Then a consignment shop desk got painted.
A necklace hanger was made.
A headboard was purchased at an estate sale & painted.
Somewhere, somehow, without really meaning to, my daughter's bedroom got refreshed.
It went from this: (this is actually a year or two old, I never intended this refresh to happen so I didn't get a current before picture)
While she was away at Nike Softball Camp, I did some work. She knew I was refreshing, and after several texts, there were some things she wouldn't part with.
She insisted on keeping the paint color. (ok, I'll try to work with it)
She wanted to keep the sweet dreams decal over her bed. (ugh!)
She had to keep the dart board & her cork board. (double ugh!)
She had to have the pig lamp on her bedside table. (why, oh why?)
I was instructed not to touch her beloved books. (this was a given)
The day after she returned from camp, she made her own bed & look who she added to the mix, Kurt from Glee.
We still may remove her cork board & use those cork squares instead. I think we could make it bigger & give her more room for all her stuff. And yes, the board has some Twilight & Harry Potter, Yankees baseball, Lady Gaga & holy heck Batman, it's Barbra Streisand! lol What can I say? My daughter has eclectic taste.
I stole this ribbon chandy idea from Pottery Barn teen. It was crazy simple to make. She loved it & when my 2 nieces were visiting, they went crazy for it as well.
So that's my refresh. I do still need to tweak things here & there. Stay tuned though. There's a 9 year old younger brother who was not at all happy by this refresh. Beginning his room next week!