Sorry this is a day late, but I think it will be worth it! Yesterday was a cold and dreary day, and I was just not loving the light for my photos. Is it too much to ask for a sliver of sunlight? Plus, my son has the flu, so I was a bit scattered anyway!
But things are looking brighter in my daughter Kate’s, bedroom! I have to admit, since we’ve moved, I haven’t done a whole lot to the kids’ rooms, aside from painting them. But one thing that has been bugging me for awhile now, is that my daughter’s bed just looks… unfinished. She has adorable bedding (PB Outlet), but I haven’t found a headboard that I really like.
But along came this beautiful inspiration (thank you, Emily A. Clark). Ever since I laid eyes on it – I have had this paneled wall image in the back of my mind…
Why not give this a shot, right? You don’t necessarily need the headboard AND the paneled wall to make a statement. I find the paneled wall alone really striking!
First things first. I needed to rearrange her bedroom. There aren’t a whole lot of options, and the original setup just wasn’t really working.
So, here are some pictures of her room before we got to work. I should say that part of what triggered this paneled headboard was that Kate wanted to “organize her room”. Who am I to stand in the way of progress? (And yes, it’s dark. What can I say? Women in this house get motivated in the nighttime hours. Perhaps it has something to do with me painting our master bedroom the day before I went into labor with her…).
This is the view from her bedroom door (prior to clearing anything out). You can see that some items have made their way up from the basement:
Again, a view from her bedroom door, slightly to the right. Lots of doors to deal with in this space.
A shot from the doorway of the Jack & Jill bathroom. More doors.
Like I said, this setup just wasn’t working. Plus, she has one additional nightstand that shouldn’t even be in her room. Too much stuff!
So, from here, I rearranged the furniture.
I’m liking the flow of the room more already. I am thinking that a smaller dresser may be in order, but that’s for another time. I’m also adding “paint the treasure chest” to my to-do list in this room.
But now that the paneled headboard wall is complete, it really adds to the character of the room and I’m loving it! I love the texture and the interest it brings. Excuse the photo overload here. Can you tell I’m excited?
I’m still debating on the artwork here – what do you think? When I hang it on the wall, it just gets lost in the Sea of Pink. When I hang it on the paneled wall, you could actually see it. So, this is where it stands for now.
What do you think? Leave the artwork there? Or better off without?
But wait! Just when you thought it couldn’t get any cuter… (I literally thought of this just before I was going to post).
Who can resist a boxwood wreath? Wait, is that a cute, coordinating boxwood topiary on the nightstand? Oh yes it is!
Well, there you have it. I will post a tutorial on this project in the days to come.
Enjoy your day!
I’m linking up to:
Remodelaholic – Headboard Party
Savvy Southern Style – Wow Us Wednesdays
Shabby Chic Cottage – Transformation Thursday
Not Just a Housewife – Show Me What Ya Got
Somewhat Simple – Strut Your Stuff
Seven Thirty Three – Sugar & Spice
Blue Cricket Design – Show & Tell
Hooking Up With House of Hepworth’s
Miss Mustard Seed’s – Furniture Feature Friday
Fingerprints on the Fridge – Feature Yourself Friday
Remodelaholic – Remodelaholic’s Anonymous
Just A Girl – Show and Share Day
I Heart Naptime – Sunday Scoop
Green Door Designs – Saturday Spotlight
Dittle Dattle – Amaze Me Monday
Between Naps on the Porch – Metamorphosis Monday
Thrifty Decor Chick – Before and After Party
Decor Chick – Molding Link Party