Three house makeover posts in a row? That’s like a record or something! I’m glad I’m finally getting to share these with you, but I don’t think I’ll have any more house posts this week. Unless someone decides to get really motivated and finish the to-do list before I start another one…
With my son’s room done, my focus quickly turned to my daughter’s room. Her room was used as a dumping ground for all things kid as we were moving in and getting my son’s room finished. I needed to remedy that ASAP. It was driving me crazy.
Check out the befores!
This room had been painted an off-white color (they painted over the old wallpaper boarder), and it was basically a blank slate. It’s a nice-sized room for the baby girl, and I was excited to make it special just for her!
Again, for now, I reused the decor from our last house in here. At the old place, her walls were a deep French Blue, and I wanted to go for something different here. Eventually, I want to do a color scheme of white, pinks and navy blue, so I decided to just paint her walls the same white as the trim. I used Benjamin Moore Decorators White in Eggshell on the walls. As with the rest of the house, I used the Ultra Spec Line with zero VOCs. I repainted the trim and doors to match with left over trim paint from the rest of the house (Benjamin Moore Advance Decorator’s White in a Satin Finish).
This room faces the front of the house, and it has a tall window and Cathedral Ceiling. The ceiling really draws the eye, and I was toying with the idea of painting it a fun color, since the walls were plain white. After seeing Clara’s ceiling over at Young House Love, I thought pink was the way to go. It would go with both the current decor scheme, and the future one in my head. So I chose Benjamin Moore I Love You Pink in Flat for this task, and I’ve decided that I will never paint this ceiling again. So I hope she likes it…forever!
I Love You Pink is the lightest pink on that paint chip, and its very subtle in real life, but very cool. I think it looks better in the morning, when the light is pouring in through her window. At night, it can look a little dark, but I think that has a lot to do with the craptastic lighting coming from that old, tired ceiling fan light kit. I probably could have gone with a 75% tint and been slightly better off, but the full tint is growing on me.
I really like how modern and fresh the white walls and slightly pink ceiling make her room pop, and it also casts a subtle pink on the walls throughout the day. It’s really neat, and it lets the art on the walls and all of the colors in her room decor stand out.
This room, just like her brother’s, had 2″ metal scary blinds that had to go. Fortunately, this window is the same width as one of the two Living Room windows downstairs, where I just so happened to remove the blinds as well. How did I luck out like that? So I did the same thing here and shortened the blinds to fit the window. That saved me at least $100.
Here’s are some more After pics of our cute toddler girl room!
Overall, this room cost me 3 gallons of paint, and about $20 in new door hardware. I had enough trim paint left over from the rest of the house to finish this room, so I only had to buy 2 gallons for the walls and 1 gallon for the ceiling. That came out to about $90 in paint. If you had to buy trim paint, that would be about $25 for the quart (Advance is expensive because it’s the best for trim/cabinets), and maybe $20 for supplies, but I already had those on hand. Pretty decent transformation for $110!
The items left to do in this room are:
- Replace the window & screen
- Get Plantation Shutters
- Replace the ceiling fan
- Replace the Return Vent Grille
- Replace the Carpet with Hardwood Floors
- Replace the baseboards with 5 1/4″ baseboards
- Redecorate with white/pink/navy scheme
- Add curtain or some other separator in doorway to bathroom
- Get some color above the shelf with artwork/new lamp/accessories
As for the items in this room, everything came from the last house. I didn’t get anything new. The Crib is the babyletto Mercer 3-in-1 Convertible Crib with Toddler Rail in Two Tone. The Dresser/Changing Table, Mirror & Shelf were hand-me-downs. The Nesting Tables were from West Elm circa 2009 (no longer available). The Rocking Chair is the POÄNG Rocker with Dark Brown Cover from IKEA. The Bin There Done That Wall Book Bin, sheets/changing table cover/and pink shelf bins are all from Land of Nod, and The Rug is the Dream Menagerie Rug from Anthropologie. All of the wall frames are Ribba Frames from IKEA. The ones over the crib just have a piece of textured scrapbook paper in each, hung in a grid. The Hot Air Balloon print is from Etsy, and the original carnival art piece was a gift to my parents from a neighbor. I swiped it, because it fit better in my nursery. Sorry Mom.
This room will look a lot better when the little bathroom vanity area is done, but I’m not touching that right now. I’m thinking about taking a risk and painting the cabinets hot pink or something. I’m also going to paint the walls white, and maybe do a DIY vinyl decal. I’m still thinking.
So what do you think? Do you like the pink ceiling or hate it? What do you think about that doorway to the bathroom? I’ll admit, I’m stumped on what to do there. Got any ideas? Tell me in the comments!
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