Today, I’m showing you inside one of my favorite little rooms. This room is full of sparkles and sunshine, rainbows and unicorns, lots of tea parties, the occasional fit, cuddles, snuggles, and stuffed animals galore. It’s where my five year old will grow up…the room where she’ll sleep the night before prom, the day of her graduation and maybe even the night before her wedding. It’s pink and pretty and totally Kensington.
Behind this door lives the most precious girl I know.
I bought this door-hanger my first year in college and now, it hangs on Kensington’s door.
Come on inside! Please note the vacuumed carpet…I waited until it was nice and vacuumed before taking a picture ;).
For the new house, Kensington’s room pretty much stayed the same. We kept the same paint colors that we had in our other house, she kept the same dresser, armoire, pictures on the wall, chair and table plus we kept most of her bedding. She really liked her old room, so we were happy to recreate it. We did get her a new bed and end table for this house plus, I updated her sheets and throw pillows.
Lots of reading happens when we’re cuddled in that bed. My girl loves Fancy Nancy!
Pottery Barn Teen had some really cute pillows with cities on them…I bought her Paris, London and Boston. So perfect for Miss K!
This is the chair we had in her nursery when she was born. It is the most comfortable chair in the whole house. I slept many a night in that chair holding baby Kensington.
Her dresser and mirror.
My mom and Andrew painted her armoire when I was pregnant with Smith. They beat it up with a chain (to make it look distressed) and then painted it. When you open it up inside, it’s painted pink like her walls. She loves doing things at her little table and then that’s her ballet barre behind.
Kensington has a pink bathroom to match her pink bedroom 🙂
And one last look.
Here’s the deal with Kensington’s room…it’s usually pretty messy. Smith is my super neat kid. He wakes up, puts away his pjs, always wipes off his sink, puts his clothes in the hamper and places his toys back in their place. He might be in the military one day. He would do well in the military. Kensington on the other hand…is very into “playing” in her room…so it’s always full of everything. She gets out a million things, plays with it all week and we leave it…then on Sunday nights, we ask her to clean it up and we start fresh on Monday. These pics were taken Monday afternoon…you better believe it’s kind of crazy in there right now. I usually only have her make her bed on Monday mornings (so it’s nice and picked up to start the week) because the rest of the week, she’s playing on or in her bed as well. Now that kindergarten is about to start, I think we’ll have her at least make her bed each morning (I’ll let you know if that works out), since she won’t be home during the day to play on it (insert me sobbing here).
Hope you enjoyed the little tour :).
If you want to see the other rooms in the house, here you go…
To see Smith’s room, click here.
To see our kitchen, click here.
To see our pantry, click here.
To see my laundry room/office, click here.
To see my closet, click here.
To see what’s on my walls, click here.
To learn more about our building process, click here.
And on my foodie blog today…
…my Sausage and Egg Burritos! This month, I’ll be offering one quick and simple breakfast solution a week, and this one is great because it would work well for both breakfast or a quick supper too!