You’ve seen the peeks on Instagram but now it’s reveal time, baby, because this girl’s room is officially done!
And by “this girls’ room” I mean my 5 year old daughter’s room, not mine (although I’ve really come to love pink and absolutely love that hanging chair).
Last year, for my first One Room Challenge, I re-did my son’s room, and I’ve been overdue on creating a new room for my daughter ever since. We moved into our house weeks (moments?) before my daughter was born. We turned what was once a terrifying, old, second kitchen into her nursery.
Her nursery worked great for years but the second we gave my son bunk beds she started bunking in there without looking back at her old room. But all the recent updates in her room have made her love it all over again. Me too.
It’s taken 6 weeks to go from a sad, empty, abandoned room to a pink, fun, and personality-filled room. Along the way, I’ve tried to convince the world that pink is a neutral, tried to convince my daughter that the hanging chair is for both of us, and tried to convince myself that if I paint a room pink my girl can stay little forever. None of those attempts was particularly successful. But I think this room is.
It is such a great place for my daughter to read, play, lounge, sleep, and just be her girly 5 year old self. I mean, who doesn’t want to swing in that chair all day?
And her bed. It is so, so cozy.
And having a dresser underneath is not only a great space-saver but also so fun for her to climb on top of to look down on her underlings (the rest of the family). And there is even a sneaky little hideaway under her bed. When I can’t find her, I know that tucked in behind that dresser is where she’ll be. Often with some sort of kid contraband, of course.
Last week I finished her desk area and asked you guys about the knobs. I was going to switch out the basic silver for gold (duh) but let my daughter pick these big pink knobs instead. Not what I would have picked but it is her room. And at least this new gold planter (which she also picked and that I love very, very much) helps distract from the sea of pink.
Overall I’m feeling pretty good about getting everything done – except those curtains. I never quite got around to hemming them or replacing the rods, so that’s still on the to do list. I may or may not ever get around to dealing with it. But at least they function well by letting in lots of light while still affording some privacy. And the tiny dots on them are too cute.
A big reason why I love to do the One Room Challenge is because it forces me to pick a room that is languishing in a design-less-land and to finish it in 6 weeks. Another big part of why I love this challenge is because of all the other participants – it fosters such a creative, fun community. And I like that. A lot.
So in six weeks, here’s what I accomplished in my girls’ room: the plan, pink walls and a DIY bed, hanging a chair, creating a gallery wall, and adding in a mini desk area. Now I can quit feeling guilty about having done my son’s room last year and having ignored my daughter’s room since then. Because really, this chair/pouf situation trumps everything. Everything I tell you.
Below are the sources, but I’m sure I’m forgetting some so ask if you want to know more.
Hanging Chair Serena & Lily | Pouf Land of Nod | Cat Pillow Land of Nod | Toy Basket Home Goods | Bed DIY | Duvet Cover West Elm similar | Art Minted | Dresser Ikea | Ladder Shelves Ikea | Gold Lamp Land of Nod | Desk Overstock | Desk Chair Overstock | Mirror CB2 | Desk Lamp Target| Rug RugsUSA | Curtains Ikea | Planter Anthropologie
Thanks so much everyone for tagging along while I started and finished this room. Really, saying thank you isn’t enough. Your support and encouragement are unmatched. And a big thanks to Linda for having the One Room Challenge – such a great event!
After all this, I’m pretty excited to a) sleep and b) get back into the living room and finish our fireplace…