I can't believe that it's been 3 years since my daughter's room got a makeover. Even when it was "finished," I knew I wasn't happy with the bed and had plans to change it out at some point.
Fast forward three years, and many other projects jumped in line ahead of that one. However, her room got pushed to the front burner again recently when we decided to move her from a twin to a full bed. So, with the need for a new headboard and bedding, I decided to take the opportunity to freshen up this entire side of the room.
Many elements will stay the same, but I am switching a few things around. The stripes are definitely staying, and I'm still working with the same fabric combo that was on her bed. I was able to adapt her bedskirt for the full mattress and have purchased a white down comforter that I plan to use a simple solid cover on. I'll use the fabric from her twin duvet cover above to make some new shams.
I'll also be using a pair of swing arm lamps, although they'll have a different shade and I'll definitely dress them up a little somehow. The bamboo nightstands were a Craigslist find that have been waiting for a makeover. I'm planning to do glossy red with gold hardware, and using them to flank the bed.
I'm undecided on the artwork over her bed. The framed photo of her is one of my all time favorites, but I've always been a little nervous about that large frame with glass hanging over her bed. Did you know we've been having regular 4.0+ earthquakes in OKC? Crazy! Maybe I'll make it into a canvas instead.
A few months ago I created a design board for the Crane and Canopy blog, based loosely on my daughter's room. I'll be incorporating several of those ideas in her room refresh. One project is already down... although she's informed me that she's not crazy about it at all. Seems like a vintage wicker headboard is not what she would choose, but I've assured her that this is just a "for now" quick fix, until I have time to do something different (hopefully an upholstered headboard, some day).
Be sure to get those projects ready, it's time for Best of the Nest again on Friday!
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