Last week I walked into my youngest daughter Lily’s room, looked around, and said “nope”. This has got to go . Do you ever just sort of *see* something for this first time, even though you look at it everyday? That’s what happened.
The walls were a navajo-ish beige, which came with the house – but as the oak trees outside of her room have gotten bigger, it’s gotten really dark in there. Combine that with my “here, have this huge hot pink rug I bought for my office but don’t love” (I’m talking hot pink and really, really big), along with other assorted pieces I decided would be cute but didn’t have any real thought behind them -and it was suddenly just yucky. This is not a happy cheerful place for a kid. Time for an overhaul.
The last big room makeover she had was when she turned 5. Now she’s about to turn 10. We’re planning her tenth birthday shindig, and this kid LOVES to party. She also loves ice cream, like a little too much – and she’s decided on an “ice cream pool party.” We sort of turned that into the theme for her new room, without even realizing it.
One trip to Target, one trip to Amazon, one spin around my garage, a quick trip to Lowes, and we’re almost done with everything. (That was on Thursday, today is Monday). Thursday we went to Target and picked up a few things, starting with a pink lamp that you can tap to turn on and off from the Pillowfort line. She pretty much thinks that’s the coolest thing. Then we found two mint striped rugs, and had a plan. Friday I bought some super sheer curtains, a dust skirt and some party decor from Amazon, and I spent Saturday cleaning out her room of anything she didn’t need. Sunday morning, my husband was at Lowes picking up paint – we used “The Bubbly” in a satin finish. It’s a gorgeous bright white, and my office & kitchen are both painted this color. It’s perfect. Really perfect. He was done painting (2 coats) by 1:00 pm. Yes.
Were using many things we already had of course – the bedding, bench, teepee, vintage mirror, round gold shelf , ikea bookcases, and ice cream sheets (not pictured), and we’re going to do a few DIY projects to add to the mix.
Anyway. We pulled together this ice cream dreamy pastel party bedroom look without a bunch of time or money, and it’s JUST SO CUTE. I can’t wait to finish it up and show you before and afters!
list of resources:
- Party Pinwheels from Meri Meri via Amazon
- Pink comforter set, striped rug, body pillow, lamp, and storage pieces from Target
- Letter banner and ice cream balloon DIY from Oh Happy Day
- Paper Lantern DIY from The House that Lars Built
- Clipboard Project from Lovely Indeed
- Popscicle art print (free download) from Remodelaholic
- Bench, vintage mirror, extra art // already owned