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All Pink Girl’s Room
I don’t know when this happened, but my baby girl turned into a big girl with very big opinions! And since that happened, she has been asking for a big girl bed for months. The plan was to move Harlee into our current room after we finished renovating the upstairs into our master suite, however, our project kept getting delayed and Harlee kept asking for a big girl bed, so we decided to swap rooms with her. We partnered with EasyCare Ultra Premium Paint from True Value to transform our master into a girl’s dream bedroom. And yes, that means we’re shacked up in her tiny nursery till our master bedroom project is done.
For every design client, there is always a challenge! For me, it was the fact that Harlee wanted her room to be different shades of pink. She seems to have turned into a girly girl overnight so I was a bit nervous to paint an entire room in pink when she may change her mind come the following week! But, I want Harlee to have the big girl room of her dreams so we decided to give her a big girl pink room. We settled on pretty pink hues for the walls and trim that will grow with Harlee even as her opinions change!
To narrow down, we got a nice sampling of pink colors to test out. Harlee liked every single pink shade I showed her so I had to make some executive decisions to narrow down options. I always recommend buying a pint of paint and then painting swatches on the walls that you’ll be painting on. Trust me, paint looks different from a swatch book than when it’s painted on the wall. Instead of opting for white for the trim which includes the built-in vanity, we selected a very soft pink which almost looks like white! When the sun comes through the windows, it picks up on the pretty pink shade. For the walls, we selected a cooler pink instead of something skewing a bit more coral or ballet pink. Harlee picked EasyCare Paint Pink Gloves for the walls and EasyCare Paint Tea Time for trim. Both are in the sheen Eggshell, which is soft, washable and looks great in bedrooms (plus, it’s easy to clean).
After we picked our paints, it was show time! It took me two days to paint the room: first day I focused on all of the trim work including the vanity and doors and the second day I painted the walls. I always do two coats of paint and then touch up any spots that need some more paint. I also always paint the edges since that’s fussy work so I can then go in quickly with a roller. Although EasyCare Paint is a paint-and-primer in one so it worked great over our old dark navy walls.
One of the most important things for me when selecting paint is to ensure it’s low-odor and low-VOC. Since this is Harlee’s room, I want to make sure it would be comfortable and safe for her. EasyCare paint has also been certified by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) as minimizing irritants and pollutants in the air so that it’s asthma and allergy friendly.
As for the decor, we repurposed pieces from around the house to create an all pink girl’s room. When I’m looking to decorate a space, I first look at what I have around the house that I can stand to move around. In addition to the pink walls, the statement piece is the mix of vintage and new Chinese silk lanterns. Harlee picked out the large white lantern several months ago at the flea market and said she wanted it to for her big girl room. I loved the idea of putting something above her bed to fill the space, so I sourced the other silk hand-painted lanterns and we are both so excited with the result! The green vintage dresser was an incredible find thanks to Craigslist and the trunk was from the local thrift store and was under $10! All of the other pieces, I sourced over the years from the flea market.
I’d love to know, what do you think of Harlee’s big girl room?
IKEA bed, Brentwood Home mattress, Anthropologie pillows, lumbar pillow (similar), Anthropologie rug, Anthropologie curtains, vintage bookshelf, vintage rattan table (similar), vintage dresser, vintage and modern silk lanterns, vintage lamp, vintage trunk (similar), vintage Chinoiserie pillow, Kidcraft table and chairs, Thonet Era chair