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Ellie and Addison

Girls’ Bedroom Desks

Hi friends!  You all aren’t going to believe this.  I FINALLY took pictures of my girls’ bedrooms!  Yes – I’m serious.  Don’t fall off your chair. ;)  We’ve only been in our house for almost 3 years now!  I can’t believe I haven’t shared them already.  More on that soon!  Today I’m sharing one corner of their bedrooms (my girls’ bedroom desks!) and the rest is coming. :)

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Some of you might remember me sharing this picture over a year ago.  My girls have corners in their rooms that we knew we wanted to use for a desk.  I found SO many cute desks on-line that I loved but none of them fit!  They were all too big for the small corners I wanted to put them in.  So I drew some simple sketches (with the girls input of course!) and then called my carpenter.  He made me a desk for each of their rooms and then my painter painted them for me in our garage.  We were feeling very Pinkalicious on painting day. ;)  It ended up costing me about what I would have paid to order one and I got the exact size and color we needed so custom desks for the win!
Love how they turned out!  The hot pink desk belongs to Addison.  She loves all things blue and pink.. obviously.  :)  Because the desks were painted and I knew how much of a beating they would take I called a local glass/mirror store (we ordered all of our mirrors and shower doors from them when we built our house) and had them make me some glass covers for the desks.  Now we don’t have to worry about chips and scratches and being careful!
Because they are small desks I just had my carpenter put in one drawer.
They turned out so cute and my girls love them!  Since then I have seen a few smaller desks on-line that might have worked.  These are some desk options I looked at and loved along with two smaller options that I discovered after we had the desks made:

I love X legs on furniture and Addison was cool with whatever as long as the desk was pink.  Her sister tends to be a bit more opinionated!  So this pink desk is totally my style. :)  On the wall above their desks we had a TV outlet put in.  Not for my girls!  I’ll never let them have TV’s in their rooms.  But someday when they have moved out we may want to turn these rooms into guest rooms or something else and have a TV in them so we added outlets for later.  For now, I needed to cover the ugly outlets!
K.. if you remember this picture you have been with me a LONG time!  This is my girls’ little playroom in our previous house.  Oh my word.. this picture brings back so many happy memories for me of two toddlers running around with curly hair in princess dresses. :)  See the green bulletin boards on the wall?
I ordered these years ago from Pottery Barn Kids to display their art work and pictures.    They are just bulletin boards with fabric over them.  I’ve always loved them and knew I wanted to re-use them somewhere in my new house.
I measured the girls wall space above their desks and they fit perfectly!  I was so excited.  I picked out fabric that matched their rooms and had some cute covers made.  You can see how it is just attached with velcro on the back.
Perfect fit!
Ellie wanted straight legs on her desk so we added a little detail but kept them simple for the most part.  She wanted her desk to be white so we decided on a yellow chair to go with her room and add a fun pop of color.  It was tricky finding the bright yellow we wanted!  I ended up finding their desk chairs on Overstock.  I wanted something simple with clean lines that would be comfortable for them.  I loved this chair, but it didn’t look comfortable to sit in for long without a pad.  The chairs we ended up with are surprisingly comfortable for metal chairs!  They have a nice big seat and my girls really like them.
This is the same fabric as one of El’s pillows on her bed.  This purple room color is hard to photograph!  Not my favorite, but Ellie loves it so much and that what matters. :)   (*I’ll share all paint colors in their room posts!)
So there is a peek of one corner of their rooms!  Like I said.. more to come.


xoxo, Erin
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36 thoughts on “Girls’ Bedroom Desks

  1. Their desks are super cute! Love both of their paint colors. Madi is starting to outgrow her pink room so I told her when she turns 12 we can redo it, (gotta hold her off I don’t have the energy for it now!) but I’m already thinking something like Ad’s for her redo. And Ellie I love your purple room too! Good choice! :)

    1. Thanks Josie! Oh my word.. their rooms aren’t even finished! I don’t have the time or energy either! Ha! But I’ll just share where I’m at and maybe at some point we’ll both get motivated. ;) xo

  2. Cute! I can’t wait to see their rooms. I love both wall colors…totally my style. I remember that play room picture from when I first found your blog back when I knew nothing of blogs…it doesn’t seem that long ago. How time flies…

    1. Thank you Gina! They still aren’t done! Ha ha.. I need you here to help with gallery walls! Come back now please. You’ve had a fun adventure, but I’m missing my friend. Drove past the Container Store today and wanted to cry!! xo

  3. How neat that the girls were able to get desks that reflect them! They look great in their respective corners. That’s awesome that you had them specifically made and the glass top is super smart. I must confess I was not reading your blog when you posted the couch and bulletin boards picture. :( But what an adorable room! Great job reusing the bulletin boards. Looking forward to seeing their rooms. I’m sure they’ll be fabulous…just like them! :) Thanks for sharing. :)

  4. Erin, those desks are perfect for that space!! And how cute are those chairs?! Love the fun colors!
    Can’t wait to see more! :-)

  5. Hi Erin –
    This post made me laugh. I’ve been searching for a small desk for my daughters room and haven’t had any luck. Never thought about having one made. Great idea. Also LOVE the wall color in Addison’s room. Any chance you remember the name?? Can’t wait to see the rest!

    1. Thank you so much Kim! It’s hard finding an exact fit, isn’t it!? Yes! Have one made! I was surprised it didn’t cost more than it did. I can’t remember that color right now but I have it written down and I’ll find that info. and include it in the post all about her bedroom that’s coming soon! Thanks again cutie! xo

  6. I have never commented before, but have been following you for a while. I really enjoy your blog! You seem like such a kind and genuine person. Plus, my little teacher heart loves the fact that you said you would NEVER put TVs in your kids’ rooms. Good for you!

    1. Oh thank you so much Beth! Never for sure.. TV’s and all electronics have to happen downstairs where I can monitor everything! :) So sweet of you. I was a teacher too before staying home with my kids! Loved it. I’m so happy you are enjoying my blog! Your sweet comment made my day. :) xo

    1. Thank you Stephanie! I can’t remember but I’m going to find that info. and include in my post all about Ad’s bedroom! Coming soon. :) xo

  7. I’d love to see pics of your daughter’s and your son’s room! We have two girls and a boy as well and redoing all rooms here soon. I love your style and need some inspiration!!

  8. So cute! Love the bright colors! The desks turned out great and you were smart to get glass tops. I am picking up a glass top this weekend for my new dining room table. I like how you reused those bulletin boards with the new fabric. That’s going to be cute and functional with their stuff on it!

  9. Hi Erin! Would you be able to share the plans for this desk? We would love to build one just like it. Thanks!

  10. Hi! Love the wall colors of your girls rooms and their desks are adorable! What is the paint color you used? My oldest (Addison) chose purple which is a hard color to get right ugh I don’t like the shade we chose and my youngest (Mackenzie) wants blue:) if you don’t mind sharing the colors that would save me a lot of stress!!! Thank u!

    1. Thank you so much Jennifer! I can’t think of the colors right now (I have them written down somewhere) but check back in! I’m sharing both of my girls’ bedrooms on the blog soon (hopefully one of them this week!) and will share all of the paint colors in those posts! My second oldest is named Addison too. Sounds like we have a lot in common! :) xo

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