So, until we can really decide what we want, I'm trying to make some improvements to what we've got.
Ava's room is the first to be tackled. She had a full-size bed in there, as well as a dresser, nightstand, and a fairly large IKEA Expedit bookcase. Then she got that huge dollhouse for Christmas. To say that real estate was at a premium in her room would be a huge understatement, Plus, she's a
hoarder collector, which only makes things worse.
Right before Chritmas, when Pottery Barn had a big bedroom furniture sale, we ordered the Catalina Bunk Bed for her:
It was delivered yesterday and I could not be happier with it. It fits perfectly in her room, giving her probably three times as much space as she had with the larger bed. And what kid wouldn't want a bunk bed?
Of course, this has led to a complete overhaul of her room. I had to get all new bedding, since I had no twin bedding at all. Finding something sweet but not babyish is kind of hard. Seven is a funny age. I stuck with PB Kids and ordered the Harper quilts and shams, which should arrive later this week:
For now, I'll just be using white sheets because I scored a major deal at The Company Store outlet on Saturday (as in, 2 sheet sets for $35, one of which is 500 thread count. Holla!). The shams will have an 'A' on them, of course.
Then there's paint. Her room is currently green. BRIGHT green. It was moderately cute when she was three, but now it's just too bright. I want to soften it up a lot. If I had my druthers, I would probably paint the room a very light gray. I love the idea of pink. gray, and white. Very soft, soothing, etc. But Ava really wants a pink room. Luckily, she wants light pink. I was totally opposed to pink until I saw this:
This room was done by Phoebe Howard, and the color on the walls is White Dogwood by Sherwin Williams. It's soft, ethereal, and not bubblegummy at all. I think it's a pink I could live with.
For the final touches, I'd love to throw in a couple more pieces from PB Kids. They make it so easy to just do the whole room, don't they?
I'm thinking this chandelier:
Or, perhaps go more modern with this pendant from Land of Nod?
Hopefully we can get the painting done this weekend. Then it's on to closet organization!