Thursday, July 10, 2014

Progress: E's room

Remember this post?  My inspiration for my daughter's room?  Well, I am happy to report we are making progress in E's room.  We are in the process of painting her room and will be finished this weekend.  See below.

It still looks pretty non-descript as only one coat is on the walls, but it'll be a huge improvement.  The color is Pointing (Farrow & Ball) and I had it color matched at the Benjamin Moore store.  It's a soft creamy white without the 'yellow' tones.  The color before was purple (see below - this was the color when we moved into our house).

If you remember here, I told you that I was on the fence about what to do about her glider.  I really wanted to have a slipcover made with scallops.  I went back and forth about whether to buy a new chair or have a slipcover made, but when I found a seamstress who would be willing to do the scalloped hem, my decision was easy. And, I am so happy I went with the slipcover.

Before: Glider

After: Glider

Such an improvement, huh?  It's so sweet.  It is a white matelasse fabric that I got on sale and it'll be easy to wash (and bleach) if I need to down the road.  

Also, if you remember, I talked about doing a little slip for E's rocking chair.  This was my husband's baby chair when he was little and I am so happy to use it in her room.  Long ago, I remember I wanted to paint to it and I am so happy I didn't!  

Rocking Chair: Before

Rocking Chair: After

Isn't it sweet?  I love the toile fabric and the bows on the back of the chair.  And, I love how the main setting of the two girls and the boy fishing is centered on the seat of the rocking chair.

I can already see telling stories about this scene with my daughter.  Well, that is it for now.  It's coming together and I can't wait to have her window treatment installed!  It won't be long now.


  1. I love the way the slipcover turned out, the scallop is adorable. I also really like the gingham pillow. I think the slip on the small rocker is cute as well. I would have never thought to do that. I picked up a child's rocker yesterday that isn't in the greatest of shape, and was considering painting it, but now I may try your slip idea. Can't wait to see the finished room.

  2. That glider slipcover is too fabulous!! The scalloped detail just makes it!!

  3. E's room is making progress! It is the little things in life that make it all so much more beautiful.
    Love the scallops!
    Enjoy each step and every scallop~

  4. The white slipcovered turned out so well! And I adore the little slipcover for the little wooden rocking chair. (I'm glad you didn't paint it either!) One day little E will be watching her own daughter or son rock on that chair.

  5. Wow, you are a lady that pays attention to the details. Looks great, Fran!

  6. Thank you B'more, Blue Hydrangea, Patricia, Camille and Kim for all your super sweet comments!! Made my day!

  7. Hi Fran...Those slips are absolutely beautiful!!! They are so classic and will still be so pretty and timeless when she reaches her teens! Love the scalloped edge on the white cover with the big checks and the toile is so pretty. Glad you didn't paint that little chair too! I can't wait to see this room's turning out so lovely! Enjoy your weekend!

  8. Lovely! I love the wall color and both slipcovers. Can't wait to see more! xxoo

  9. Your chairs are perfect now!! Where did you find your fabric?? You could not of made a better choice with the fabric!

  10. Love how these came out Fran and so excited to see updates from you. I'm slowly but surely working on the girls rooms as well - maybe I'll post some updates soon.

  11. The slipcovers look fantastic - especially love the toile you chose!

  12. Oh my goodness - the slipcovers are so great! I love the scalloped detailing on the glider. Perfection!

  13. Looks like a fun filled summer. The glider is a total transformation, love it!

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