When we bought the house over a year ago, my daughter’s favorite color was green and she wanted rainbows and bright colors everywhere. We painted the room green with a blue ceiling and stalled after that. Over the summer, we started working on the room some more, but still never finished it. I bought her a bed off of craigslist and painted it a glossy black. I bought her new bedding. Everything else was leftover from her little girl room at the old house. I didn’t get pictures of it before I started painting. I started painting on Sunday, making over her little girl room into a girly pink room fit for a princess (or a Jedi girl, which she loves way more than princesses.)
She has been requesting pink walls for a while, but I didn’t want to repaint her room. I finally gave in and painted them a very pale pink, Pink Champagne by Valspar. This color is perfect in our house. It’s pale with a slight yellow undertone, so that it’s not super bubblegum pink. I find that warm colors amplify themselves, turning even pale shades almost fluorescent. I still have to finish the edging. Everything is still pushed to the middle of the room so that I can finish painting and install beadboard (where it’s still green) and trim.
She has a large room, probably too large for a child prone to making messes. Our second floor is split into 2 rooms. Somehow, there used to be a 3rd bedroom, but we’ve never been able to tell where it was. She has what the previous owners used as the master bedroom (neither are true masters with their own bathroom.) Our house is a Cape Cod style house, which means the 2nd floor bedrooms have short walls. The walls on the back of the house are full height (7′ tall.) She has a skylight on the slanted wall.
She loves books. The girl sleeps in a pile of her favorites, never quite able to have them too far from her. She’s not super girly, but she loves pink. And she loves pigs. And she loves pretty stuff. So she will be getting a girly pink room! With pigs.
The Plans for the Girly Pink Room
I made this mood board last week in hopes that she would approve it. She did. I think it was the pig with glasses that won her heart. Can you blame her? Most of these piece represent pieces that she already has.