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Big Girl Bedroom Reveal – Finally

I’m finally sharing my girlie’s new all grown up (well 5 year old grown up anyways) de-pinkified big girl bedroom reveal.

 Did I say de-pinkified? Ok, so she wasn’t ready to let go of ALL the pink, but now it’s sophisticated big girl “magenta”.

Want to know what her favorite part of the room is? That would be a $2.99 lamp from Goodwill, really? I mean there is so much other better stuff!

It’s not the brilliantly spray painted bed..

or the fun painted signs on her wall…

not her fun memory board where she can display her favorite things..

or even her hilarious alarm clock that oinks when it’s time to start the day…

Nope, she is all about her purple lamp, because it’s a magic lamp! I mean a genie who sounds suspiciously like Robin Williams doesn’t exactly pop out and grant wishes but it’s pretty cool none the less…

We picked it out at Goodwill not knowing it held such magical powers.

It was a lovely fake brass, so we hit up the hardware store to pick up some purple spray paint (specifically picked out by my daughter, it was a toss up between that and neon orange for a minute, phew – let me tell you taking a 5 year old to a paint store can be a dangerous thing). So I got the lamp home, sprayed it up, and immediately brought it up to her room  waited the suggested 24 hours before handling…

and then tried to turn it on…

there was no switch…

no little screwy knob thing…

no string to pull – nothing…

really I just spent $2.99 on a lamp that doesn’t turn on?

Then my girlie touched the base and it “magically” turned on! Seriously the look on her face was priceless. It was better than the clapper (and now, if you are like me, you are singing “clap on, clap off, clap on, clap off, the clapper” or you know…now you are, sorry)!

Basically, for her, the room is all about the lamp, it’s purple, magic, and now she can stay up late reading books.

Preferably Berenstein Bears, and preferably when her crazy blogger mom isn’t driving her nuts trying to photograph her every move…

Maybe I should go back a minute and show you the before. Remember when I said taking your kid to a paint store can be dangerous?This is what happens when you let a 3 year old pick a paint chip.

Bubblegum pink! Not gonna lie, this was not my favorite. I love how fresh and fun the new aqua color is, it is so much more her too. Let’s swing on over to the other side of the room.

Our pet goldfish Dorothy makes the perfect bookend. Bonus – my sweet pea loves that Dorothy has books to read now, she even rotates them daily for Dorothy so she doesn’t get bored, love that kid!

I’ll be sharing some more specific DIY posts about some of the fun projects in the room, but for now I just wanted to share the big reveal!

Ok, can’t resist one last shot of the bedding, think the Mr. would go for this in our room?

You can see how I made the cute pom pom quilt here.

I have to say this may be my new favorite room in our house, it is just so fun!

Helpful Info – Duvet and Sheets from PB Teen, Wall Color is Blanket by Valspar (which you can find at Lowes)

UPDATE – I had the paint color color matched at a local paint store and after hearing from a reader that it was quite a bit brighter than what my room was I did some research. I brought the paint can back to the store and they ran the numbers the color is actually A Touch of Green NOT Blanket! Read more about it and the rest of my paint colors here.

UPDATE # 2 – We all know I have decorating ADD so her room looks completely different now. Come check out what her room looks like now that she is 6! Take the tour here



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  1. Kelly –

    What a special place you two created together! And I live the magic lamp story. Not sure what broke my heart the most — your daughter’s precious face or the fact that she rotates the books for Dorothy! Too cute! Love it and pinned it too!

    And it was so wonderful to meet you this past weekend!

    :) Linda

  2. I have the exact same duvet, throw pillow, curtains, and bean bag in my daughter’s room. Now all I need to do is paint. Can you share your paint color with me? I was looking at ‘swimming’ by Sherwin Williams, but would like to know what you used.

    1. You have good taste Kim ha :) Sorry the paint was a custom mix so I don’t know the color, but go lighter than you think if you try aqua!

  3. Kelly not only is the room so pretty that I want it for my way too old self but I loved reading your post. You make me laugh and smile and that’s what a blog post should be. Chloe’s adorable and your pics are great. Thanks for sharing them.

    Hugs…Tracy @ Cotton Pickin Cute

  4. Thanks for the post loved the room. I have a 5old granddaughter who would love the magic lamp. I now have to see if I can find one for her. But I seem to think I had one in one of my many boxes not unpacked. Loved all the talent you show. Thanks again. Dee

  5. I don’t even know what to say…it is absolutely stunning. Can I move in? Suddenly I want to be five all over again!

  6. I love this!!! I did my little girls room a few months back and sometimes I just have to go sit in it I just love it!! Isn’t it great to have a Little girly you get to live vicariously through?!!! So beautiful! Your one talented lady!!

    1. Yes, I’m always asking her if we can play in there, it is just so fun and cheery :)

  7. Love this room and the fun colors! I also love iron beds for little girls rooms. My favorite is the duvet though–where did you get it? It looks like PB! I shared this on my FB–great work!

    1. Oh I wish I could, it was a custom mix at a local paint store, sorry! I will tell you aqua is a little tricky, go a lot lighter than you think to avoid it being neonish.

      1. Amen!!! It is tricky- that’s why I was asking :) I have an office that fits the neon description after its coat of paint this weekend :)

        1. oh I just found the paint chip the custom mix was based off – Blanket by Valspar. My local paint store matched it so it should be pretty close? Good luck!

          1. Hey Kim, hmm the paint chip I have says just Blanket… it does have a bit of grey in it but it is much brighter on the walls than the chip. Good luck!

  8. It’s all so wonderful I can’t pick out a favorite thing. I can understand her fascination with the lamp though. ;) The colors her room are such happy colors. And I especially like how she gives fishy new reading material. :)

  9. Kelly…IT IS BEAUTIFUL!! So many cute details. My favorite part of this post is that Dorothy gets to read different books, precious! :)

    1. Thanks Sonya! She is such a sweet kid, now if she would just be that nice to her little brother ha :)

  10. Ok, I love it all but MY favorite is the white blanket with the pom pom balls folded on the end of the bed!!! Will you share with me where to find it?

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