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Monday, September 8, 2014

Bohemian woodland shared room reveal

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It’s been so long that I may have actually forgotten how to write a blog post.  If you’re still around and reading this, you are a trooper, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.  I’ve been very busy at ”blog worthy” endeavors, but somehow became completely unable to post here.  But I’ve decided I’m going to try and jump back in. Bear with my clumsy return to putting a blog post together!

I shared some plans, long, long ago for what I was deeming a “Bohemian Woodland” shared bedroom for my 3 year old son and 6 year old daughter.  I started redoing the room, but before it was “finished”, we sold our house and moved.  Now, I’ve been working on doing their room in our new house for, oh, just the last year or so.  Even though there are a couple of things that I’d still like to do in here (adding a few more things to the left side gallery wall and doing a couple of toadstool stools for the ends of the beds), I’m calling it done enough to share.   ; )

Boy/girl shared bedrooms can be a real design challenge.  I hope this room, which is not too girly and not too masculine, but just fun, bright, and whimsical, gives you some good ideas if this is a design dilemma that you are facing in your home.

Just about everything in this room is vintage and upcycled, and I love the collected, cozy feel of it.

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I used the Birch Forest Allover Stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils as a running border at the top of the room, which really set the mood for the whole design.  I used the sweet little curtain tiebacks, bought from Urban Outfitters to hold the branch that acts as the rod for the cafĂ© curtains (which are actually just a quilted blanket cut in half.  I didn’t even finish the cut edge!)

I really wanted to do some raw-edge wood trim to finish at the top of the walls, but I couldn’t for the life of me figure out where I could find such a thing.  I ended up using some 1 5/8 pine lattice moulding (only $3.59 for 8 feet!) with some Dark Walnut Danish Oil.  It was cheap and easy and a great finishing touch!

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Don’t you love the fun, collected gallery walls?

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There was no overhead lighting in any of the upstairs rooms, so adding the hanging lamp was a necessity! I used the Hemma cord kit from Ikea that’s only $5, and fancied it up by covering the cord with some gathered fabric (again, using my trusty hot glue gun.)  I covered a very plain drum shade with a fun coordinating paisley fabric, and “tied” it to the ceiling hook with some satin ribbon.

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