This was my bedroom growing up.
It didn’t look like this when I lived here.
Not even close.
It was all Laura Ashley all the time. The curtains matched the wallpaper which matched the bedding which matched the lampshade which matched the pillow. There was only one pattern with light blue and cream flowers and it reversed itself. The wallpaper was cream with blue flowers. The bedding was blue with cream flowers.
At the risk of stating the obvious….
…it was amazing.
And then I moved away to college and my younger sister moved in here and then she went to college and one of my brothers moved in here and eventually when all my mother’s chicks left the nest it became a guest bedroom with yellow walls and blue and purple flowers. When my mother sold the house, the new owners pulled down the wallpaper to reveal the original shiplap underneath and painted it different colors. I really liked the room and the new painted shiplap, but this is now a room for a girl.
A blonde-haired blue-eyed girl with a decorating opinion.
(total aside: I wonder where she got that from?)
Here’s another view of the bedroom.
And here you can see the bedroom looking into the bathroom looking into the next bedroom.
The bathroom doesn’t look like that anymore.
My tiny interior decorator wanted a blush and gold bedroom.
(total aside: I was informed it’s blush now. Not light pink anymore.)
But before we go into all the details of the room, I thought it might be fun to look at similar angles of before and after to give you a little perspective.
Does anyone else spend time reading a post trying to figure out where the after picture was taken from?
So here’s the before from this angle.
And here’s the after.
Here’s the before from this angle.
And here’s the after of the same angle pulled out a little.
I don’t have this exact angle, but here’s the before of the closet space.
Here’s the after of the closet space.
We started by painting the room SW Alabaster.
The trim was painted SW Extra White.
This desk is a yard sale find for $15 and I added the handles from Lowe’s.
The big round gold mirror on the top came from Target (super great price for the size of the mirror).
This little make-up organizer came from Target, too, and the gold and white tray came from Hobby Lobby.
(total aside: I have like 1/8 this amount of make-up and most of mine came from a sale at WalMart. I’m just sayin’.)
This awesome bed came from Wayfair.
It was super affordable and it makes the perfect place to do homework or talk to your friends.
The sheets came from Pottery Barn and the throw came from Target.
My favorite project in the room are these curtains.
They are just sheets with mini gold pineapples that I got for $10 at Target.
Just clip the sheets onto the curtain clips and slide them on the curtain rod.
Most of the accessories in the room we already had.
The gold spiky things were in the imagination room in KY.
The lamp was from the gatehouse and the sign was a gift from her aunt for Christmas last year.
The chair came from the front room at the farmhouse and this pillow came from the imagination room in KY, too.
That little side table came from IKEA.
The throw came from Hobby Lobby.
Here’s one last before.
And one last after.
This room has seen a lot of highschool.
Years and years of highs and lows.
And another year started today.
I can’t wait to see what exciting things this year will bring.
Here’s to first days of schools and blush and gold and fuzzy pillows and cozy throws and ship lap and tiny interior decorators everywhere.
Especially ones with big opinions. 🙂