Her room has looked somewhat the same since we transformed our extra bedroom into a nursery over seven years ago in anticipation for our first baby. It was pink and light green and vintage-y sweet. Here's the room we decorated for her when she was born. Her crib was on the opposite wall with matching bedding. I loved this room:
Well, she's 7 years old now and oh-so-cool. Pink is her least favorite color and turquoise reigns as #1 now. She wanted nothing more than to have turquoise walls. We made a compromise, with me agreeing to a color as dark as I was willing to go and her relenting to as light as she would be happy with. We settled on Sherwin Williams' Reflecting Pool. I have to say that even though it still shocks me a little when I walk past her doorway, it's growing on me. And she's thrilled, so that makes it a bit easier to love. (Like the color? Definitely check out this blog: House of Turquoise.)
I won the letters on I heart handmade from this talented lady. I am so impressed with them and think that add so much to her room!
Here's her little reading corner:
We've corralled all of her tchotchkes in photo boxes and bins and found a home for her growing rock collection in some glass jars. I already shared with you about the bulletin board. The chair is just draped with fabric, but I plan to recover it soon. (Ha! I've had this chair for abt 10 years after we picked it up at a garage sale for $20. It's been on the to-reupholster list for as long. Hubby is happy to have the "turd" out of our family room. Too much info?!). The shelf is from a garage sale as well and the corner shelf, formerly pink, was a baby shower gift from my sister.
This is my favorite part of the room:
The armoire was in her room prior, but was a peachy-pink color. I had plans to distress it, but the little gal just really didn't want that to happen. She was happy with the 3(!) coats of white paint, so we left it at that. The frames are filled with little friend quotes (More on that soon) .
It's also her favorite part of the room, only for a different reason:
She loves the $2.50 mirrors we got in the dorm section at Walmart. We hung them on the inside of the armoire, near her karaoke-style cd player. She personalized them with stickers, spelling things like "rock and roll" and "QT" (seriously. at seven?), and now spends many an afternoon singing her heart out while gazing at her reflection. It would be scary if it weren't so darn cute.
So that's that. It's done and I'm happy with how it turned out. Most of the things you see in her room resided there before. The bedding, pink lamp, and little b&w frames were purchased new at Target. The throw pillows were a steal at Ross ($3.99, 4.99 and 5.99!). And all the fabric came from Joann's. I didn't total it all up, but I should because I think I'd impress myself!
Sooo, dare I ask? What do you think?