Some of the “Fun” we have found!

So the room is now painted and the furniture rearranged to make the princess happy!  We’ve enjoyed shopping for just the right décor for her room, (only a few knots have been tied up in my stomach). ha!  When it comes to a 13 year old girls opinion, I don’t dare shop alone and try to guess what she might like!  The reality of it is, even if she is with me, we have to bring many items home to see how it looks first and decide if it is going to stay or be returned!  (I’ve tried to avoid boutiques where I cannot return merchandise).
The bedding looks fantastic on the bed, along with these sweet throw pillows adorned with what looks like sea shells.
Window treatments are hung and I love way the tab top panels look in her room – it really adds a “beachy” feel to the room!  
Sea Shells goodies are put throughout the room!
We found a darling table lamp to set on the nightstand – with lot’s of bling!
Wall décor hasn’t been as easy to agree on!  Definitely will be a progression over time!  We did come across this fabulous idea to make our own framed squares that serve the purpose of keeping organized!  A much needed systems in the upcoming year of 7th grade.  A corkboard, calendar with glass over top to re-create each month,  two glass covered scrapbook paper with metal underneath so that she can use for posting photo’s, notes, etc!
Being a creative mind herself – she came up with the ides of making her own magnets using colored paper punched out and glued into bottle caps with a magnet glued to the back of the bottle cap.  Also wanted to adorn the tops of pins for the corkboard with Sequins for some and then used paper flowers to glue to others….they turned out darling and I think she prides herself with her work!

My favorite addition has got to be this sign with words to remind her that feelings she will come come across over the next couple years are normal and to keep a positive focus of being strong and moving forward – living her life to the fullest no matter how awful “today” might feel!

If you missed the first post about this room, please click here to visit. To see what I am linking to this week – please check my “Cottage Links” label…xoxo, tracie

PS - Fishtail Cottage is now on Facebook


Love the colors of the room and all of her accessories are fabulous. She did a wonderful job creating the push pins and the magnets. Cuddos to her. The sign is absolutely perfect. What a finishing touch. Hugs, Marty
Revi said…
Hi - I saw your link on The house in the roses! I love your room - the wall color is beautiful. Your decor choices are lovely. It might even last until your princess is in college - which comes so fast!
-Revi at
NanaDiana said…
Tracie- I love the is so bright, fresh and pretty in those colors! Your girl did a really cute job with the bottle caps and flower pins. I'll bet she just loves it...AND I LOVE that sign! Perfect for anyone! xo Diana
Unknown said…
How lovely. Her room turned out perfect. Love the colors and the sea shells add just the right touch. You two did a wonderful job. Love her new room.
Love the colors pretty and serene
Arabella said…
Great job, Tracie! Of course, I love all the seashell accents around the room but the bling from the lamp is WONDERFUL as it is unique and unexpected. Great job!

If you get a chance this week, come over and enter to win a beach glass necklace (link on our home page) :O)

Life's a Beach...
Wow! its all coming together. I love the sign. I should get this one for my 13 year old Grand daughter.
What a special place her room will be for her.
Have a sweet day, Elizabeth
Unknown said…
Oh Tracie, Your lovely daughter is growing up. It's such an exciting time for both of you. I know working on this project together will in the end, bring you both much joy. I love everything...
Happiness always...
Oh Tracie...I just love it!
Bright yet warm and welcoming!
Loving her idea for the magnets!
Looks gorgeous! I love the colors you both have picked and the fun ideas of the frame message center. Love the sign, it's perfect.

Love all of the special touches! :) The sign is amazing too! And btw the sand dollars I have I am saving to give to you for her room!! xo Rachel
Cassy said…
I love your shell collection.

Cassy from Learn How To Read Tablature
Anne said…
It looks wonderful Tracie! Love the colors and all the pretty details. Great job!!
Julie Marie said…
Hi Tracie, I just love your daughters new look in her bedroom!... I love the ocean, and this room is just perfect to capture that feeling of being by the sea... everything is just beautiful!... xoxo Julie Marie
Beautiful colors and love the coastal look!

Jeanne said…
Love your post today. The colors are lovely and so is the room. Perfect for a girl and grown up to last many years. Clever use of the bottle caps.
Hugs, Jeanne
tracy the room is beautiful i know that you have worked very hard in pulling the room together but dang it sure is pretty i have the same color throught my house xoxo sherri
Ricki Treleaven said…
Tracie, how cute! I love all the details. Y'all should be so happy with the results! I like the bottle cap magnets. Great job, ladies!
Love all your pretty touches. Those pillows are so pretty and the shells in the apothecary jars are gorgeous! Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday!
I love all of the details, the shells make me smile! Thanks for sharing at Beyond the Picket Fence.
Diann said…
the room looks beautiful! And love the message board and your daughter's magnets! Thank you for joining TTF and I hope you are having a fun week!

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