She may be a tomboy at heart (she loves to play in the mud and climb all the things but she’ll wear a tutu and look cute doing it) but my BooBoo Girl is just as obsessed with unicorns as any other girl her age (or not, I love unicorns too!). For her 5th birthday I decided to surprise her with the mother of all photo shoots, a unicorn photo shoot that was quite simply the most magical thing we’ve ever done.
BooBoo Girl’s crown, earrings, dress and shoes, and Love Bug’s flower headband, earrings, dress and shoes were all purchased on Zulily.
After seeing the prints from our magical unicorn photo shoot I did what any other unicorn-loving mother would do and asked BooBoo Girl if she wanted a bedroom makeover starring her three favorite things: Pink (duh!), Gold and or glitter (this kid loves anything that sparkles), and unicorns (obviously!) to which she replied “Yes!!! With rainbows and butterflies and fluffy clouds and a tree (uh wait a minute, how good of a crafter does she think I am?) oh and can I get a bunk bed, puhlease mommy!” (Sure and while I’m at it I’ll install a sky light and paint Starry Night on your ceiling.) *eye roll* Agreeing to this bedroom makeover was both exciting and bittersweet, a lot of blood (quite literally; carpet nails hurt like hell!), sweat (oh yeah!) and tears (out of frustration and ultimately joy) went into designing and decorating her Alice in Wonderland/Betsey Johnson inspired bedroom. I could tell this makeover was coming at a good time though, she was no longer in love with her room and she really wanted to have a room to share with Love Bug so they could have sleepovers together (is that not the most heart melting thing?). Additionally with all the stress from the divorce and adjusting to the new living arrangement it was time for a change and seeing her excitement for having a say in her new room was all the motivation I needed to spring into action.
Now let the fun begin!…
To start I let BooBoo Girl and Love Bug pick the paint colors, they choose pink and green with a special request for gold and glitter (which I then narrowed down the overwhelming color choices to two complimentary color palettes and let them choose from there).
Next, while the girls were away at their dad’s for the weekend I took it upon myself to begin painting. While I’d like to be able to say I know all the best ways to paint a room (I’ve painted a lot of rooms) the truth is I don’t, I tend to just wing it (my mom and I can bust out a room in less than an hour, she does all the edging and I roll like a mofo). However, I recently read a post on Pinterest (don’t ask which one, I forgot to pin it and I honestly can’t remember) that said to roll the walls first and then edge with a brush and repeat (this is the technique I used).
If you think that mint wall looks good just you wait, the best is yet to come!
So that’s as far as I’ve gotten to date. Currently I’m giving the window sills a little pop of color and revamping her dresser, nightstand and bookshelf. I’m hoping to update this weekend with their finished looks so keep checking back. Hope you enjoyed reading along and learning from my mistakes.