Hello again! It’s Jillian here at halftime of the One Room Challenge! I am working on my daughter’s bedroom, and as you saw last week, it is shaping up to be a beauty in blush. Be sure to also check Week 1 to see the game plan for the bedroom. This week I am moving the rug and furniture in and presenting just the cutest little girly chandelier you ever did see. If you are new to The Brick Nests, thanks for checking us out! Read more about me and my blog partner Lisa in the About section. And thanks to Linda at Calling it Home for hosting this wonderful event where hundreds of rooms are transformed by bloggers over a six-week period.This post contains affiliate links. Click here to read our full disclosure policy.
First let’s start with the adorable little girly chandelier! When I stumbled across this chandelier while online shopping I knew it was the one! There are a lot of great options for lighting available, and while generally the smaller mini chandelier size tends to be better priced, of course the one I wanted was pricey (why does that always happen to me?). I did briefly think about trying to replicate it with a little do-it-yourself action. Several years ago I did successfully DIY my dining room chandelier pictured below, which was much more labor intensive than this project would have been, so I probably could have done it. But that was two children ago, and I was much more ambitious back then! Plus I got nervous it wouldn’t be as gorgeous (and maybe got a little lazy too), so I went ahead and ordered it.
When I opened the box that contained my daughter’s girly chandelier I loved it, but also realized this actually could have been a very simple DIY project. Any mini chandelier would do–just buy some pretty mini chandelier shades and use a glue gun to stick some pom poms onto the lamp shades. Easy peasy said the girl who didn’t do it herself! This is a great way to dress up or change the look of any chandelier while getting this adorable look for less! Now without further ado, may I present the girly chandelier in all her pink girly pom pom glory!
I think you get the point and gather my love of this perfect little girly chandelier from the pictures above! As my husband said, “Wow, it’s really pink in here!” EXACTLY! Now he is getting my vision!
Next we move on to the rug which I put into the room back when I changed the nursery from baby boy to baby girl. I like it a lot, it has held up well, and is soft underfoot, so I planned to reincorporate it into this big girl room. The color is fun and vibrant (it comes in many sizes and colors too), with a simple large scale pattern that works with most room decor choices. I will not belabor the point with pictures though (as I did above with the chandelier)! Below you can see the rug with my daughter’s simple white iron bed, which I bought from an old neighbor and have saved for years while waiting for my daughter to outgrow her crib. #thirdchildproblems
Now let’s transition to the furniture for this big girl bedroom. I will try to keep it brief and show you lots of photographs. Check out this cool photograph below featuring my daughter’s new nightstand and the rug. I bought these nightstands for their reflective mirrored quality, as I thought they would work well in a room with three windows and lots of natural light.
I was planning to re-slipcover my baby glider chair with this fabulous fabric, but I was going to need ten yards of fabric which was pricey. Then I stumbled upon this chair pictured below in the same fabric for less than the cost of what I was going to pay for the fabric alone. I also liked the smaller shape of the chair as we don’t really need the larger glider anymore since there is room in the bed to read and snuggle. This is a good example of when reupholstering isn’t worth the cost. Check out my living room reupholster post to see some examples of when it is worth it.
A simple black bench that I had kicking around in the basement works well in this bedroom. It will look pretty and less formal/antique when it is styled with pillows and stuffed animals.
Lastly, I need to tell you all about another furniture snafu that happened to me again! See this post about my last One Room Challenge furniture problem. This usually does not happen to me, and I do lots ‘o online shopping–I guess it’s the pressure of the challenge! I ordered a new dresser for my bedroom back in November (Cyber Monday 25% off) with the plan to give my old dresser to my daughter for her bedroom. Ha ha, silly mommy! First the dresser was back-ordered, and when it finally arrived, it was too big for my room AND the color wasn’t right with my grayish-green walls!!! Sigh. The hubby and I got the furniture movers out (do you have these? You should!) and slid this beast of a dresser over to my daughter’s room with tears streaming down my face (I’m exaggerating…. kind of)!
Well, you know how people say we dress our babies better than ourselves (which is true for me)? Well now I’d like to add that they also have better bedroom furniture! I always have a back up plan when ordering furniture online, and although this wasn’t my exact plan, this dresser really looks gorgeous in my daughter’s room (lucky cute little thing she is)! I’m also really digging the beachy vibe it has in here. I can totally work with that, my friends!
What’s that you ask? What about a dresser for my room? That’s very nice of you to ask! For now I am going to keep on rocking my workout clothes and shove them in my too-small dresser and take this one for the team! No time to wallow! Here’s what we have left to do for this One Room Challenge.
- fun girly room decor
- pillows and bedding
buy self new dresserwho wrote that?!?! LOL
I hope to see you all back here next Thursday for Week 4 of the One Room Challenge!
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