Growing up I always had to share a room with one of my sisters, and of course I'm better for it! Naturally, our girls do, too. Its been about a month since we moved the baby into the "girls" room and I have yet to finish decorating and putting up shelves. Its officially time to get off my butt and get it done.
For shelves, I'm looking for something with a little more "frill" than I would use elsewhere in the house, a little more fun for the girls. They are 2 1/2 and 9 months, after all!
Hemnes shelf from Ikea in grey brown, brackets from... here are some that I found and LOVE!
Anthropologie - love, love, love their home section. Shabby chic, country flair, perfect for the right room/project, and always fun to look at. These two brackets have great movement and the option of color added. Just make sure to check the dimensions of your shelf, these are on the larger side, as compared to my shelf.
Ikea - basic, super affordable, comes in black and white. I actually used this one in our guest room and it looks pretty darn good! A bit of a pain to attach to the shelf and wall due to the location of the screw holes, but worth the extra effort and sweat - at least that's what I told my husband, who did all the work!
Pottery Barn Kids - fun ideas for kids' bedrooms. The first is a great nod to the city that expanded my design knowledge and love. Granted the second option isn't a bracket, but I thought it was so cute that I had to list it - I'm always on the lookout for fun things for my girls' room, this my have to go in there!
Etsy has an AMAZING selection of intricate designs here.
Signature Hardware - an all encompasing site that has an extensive selection of brackets, for everyone's tastes.
And the winner is . . . Iron Brackets by CamillaCotton on Etsy.com.
I loved so many that it really came down to the size of my shelf and which would fit best. Added bonus, these come in a ton of different colors!
Here's a rundown of the installation:
- Because each bracket is handmade they are slightly different (hole placement wasn't exactly the same, for example). We had to make sure to measure each individual bracket when screwing them to the shelf and into the wall. Thank goodness we did because they were not identical.
- Measure and level twice, screw once - my husband is the ultimate handy man and has saved me more than a few times by reminding me about this.
- Our 2 year old had to "help" through the process. Holding the tape measure and level were just the thing to make her feel she was contributing.
On another note, but still in the girls' room, I let my 2 year old choose which coat hook she wanted for her robe. I like to give her a sense of self, that she has a say in what goes on in her space - of course I let her choose from a list of things that I like. And she has a great sense of style for such a small person (or maybe its just because she likes flowers!).
Found this one at Anthropologie, love it!