A Home is a Never Ending Piece of Art…
Ever work on a project and question your every single move? Designers do to, believe it or not! August of last year, my husband and I bought a house in our home town. We gutted so much of it, and still have so much more to do. A home is a never ending piece of art, right? We held off for quite a bit on working on my daughter, Paityn’s, big girl bedroom to focus on other areas of the house that required more of our attention. Today, I’m excited as ever to present to you my baby girl’s big girl bedroom reveal!
Finishes and Drawing
One of the very first things we did when we moved in was paint. I chose a Sherwin William’s color called Wallflower. The color is a purplish pink, and Paityn loves both colors so much, so I knew this color would be perfect for her bedroom.
This past March, however, I started working on her drawings for her new bedroom. Her bedroom is SO small that we weren’t even sure we were able to fit a actual bed in there. I played around with CAD drawings, and discovered that she was going to have very limited space for traffic. I dabbled with the idea of using a daybed, although I knew I really wanted her to have an actual bed. So I found a way to make it all work. We purchased a simple 6″ bed frame from Amazon, and my main focus became the headboard. I made it a priority to make sure her headboard was the focal point of the entire bedroom.
I tried to be careful with the color pink. Pink can easily become an overdone color, and that was the last thing I wanted to happen. So I focused on white.
Re-Purposing the Dresser
Before Paityn was born, I hand painted her dresser a crackled finish, egg blue color, accenting it with gold and crystal ball-looking hardware. It turned out gorgeous! I didn’t want to get rid of the dresser because it had so much meaning, so I made sure to work with it.
Initially, I planned to get a white upholstered headboard, which I did, but I wasn’t entirely satisfied with the look. Everything felt overwhelmingly pink, and I began regretting the color choice for her bedroom. While considering adding wallpaper, I hesitated due to its potential to become dated and the hassle of removal. I debated repainting the room white or creating a white accent wall to tone down the pink. However, nothing seemed quite right until I stumbled upon the perfect headboard: the Grand Sienna Headboard by Urban Outfitters. I instantly fell in love! (Note: I don’t recommend this headboard for children who like to climb, lol!) Slowly, everything started to fall into place.
I repurposed much of the artwork from her nursery to fit her big girl room. Finding a non-pink duvet was challenging. I opted for a calming white color from Target’s Opal House Collection and paired it with a decorative pillow from Etsy. If Paityn somehow ruins the duvet, I won’t be as upset since it’s inexpensive and easy to replace. It’s just right for her bedroom without breaking the bank.
Kids Ruin Everything…
Children have a knack for ruining things, don’t they? They struggle to keep anything clean or organized. I wrote about how I try working on organization skills with her as she grows here. I debated getting her a proper nightstand but worried she might pinch her fingers or try to stand on it. Designing a child’s bedroom involves many considerations. While shopping, I stumbled upon an end table and pondered for five minutes before deciding it would be perfect as her nightstand. Scroll to the bottom to shop!