Things are about to get pink in here. Real pink. As in making a 5 year old girl’s dreams come true with a pink-walled bedroom makeover. Terrifying? Hell yes. I’ve not enjoyed pink walls since I was myself a 5 year old girl. But I remember how happy my pink bedroom made me, so I’m figuring out a way to create a girl’s bedroom with pink walls and an edge. Or maybe pink walls plus lots of other things to distract from all that pink. Pink can be a neutral, right?
Here’s where the room is headed.
In addition to the pink walls the room will have a DIY white junior loft bed with a dresser underneath, random art, some shelving, gold/brass, and the hanging chair of my dreams. I’m still up in the air on the rug, ceiling light, pouf, and whether I’ll include a little desk.
My ability to actually complete a room in any reasonable timeframe is questionable, so I’m going in for the One Room Challenge hosted by Linda at Calling it Home to give myself some motivation to finish this space. I’ve done the One Room Challenge twice before, both times actually finishing the room I started. Miracle. Last spring I did my dining room:
I’m still super happy with that space. We eat dinner so much more often there now! And a year ago I did my son’s room:
Both my son and daughter have been sleeping in those bunks ever since (which is why I also need to give my girl a room of her own – those kids need some space!).
The way the challenge works is that 20 designers redo a room in 6 weeks and whoever else wants to links up doing their own rooms in the same time frame. I love seeing how all the spaces come together in such a short timeframe and finding new favorite bloggers to follow! It’s not too late if you want to join in too…
For my daughter’s room I’ve already gotten a little head start by taking the walls from green to pink. I tried to convince her to go with white but she wasn’t having it, so I gave her two pink options: Benjamin Moore’s Reverie Pink and Wild Aster. Of course I wanted Reverie Pink and she wanted Wild Aster. She won. Foreshadowing of the teenage years, I’m sure.
I actually really like Wild Aster now that it is on the walls. It has a dusty undertone so it isn’t too overwhelming (although when on all four walls it certainly is a lot for me). My girl was pretty excited to help paint so we worked together and got the room done in no time (never mind her shirtless painting and our clothes clashing with the walls).
I’ll show more of the room next week, so prepare your eyeballs for an onslaught of pink walls. And also prepare yourself to see the bed I built. The bed is very white. A lot of pink and white happening in here.
So, things you need to know from here on out:
- Pink IS a neutral.
- A five year old girl’s dimples will get said girl nearly anything she wants, including Wild Aster paint.
- This room will be done in 6 weeks, so stick around for the progress.
- Follow along with the designers and other bloggers to see their rooms here.