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Avery's big girl room reveal

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
When we moved in to our home I was beyond excited that I would be able to decorate my girl's rooms the way I had always wanted. When you are renting a home you usually don't have the option to create a space that is really yours. That is if you want your deposit back. Which we always seemed to lose anyway so in retrospect my new policy is do what you want..renting or not. 
Avery was a big influence when it came to the color scheme and what she did and did not want...the girl knows what she likes.

The first thing we started with was the gold dot decals from Urban Walls and not only are they super easy to apply but you can also remove them easily. Huge bonus in my opinion!
Her nightstand/desk, which I realize still needs pulls, was the first piece of furniture that I ever owned as my own. My cousin was getting rid of it and I begged her to give it to me, and 23 years later, I still have it. I loved furniture even way back then.
The dresser is a auction find for $7. Painted white with the pull's sprayed gold.
Her bedding is a Pottery Barn Teen duvet with some pillows I made to pull it all together. I actually had the material left over from another project and we thought is was perfect for her room.

Avery's next request was a chalkboard wall. I'm going to be honest here, I love me some chalkboard paint, but the idea of loads of chalk dust in her room wasn't thrilling me. So instead we scaled it down and painted a chalkboard heart for her and her friend's to draw on.
Her lamp is from target and it was black at first, so for fun we sprayed it gold and then painted the stripes on the plain white shade. It's amazing what you can do with a can of spray paint!

One of her favorite hobbies is to make her Lego buildings and she needed a place to display her creation's that was out of reach of little hands. I found these Ikea shelves in our storage and after spraying the bracket's gold they made a perfect home for her Legos.

The best part of this whole project for me was that we were able to do it together and besides the decals and paint, we created her new space with things that we already had somewhere in the house. She loves her new room and that is what makes it all worth while!

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