Whimsical Wardrobe

for Riley Kish





Riley has outgrown her baby furniture, and is ready for her "big girl" room. Such a special little - oops, I mean big - girl deserves very unique decor. I have drawn from elements of the incredibly whimsical and wonderfully childish "Mackenzie~Childs" style to create this wardrobe for Riley.

Riley’s Wardobe

The body of the piece is painted in a dreamy power blue and is faux-finished to give a dimensional appearance. The front and sides are adorned with delicate rose decals. The doors and drawers are a hand-painted mix of patterns and colors. Checks, dots, and stripes combine to give a fun feast for the eyes - even the knobs are all different! A lovely hand-painted landscape on canvas graces the door to her closet. A sweet tassel hangs from the knob. The pediment features a pique assiette mosaic of terra-cotta shards, vitreous glass tiles, and pearly buttons.

There is ample space to store all of Riley’s little things in the roomy drawers and cabinets. There are also lots of good hiding places for playing games of "hide and go seek" with Teddy. Several outfits will fit in the closet, but the door has to be closed with care to make sure that poofy sleeves and skirts do not get stuck. Six tiny wire hangers are included.

Riley’s Outfit

Riley’s dress is made from cotton-candy pink batiste. It has a pleated skirt and full sleeves which are trimmed in white. There is a big white bow in the back. The removable sailor collar is embroidered with pink silk ribbon roses. For a different look, the collar can be exchanged for a pretty ribbon flower accent. Underneath, she wears a proper little slip with a dainty rosebud at the neckline. The outfit is completed with a matching embroidered hat, white shoes and socks. Her Teddy bear wears a matching pink silk bow.

The outfit was made by me, CarlaC, in my cozy, smoke free home. I also did all of the painting and mosiac work. The piece is NOT a Mackenzie~Childs work, and I am not in any way affiliated with the Mackenzie~Childs company (but I am a big fan and adore their work).