We went a little overboard with wedding pictures, and choosing which ones are going into my epic wedding post is taking forever. I'm going to give a little update on Adriana's room situation instead, lest NaBloPoMo suffer the same fate as 30 Day Shred (FAILBOAT!)
I believe I had mentioned before that Adriana's new room has basically served as a storage space since we moved here in March of 2010. I probably neglected to mention that I would also just throw crap in here at the last minute any time we were having guests over.
Adriana's room on November 1:
Adriana's room on November 10:
I have been busting my butt, yes? We also installed the railing for the twin, and she is sleeping in there as we speak (as you read? whatever). I'm kind of at a standstill because I don't really want to buy new furniture, and have no idea how to get the room to be less traditional/country feeling. The bedding isn't helping, but I fell in love with it when I was planning the nursery and decided to wait til I got the big girl bed and I'm going to make it work, dammit! Here's the long term plan for the room:
- Paint the walls. I want to do something fun like stripes or a stencil, but I need to rethink colors now that I've seen the bedding on the bed. I was originally thinking a pretty gray with bright stripes, but the bedding is too pastel. Bleh.
- Order shams and owls that go with the Pottery Barn Kids Hayley bedding. Or skip it and so something to make it less matchy? I don't know.
- Paint the bed frame and dresser white
- Change out hardware on dresser (something girly like crystal knobs)
- Get a nightstand - I love this glass accent table from Target, but it's probably inappropriate for a 2 year old
- Move the chest to our bedroom or the living room
- Get the 9 cube storage set from Target in white or a dark chocolate with bright, girly colored bins
- Switch out the ceiling fan to match the Minka Aire's in the rest of the house
- Replace the blinds with roman shades
- Patch and repaint the trim and doors
- Paint hardware
Adriana is a super girly girl, and I want the room to reflect that without making me gag. Hopefully I will get it all figured out soon, seeing as how she has already made the switch. If you have posted pictures of your kids' rooms, link to them in the comments section - I love looking at pictures and planning (more than implementing).