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I have so many big projects in the works that I’ve been negligent on finishing up some of the smaller ones around the house. This sponge wall and shiplap that I just finished in the boy’s room is the perfect example! Just an afternoon of focus made a serious upgrade!
Alice is my oldest… 8 going on 18… and has been asking when we could finish her room for a while now. She said she’s “okay” with the nursery animal wallpaper – but she was definitely excited when I agreed to a facelift for this room. Since we already have the big components of this room… her bed, nightstands, dresser, etc… it was just a matter of putting the finishing touches on it. Here’s where it was right before she moved in.
Yes… this wallpaper is still here!
The big request from Alice since she moved into this room has been for a blue room… and a pink room! I almost dismissed the idea of that much color until I found this rug while browsing one day. I’ve been making the slow transition to more wool rugs in my home and besides more frequent vacuuming… I love the quality and feel that an all wool rug brings. Could I make blue and pink work together? I went through several wall treatment ideas, but ultimately this pink textured wallpaper sealed the deal. A little bit neutral but still fun and playful.
I’m not a huge fan of wallpaper up to a ceiling without crown molding or another treatment – I’ve definitely done it, but it always feels unfinished to me. My idea is to box in the wallpaper and paint the surrounding wall in a monochromatic pink color. Not only do I love how this looks, but it actually makes wallpapering easier!
The best example I could find is this bathroom alcove by Sarah at Room for Tuesday. So dreamy.
I received the wallpaper today so I still have a little bit of work to do… mainly finding the perfect pink to go with it! COVID-19 is not making projects easy if you can’t get the supplies online!
I’m waiting to start on this until I have EVERYTHING in hand so I can make this a quick and easy project… my goal is 1 day…. can I do it?
What do you guys think… would you want to spend time in this room?
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