Maja’s chalkboard wall

A while back I posted about Maja’s room and how I was making some changes.  Today I am excited to share the first section of changes I did in her room.  If you remember from my post, Maja was doing a lot of drawing on the wallpaper with her Poo! Disgusting!  In an effort to direct her creative expression somewhere more easily removable and less gross, I decided to remove the bird wallpaper and paint the entire wall in black chalkboard paint.

Amazingly it only took two quarts of paint to cover the entire wall.

maja's-chalboard-wall1.0I am so happy with how it turned out.  It makes the room feel less busy and less like a Nursery and more like a little girl’s room.

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My children really enjoy the chalkboard wall as well.  They have had so much fun drawing on every surface of the wall.

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On the right side of the wall there is a hidden pocket door that leads to our storage closet.  I love how playful it looks when my friend drew faux moulding and a knob on the door.

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We also swapped out Maja’s crib for my narrow twin bed that I had growing up.

maja's-chalboard-wall5My mother found this antique Danish bed when I was not much older than Maja.  This bed is not only a beautiful piece of furniture, but also very sentimental to me.  It makes me so happy to see my daughter sleeping in the same bed I slept in as a child.

maja's-chalboard-wall6I found this rabbit night light while in a Paris children’s shop last year.  The stripe knit cloud pillow is from Colette Bream.  Everything she makes is absolutely spectacular and so whimsical and creative.

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The vintage Pippi Longstocking pillow I found in a darling shop in Stockholm several years back.  The amazing Wolf portrait is also hand knit by Colette Bream.  Isn’t it incredible?  I love it so much, the perfect addition to her room!

maja's-chalboard-wall8I’m also dying over this badger rug!  What child doesn’t need a badger rug in their room?  He’s so soft and comfortable too, made from handmade wool felt.  He came from the darling kid’s online shop Molly-Meg.  Not only does she carry beautiful children’s accessories and decor, but unique vintage child’s chairs as well!

Besides the Marimekko curtains, I infused some more red into the room with the bedding.  I purchased this cute Japanese strawberry fabric from an Etsy shop and sewed it into a duvet cover.

maja's-chalboard-wall9I hope you enjoy!  Stay tuned for more pictures of Maja’s room.

Next week I’ll be heading to Stockholm, I’m so excited!  I’ll have some pictures from my trip to post in the next little while.  You can also follow my adventures on Instagram, onemoremushroom.

Comments

  1. What a wonderful room! You have such great style! That bed is SO fantastic and I love that it was yours when you were little…very sweet. I too adore Colette Bream and have several of her things in my son’s room. And SHUT UP on that badger rug! Cutest thing ever!

  2. Dee:

    I love how you tailored the room to suit the natural desires of kids to draw on walls. What a great idea!

  3. What a wonderful blog you have! I’m following you now – all the way from Denmark ;)

    • admin:

      Thank you! How wonderful! What beautiful things you make.

      Meta

  4. jimjam:

    Hi there
    Love your blog but if I view it in Bloglovin’ then every time you get a comment it lists it as a new post for me. It’s weird as I don’t get that with any other blog and I follow lots.

    So when I click on the new post link for your site – it jumps me to the latest comment.

    I view in Chrome or IE and I think it happens it both.

    Cheers, best wishes
    Jamie

    • admin:

      Hello Jamie, Thank you. I’m so sorry about that. I will look into it. Because I don’t have an IT guy helping me full time it might take some time to get to the bottom of, but I will do my best to fix it.

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  6. Love it! And I love your Marimekko curtain too!

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