So, with the room vacated, I could now let my decorating "diva" come out and make something fun and pretty for Maggie (and Mayzie) to share. Now, I'll be honest. I had a total vision of what I was going to do in this room, over a year ago. With time, budget and laziness a factor, I had to pair that vision down. Then, there was an opinionated 6 year old to contend with as well. I mean really, who said she was allowed to have a say here. But, after I firmly nixed her desire for an all pink room with unicorns and fairies, I figured I'd better at least let her have SOME (albeit tiny) say in what her room looked like. I tried to gently "guide" her in what she wanted.
I kept putting the project off for several weeks because I just could NOT find a paint color that I liked. I had originally thought some form of coral, or a very muted shade of rose/pink. When I finally found one I thought might work, I got a sample jar and promptly painted a giant square. Maggie didn't see it until the next morning, at which time her immediate response was "Nuh uh! NO WAY!" Phew, at least I tried for a pinkish, and she didn't like it. Thankfully, I LOVE the blog Better After and on it I'd seen a room makeover for another 6 year old and the wall color was really pretty. I contacted that blog owner and asked the wall color. She graciously replied. So, Behr Balmy Seas it was.
I woke up randomly one morning and said, THIS IS IT! I started working and could not be bothered with the realities of life until it was finished, 3 days later. But, you guys, I couldn't be happier with the results. I love the color, Maggie loves the color. I got to incorporate pinks, purple and orange accents, because who knew....everything goes with aqua, as it turns out. On this same blog, I loved how the woman had painted this adorable, whimsicle tree on the wall. I wanted that too. I also "thought" that she'd installed flower knobs so things could hang on said tree. I went full throttle for those knobs, only to discover, upon closer inspection of her pictures, they weren't knobs, but silk flowers or something. BUT I was doing the knobs. Anyway, let me just show you in pictures the befores and afters.
For the record, I'm typing this up on Jeres computer, and it's an apple, and I've never done it on here, and I get confused wtih the picture situation, so let's all hold a good thought this turns out.
After Maggie moved into the room, before the redo, she felt the bed was the perfect place to display every stuffed animal that EVER was.
I absolutely ADORE this built in area. There is SO much storage. But it was sort of a catchall.
Proof of my attempt at rosie/pink. And one cute baby photo bombing.
|Lets face it, bed in the corner = hard to make, but a lot of "play" room.|
This frame was around a giant corkboard that I ripped out and put up on the wall by Maggies desk. It's a super cheap/crappy frame, but it was the perfect size to go around the dress hanging on the flower. I absolutely love hanging frames around 3d objects. And this particular look makes me happy.
My Moms sweet bonnet. I won't bore you with ALL the framed things, but just a taste of what is up there. And how simple it was to do!
Ummm, so finally here...Maggie INSISTED that she have a picture "in" the tree, because she's a crazy monkey, and was wearing monkey pajamas. Besides, it IS her room after all.
Hopefully you've enjoyed the little tour of the room makeover. It's still in that new stage, so it makes me happy every time I pass it. Next up, a re do of Maxs room to make it more boyish, and ALL his. I feel maps in my future, because he wants sports, and well, that's just too cliche.
Little girlies and pretty spaces,