pink room makeover update…
We’re checking a lot off of the to-do list for our girls’ pink room makeover. But it’s the last week of this One Room Challenge before the reveal, and I feel like we still have SO much to do.
No surprise there.
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Anyways, I signed up, and we’re gonna finish this torture chamber experiment.
Here’s what’s been going down recently in this space.
Want to skip right to the reveal?
Why is it that we perform best under pressure? I’d like to think I performed better poolside with a fruity drink in hand. This 6-week timeline is torture…and I VOLUNTEERED…
Sometimes I astound myself with my own idiocy.
We’re building a nook.
Our daughter’s space is so odd in terms of its layout that building a nook for her bed and desk was the best concept we had for making the space work.
We’re building the nook out of white melamine shelving material from Home Depot.
Hubs got to use his beloved Kreg jig for this project. He has a serious love affair going on with that tool. And I’m all for it continuing. I get a lot of good perks out of that relationship.
The guts of the nook shelving structure up top will be covered with our crown molding.
Above you can see the crown molding going in, as we’re about to wrap it around the nook area. And besides the “hardscape”, we’ve been working on the “softscape” as well.
In other pink room news…
We finished the “desk chair” we made from this inexpensive storage ottoman.
We beefed it up and made it taller so that it would be the right height for her to use as a chair, and then added 3″ casters.
Will get to the tutorial at some point hopefully soon.
Our very scientific way to figure out the correct height for the desk chair 😉
The space we have for her desk area is so small and tight that I knew a real chair with a back wouldn’t work. Plus, this ottoman gives her extra storage in a room where that is at a premium. Win-win.
I showed you my haul of thrift store and flea market frames a while back.
I finally got around to working on this project. All of these frames got spray painted a bright white.
My original concept for this wall in our pink room has even MORE picture frames on it than you see below.
Now I’m thinking maybe that is too much of a good thing. I dunno. Will see what we end up with soon, I guess!
The last couple of projects I tackled this week were for the bedding. I made a ribbon lined bed skirt with no-sew hem tape and THIS pink grosgrain ribbon.
The bedskirt I used cost less than $10. I’ll take that any day over similar skirts you can purchase for upwards of $100!
I also made a duvet cover from two twin bed sheets. The sheets cost a whopping $10 for 2. #BigSpender 😉
But in all honesty, WHY pay out the nose for beautiful bedding that goes in a little person’s room who would jump on the bed with her muck boots on, if I let her.
I’d rather pay next to nothing, and then not get panicked when I see some dirt on the darn thing.
Plus, when she decides in three years she wants an all-black room with camo accents or something, I won’t have a huge heart attack…only a small one.
I added some hot pink pom-pom fringe to a simple white duvet cover to spruce it up. So inexpensive, and made a big difference.
So what’s left in this pink room adventure? We need to hang some shelving, and the big item that still needs to be checked off the list is the DIY upholstered headboard.
I haven’t tried that project before, but there are about 867 YouTube tutorials on it…
How hard can it be?
Famous last words of a DIY’er, right?!
Tara @ Lehman Lane says
Love the white frames and the pink bamboo desk. The room is really coming along! Only a few days left before the craziness is over and we all have finished rooms 🙂 Yay!!!
Erin Spain says
It’s looking amazing!!
Looking forward to the finished post. I love your knock-off linens. What a great idea!!! The grosgrain link is for 1 1/2″ ribbon—is yours really that wide? It doesn’t look that wide to me.
You know what, you’re TOTALLY right. It’s not 1.5″. It’s 7/8″. Thanks for noticing, and I am making the correction now 🙂