How was your weekend my friends? Did you take all your Halloween decor down? I’m still working on it but almost done.
Did you notice something new around here? I thought I’d sparkle it up a little for the Holidays with a header and button change. Do you like it? And who knows, I might keep it since my gold obsession is taking over.
So I couldn’t hold off on you guys any longer, even though the room isn’t finished yet. I’m sharing today what I have so far, what I still want done and what I might change again.
I love, love, love these brass nails. Aren’t they gorgeous?
I wanted the headboard to be the biggest statement in the room, since her last one was way too short I went really big with it this time. Almost too tall I’d say.
And I wanted to tone the colors down a little. The pepto pink was driving me nuts. But for her it had to be pink again. She just loves it! So we settled on a barely there pink (called Billowy Clouds by Behr) that is almost white. I wanted to possibly paint the ceiling with something fun instead but am not sure now anymore. It’s not like painting ceilings is fun.
And it is a queen size bed for a 7 year old. Yup it is! We are big snugglers in our family and I have sleepovers with her every weekend. We don’t want to have it any other way. There is nothing better than cuddling with the little ones. They grow up way too fast.
Besides that, she told me that princesses sleep in big beds and she doesn’t want a tiny baby bed even if it means she has less room to play.
I found the brass wall sconce at Goodwill for $4 and am hoping to find another one for the other side of the bed. I’d really love to remove the cluttered nightstand at some point. The lamp shade is from Target and the inside is orange. I love the glow of it when it is turned on.
I ended up painting the Urban Outfitter faux chandelier gold but wouldn’t mind finding a cool vintage chandelier to replace it at some point.
She loves her princess frog!
The white Euro shams are really old and belonged to my great-grandmother. I love them so much and actually am afraid to keep them in her room. I’m probably going to add different ones because I don’t want her to ruin them. They have stains already from my cat that ran through paint years ago and then over the shams. It really broke my heart. I got them all out except of one beige stain 🙁
They are of course hand made which is crazy in itself how much time people put into this craft.
The color of the mirror that used to hang in our hallway goes perfectly with the color in her curtain fabric and she adores the mirror.
Waverly – A New Leaf Flamingo
Her cuckoo clock painted in Rustoleum gold sparkles. She loves it.
I might add some artwork to the wall yet too like this mommy and baby duck. It’s from my grandmother and I used to have it in my room growing up.
I bought her this matryoshka piggy bank from Target.
The table was painted to match her old room and I might have to paint it yet too.
Ever since getting the Schumacher Aquamarine Chiang Mai Dragon fabric from Jesse (Scout & Nimble) I have never looked at my daughter’s curtain fabric the same. Look how well the fabric would look with the headboard. I just love it so much!
Or even this fabric from a Joann’s scrap sale:
Those fabrics are totally not an option budget wise unfortunately but I was thinking of possibly painting some different colors with fabric paint into her curtains. I’m craving a dark blue in the worst way. And that dark teal looks gorgeous too.
So here is what I’m still thinking about possibly doing:
• painting the ceiling
• painting some blue into her curtain fabric
• getting an area rug
• finding another brass wall sconce
• replacing the Euro shams with something more durable
• possibly finding a vintage chandelier
• painting her play table
• fixing her shelving unit
• redoing/painting her window shades
What I did so far:
• painted her wall
• painted her trim and doors a crisp white
• built and upholstered her headboard
• sewed a tailored bedskirt
• sewed curtains
(I wanted to chop the legs down a little on her headboard to make it less tall and she flipped out. She loves it this big 😉
The tutorial and what materials I used are coming in a post on Wednesday. I didn’t want this one to get too long.
Lots to do yet but I also got a lot done already too.
UPDATE: Come see what the room looks like now by clicking HERE:
You can download my daughter’s vintage paint-by-numbers on Etsy by clicking HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE.