I LOVE my room! – Miss J, 2
Last month, I told you about the mouldy old junk room. How we’d cleared it out and given it a lick of paint.
Well, today is the day I can finally show you all that we’ve achieved in that little room.
Let’s start from the beginning. Back in December, we were staring at a pretty grim, junk filled room, which was only slightly less grim once emptied.
We knew we had only a tiny space to deal with.
Looking at the cramped box room, we figured there would be room, perhaps, for a little chest of drawers and perhaps a little bedside table, but then IKEA got in touch and offered to take the job in hand, find a way to fit everything she’d need into the tiny space and still leave room to play.
When the plans came back (designed by IKEA expert, Marie Tenglund), we were left open mouthed. We could suddenly see all the potential the room held and so we started painting and adding the first touches (you can read more about that here). And finally, two months after the first seed of an idea of what the room could be was planted, the delivery from IKEA Nottingham arrived, we got to work, and here is the completed room….
Those stickers on the door are from Stuck on You and they can be personalised with any name. They bring a touch of Miss J’s personality to the room before you even make it inside.
The Pretty Pink Dulux Paintpod Matt Emulsion is bright and warm, while the Hello Kitty ‘Hearts’ Paper Shade hangs from the ceiling and catches the light throughout the day.
As you walk into the room, the view is immediately bright and inviting. Those of us who knew the room in its old guise are still at the stage of double taking when we walk by, so dramatic is the transformation.
The KROKIG clothes stand offers a flash of colour and a place to store her coats and outdoor wear, and has a weighted base to prevent tipping. Meanwhile, the tall, slim STUVA wardrobe with a distinctively IKEA shape and style is made less overbearing with a combination of soft pink and white doors and drawers.
The extra touches such as the children sized HÄNGA coat hangers and KUSINER collapsible boxes make the most of the space and will help her stay organised as she grows.
On top of the wardrobe, her Tommee Tippee Video Monitor is safely out of reach with a bird’s eye view, giving us peace of mind during her first few nights of independence.
Over on the far left hand corner of the room is another STUVA unit – a perfect place for her toys and games. We love the simplicity of the cut out handles and the little STUVA GRUNDLIG legs that remind us of pig trotters. Everything is secured safely to the wall with built in attachments for optimal safety.
Continuing the kitty theme from ceiling to the floor, is this cute and soft NEXT Chloe Cat Rug rug in pink and white. Perfect for impromptu tea parties at midday as the light streams through the bedroom window.
Beside her toy unit is a STUVA bench, set at the perfect height for a toddler desk and teamed with a white MAMMUT stool, made of hollow plastic so it’s lightweight and easy to move around or tuck away. Already laden with her favourite toys and books, this desk will see plenty of use in the coming years.
For evening reading, there’s a SNÖIG wall mounted lamp with wire switch. We’ve used clips to secure the wire safely behind the bed and the plastic caging protects little fingers from the halogen bulb within.
For the bed, her existing Kiddicare Devonshire Cotbed has been converted from cot to toddler bed, with added Kiddicare Animal Wall Stickers to brighten up the white panels. The busy pattern on the ASDA bedding offsets the block colour on the walls and furnitures, and the covers themselves have been sewn down on my trusty sewing machine to better fit her little bed.
To help avoid nighttime bumps as she transitions from cot to bed, a white BabyDan Wooden Bedrail can be removed to settle her and reattached once she’s asleep without disturbing the mattress.
Above the desk, TROFAST wall storage offers a place for her books, while six TROFAST drawers provide neat and convenient storage for her arts and crafts materials. White metallic House By John Lewis Bookends with grip feet ensure the books stay in place.
Finally, the ASDA curtains are lined to keep the sunlight out in the early mornings and match the bedding to tie the whole look together.
I love it all. What do you think?
We were sent the door stickers, IKEA items, video monitor and rug for review.