I've been working on and off for a while on my 9 year old daughter's room.
She came to me one day and said she was tired of pink walls...that she was too old for pale pink walls. Of course, I didn't think so.....are we ever too old for PINK??!?!? ;(
So, slowly, I brought myself around to the fact that she IS growing up, and maybe having pale pink walls is not the "coolest" thing to have.....
I mean, what was wrong with this room?!?...
This was her room before...yes, it's pale pink, but oh so cute. I really hated to change it.
So, I started searching around for ideas that we both could agree on.
That's when I came across Emily Clark's Blog...and saw this picture pinned on Pinterest...
A POLKA DOTTED WALL!!!!!
Now, we're talking. I loved it. My 9 year old loved it. Perfect! SO I went to work, and used the wall as my inspiration.
She's really into peace signs...and I'm a sucker for polka dots...AND this would totally help pull off the polka dotted wall I had planned.
Another Win-Win situation for us both.
SO, I went to work...slowly but surely...because by this time, my morning sickness from my third pregnancy had kicked in and the thought of doing anything but laying on the couch trying to keep food down, was out of the question.
Then the morning sickness never went away....and the slow process on the room got even slower.....
So, I slowly worked on her room as I could....
You can read more about the cute lampshade HERE
Here are a few more shots of the room....doesn't it look like a FUN room?!?
(Window seat with storage for toys)
($4 Goodwill chair. Spray painted and recovered)
SO, there you have it. A non-pink "cool" tween room for a 9 year old...and I was even still able to keep a little pink in it without her getting upset!
Even though there are a few things left to do in here (make a bed skirt and throw pillows for the bed) I don't see me getting them done before this baby gets here. Trying to get a nursery ready and redo this room has exhausted me. I think I will wait on the bed skirt and throw pillows!!!
Bedding: Potter Barn Teen
Wall Dots : Wall-pops.com
Bulletin Board : Lowe's (had it cut to a 4x4ft piece....painted the squares on myself
Chair : Goodwill...$4...spray painted it and recovered the seat with scrap fabric I already had
No new furniture was bought for her room..we simply moved what we already had around...she got some of the guest room furniture, and an old antique desk that was in another part of the house.
I"ll be back soon to show you my nursery. I have it completed, but am waiting on the cushions to the glider I had recovered...they upholsterer is taking FOREVER! UGH!
Have a great weekend!