I had to put on my decorator suit one more time as the DIY makeover bug had struck me again.
This time it directed me to my little girl's bedroom.
|The before makeover photo of Little Girl's bedroom|
A Disney Princess themed room just decorated by yours truly 2 years ago
The past week therefore was all about wallpaper stripping, wall painting and wallpaper hanging.
Wallpaper stripping this time was uncomplicated. Even wallpaper solution was no longer needed.
I just simply tried the corner of the wallpaper, loosen it and peeled it with my hands or with my putty knife.
Sometimes the whole paper came off in one piece or just the surface layer with the bottom layer still in the wall. This, I just sponged it with a warm soapy water and most of the time it just peeled away by hand or with the aid of my putty knife.
|Wallpaper stripping in progress.|
Allotted 2 hours a night when little girl was asleep in our bed
As soon as all the walls were bared ( side walls stripped with the wallpaper and the feature wall mural removed) came the wallpaper and paint colour selection and finalisation.
This time I wanted to decorate my little girl's bedroom with something she can grow into.
I scoured for different wallpaper prints in the internet. Once my top choices were narrowed down I let my little girl picked the one she likes best.
Next came the paint colour selection. Her old room was very pink so we made sure it wasn't in the list of choices.
With her new wallpaper in mind I know green would be the perfect match for the side walls.
But never did I imagine colour Green could have so many shades it could possibly get!
In the end we settled with Guava Green by B&Q for the side walls.
|Bare walls ready for decorating.|
Several shades of paint testers on the wall.
Finally, after a week long of hard work with sleepless nights spent on painting, re coating and wallpaper hanging, I can finally share with you my little girl's bedroom.
Here is my little girl's green and pink vision of an owl themed bedroom with white furnitures.
The matching Duvet set and the pink novelty owl shaped cushion are both from Just Kidding.
They were all ordered from Amazon.
(Just a warning though, an extra £3.50/per roll on the wallpaper was charged for p&p).
Her furnitures are the same ones she had previously except for the bed.
Since she travels a lot while asleep we decided it is best if she sleeps on a double size bed this time.
I wanted to keep her bedroom simple, cosy, feminine, inviting and relaxing yet still in keeping with her age at the same time.
I also wanted the feature wallpaper as the focal point of her bedroom so keeping the side walls simple and barely decorated would be fundamental.
|Fabric bunting from a local toy shop with her name on it.|
|Books for bedtime reading decked her drawer chest.|
Royal Doulton Bunnykins wall clock to help her learn in telling the time
|The view from the opposite end of her bedroom|
I only allowed her doll house and a baby in the cradle wooden toys in her bedroom to instill in her the idea that bedroom is for relaxing and sleeping only.
I don't want her to get into the habit of playing before bedtime.
There is her adjacent playroom anyway for her toys and study materials which is topping my list for my next DIY makeover projects.
Halloween is just 2 days away and I am still very busy catching up with my laundry and ironing that piled up during the makeover days.
Pumpkins are still uncarved but hey at least as I still have tomorrow to get the house Halloween ready.
My little girl is loving her new bedroom and that's the most important thing to me at the moment.
Happy Halloween everyone.