My daughter's room in our house is gradually becoming my own little sanctuary. I have my desk in there, and I finally decided to change her bedding on her daybed to a more "adult" look. The wall color is what she picked when me moved in 7 years ago and is on the list for repainting. It will probably end up some form of taupe like the rest of the house, but it won't happen until winter.
I found a seashell coverlet that I really loved at HomeGoods and added a few pillows to make a comfy reading space. I realized that my beachy bedroom picture would be a perfect fit with the bedding. I would love to paint the frame of the bed white, but I know that a certain 3-year-old grandson will soon be bumped from his tot cot to this bed. I think the with all the banging of little trucks and cars that this bed will be getting, I'll leave it unpainted for a little while longer.
My desk is a thrifted find from a hotel sale. I'm on the lookout for something different that I can paint white. The chair belonged to my grandparents and I'm waiting until I find a "new" desk to decide what I will do with it.
I had some cheapy WalMart plastic magazine holders that I thought I would try to makeover for my desk. I'm new to Mod Podge and don't look too closely, this didn't work out very well. I used a cardstock that I had in colors that worked for the room. I'm happy with the look, but I must say that the holes in the plastic holders not only made for a glue mess...they also made the paper bubble up. Let's just say they look fine for the room if you don't look at them carefully, but I won't be making any for gifts anytime soon. Once again I have to admit that I'm much better with food and flowers than I am with glue, paint or scissors!
I always want my kids to feel as if they have a room at my house, so it is a fine line between taking over the room and also still leaving it in a way that feels like her space when she is home (which is only once a year). It is certainly a work in progress. As long as Dolly (who has obviously been well loved) is sitting in a place of honor...it will always feel like home to my "baby"!
I am joining Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday!
You will love the projects you will see if you go visit her!