The ideas were a mix of what she loves (oceans, beluga whales, and bright colors) with what we love (vintage, rehab, and uniqueness). Throw in the fact that we live in a century home with limited storage space and that’s what we had to work with.
It all started with the fact that I wanted to paint her room blue and have large white beluga whale silhouettes painted on the walls to make her feel like she was in the ocean.
When our daughter said “loft” she was thinking more about having a desk under her bed, but when we started envisioning how we would raise the platform, I immediately thought of a berth on a boat and that is what the focal point of the room became.
It started with finding the perfect dressers that could serve as the bed base. One we had found at a yard sale the previous summer for $20. The other we saw at an estate sale and thought it matched up pretty well size-wise. Paid $15. After a small amount of leveling (cutting down the legs ever so slightly on the green one), we fit the puzzle pieces together.
The boat ladder was an auction throw-in with some lot we won. We cut off the length we didn’t need from the bottom.
Craftsman/Art Deco desk previously blogged about. Containers all from Pat Catans. Whale bookends from Urban Outfitters because I could not resist.
The beluga whales are decals made by a local print shop called Speedpro Imaging here in Westlake, OH. These people are AWESOME to work with. They have helped us on some other upcycle projects and have great customer service and quick turn around.
The hope chest has been in my family since the 1940's. It was one of RenMan's first restoration projects back when our oldest daughter was born. The Poohs come with the kid. Obsessed much?