Eleanor’s New and Improved Room

I finally got the stripes I always wanted. I wanted to paint these bad boys back when I was six months pregnant with Eleanor, but my husband thought I was CRUH-azy. I was and I still am. Craziness prevails. My favorite thing about Eleanor’s room (which is true for much of our house) is that her room is almost completely DIY/handmade and if it was bought it was most likely altered in some way. All except those darn IKEA dressers. There are a few projects in her room I haven’t shared yet, so I will come back later with an update on those. Without further ado, and not too many words from me, here is Eleanor’s room.

Striped girls room w/DIY projects

Land of Nod Drapes

Striped girls room w/DIY projects

fruit prints

Striped girls room w/DIY projects

butterfly mobile

Striped girls room w/DIY projects

Striped girls room w/DIY projects

Fabric covered cork board

DIY Dresser Vignette

DIY Memo Board

Dollhouse and DIY butterfly mobile

chalkboard closet doors

ottoman with pillow and elephant

DIY butterfly mobile

handmade pillow and elephant

Handmade giraffe

adorable baby



Thanks for touring. I will be back later to update you on a few projects.

We made all of the art. All of the prints were created by my husband (graphic designer). Check out our Etsy shop. The memo board, fabric covered cork boards,  sunburst mirror, butterfly mobile, embroidery ring art and flowers were projects made by me. The quilt, crib skirt, elephant, giraffe, pillow & Elmo dress were sewn by my mother-in-law. The bookshelf and basket both got upgrades. The bookshelf and ottoman were Target clearance finds. The curtains are from Land of Nod. The dresser, nightstand and crib are from IKEA (once belonged to Quinn). The larger white apple is Pottery Barn Teen (clearance) and the smaller white apple is a TJ Maxx find. The fan and long mirror are also TJ Maxx finds.

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  • Bgregory

    it looks really good, since i only saw the stripes and a disheveled room before.

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      Thanks! It came together okay. You can see it in real life in a week!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=197602455 Jessyca Booth

    It turned out wonderfully! I LOVE that you went with blue in a little girl’s room too! The fact that it is nearly all created by your hands makes it special…and I’m still in love with that embroidery ring!

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      Thanks! I had a moment of hesitation with color. Too bold? Too blue? I just matched the blue in the fabric. I love it though, so all is good.

  • Melissa Mondragon

    So beautiful! Love the stripes and all the sweet touches! So perfect! And who drew on the chalkboard? It looks awesome!

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      Thanks! The Eleanor side was me and the Elmo was daddy.

  • Kris

    Love it ! You have done a wonderful job.

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      Thanks! It is a fun little game for me.

  • Kris

    Love it ! You have done a wonderful job.

  • Susan


  • Ikkinmutat

    Very very cute!!!

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  • Michaela Brown

    Beautiful! Oh my, so beautiful! I can’t decide what I love the most. I think the stripped wall is just amazing. Oh, and that butterfly mobile. I just can’t stand it. Can you come do my daughter’s big girl room in a couple of years?

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      Thank you! What a kind compliment. I bet you will completely surprise yourself when it comes time to do your daughter’s big girl room.

  • kiki comin

    wow, that is one fun and colorful room! love all the “love” you put into it!


    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      Thanks! I really do enjoy crafting, so it is a fun little game for me.

  • Michelle Natureofgrace

    This is AMAZING!  Love the bright colors!

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  • Kim Bikowski

    Love this room. I’m your newest follower from mypinterestreality.com.


    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      Thank you and welcome! We love new followers.

  • Sara Muszynski

    This is gorgeous.  Looks like it’s straight out of a magazine.  I don’t know how you do it all….sigh! You’re ahhhmaazzzing!

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      Aww thanks Sara. You are pretty amazing yourself!

  • http://homemadelovely.blogspot.com/ Emily

    An absolutely beautiful room. There are just so many things I love about it… the walls, the art, the mobile and that fan is awesome. Plus Eleanor is such a great name. 

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      Thank you, thank you, thank you. What nice things to say.

  • Bets

    Favorite little girl’s room EVER. I love this room… I am in love with this room… If I could, I would marry this room!!!! Perfect in every way.

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      WOW! Those are some big compliments. Thank you very much!

  • Nolan&Jill Nelson

    This is such a beautiful room! I love all of your artistic touches! And the butterfly mobile is adorable. My mom is helping a friend with her daughter’s nursery and it’s butterfly themed, so I’m sending her a link of that post :)

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      Thank you! That is perfect for a butterfly nursery. I hope they do it! Send pics if they do :)

  • Coffee75

    This is my favorite little girls room ever!! Perfect colors and the fabric is one of my favorites.

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      Thank you! I fell in love with that fabric before she was born and everything just grew from there. I don’t know why, it just drew me in.

  • Liz Taylor24

    SUPER cute! Great job!

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      Thank you.

  • http://amandasadorables.blogspot.com/ Amanda M.


    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      Thank you!

  • Jenglamgirl

    Oh’ its just precious, all of it. I love the colors. WELL DONE. I shared this cuteness on my COM-FB page winks, jen

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      Thanks for sharing Jen. I really appreciate the support.

  • Candace

    Amazing, so beautiful and bright.

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      Thank you.

  • Kimbo Bimbo

    That room is so darling! My favorite things are the stripes and the fruit. I ADORE the fruit! 

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      Thanks! When people asked about her room and I told them I was basing it off of fabric I found with fruit on it, I think they thought I was a little nuts. I just loved it when I saw it. It was meant to be ;)

  • Lina@fancyfrugallife

    Oh my goodness…such a neat room. Love the closet doors :) cute!
    Lina @ fancy frugal life

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      We did the closet doors when my son (our first) was in that room. They have been a hit ever since. In fact, when we were still expecting him everyone who visited wrote their guesses for sex, birthday and weight on those chalkboard doors in his nursery.

  • Jenn

    Oh my gosh – this room is seriously stunning! I love every single last detail.

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      Thank you! What kind words.

  • Tiffany and Co.

    I’m dying!  What a beautiful room.  You did a great job of combining whimsy with traditional beauty. I absolutely LOVE it.  I just found your blog from Craft-O-Maniac and I am very excited to look around!  Your blog is beautiful!  :)

    I just started a new blog today, actually, if you’d like to pay me a visit!


    Have a great day! :)

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      Congrats on the start of your blog. I will be sure to poke around. Thanks for the kind comment.

  • http://www.heidimilton.com/ Heidi @ Decor & More

    I’m in love!  What a fun, cheerful, sweet space for that beautiful little girl.  And when I look at all the handmade touches, you can feel the love, too. :)   Lovely job, Megan!
    xo Heidi

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      Thanks! There definitely is a whole lot of love. Have you seen those cheeks? Whats not to love?!

  • Angela Hunt

    I LOVE her room! It’s so cute! Love the colors!! 

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      Thank you Angela.

  • tara milam

    I am absolutely IN LOVE with this room!  A perfect 10!!

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      Wow! Thank you. A 10!! That is a pretty big compliment

  • Sara Erickson

    This room is ADORABLE!!!  Hope you can link up at my trendy tuesday party!!  http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2012/06/trendy-tuesday-4.html

  • Heather Valentine


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  • Vanessa

    This is absolutely beautiful!

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      Thank you Vanessa.

  • Rachael41702

    I am looking to do the stripes on my baby girl room too. How did you do it? I am trying to do it the easiest way but getting them perfectly straight. 

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      I did a contributors post at Honeybear Lane explaining how we painted the stripes. It went up today. I will be posting it on my blog next week too. Best of luck!

  • Michelle

    My little girls room is pink and yellow and i’ve been wanting to add in some blue. this is perfect inspiration! sooooo adorable! whats the name/brand of that blue paint?

  • Amy Davis

    This is a great room!

  • Roeshel

    What a beautiful room! You’ve done an amazing job on the details! Super happy and so fun! I’m including a link back in the DIY highlights. :) Thanks so much for sharing. I love everything you’ve done! Awesome!

  • Anna@agoodhome

    Well done! Wow, I love this room!!

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      Thank you! Kids rooms are just too fun!

  • Heather Hawkins

    Beautiful room! I love the stripes! I especially love that you used so much blue and the room is still feminine!

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      Thanks! Just used the fabric for inspiration.

  • Patricia Thomas

    hi, love this room. I’m redoing my daughter’s room in our new house and was wondering if the curtains are the wallpaper floral curtains from land of nod? thanks :)

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      Thanks. Yes, they are the wallpaper floral curtains in green from Land of Nod. Bet you are having fun with your daughter’s new room. Enjoy :).

  • Mandy

    Love this room! Perfect mix of feminine and fun! I am looking for a toy storage box, wondering if you could share where you found the pink one pictured? Also, is it good for sitting on? Would it support an adults weight? Thanks!

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      Thanks! I found the ottoman/toy box at Target. It was marked way down on clearance. Definitely sturdy. I sit on it all the time, even when I was nine months pregnant!

  • Ammie

    What are the paint colors? They are so pretty! I’d love to get the same colors!

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      Paint Color: Sea Rover by Behr in eggshell