Ruby’s Bedroom Makeover!

Over one week ago Ruby had a bit of a room makeover! All thanks to Jotun Paint we were able to select a completely new look for her! Her room was previously yellow. It was pretty with her pink decor but a bit too bright and over stimulating to the eye, especially for a young child. The new shades we chose is a minty/turquoise green for the “feature wall” where her bed rests against. The remaining three walls are off-white. It is SO relaxing and just the change she needed. A real sanctuary and pretty room for her to sleep, play and chill in. On top of the paint the Jotun team covered the walls in fine glitter. It isn’t totally visible unless you knew it was there, or the sun is shining on it. It’s absolutely beautiful!

I took out all the “clutter” and reorganized it. We are all very happy with the change. It still has a spark of childhood magic and memories but also a nice space for her to grow into as she gets older.

I have just completed three really quick projects for the “finishing look” of her beautiful bedroom. We hung them up today on her wall!

I found this antique mirror at a thrift shop in the summer. I am using Martha Stewart chalk paint to give it a new life. I also changed the color of the frame of this tiny adorable painting. Another item I snatched up at a thrift shop ! It is signed by an artist from Germany. Amazing the things you can find!

Ruby found this horseshoe a few weeks ago. Lucky? Again, using a coating of Martha’s chalk paint and some shimmery off-white ribbon the look is complete.


The three projects combined make a nice little cluster above her dresser. I have one more thing to add on the right hand side! This stunning print from a truly AMAZING illustrator Sandra K Stewart in Australia. I had the pleasure of meeting her last month when she hosted an event at Laduree down at JBR with her daughter Belle. I need to have it mounted and framed ASAP!



These little bits and bobs have all been collected over the years from the Schonbrunn Palace at both the Christmas and Easter markets in Vienna. The baby figurine was from my Babcia who has since passed. I always think of her when I go into Ruby’s room and look at that little baby girl.


The piece de resistance, I am going to say is the “LOVE” marquee sign behind her canopy. It makes it all so dreamy and pretty, don’t you think? And the crystal knobs I picked up in Jaipur on my trip to India with my Mom!


Her bedding & pillows, curtains, doll, jewellery box, nightstand baskets & inserts, princess canopy, pink oval rug, bedside lamp, telephone are from Pottery Barn Kids. The romaine blinds were repurposed curtains from PBK initially they were in Ruby’s nursery in our first home. Her furniture was a house warming gift from Indigo Kids. Adjacent to her bed, she has her desk and wall mounting from IKEA to store all her art supplies along with the IKEA daybed which I think nearly every kid I know in Dubai has! Perfect for when guests come to visit and also great for storage. Next to her dresser, you can vaguely see a shoe rack. I found it in Canada, it was handmade and used to store CD’s. I sanded & repainted it using the Martha chalk paint once again in Seashell and transformed it into a shoe rack for Miss Ruby!


I am now ready to upgrade her space with THIS playhouse/loft bed from PBK. Pure love it! Would it not make the perfect addition?



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