I am finally done with Kayla’s room. In my head this room has been about five different color schemes. In the end I opted for pink, coral and mint. I love the light and bright combo and feel like this room can grow with her through the years. Obviously the loft bed won’t last her forever, but for now, it is a fun space for imaginative play. Kayla (6 years old) will go to her room for hours with her American Girl dolls, art sets or make-up. The loft bed has already become an enchanted castle, dungeon and a hiding place. It has also become a fun place for her and Isaac (8) to read, play their Ipads, or laugh and talk to each other. *This post contains affiliate links.
The gold and silver confetti wall was the perfect backdrop for the bed. A little glam and girly – just like Kayla. Of course, I threatened her with severe punishment, if she peels off the dots.
I found the beaded chandelier on Craigslist for $25. It is magical to see how the light bounces off the beads onto the ceiling. It is so feminine and beautiful.
And then there is the tale of the mint dresser. Good night, I haven’t had a piece of furniture kick my tail like that in a LONG time! But, in the end, I prevailed and it turned out fabulous.
By far my favorite part of the room is the gallery wall. It just exudes her personality with bits of pieces of her art work, pictures of her and Isaac, and some sweet quotes – and of course I can’t have a gallery wall without arrows. Click here for source list.
Last year one of my assignments from Lowes was to paint something with the color of the year. Which if you remember was Radiant Orchid. While I love how many designers have used the color it just didn’t do anything for me. So I thought painting a vanity for Kayla would be a good idea. After a year, I couldn’t handle the Barney-esque shade any longer.
So it got repainted, along with the orchid in the seat cushion, with Coral Gables by Benjamin Moore. I mixed a little paint with some fabric medium and used a small brush to paint the orchid color in the seat cushion. That saved me time and money of not having to reupholster it.
Also the hutch turned bookshelf I made 4 1/2 years ago got a coat of the mint paint that I used on the dresser. There was a perfect space right inside the door where we hung the shelf.
After many hours looking for fabric or curtains that had the coral, mint and pink in it, I ended up opting for white Merete curtains from IKEA. I am glad I did because I feel like it would have been too much and taken your eye away from the confetti wall.
Since I made the rag garland to have all the colors in it I didn’t feel like I needed the curtains to have it in it as well. I added dark tone bamboo blinds to pick up on the dark wood in the dresser.
After I made the above garland I decided it needed lights so I made a lighted rag garland instead. Here is the tutorial if you want to make one of your own.
I found the piece of art above the vanity from Hob Lob on clearance. The only thing I did to was to spray paint the frame gold.
And there you have it. I hope you enjoyed the tour.
Sources: Wall Paint: Blush Pink by Benjamin Moore Curtains: White IKEA Merete Geometric Art: Hobby Lobby, Mint Paint on Dresser and Bookshelf – Sweet Pea by Olympic, Coral Paint on Vanity – Coral Gables by Benjamin Moore
Here is another cool princess bedroom I found if you are looking to purchase rather than DIY. It has a trundle bed perfect for princess slumber parties.