when savannah was 14 we painted her room the color of her choice. bubble gum pink & green. naturally. well within a couple years she had outgrown that look and color combo. but as any of you know, painting a room and a bed and changing furniture etc never seemed to make it to the top of the perpetual “list”. then it was senior year & while the room was no longer “her” to spend time and money on that while we were purchasing things for her new life at college wasn’t very practical. plus , all three other sisters would love a room makeover too.
well the pink and all it’s bubble gum-ness glory was starting to bother even me. i promised savannah months ago i’d get it painted. when i found out jessica would be coming to town i knew i couldn’t let her sleep in a room of bubble gum pink.
so…dan & i had a couple days over spring break where we knocked it out. i was at the gym one morning & he calls and asked me to meet him over at lowe’s “to pick out a color”…well, friends i may not always make speedy quick decisions but in less than 5 minutes i chose valspar silverleaf and told mr. lowes to whip it up. no time to bring home swatches. no time to see how the color looks at different times of day. nope. just pick a grey and let’s roll. grabbed a can of primer for “drastic color change” and we were out the door.
we also had a ginormous piece of furniture that we needed to empty & kick to the curb. so here are a few little iphone shots to give you the before….
while this is definitely no fabulous with every detail complete magazine worthy DIY, it’s just proof what a couple days and a simple gallon of paint can do to change a space. the walls are a little too minimalist even for me. i’m hoping to have savannah paint a gigantic canvas duo of “it is well” , add some fun anthro nobs to the closet & add something fabulous ( yet to be determined) over the bed…..but for now, the new sheets & bedding and clean freshness of the room is so peaceful and inviting to me. maybe when savannah comes home this summer ( for only a very short visit before she leaves. for the entire summer) she’ll love it so much she’ll stay. forever.
i kid. i kid.
in case you’re wondering~
pillow on the bed~ jeanne d’arc living
chair~ marshalls find
framed map of kosovo~ savannah’s trip at christmas
gold lanterns~ on sale now at target ( forgot to add the candles)
mercury glass lamp~ marshalls