My niece Harley's Dreamy Pink Room Reveal!
Updated: Jan 13
It feels like I was just introducing this project to you and we're already here at the reveal! That's what happens when it's a flash room makeover I suppose- it happens in a flash! I knew our plan going in and that everything would be happening in the span of about four days, but I'm still in a whirlwind that this project is already finished! (Psst. all the sources are linked at the bottom of the post for you!)
I do have more tutorials that I want to share from this project (like the flooring!) so I'll definitely be backtracking a bit next week, but for now let's bask in the beauty of these after photos shall we? But before we can do that we have to go back to the beginning...before we started.
This was Harley's room one week ago, what?!!? Last I left you we had just finished installing the wallpaper and flooring.
Then Kris and I headed back up to Fairfield this week to finish everything up. Within forty eight hours we were here.
The gallery wall has got to be my favorite thing in this room hands down. Most of this art came from Minted- they have so many fun kid's art selections all from super talented artists! And then it was a fun surprise when I ran across these butterflies in a shadowbox already in Harley's room last week, I knew they were going to be a perfect addition to the gallery wall. Turns out Harley's mom had bought them for her in Hawaii (where she used to live), so I'm really glad they worked in here so well.
While I was laying everything out I felt like we needed another 3D element to balance out the butterflies. I had purchased this little ceramic rainbow at Ikea over the weekend and I figured if I could figure out how to hang it on the wall it would look pretty cool. Thankfully a few brass nails under each section did the trick.
That custom floral art with Harley's name came from Minted too and is just so special. The perfect centerpiece to the gallery wall.
I'm still obsessed with the wallpaper from Rebel Walls and the way it paired with the pink daybed from Ashley Home Store was a dream. One of Harley's big requests was that she wanted a daybed- she loved how they look like a sofa. She also wanted to be able to store craft supplies under the bed. I forgot to take a photo of it, but that bottom section does pull out. It's made for a trundle, but we packed it full of Harley's craft bins.
Over on this side of her room we paired this campaign style desk from Ashley Home Store with this cute pink and gold chair. Last week when I was clearing out this room, there were so many photos, art, and papers tacked up directly to the wall with push pins. So when shopping for the finishing touches in here I knew I had to incorporate a cork board in some way. I found these hexagon cork tiles at Target and they were perfect.
I also found this little desk top marker board and after we revealed the room to Harley, she was already drawing all over it!
You can see little peeks of the capiz chandelier here and there in these photos and this find was such a happy accident! I originally had ordered this chandelier from Shades of Light, but the delivery date kept getting pushed back farther and farther. Last week I finally came to the realization that I was going to have to cancel my order and try to see if I could hunt something else down. Trouble was, by this point I only had a few days until we were planning to finish her room so there was no time to order anything. I quickly searched Facebook Marketplace and found this guy. I had to drive an hour round trip twice to pick it up since I missed the seller the first time, but it was 100% worth it and I think I may like it even more than the original fixture I had ordered.
On this side of the room are the closet doors that we painted pink and added some pretty brass hardware. On either side of them are where I put Harley's photos of her dad who passed away a few years ago. She had several of them pinned up in her old room and I knew I wanted to be sure to incorporate them in a special way. I reframed a few of them in simple white frames and hung two collections of three frames on either side of her closet.
Then over here is her new dresser and it is SO cute! This little campaign style furniture is perfect for in here! Since we removed her ceiling fan I also thought it was necessary to put in a table top fan since her mom said she used her fan quite a bit. I still can't believe I found this super cute retro pink version at Walmart.
And do you see that little white ceramic rabbit? He's a lamp! Yes, it is without a doubt the cutest lamp ever.
We were actually able to use the same rug that she had in here. I had been hunting down a cute rug when I noticed in the before photos the white one that she already had. I asked Harley's mom if it was in decent condition and she had actually just gotten it for Christmas this year, so I loved being able to reuse it- it's perfect in here!
In the closet we kept it simple, but I did tweak a few things- I painted her closet rod gold and added a bit more storage.
There's nothing like storage that is as cute as it is functional. These wire baskets and boxes from Open Spaces are the cutest. I have some light blue ones I'm planning to use in Lincoln's closet too (If I ever get to that space).
Revealing the room to Harley was seriously such an exciting moment. She had been so patient and was SO good about not peeking (seriously better than I ever could have been). From the day we started she had to wait a little over a week for the big reveal, which for me flew by, but for a nine year old is a really long time and had to have been so hard. When it was finally time to show her the space, I was over the moon excited.
She was one happy little girl! Her mom loved it too, which I was so grateful for. I really appreciate them giving me all the trust and confidence to do whatever I wanted in here!
Let me know what you think about my very first flash makeover! I get the feeling this won't be my last- not by a long shot!
paint color- Behr Smokey Pink
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Disclaimer: Many of the items for this makeover were gifted to me for my honest, unbiased review and all opinions, words and images are my own.