The girl is going to be surrounded by pink until she fights me tooth and nail. And if the day comes when she says she hates pink and wants to wear grungy T-shirts and sweats the rest of her life, I’ll accept it and relish the times I got to enjoy the girly phase..and maybe go cry in a corner somewhere.
We have a trip planned in October that will mark the official transitioning to the “big girl bed” upon our return, and since we just hauled that mattress upstairs the other day, it’s sort of stuck in limbo. Her awesome godfather was sweet enough to provide it for us.
So you know how there are a bajillion grays…you know in case you didn’t hear me screaming at you. There are just as many pinks and there’s a fine line between pale peachy pink and pukey Pepto Bismol. I’ve made that mistake before. That might have to come in a later post actually.
This fabric, thankfully, is the pretty ballet pink that is just enough and not too overwhelming. I am the worst seamstress ever but I’m going to take a stab at curtain panels for her window and to frame her bed (see next part of the plan).
The name frames are so perfect too. I don’t like to copycat too much but this one is too spot on. (Although, I have a fun something extra in mind to make it even more ah-mazing.)
We have one last builder grade bathroom mirror to take down, but I haven’t found one I love to replace it with yet. Once that happens, the frameless mirror is getting set aside to hang on her wall and to add a ballet barre. I’m hoping to make a dress-up rack using two cheap newel posts. I guess I’ll have to overcome my bad sewing skills for the dress-up clothes though.
It seems like I’m cramming a whole lot into one little girl’s room, but I think I can make it work. The layout I’m envisioning will look something like this:
Are you seeing it yet? The great thing is that I plan on incorporating some of the decor and colors from her room into her birthday party coming up in September (that I don’t plan on being crazy over-the-top), so a lot of things will be able to serve a dual purpose. I’m really hoping to get her bedroom under way in the next two months, but it’s going to take a lot of creativity since the fireplace took a big hunk out of our budget.
I’ll keep you posted as it all comes together. What do you think so far? So girly it makes your head spin? Any adorable little girl rooms that you’ve come across lately?
And make sure you enter yesterday’s giveaway for a bit of home decor for fall!