Can we get sort of serious here for a minute? My little girls are still pretty little – four and six – but when Ada turned six this year it hit me that six is one third of eighteen…and eighteen is when kids off to college…meaning she was a third of the way through the time she’d live in my house full time. Which just blew my mind. But what, you might wonder, does this have to do with the prettiest navy blue bench? I will tell you.
As I’ve been working my way through some of the updates and personalizations to this house since we bought it a year and a half ago, I’d been thinking the bedrooms would be some of the last rooms to receive my attention. A lot of the bedrooms have cracks in the walls, need closet door repairs, new paint, things hung on the walls, etc. They’re the easiest rooms to delay updating because most people who come to your house don’t see them. But when I had the whole Ada-is-a-third-of-the-way-through-living-here-epiphany I decided I wanted to prioritize her room. I want her to have a pretty, cheery, personalized space to call her own.
I doesn’t hurt that she’s the kind of kid who totally loves and appreciates this sort of thing. She’s been so excited to approve and be part of some of the decisions and is so genuinely thrilled to be getting the attention paid to her space, it’s pretty much all the motivation I need. So far I’ve patched the cracks in the walls (video tutorial!), painted the walls a very pale blush pink shade, and built floating shelves.
There are lots more plans in the works – I’ll share all the details soon – but today I wanted to show you a few little accents I’ve added this past week. Including that navy blue bench I mentioned!