What to paint an eleven year old girl’s room? With my son’s room done I started right in on Emma’s room. The only problem was I couldn’t get a handle on what color I wanted to paint. She wanted a dark purple with polka dots, and I wanted…well I really didn’t know. We spent hours searching online and Pinterest for ideas. Made a trip to the paint store for samples to think about. This was driving me nuts. Finally I settled on a light gray thinking we would accent with polka dots. That is NOT what we ended up with.
After a two and a half hour visit to the paint store, (long story) I walked away with three different gallons of three different colors. Only one of which I had even wanted or liked. What a disaster! At my wits end I thought I could make something work.
I painted the bottom portion of the walls in a gorgeous medium purple color. Then began painted the top half in a surprise color from the paint store. This looked green…not gray. So another trip to get paint (from a different store) and I tried it again. This time is was the perfect shade of gray. I then painted a stripe between the two colors around the room.
purple and gray
Since her furniture was white (except the bed) and the bedspread and curtains were already purple I only needed to do some wall decor.
I found this metal tree at Hobby Lobby. Not exactly polka dots but liked that it had purple and gray and pulled in some other colors.
We purchased her letters all so at Hobby Lobby and then a friend of mine painted polka dots on it to match the tree.
My husband made these boxes out of left over wood from my son’s headboard. I painted them purple on the inside and white on the outside. These we will hang in her room. I all so found a water-color painting she had made this year in school. It had the colors of the tree in it as well. I had a frame and painted it purple to match. Now to get Jim to get these hung up.
She originally had two twin beds in there. We kept one and slid the mattress of the other underneath it to pull out like a trundle bed for friends. We placed her bed along the wall to give it a day bed look. I am still looking for pillows to put on it.
I must say this looks like a teen girl’s room! It turned out great, not what we first had in mind, but great none the less. And Emma and I have had fun putting it together, together!
Think I am done paintingfor a while. Just saying.