Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Girl's Room Reveal

Good morning fine folks!  This moment has been a long time coming.  I expected this makeover to be quick and painless but it has dragged on for months.  I know.  I know.  I knew what I wanted to do but not finding some pieces that I wanted caused me to run behind schedule.

Let's get to it shall weCaution yourself as there are lots of pictures.

I wanted her room to have a focal wall but I knew I didn't want to use paint.  I found these gold polka dot decals and my girl loved them.  I was originally going to do a pattern but my daughter liked the idea of free falling dots instead.  This actually saved me a headache of trying to measure and figure out where each dot went.  It was a win for us both. 

The biggest change in the room was probably the wall color change.  It was previously green.  I really liked this color when we moved in and painted but I felt like it was limiting what I could do in the room.

The gray feels softer and actually makes the room seem larger.  It was weird after the room was painted to walk by and there be a glow coming from her room.  The room bounces the light around from the window.

Wall color: Behr Silver Sateen / wall decals / headboard
bedding / gold heart pillow / watercolor pillow

Her desk is on one side of the room.  She loves to sit here and write and put together her legos.

desk / pinboard / desk lamp

I found the calendar and cute banner at Target.  They go perfectly on her pinboard.  I like using the little colored pails for pencils and markers.

I ended up painting the mirror above her dresser gold.  I wasn't sure how I liked it but she does, so I left it.  She wanted everything spray painted gold.  Many of her accessories were transformed by the gold like the cute little piggy bank and smile word on her dresser.

The picture on the dresser is one of my favorites of her.  I wrapped her lamp shade in new fabric to better coordinate with the rest of the room.

Across from her bed is the gallery wall.  We decided to stick with pinks, blues, white, and gold.  This print from Minted is the star of the wall.  I loved this print the moment I saw it.  It had all the colors we were going for and it had a playful effect with the watercolors.

Most of the other prints are DIY that I printed and stuck in the white frames from the previous gallery wall.  I love that we stuck to a simple color palette.  It really cut down on the busy-ness that was here before.


We bought this storage unit once the Trofast went to little man's room.  It came from Target.  We chose colored bins that matched the rest of the room.  Inside she keeps all those wonderful, tiny lego pieces that hurt when you step on them.  Ouch!

She insisted on a chair for this corner by the window.  We found this moon chair at And That!  It's a sister store to The Christmas Shops.  The color was perfect.  The pink hexagon shelves are from Target dollar spot.

Whew!  So many pics I know but I had to show you everything!

I love how this room turned out.  My daughter is super happy about it and I think the gray turned out to be a good choice.  My husband told me he wasn't painting it again so this choice better be what I want for a long time.  Thanks babe!

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Valentine's Day with Oriental Trading

Can you believe it's February already?  The year is already flying by.  February means the month of love.  It's the time when we share our love for the people in our lives by showering them with candy and stuffed animals.  It is also the time for those class Valentine parties.  When your kids want those expensive valentine cards and candy that you wait last minute to get.  Or is that only me?

Well not this year!  I am doing everything early.  Oriental Trading is here to the rescue.  They have a ton of Valentine's Day optionsI couldn't wait to check out the valentine cards for the class card exchange.  My daughter can be rather picky.  I went with a card and pencil combo.  I like to hand out things other than candy since we tend to collect so much of it throughout the year.  I think the other parents would appreciate my gesture.
I also thought it would be fun to have a small Valentine's Day party at the house.  My daughter is always asking for friends to come over and this was a good time for crafts and cupcakes!  For any party, crafts are a mustThey keep the kids busy.  I checked out the Valentine's Crafts page and there is so much to choose from.  I wanted to choose something that is fun to make but also can be used after the girls leave the party.  This box card holder kit was perfect.  The girls can use them for collecting cards on party day at school.

For the party, I am keeping the decor simple.  I tend to go overboard when planning for these kid parties.  I ordered Pink & White Paper Lanterns to hang from the ceiling and Valentine Garland to drape in front of the treats table.  I also got some cute heart plates and red paper cups.  So much red and pink!  I love it.  I'm using white tablecloths so the colors are going to look great against the white.


I wanted to do a candy bar since I've never done one before.  I love seeing parties where the colorful candy is in clear containers all ready for the kids to dig into.  Yep, I'm doing it baby!  I ordered an assortment of candy including these twisty lollipops and hot pink buttermints.  The girls will carry their goodies home in striped favor boxes.

My daughter is so excited for the party.  She's a bit of a social butterfly so any chance to get together with friends is a bonus.

Be sure to pop over and take a look at Oriental Trading's massive selection of party supplies.

*I received this product to review for free but the views and opinions expressed are my own.
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