Thank you all for being so patient through the power outage!
So, we took a dark and dreary 10 year-old “hoarder’s room” with a mural overload, to something for a girl who’s growing up. It’s time to make it into a girl’s bedroom.
Originally, she wanted pink and purple stripes, but I knew she would quickly out grow it.
She told me “I don’t want any of that old stuff you like.” So we decided on a more modern flair with blue walls, and navy and raspberry accents. Something that could easily move into her ‘tweens and beyond.
I found the modern-ish lamp, frame and fake flowers at Homegoods.
It worked well knowing I had to keep her same bed coverings and furniture for now. I am thinking about finding something in raspberry and white for the bed skirt though. The rug is a bath mat from Homegoods.
I found this great pillow at Target to add a pop of color on the bed; and I had enough of that gorgeous Cabbages and Roses Fabric left to make an accent pillow. It really helped tie the room together.
For the artwork, I found the raspberry graphic “flowers” at Homegoods. They are placemats! For $1.99 each!
My MIL is from Britain so we bought a large canvas from Hobby Lobby and made a play on the design of the British flag. My daughter had a great time using bubble wrap and stencils to “pretty” it up.
The chair I did a few weeks ago from the Cabbages and Roses fabric is perfect for her reading nook. She loves the chair and reads in it every night. I’d love a mirror there but until I find one I like, a bit of ribbon and clothespins makes a great place to showcase her artwork. For a little bit of color we made a dolly pillow from blue ticking and pink felt.
Yes. That is an army parachute guy on the left. 🙂
She really, really wanted tye-dye pink drapes. How can I say no? I had some white panels in our over stuffed linen closet and took a chance at playing with dye and Ombre dying them.
It was fun to do and she actually likes them, so I am glad I took the time to do it.
Not bad for my first time. I might have to redo the navy at the bottom to even it out a bit.
We hung a self portrait she did over her dresser earlier this year. The colors were perfect.
I found these cute knobs for half price at Hobby lobby.
And since it’s a small room I ” cheated” the ceiling a bit and added chair rail about 7 inches down on the wall instead of crown molding. I think it raises the ceiling a bit and make the room look taller and adds character. Since our ceiling lines are so uneven anyway, it takes out the guess work of edging it straight.
I know she loves it and loves having the freedom her her own room. She has surprised me and is actually a pretty neat kid.
You may be getting to see another room make over in the next few months because now the other two want a “new room.”
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