Welcome back to the updates for my girl’s room as part of the One Room Challenge this fall. And thank you for all the love on the plans for the space! Hope I can live up to the hype. But before spilling the latest on this room, did you catch my window seat reveal? Probably my favorite thing in our house ever. Ever. And it even includes a fair amount of pink – I’m totally getting into this pink thing. Which I guess is good thing given the fact that my daughter’s room is now all pink all the time thanks to her room redo. Check it out.
Super pink, right? The color is Benjamin Moore Wild Aster. So glad I convinced a few of you last week that pink is a neutral, so I can start convincing myself. And let’s talk that bed. The room isn’t particularly big so bringing in a bed with a dresser underneath is a great use of space. That and it ups the “cool” factor (in my daughter’s eyes) when compared to her brother’s bunk beds. It’s a kid thing. I’ll share the plans/cut list for the junior loft bed later, but here you can see the bed without the dresser.
The bed is made primarily from 2x4s. Lumber, pocket screws, and paint and you’ve got yourself a bed. Under the bed would be pretty awesome for bean bags and books, if a dresser wasn’t necessary. But because I have a 5 year old fashionista, I purposely built the bed to a height to accommodate a dresser underneath. I went for the Ikea 6 drawer Malm dresser for its simple design. I’m a fan. I also left a little room between the dresser and bed for books. Mostly just to add some color between the white-on-white action going on in there.
And now how about several more shots of the same pink wall/white bed situation (because not much else is going on in the room yet).
While the stark look needs some improvement, the bed itself is sturdy and functional. Kids (and adults) can party up there without fear of breakage. My daughter liked her room so much we pulled in a little table and chairs for her to be able to do her do more in there than just sleep.
Non-permanent items in that picture include the table and chairs, the rug (maybe?), and the pink hair (for sure). With all that pink/white going on I think adding in the hanging chair, art, and some other more neutral pieces will really help this simple room come together.
So that’s it! A week into this One Room Challenge and I’m already feeling like there is still so much to do. Not to mention that it’s impossible to get anything done with there are so many good one room challenges to catch up on here. Check it out – you will absolutely love all the and all the different spaces. I can’t pick any favorites yet, because so many are so so good!
Next week get ready for the hanging chair. I know I said our window seat is my favorite thing, but I’m confident the hanging chair is going to give it a run for its money…