I’ve done three previous posts on my nine-year-old daughter’s bedroom, as we updated her decor to reflect her ever-changing style (I’ll link them below). Today–finally–is the room reveal. We didn’t change that much, but it took weeks to get her room clean enough to photograph! I know lots of you can relate!
This was a small update. When we moved into our new house last summer, I painted the walls Ionic Sky by Behr at my daughter’s request, and accented the aqua blue with white and pale celery green. While soothing, it lacked the punch that her vibrant personality requires, so we decided to add pops of watermelon pink to kick the color combination up a notch.
First, I spray painted the old iron headboard (it was mine as a kid) with watermelon pink Krylon spray paint. You can read about that HERE. The bedding is from Target, Stein Mart, and the Paris pillow is from Hobby Lobby. My daughter is learning French and has big plans to move to the French Rivera when she grows up (she’s going to work there as a marine biologist). I don’t think my life was as well-thought-out when I was nine!
I recovered her thrift shop chair with Amy Butler’s Love Bliss fabric, and spray painted a breakfast in bed tray pink (read about that HERE). Her armoire door panels got covered with the Amy Butler fabric, too (LOVE that print!).
The tied fabric lampshade is from the Nashville flea market; I bought it although I think it would be a super-easy project to do with an old wire lampshade (you could even use ribbon instead of fabric). I bought the nightstand at the flea market on the same day–it was black but it wound up with a coat of blue paint! I blogged about those two flea market finds HERE.
We added a hot pink throw to her papasan chair (the papasan is from PB Teen); it’s a great corner to snuggle up and read in. I scored the throw a few years ago at a yard sale. The pink polka dot window treatments were at Ikea when I stopped a few weeks ago in Charlotte–they were on clearance for $9.99 for the pair. Score!
I hung this cute lamp from Ikea over her papasan chair so she has plenty of light to read by. I sewed the cord cover from a green and white polka dot sheet I bought at the thrift store for $1. I love buying sheets there–it’s a great way to get yards of fabric for a steal!
Her desk has seen a few different paint treatments in the three years since I found it at an antique fair. Currently, it’s white with watermelon pink hardware and it serves as a desk/dressing table. My daughter is contemplating taking the bulletin board down and putting a mirror in its place to facilitate its function as a grooming station, but where would we put photos and paper ephemera then?!
To incorporate a little bit of the Paris theme into her room, I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut three pieces of vinyl art. I mounted them on hot pink card stock and put them in three 8×10 frames that I pulled out of the attic. They were natural wood so I spray painted them black. The Eiffel tower was meant to be a black one, although they were all sold out of those at Hobby Lobby when we went to buy it, so hot pink it is. It clashes a bit with the other pink, but DD doesn’t care, so I’ve decided I don’t, either!
The carnival-striped table that I blogged about HERE is the first thing you see as you walk into her room, and I think it’s a great piece that ties all of the colors together.
It’s fun, it’s cheerful, and it’s full of personality, just like my Bitty Bear!