My daugther always wanted a pink room when she was little. By little I mean 4,5,6,7… She has now grown out of the pink phase (I mean she’s like 12 going on 20) and asked for her room to be painted turquoise! Ahhh, was my first thought! For one I did not think that she would enjoy (nor would I) her entire room being turquoise and two, I hate painting walls! The pink in her room is actually subtle enough that I convinced her to add turquoise and see what she thought. Then after her whole room was finished, if she didn’t like it, we could change the wall color. In my opinion, you don’t have to be little to enjoy pink. It’s such a fun color! So she came up with three requests for her room change…she wanted pink, turquoise, and dogs. I think that I was able to fit it all in and she loves it! She loves the pink and all! Yay for me, my paint rollers can stay in the closet! Finishing her room took a lot of work because I painted every piece of furniture AND reupholstered her chair! Here is her room and some of the furniture befores…scary, I know!
How sweet it is to see the afters and all of the hardwork! I made these valances with plywood and 2x4s attached around the back side edge to make them thicker, I then added batting and upholstery, stapling it on with a staple gun to the back side. They turned out great! I also painted this trunk at the end of the bed with white chalk paint. It used to be a yuck, olive green color. Don’t pass something up just because of the color…it’s an easy fix!
I painted this sweet little night stand and added a pink glass knobs. This globe was a thrift store find for $7 AND the perfect color for her room!
Oh, and her sweet chair! Let me just show you the progression…It sure did tidy up great!
Here is the after of the dresser at the top of the post. I painted it with chalk paint, distressed it, antiqued it, and added some cute glass knobs! I am never one to think that things in a space have to be matchy, matchy. You will notice all of the different hardware used in this one space, and it all fits so well together!
One of my favorite things in her entire room is this huge black and white print in this ornate frame that I painted! She sure loves her pup!
I made her some shelves for all of her things, of course! She wanted to paint a horse picture for her room…these are the precious things, coming straight from her heart! It’s not always what I want on my kids shelves but it’s the things that they love and finding a way for them to work in their spaces.
Anthropologie sometimes has the cutest knobs and, lucky me, I found these on clearance!
Chester, always right beside us! Even with a bad fur cut, he’s still our cute dog! Lol!