So this week, we painted. We listened to music and painted. Thank God for Pandora! Who else can seamlessly combine Sting and Mumford & Sons (my choices) with country music and One Direction (Anna’s)?
Then we stepped back and took stock of what we have and what direction we want to head in. And now, we have a plan! Welcome to Anna’s room.
One of Anna’s many nicknames that I have for her (the first being Anna Banana…she especially loves when I yell that out during co-ed flag football!) is “No Pattern Girl”. Seriously, the girl can handle a little stripe or two but she’s a solid kinda gal.
It was actually these fashion photos that inspired us to work navy, white and pink into her turquoise room. The photo on the right has some gold accessories that we will also be adding to the room.
Here is the room as a blank slate and a description of some of our plans.
This paint job took longer than it looks (and I still have to do the ceiling). There was a ton of spackling and caulking as this room has old wood paneling that had been cut open in parts and the top trim had gaping holes between it and the ceiling.
The first thing we need to address is that window and bed stuck against the left wall. Anna wants her bed there, so I am going to make believe that window isn’t there. She’s got two other windows and it’s a pain to lean over the bed to open and close something for privacy. So I’m hoping to create something like this picture below (with no pattern of course). Just white with navy grosgrain ribbon trim (see above). If anyone has a source for white
, plain cheap panels (at least 95″ tall and not sheer) please share! I need 6 of them to rig this canopy…Ikea’s are too off-white and I’m afraid to order anything on line. The only ones that looked white at my Ikea were the Vivan
(but they don’t sell them on line and didn’t have any in stock). World Market had some
that reviews said were very white, but they are not in stock (#$%@!!!). H&M has these
, but I think they are sheer…
I bought two white roman shades online that I hopefully will be able to embellish with navy ribbon as well. Those will go on the two windows to the right of the bed. A trimmed out Ikea bookcase on top of the original built-in will add more storage. In between the two windows a large white vanity and mirror will replace her desk (homework or make-up?? priorities!).
See how much bluer (is that a word?) the paint looks in this photo…weird!
Okay, really old sconce has to go. To the left is the closet (no you can’t look in there yet…where do you think everything went?) The right door is to the hallway and the tall bookcase is going. The plan is to build a floor to ceiling bulletin board on the wall to the right for her to go crazy with Luke Bryan or Harry Stiles posters. Oh, and we’re still hoping to pull up the carpet in time.
Ya know, all in a couple of weeks…I got this…I think! I would love to stick around and chat about what the heck we are doing with artwork and bedding, but that would mean I would have a clue as to what I’m doing… Hopefully, I will have tons of progress to report on next week.
In the meantime, head over to Calling It Home and see what the 20 designers were up to yesterday HERE
and check in with the rest of the amazing linking designers HERE
Peace out and thanks for stopping by! – kate
PS Thank you for all the love and encouragement last week!!! Loved it! 🙂