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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.

DIY HOME DECOR  Coral Mint and Pink Little Girl's Room Reveal

Last week, I shared with you how we built the Pottery Barn Kids Cottage Loft bed back when we still lived in Indianapolis.  When a move was imminent we put that on hold.  It came with us to Columbus unassembled and unpainted and got a fresh coat of Dove White paint by Benjamin Moore.  It turned out better than I anticipated and really made the space perfect for my little girl.


diy loft bed

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.

girls room makeover

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.

beaded chandelier

beaded chandelier lit

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.

little girls room

mint dresser

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.

gallery wall for girls room

girls room gallery wall

girl gallery wall

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.


painted radiant orchid vanity


coral vanity

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.

painted vanity stool

coral vanity stool

little girls bedroom makeover

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.

coral mint pink bedroom

coral room

coral and mint bedroom

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.

little girls coral mint bedroom makeover

mint coral bedroom

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.

mint coral rag garland

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.

art for girls bedroom

coral gables benjamin moore

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.


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  1. What a gorgeous job, and what a lucky little lady to have such a skilled Mom! I’m in love with the Coral Gables paint color, and would love to add it to our home, but not sure how to do so without making any piece I’d use it on look like it belongs in a little girl’s room. Suggestions?

  2. I love it all but the blinds and the dresser they just seem to dark for the space or like a give up..I can’t find anything to match so they’ll just have to do. It also needs a rug to bring it in a bit it’s looking to open, everything is on the outer perimeter of the room.

  3. Thank you for the suggestions. A rug would definitely help draw the space together. The dresser did come out darker than I had originally planned. You can read more about it here.

  4. Thank you for sharing your ideas and projects, Beckie! I rarely subscribe (or stay subscribed) to any enewsletter, but yours is the exception. I’m always so excited to see your cool projects and decorating ideas! I still haven’t gotten around to making the headboard I asked you about (although you did send me some links, thank you).

    Getting to the point…Miss Kayla is certainly blessed to have such a creative and design-savvy mommy! Well done on this room!!! You did a fantastic job! You actually inspired me to redo my daughter’s room, and she went with an Audrey Hepburn, Paris, Tiffany blue & gray chevron look. She’s 14, so it was wonderful to let her creativity lead the project. (Also, I’ve never heard of the Delta Textile Medium, but I have already ordered it and I can’t wait to use it! I’m imagining a whole bunch of things I can do with it!)

  5. Wow, thank you, Holly! I appreciate your sweet and encouraging comment and am so glad you were inspired. How fun about your daughter! I love doing crafty/creative projects with my kiddos and look forward to larger scale ones as they grow. Thanks so much for being such a faithful reader! Hugs!

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