I mentioned last week that updating my six year old’s room had sort of unexpectedly jumped up on my house updates priority list. It all started with the floating shelves I built for EHow and grew quickly from there.
Does this snowball effect happen to you? You start one simple project and all of a sudden you’re waist-deep in a new project.
When I settled on Ada’s room as the spot for the floating shelves, I started thinking about the wall color. The walls were green when we bought the house, and had stayed that way for the past year and a half.
I had promised Ada she could have pink walls in her bedroom in this house and after patching cracks but before hanging the floating shelves seemed the perfect time to paint them. And so the snowball started rolling.
Most elements of the room I have already, just need to do some hanging/refinishing/tweaking/making. Here’s the plan.
I already have the capiz pendant, which will hang over the nightstand to the left of the bed. It was in the playroom at our old house. The rattan side table is already there but is a taupey color – I’m still waffling between painting it white or black. I’m going to make a Moroccan wedding-style blanket for the bottom of the bed, similar to the one pictured. The zebra print ties all of the colors in the room together – I’m still deciding whether to hang it over the bed with a couple other prints or find another home for it.
The hanging chair is the one piece I don’t have. I really, really love this one but it’s more than I want to spend right now so that’s the one piece that I’ll probably wait a bit on.
So here are my questions for you. What color would you paint the rattan side table – black or white? And would you hang prints above the brass headboard or just leave it blank there?
Julia @cuckoo4design says
Love the hanging chair so so much. The plans are fabulous. How about painting the table bright pink? And I kind of like it blank above the bed the way it is right now and I can so imagine the capiz chandelier over the nightstand.
Amazing idea – I hadn’t even considered pink but that could be an awesome pop of bright color!
Melissa Horal says
I’d go black to set off the pendant and bring in that edge of sophistication.
I know, I am so torn!
Cassie Bustamante says
love the plan! what a great room she will have!
It’s super fun to see it coming together :)
Cassie Bustamante says
ps- yes that happens ALL THE TIME. forgot to mention that. ;)
victoria dennison says
This happens to me all the time. I start out ‘just painting’ and end up doing an entire room! I am glad it isn’t just me!
Kindred spirits unite :)
Kristin Strickler Cadwallader says
Oh, I can relate. My snowball effect turns into an avalanche :)
Seriously, no one is safe ;)
Courtney Coty says
I’m a victim of the snowball effect as well! Love the scheme. I’d go with black on the rattan side table. I actually like the table, chair and zebra print together as a little vignette if that makes sense for the space. Can’t wait to see the end result!
I like the chair, table, and print together too. The print may wind up with the chair. Still figuring all that out :)
Amber @ Wills Casa says
The snowball effect is real! I say white for the table and blank above the bed.
I’m leaning toward blank above the bed too. Still up in the air on the side table though…I guess I could always paint it white or black and just repaint if it doesn’t feel right!
I feel you friend. Curating a home is a TOTAL snowball effect. Once one space is fresh and new and beautiful, the other spaces beg for the same thing. I looove that hanging chair from S&L. Its so pricey but Ive been considering it. I love the zebra print and the wedding blanket. This room is going to look great!
So true – gosh, it takes forever. A high school friend sent me a link today to a Pier 1 chair (dead ringer for the S&L, just different color) on clearance for $199! It’s called the Willow Swingasan.
whaaaat! Def gonna take a look at it.
What is the snowball effect?
ha! definitely relate. And I vote black for the table….I’m liking black w/ pink these days (not that I have any pink anywhere in my house with 4 boys….)
Bethany DeVore says
oh this is going to be so pretty! The snowball effect is always happening around our house!