I am not a fan of pink. But the Bean is.
So when we asked her what she wanted to paint her room, she of course chose pink.
Because I would be the one to paint it, I 'helped' her choose the palest, softest pink we could find, since we wanted a peaceful room that didn't make everyone who entered it look flushed with fever.
And yes, we went with pink. NOT my choice, which shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone who knows me. After a couple days of work, which included painting a bed frame (used Valspar Ultra high gloss in White for the bed frame and room trim), the room was done!
|Ta-dah! Bed: hacked Ikea Mydal bunk bed. |
Wish Ikea could have sponsored this room -
almost all the furniture is from there. Like that little table
and chairs that I need to finish painting.
|Her kitchen! We moved it up from the family room.|
|The Bean has been baking cucumbers? Yum?|
|Almost all her toys are stored in the kitchen, along with |
her play food and dishes. The only toys downstairs are the
Mr. Potato Heads. They'll probably make the move soon.
|The side of the closet that gets used - the other side has|
storage. Her shirts and everyday dresses are on the
bottom, Sunday dresses and jackets are on top.
Those closet rods only go halfway across the closet.
The other side has a weird desk shelf.
|I know this will be a surprise, but that's an Ikea dresser.|
I think it's a Hemnes. I like the big drawers.
|Another large pillow I made. The bear was given to BF |
by his grandpa J when he was a year old.
The sad buffalo is from Capitol Reef area and the
R2D2 is from Disneyland. The Ikea Trofast bins
hold dress-up clothes and more stuffed animals.
|Shoes behind the door, extra blankets in a basket. |
We have a lot of blankets because a lot of them
are handmade and I refuse to get rid of handmade stuff.
You can see the pink walls are a pretty pale shade.
Doesn't make me want to scream.
|The light and ceiling medallion were here when |
we bought the house, as was the wall shelf and the
cornice above the window. B put in a dimmer switch,
so the light acts as her nightlight as well.
Green curtains: light blocking, Target.
|Her Build-A-Bear Tinkerbell Kitty named Princess, |
more stuffed animals ... The blanket on the platform is one I
made while I was pregnant with Bean.
|Above her kitchen. Chick: Target.|
Bird print: Fall Down Tree on Etsy.
Granny square hoop: stolen from her yarn queen aunt.
Shells: Cancun. Tea set: gift from grandma J.
Bambi box: from when grandma D was little.
It holds some of her baby shoes.
I think they're considered vintage now, ha!
|The doll is Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary, |
and belonged to her great-grandma.
Tole painted little girls: made by her grandma J.
I love all the handmade and hand-me-down items in her room. The doll and the bookshelf are especially cherished, since we've lost both my grandma and grandpa.
The other great thing about this room is that Bean loves it. And man, am I glad she does! It would be hard to change it back.