Sunday, February 02, 2014

Abby’s New Bedroom—Blue, Purple and Pink Ponies!

My neice Abby is turning six next weekend, and to celebrate, my mom and I decided to redecorate her room.  It was formerly decorated with shades of pink and green and ladybugs.  We bought a new bedding set as our jumping off point.  I know Abby loves horses and her favorite color is blue, so with that in mind I went trolling the internet for the perfect comforter.  And the internet delivered.  :)

After the bedding arrived, we picked a paint color that was a shade lighter than the blue in the comforter.  Then we went to work clearing out her room of all the furniture and toys, clothes, etc. and painted the walls a pale blue.  (I took a bunch of before and progress pictures, but they are all on my mother’s camera, and I haven’t been able to get them from her, yet.  You will just have to use your imagination… we all know the “afters” are what you are really here for!!)

Mama took all of Abby’s furniture home and primed and painted it glossy white.  It was formerly cream with a metallic gold trim.  The aged brass handles were spray painted hot pink!  Love!  After all the furniture was finished, we took it all back and rearranged the room, dressed the windows and put all the toys and books back.. that was the fun part! :)

Here is how it turned out:


We bought hot pink thermal drapes from Bed Bath & Beyond, and polka dot sheers from Walmart to dress her big window.  The bulletin board behind the bed is leftover from my old bedroom as a kid; I just painted the frame white and stapled fabric over the cork part.  I thought it would be a fun spot for Abby to showcase her artistic creations!


And the end of the bed, we put her old beanbag which was a perfect match to the bedding.  After a couple of years it was a bit flat, so we added two bags of shredded foam from Joann’s.  It’s as good as new, again! 


The bookcase is on the wall opposite the door.  I decorated it with books, toys and some photos.  More toys are stored in the drawers below. 



All of Abby’s smaller toys are organized in the bins on the other wall.  I later added some artwork over the organizer.  We also got two of these pink striped rugs (from Sam’s) for the room, one here and one by the bed.


These paintings were in Abby’s nursery, so I think it’s sweet that they found a spot in her new room!


And across from the window is Abby’s dresser and mirror.  She had this cute jewelry box which matched perfectly!  I just added a couple of wooden painted boxes to organizer her hair accessories.



We installed a hook rack (from Lowes) for all of Abby’s purses and what not.  I painted the heart and flower artwork hanging above.  We also added a lower set of hooks by the door so Abby can easily hang up her backpack and jacket each day.  The lamp is from my college days, I just painted the base pink, to match. 


It took a lot of work (mostly on my mother’s part!) but I am so happy with how this room turned out!  I hope Abby loves it as much as Mama and I do! :)

Happy 6th Birthday Abby!

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