Quick Way to Add Color to Sofia’s Room

Sofia needed a little more color on one side of her room, so I made her a quick colorful pennant to hang on the top of her mirror. It was super easy to do and also pretty cheap. I just got some glitter color card stock from Michael’s, a spool of thin ribbon, and my stapler. I cut the card stock into uniform triangles, folded over the top edge of the triangle to cover the ribbon that I used to hang all the triangles, then I stapled the triangles into place. You can’t even see the staples so I wasn’t going to take the time to bust out the glue gun for this project.

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Pennants 2In hindsight though, because I hung the pennant on Sofia’s mirror and you can see the reflection of the back of the triangles, I would have made the pennant double sided so that there’s color on both sides… Not going to change it now though ūüôā .

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I also broke out the spray paint and painted her out owl lamp to give her a little more color on the right side of her bed. I painted the walls in her room a very neutral color so that I could infuse a lot of color with accessories.

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Sofia’s Room, Progress!

Check ya later beige! ¬†That’s basically what I was chanting for the 20 hours it took to paint Sofia’s room. ¬†That’s right, I said 20 hours… ¬†“Wow, your daughter’s room must be enormous!” you ask. ¬†No… really, really it’s not, but I decided to stencil chevron stripes on an accent wall and it took FOREVER! ¬†But, if I had to do it all over again, I would because I love it, and more importantly, Sofia loves it!

Sofia, being the 12-year-old she is, had set ideas on some of the things she wanted in her room (GREEN AND PURPLE STRIPES and NO pink), but not so much on other things (no opinion on artwork, bedding, etc.) and she told me that I could that figure out.  Yea!  Pretty much free rein on what I could do.

Here are the before and after pics of her room:

 

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Her room’s actually bigger than the picture conveys… ¬†She’s got a queen sized bed in there with plenty of room to spare.

 

I went with green and purple as the main colors with orange accents. ¬†The bookcase went from an oak color to purple and the walls are painted Horizon Gray by Benjamin Moore in satin sheen since Sofia is hard on her walls. ¬† Here’s a close up of the accent wall:

 

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I used a base coat of purple then added Martha Stewart’s purple glitter paint on top to give it some shine. ¬†Sofia said she wanted green and purple stripes and I knew that alternating those colors would look too busy, so instead I did an ombre look with light green stripes at the top then medium green stripes in the middle and dark green stripes at the bottom with one accent purple stripe with a little glitter near the very bottom.

 

The bedspread is from Wake Up Frankie and I think it goes great with the wall. ¬†I added a two orange pillows that I got from Marshall’s and want to sew a couple of puggle puppy appliqu√©s (as soon as I find out how to do that, thank you You Tube!). ¬†The orange ties into the rug I got from Urban Outfitters¬†that I got for a steal for $20! ¬†¬†The curtains are also from Urban Outfitters and they tie into the gray walls without overwhelming. ¬†I also installed some black-out blinds behind the curtains since my girl likes to sleep! ¬†She’s growing :).

 

Here are a few more pics from different angles in her room:

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And here’s Sofia enjoying her favorite activity!

 

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I still have a few more prints to frame and hang above Sofia’s bed as well as a mirror that I need to find hopefully at a thrift store to mount above her dresser (hence the lack of pics of the other, undone side of her room).

 

I’m aiming to finish her room in one more week, then it’s off to the next project… ¬†re-screening the covered porch for Thomas for Father’s Day. ¬†It’s been wanting me to do that for a while so I just have to figure out how, but that’s the story of my DIYing ūüôā