This past weekend, I finished the design for Welina’s room – it was such a fun project! The request: Madeline for mom, Hello Kitty for daughter and <$500 budget. I started with a blank canvas and was instructed to “run free with it.” You know I did!
|Welina’s favorite color is pink, but I knew that it would be a color she could easily grow out of. For the paint colors, I decided on a purple (she picked herself), lighter purple stripes and the lower third of the room in a fresh light mint color. This paint will be safe as she matures into her teens (sigh!). Here is a better photo of just the paint job. I incorporated her favorite pink in objects that were less expensive, so they could be changed out if need be. Splashes of the Madeline yellow were scattered throughout.|
|A $1 Easter hat from Target was turned into the Madeline-signature yellow with acrylic paint and a sponge.|
|Comforter: Marshalls; Shams: Target; Decorative Pillows and Bolster: Handmade|
|This small table holds her TV. I was instructed to do anything I could with it, so I painted the top matte ivory, and altered a ruffle curtain from Target for the skirt. It is attached with velcro dots.|
|I glued two ribbons to the back of the skirt, so that they could easily be tied up if there is a cable box or DVD player underneath. The media center can also be removed from the wall and used as a play table.|
|Reversible decorative pillows and poly fill: $20 (handmade)|
|Handmade bolster and fill: $10|
As outrageous as
design can get, I think you have to have a practical foundation first.
With children’s rooms, this means smart storage that can easily mask
clutter such as the media center and thoughtful color choices.
As much as I love white furniture, I know from experience with my own
desk, that it can easily get marked up and even more so in a child’s
room. This is why I went with a chic black for the bedside table.
I will post before/after and details for these projects next, so check back soon!
Questions or comments? I would love to hear from you!