Making it Yours (MiY)

MiY 7e: Girl’s Room

We’ve come to the end of this edition of Making it Yours! MiY is all about finding pieces you love, and working with them through one’s life. It’s about sustainability, but also about not following whims and trends, and staying true to the things you love.

This time around, we’ve been following the window daybed. It was first seen in a little boy’s bedroom, and it served as his bed through his teen years. It transitioned with him to adulthood as a couch in his first apartment, and again later as he matured. Now he has a little girl, and the daybed is a sweet, sentimental place for her to sleep.

He also brought his old doll house and vintage kid’s chair out for her. Other than those, and the Curious George bedding, this is a pretty sophisticated room for a little girl that will grow with her for a long time! A simple dresser, floor lamp, and neutral paint are livened up by the fun rug. The big knitted pouf is good for extra seating that can be moved around the room, and kids love them. The frame decals are a cute, graphic way to add wall art, and the mobile would have come from the little girl’s nursery over to her big girl room.

And so ends this edition of MiY, having come full circle from a little boy’s room to a little girl’s! You can see all of the previous Making it Yours editions right here.

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  • Kathryn Humphreys
    August 25, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    But how does he feel about the leather couch :)

  • Mary
    August 25, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    He has a little girl? When did this happen? I didn’t even know he was seeing anyone.

  • Elisa @ What the Vita
    August 25, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    What a sweet ending :)

  • Attiser
    August 25, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    This was so fun to follow! I love the bedding!

  • Sally Book
    August 26, 2011 at 4:12 am

    Have you got any clue how he converted the bed into the couch but kept the frame stable? I’ve got a similar bed and if converted correctly, would make a lovely couch.

    • Making it Lovely
      August 26, 2011 at 9:54 am

      A daybed doesn’t need any converting, just lots of pillows lined up along the long edge.

  • Brittany
    August 26, 2011 at 9:51 am

    Where is the circle/line art from? Is there a print somewhere that I can buy?

  • Trisha
    August 26, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    May I ask what application/program you use to create your lovely design boards? I am the throw-everything-into-a-folder kinda gal (a literal folder with torn out pages of magazines, in a drawer, in a desk)but would love to be able to keep everything digitally…

  • Tashya
    August 29, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    I love this couch/daybed. Could you do a living room for a girl with this couch?

  • Carrie Hampton
    August 29, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    I love your collages — what program do you use? Photoshop or something else?

  • Chelsea
    March 4, 2014 at 12:18 pm