I just about finished Ane Thea’s Travel Trunk. It turned out exactly how I envisioned it, and I was so thrilled to find a fabric that not only has the same colours of the carpeting, but a trim that matched as well, giving it all a timeless look, not modern, not old fashioned but just right for a Pixie. The neutral colours will not over take the photo’s but will fade into the background when Ane Thea is in her room. I had thought strong colours would work, but now I realize how much better a quiet theme works for her:
Here the mattress was too thick, now that I made a wooden bunk base that was raised.
I stuck little travel-themed posters on her wall. This is pretty much hidden from view, which makes it fun. Not only did I end up with polka dot fabric and ball trim, the wallpaper was polka dot too! It was in the pack of scrapbook papers I bought, I had not even considered using it until I saw the potential with the fabric.
Everything is glued down or nailed down solid. The drawers, the desk and the base of the bed. I added brown shimmer powder to the unstained wood to tone it down and blend in with the other colours. It gave it a bit of an aged look.
Ane Thea loves her room. Here you can see that I cut the mattress in half and it sits just right down into the bed base. She can lay full length, with room to spare. The mattress fits snugly, so I can add a ribbon and tie it around her waist when we travel, or I can fit the chairs and table up there and she can ride in her water bottle carrier. Not sure yet how I will work all this out for the travel day. I decided to send one more box to Hawaii, I may just send the furniture ahead.
I had bought a set of glasses for her, and I LOVE her in these: