Thursday, October 18 2012
I recently revealed this dresser that we tweaked for our seven year old’s newly decorated bedroom.
Cute as can be and functioning well so far. Finally, with a clean room this past weekend, I clicked some shots of the rest of the space. Taking advantage of the mere 2 or so hours before the messes started morphing in the middle of the floor once more, we have a room reveal to share. Some final pictures follow, but first, a quick reminder of our starting point.
Actually, this is really the only picture that I have of the room before, and the mess in this picture is not far from the caliber of mess that this room still reaches from time to time. Now, however, we do have much more storage, with each paper and toy having its designated spot…whether it ends up in that spot is another story.
The end result. Well, almost. I still plan to add a valance over the window, and perhaps a fun little rug somewhere, too. But the colors are so much more calming. We love hanging out in this relaxing room, with plenty of cozy and inviting spots to curl up with a good book; one of Jada’s favorite things to do.
This picture shows the real colors better, without the window glare.
My favorite addition to this room might just be the 3D butterflies. Not forgetting to mention this killer headboard, AND the awesome custom-made window seat, of course!
Having started this in May, yikes, I am ready to leave this room alone for a bit and call it done for now. Some day my motivation will draw me back to that naked window.
For now, here are a few more shots of the room. I love where the grey and pink meet.
Paint Colors: Wild Rose BM, Graceful Gray Behr, White Dove BM (trim)
Wall Art: Land of Nod, Art.com, IKEA (Frames Target and IKEA)
Pillow Covers: Flamingo Pillow (West Elm), Dots and Giraffe Print (Etsy)
Bookshelf: Old Target purchase, painted back board yellow
Star Mirror: IKEA spray-painted Silver
High Shelf: IKEA LACK
And, just in case you needed something to look forward too…
Right now, on top of soccer Saturdays and flag football Sundays, we have suddenly switched gears to the lowest level of the house, by interest of Rory. Yep, that’s right, we are suddenly full swing into yet another project, redecorating the basement. In other words, football season started. I wonder what sparked his interest? Do the words, ‘man cave‘ mean anything? We have big plans for our basement space, which will be written about soon. Just for fun, this is what we are dealing with:
Lots of space and potential…but Brown! for a basement?! The color is in the process of changing to another shade of grey, which we can’t get enough of apparently. We are currently looking for a really warm super light grey to lighten up the space without making it feel too ‘cold’. Any ideas? Please share.
I’ll be back with some updates soon on that end.
Images: All Laura for monkeysonmyback