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In December as we were saying prayers with our baby girl,  my husband and I decided that our daughter, who was nearing two, was quickly growing too big for her toddler bed and would need to get a big girl bed soon.  We decided that when the weather turned nice we would repaint and remodel her room for her, like we did her sisters and brother when they grew out of the toddler bed.

When I asked my daughter what she would like us to make her new bedroom like.  She was quick to answer and very specific. I think she may have already been planning it:-)  She wanted the walls in her favorite color, orange, and she wanted a quilt with oranges and pinks and an owl.

 I searched the internet for a quilt with orange, pinks and owls but came up empty so my daughter and I headed to a local quilting shop, Thimbles Quilt Shop, and I let her pick out her very own fabrics.  I’ve never done this with my other kids but decided it is something I will need to do for each of them now because it was so much fun!  They each have a baby quilt I made them but I picked out the fabrics myself when pregnant with them.  This she did all on her own and she felt pretty special!

As you are aware I spent months working on this owl quilt for her, here’s a few pictures of the progress…

School was out and we shipped her and her sisters and brother off to Grandma’s for the weekend while we turned her bedroom from this…

to this…

Now to take you picture by picture!

Before and after looking from her doorway…

From opposite corner and by dresser…

Looking at dresser…

From plain ceiling fan…

to girly pink ceiling fan…

I love the cute little beaded lamp shades and the pretty detail on the fan blades!

That’s all the pictures I have for comparable before and after shots but here’s some more afters…

First a full view of Elizabeth’s owl quilt!  This twin sized quilt is the biggest I have ever made.  I’ve stuck to table runners, baby quilts and throws up until this and I’ve never quilted detail into a quilt like I’ve done on this one.  It was a lot of work but worth it!

*(This and this were the inspiration behind her owl quilt.)

Full view of her bed and most of her bedroom from standing in her closet doorway.  My husband built the bed frame/boxes and fence and did a magnificent job!!!

I love having her little table in the center of her room!  I’ve always seen little kid tables in the center of a child’s bedroom in photos of kids rooms in magazines or online and was so happy that it worked in her room with the way we newly decorated!  Plus it means she can use all four chairs instead of one being up against a wall:-)

A close up of her bed…

At the head of her bed, inside her headboard box, are some books, her starlight turtle and her flashlight.  Resting on top are her E-L-I-Z-A-B-E-T-H blocks her Grandma Sherry made her for her first birthday, her brand new lamp and battery operated multi color flower candle!  And a little owl friend stands atop a fence post to the left of her window!

At the foot of her bed is a matching box that holds her cd player and some favorite stuffed animals.  On top is her little people house set and an adorable little owl pillow that she saw at Thimbles Quilt Shop (link to shop above) that she wanted for her new owl room so I just had to get the kit and surprise her with it when she saw her new room when coming back home!

Also I had planned to paint a cute little tree and owl on her wall but when my husband and I went to Menards for supplies for her room we saw this wall decal that matched her quilt perfectly!  I was so thankful to see it because I knew it would save me hours of work!  (I also know you can buy it on Amazon if you are interested.) We didn’t, however, use all of the decal here, we used some of it on the window art above her dresser which I’ll show you soon:-)

A close up of the owl pillow, so adorably named, Owlivia!

The boxes at the head and foot of her bed are not actually attached to her bed at all.  They are secured to the wall and they each have room under them for bins full of toys…

Across the room resting in the same place as before is her dresser, however it’s dressed up differently.  Sitting atop it are two battery operated multicolored flower candles, like the one on her headboard box, a vase of multi colored tulips (I’d like to find multi colored gerber daisies, until then these will do.) and a personalized picture frame that my husband made Elizabeth when she was about 5 months old!  Hanging above the dresser is an antique window that my husband put some more of the owl wall decals on and I painted the words “Owl Always Love You” on it.  Beside her dresser hangs her dedication dress!

A close up of the dresser top and window…

So her room was newly painted, newly decorated and her new owl quilt was carefully placed upon her bed with excitement for when she came home.  So what did she think of her new orange owl room?

She was pretty pleased!!!

And LOVED every bit of it!

She went right for her Owlivia!

And has loved her since!

Owlivia has joined her favorite snugglies at every nap and bedtime since!

I think it’s safe to say Owlivia and all of Elizabeth’s new orange owl room are a big hit!!!

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