We finally finished Samantha's big girl room makeover! She chose a Parisian Barbie theme and I could not have been happier with her choice! I love the combination of pink, bright pink, white, and black. Her room was inspired by a black and pink outfit she received last Christmas, her love of Barbies, and her dream of going to Paris one day. At first I was concerned if a five year old girl was really going to like having black in her room. She loves it though, I guess she takes after me, I love black too! I did my best to make her room not too grown up, but something she can grow with. I also had a rule for the budget on this room. Any money I spent had to come from things I sold that I did not need, or want anymore. It took some time, but it was so great to clean out and purge, while also saving money at the same time. I can't believe all the things I found to sell once I started digging around the garage! I think I may stick by this rule in the future.
You can also see Samantha's room on HGTV's Rate My Space, to view click here
We painted a bright pink accent wall with Benjamin Moore's Springtime Bloom, then my sister Janae used a stencil she already had to border the room in black. I looked at bedcrowns online and found most of them wayyyy out of my budget. Instead of spending almost $150.00 on a bed crown, I found a shelf half off at Hobby Lobby, I turned it upside down and mounted to the wall adding some inexpensive tulle and ribbons. For the mirror above the bed, I ordered a initial decal from Etsy.
The lamp and shade came from Target. It seemed to be missing something, so I added the bow with rhinestone broach from Michaels. I just glue gunned that sucker on. Very cheap project!
The Barbie silhouette on the accent wall is actually a decal. We painted the wall white, and added an empty frame. The sconces are also wall decals. I like this because it is kid friendly, with no glass or heavy things that can fall on your child. The bedding was also an inspiration for the room. The duvet cover, shams and Barbie pillow came from Pottery Barn kids. I love the vintage Barbies on them. I found a great deal for these on ebay for much less than on the PBK site. The other accent pillows came from Target and Hobby Lobby.
A very special piece in Sami's room is this antique fireplace mantel that was turned into a bookshelf. I bought this piece a couple years ago. I originally found it two years before that, in an antique store. I loved it, but had no place to put it in my home. Two years later, Samantha needed some storage space in her room. I immediately thought of it, but was sure it would be long gone. I still went to see though, and there it was in the back corner of the shop on sale! I was soo excited, it was waiting for us!
We added storage baskets I found on sale at Gordmanns. I glue gunned on the bows and rhinestones, for an extra pop of pink and sparkle. These baskets have been perfect storage for toys and books.
I ordered another initial decal from etsy for the mirror on the fireplace, and the black dressform was on clearance at Michaels, I spray painted it black, and added a rhinestone.
The shoes were Christmas ornaments at Hobby Lobby, I just took the strings off.
Remember my bucket from the dollar aisle at Target? I spray painted the handle black, and added a bow, the flowers were also on sale at Michaels.
We already had this shelf in Sami's room, we just painted it black. My sister brought the two chandelier tins back from her trip to Las Vegas last year. The mini pails are also from the Target dollar aisle. I love Target!
We also already had this frame, I just printed off a vintage Barbie picture for the frame.
Remember my $20.00 craigslist antique vanity? We painted it black and added glass knobs. The mirror use to be white, and is from Sami's nursery. The chair was a $8.00 yard sale find, I also spray painted black. I got some material at Hobby Lobby and had my mother sew a cushion and runner for the dresser.
Samantha loves her new room! When she first came in to see it, she asked for her birthday dress, put it on, and sat down at her vanity. She has been wanting a vanity for a while, so she was very excited. She then lived in her room, and in that dress for three days.
Some napping buddies I caught the other day.
I couldn't make this post without mentioning a loss we had in our family last week. We had to put our beautiful Precious to sleep. She went peacefully in my arms, it was a very sad day. She was such a wonderful and sweet dog. We had eleven great years together. I am sure she is having a ball with Buster and Gryffin. I'm glad she is no longer sick, but we certainly miss her. Our home is not the same without her. RIP Princess Precious, we love you!