Harlee’s Big Girl Room Makeover

all pink girl's room

All Pink Bedroom

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.   

all pink bedroom

The Before

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! 

The Process

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).

chinoiserie bohemian room
chinoiserie bohemian bedroom

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.

chinese lanterns pink bedroom

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. 

All Pink Girl's Room

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. 

antique dresser

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

This post is sponsored by EasyCare Ultra Premium Paint from True Value. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands and content that make A Vintage Splendor possible!



  1. September 18, 2019 / 12:41 pm

    Oh my gosh, this room is SO good. SO, SO good! And I love that pink. It’s perfection!

    • September 19, 2019 / 9:23 am

      Thanks Leah! It was a labor of love for sure! 🙂

  2. Denise
    September 18, 2019 / 6:20 pm

    I love all the shades of pink but my eye keeps going to the fabulous blue lamp! The lamp and the green dresser keep the room from looking too twee.

    • September 19, 2019 / 9:22 am

      Thanks Denise! Yes, I added the blue lamp and dresser to elevate the look.

  3. September 19, 2019 / 8:45 am

    So cute!! Pink and sophisticated. And looks like it’s right out of a magazine. Well done!

    • September 19, 2019 / 9:22 am

      Thank you Susan! I’m very proud of the space and I’m so glad Harlee is obsessed with it! 🙂

  4. September 19, 2019 / 9:23 am

    oh my gosh this is absolutely ADORABLE!! I bet she loves it!!

    xx rebecca // the crystal press

  5. Lizzie
    September 19, 2019 / 9:37 am

    This is the cutest room I’ve ever seen! great job with the decor! And I kinda want to paint my bedroom that color… not even joking lol!


  6. September 19, 2019 / 12:01 pm

    This is such a beautiful bedroom for your beautiful girl! Loving all of the pink! xoxo sarah

  7. Lee
    September 19, 2019 / 4:31 pm

    Wow I can’t believe what an incredible job you did! It looks like a totally diff room, and that pink paint is so cute!

  8. September 19, 2019 / 8:26 pm

    Omg, her big girl room is absolutely amazing!! Love the decor and the colors, definitely inspires me to redecorate!!

    cute & little

  9. September 22, 2019 / 10:17 am

    OMG her room is a DREAM! I love the style and decor. It’s so fun.

  10. September 23, 2019 / 6:00 am

    This is like a dream! I love this so much. What a fun way to include her in the whole design process. So sweet!

  11. Stephanie
    September 23, 2019 / 10:27 am

    I absolutely adore her “big girl” room! I would’ve loved a room like this as a kid (and I even love it as an adult). It’s just so fun and cheerful, and the different items from across the world are so fun!

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