A LONG time ago, I mentioned I was in the process of re-doing my daughter's room. Well, I finally have finished what I started, and even got around to taking and editing pictures!
When my daughter graduated from her crib and moved into a "big-girl bed", we painted her room over from the pale baby yellow it had been to a neutral off-white that we intended to spice up with some more decor. Over the years, we never did much with the room, except for when I got tired of looking at the bare walls and cut out some vinyl polka dots to put on her room. She loved pink, so I bought her pink and brown bedding and that was about it.
Now that she's older, I wanted her to have a room that she loved. She still loves pink, and when I asked her what kind of room she wanted, she quickly told me she wanted a ballerina room. So, without further ado, here is the transformation from blah to beautiful.
This second picture is a much better indicator of the color. Isn't it amazing how paint color can change based on the time of day and even the direction of the light? I wanted a very soft ballet pink, since she already had cotton-candy pink bedding. Anything darker would have been overpowering in her room. I love the color- it's perfect for a ballerina room!
Here are a few shots that show you the difference:
Now, here are some of the projects I completed in the room. I'll go into more detail on these projects next week. First of all, my husband helped me build this gorgeous Name Wall Art, inspired by one I saw here:
Next, I finished the plaque I made at The Glitter Academy, which I showed you here, and got it hung on the wall opposite her bed.
I'm a bit in love with the idea I came up with for her main wall. I knew I wanted some way to display her old ballet shoes. I saw an idea where someone had displayed shoes on clips hanging on the wall, so I took it a step further and displayed them on a faux ballet barre. The framed picture we already had from Hobby Lobby. I love the way it turned out.
Here's a close-up of the barre:
My husband doesn't like the dirty shoes hanging in the pristine room, but I think it's a great reminder of all the work she's put into becoming the little ballerina that she is.
This next picture is actually two different projects. I made the Ballet Subway Art print and framed it for her dresser. It's next to a thrift store lamp that I gave a quick and easy makeover to. The "Princess" is my daughter's addition- she wouldn't let me get rid of it from our old decor.
I also made this Tulle Wreath and set one of her favorite dolls inside it. I liked the wreath when I made it but it is too white for the room. All our trim, doors, ceilings, etc. are "Country White", not real white, which I forgot. So, the wreath sits on her desk, for now.
At the foot of her bed, I bought a basket to corral all her library books. She's only in second grade, but I cannot stop my daughter from reading. She even gets into trouble at school for reading when she's supposed to be paying attention. While I don't appreciate THAT, this book-loving mama is proud to see the love of books alive in her little girl!
There are some other things I kept the same. If you look in the pictures you can see her bubble valance, a chair rail-turned-art keeper, an old leotard paired with a framed embroidery, and a rack to hold her bags and jackets. I didn't change any of that.
Someday soon, my sweet girl will probably outgrow pink and ballerinas, but until then, she has a room that is truly HER, and she loves that everything in was made just for her.
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