Today is the day, friends– the day I show you my Ruby’s big girl room in the #staggreno. And what a sweet room it is indeed. But just to gross you out, let’s start with what we were working with, shall we? Remember this? (worth watching the before video just to blow your mind)
A whole lot of 70’s outdated yellow, shag carpeting, and a smell straight out of the 70’s to go with it. We had our work cut out for us. Speaking of cutting, that’s one of the first things we did– cut a bigger window out. It was not only to meet code, but also to bring more light to this dark basement room. It now gets a flood of natural light every day.
Next we re-directed some plumbing so we could get rid of that weird little wanna-be built-in corner. The rest was just cosmetic. New carpeting, fresh paint (Benjamin Moore Super White on the walls, and a soft pink, Benjamin Moore Ballerina Pink, on the ceiling). New doors, a new black framed window, and an awesome new light and we had a perfect place to start.
I didn’t want to just toss everything from her nursery to the curb and start over in the new house, but instead I wanted it to feel like a room for the same little girl, just in a new phase of childhood.
Her main request was a lot of pink. I think we accomplished that, yet didn’t make it so juvenile that we lose sophistication.
First, I figure we’ll just jump on in and show you the video tour, then I’ll break it all down and get into the nitty gritty.
Video: Romero Media
Photos: Veronica Reeve
So many neat projects went into this room, including a DIY I’m still in awe of. I’m breaking it all down tomorrow– starting with her bed. And you guys, it’s a goodie.
Here is some product info for those of you interested:
Headboard (similar) | Mint Fleur Chinoise Pillow ; Mint Greek Key Pillows ; Mint Greek Key Fabric for Hanging Chair Cushion (c/o Caitlin Wilson Textiles) | Rug | Bedding: Duvet; pillow shams | Shelves | Hanging Chair (similar) | Fur Pillow | Mermaid Bookends | Lamp | Dresser (similar) | “R” Hook | Elephant Hook | Light | Leather Pouf
Don’t forget– tomorrow we begin sharing all the DIY details for this room and that bed is up first!