A Room for the Royal Princess (part 1)

In our house, up the stairs, there is a Princess. A beautiful but fierce little Princess who loves school, dancing, her tricycle , all cats and noodles. She often asks for cupcakes in the morning… hoping I might change my mind on some random day.  She brings joy and sparkle to our house in no small measure and her Baba and Mama are completely enchanted by her charm and stubborn determination.

A princess needs a room to reflect her royal status. I took up the challenge last year to create a room that would take her from young toddler to big girl on a budget. Using some repurposed furniture, treasures from my travels around the world , flea market and Etsy finds and a few small splurges from Target (shabby chic line!) and a few bigger splurges from my favorite shop in West Annapolis, Twisted Sisters (www.Twistedsince1976.com) I created the vintage toddler  bedroom of my dreams.  Let me give you the grand tour, don’t worry the Princess will not mind…




The bed is a repurposed queen bed from a set I bought in the ’90’s. A coat of paint and a little sanding gives it the perfect vintage look. The quilts and vintage baby gowns are flea market finds. The pillow shams are Target clearance rack shabby chic line finds


I fell in love with this miniature secretary at Twisted Sisters in West Annapolis. I filled it with vintage children’s books( ongoing collection). The Alice in wonderland tea set is from Hong Kong


I love this antique dresser. My husband bought it years ago and I was so happy to include some of his things in the room as well. The flower girl gown and basket in the shadow box were used by Grace’s Grandmother when she was two. I added some pink depression glass, a Home Goods French children’s rocker and a painting I bought outside of a gas station (no lie) during my broke bachelorette days. The book ladder was once white and the vintage Nursery Rhyme prints were collected over time and popped into spray painted dollar store frames.
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35 thoughts on “A Room for the Royal Princess (part 1)

  1. A perfect room for a pretty princess! Love the bedding and that armoire is precious. Also love the Alice in Wonderland tea set. What little girl wouldn’t be happy in this wonderful place? Thanks for sharing it with SYC.


  2. Your little princess is a darling and she must be thrilled with her pretty room! Mine is married but there is still a needlepoint piece hanging on her old bedroom door in my house which says “princess sleeps here.” I think you will have much happiness ahead because I can feel the joy you get from your tiny daughter even through the computer! Linda


  3. I love that you added a grown up picture and the antique dresser ands contrast and interest. What an amazing collection of family heirlooms to be able to add to your decor. LOVE the HomeGoods rocker!


  4. What a beautiful room and definitely fit for a Princess! I love the Alice in Wonderland display! How magical and special! I’m sure there will be lots of special memories made here!

    Thank you for sharing your sweet princess room over at Waste Not Wednesday! We look forward to see your creativeness again this week!! 🙂

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  5. What a perfect room for that little princess of yours!! I love the Alice in Wonderland tea set and how the pieces in the room have a story 🙂 Thanks for sharing with us at TaDa Thursday!!

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