Little Girl Bedroom Makeover – bed décor

Our sweet four-year old daughter, Quinn, LOVES so many things – like birds, butterflies, bees, bugs, books, jewelry, dresses, make-up, and clouds. Quinn was recently asking me about clouds, it was strange and completely adorable. She really wanted a cloud – to cuddle. She wanted me to get one from the sky and was convinced I could do it.

I told Quinn that I couldn’t grab a cloud from the sky and explained why – but the more I thought about it the more I wondered if there was actually a way that I could. I researched making a cloud with stuffing, but it looked too difficult with a good chance of looking horrible. Then I found these awesome clouds on Ebay. There are various sizes available and the prices were very reasonable. They arrived with clear kite string and hangers. Installation was so simple and they provided extra hanging supplies.

I fluffed them up a bit and voila – I managed to get Quinn some clouds! She keeps hugging them and sneaking pieces off of them to put in her pocket. I’m not sure how long they’ll hold up – she’s pretty obsessed with touching them. I have purchased a few more for aesthetic reasons – couldn’t stop myself.

I found this gold wire cubby and knew it would be perfect to select Quinn’s outfits for the week. She loves clothes and shoes, trying them on, changing outfits two, three, or five times a day! She loves dresses and piling on jewelry and lip gloss. So you can imagine mornings can sometimes get frustrating when she wants to wear clothes that just won’t work for school or daycare. With the cubby organizer, we’ll select the outfits for the week together – checking out the weekly forecast of coarse. I hope it will also help her learn the days of the week and use them as sight words for reading too.

Butterflies are another long-running obsession, I found this sheet of gift wrap paper to use as artwork in her IKEA frame. I love using IKEA frames in homes with children because so many of them don’t use glass and they’re light weight – it’s just a safe way to add framed art to kids’ rooms.

And because I took the hot pink metal industrial table from Quinn’s room to use as side tables in the family room, I replaced her nightstand with matching nightstands found at Home Goods. I love the industrial style and smaller size of these nightstands. The two cubbies add more places for her to hide and organize all her little trinkets. The light weight and rounded corners work great in case they get tipped over – they’re light enough to not hurt or cause damage.

Summer is a great time to redo bedrooms because a lot of stores carry back to school dorm décor. I also found her pink wire clip rack for her desk at Home Goods. Quinn’s bedroom makeover was so much fun to design and implement. It took time gathering all the elements and putting everything together, but it was so worth the wait – and Quinn is still thrilled and enjoying her ‘new’ room.

Pink wire clip rack with People of the Bible Conversation Cards by ‘Kids Read Truth.’

Well that’s it for Quinn’s little girl bedroom makeover. It’s no secret that I love decorating, but I love using what I already have to redecorate as well as adding some new pieces to really make a room special. I hope you’ve found inspiration reading this post! As always, please leave your comments and questions (I love helping with design/decor dilemmas.)

Here’s the other half of Quinn’s room – IKEA cubby storage and desk wall unit.

Little Girl Bedroom Makeover – wall unit

Our four-year old daughter, Quinn, has been ready to start school for a few years now, always wanting to work, write, and ‘read’, so it’s a good thing she starts Kindergarten in a month. She loves ‘working’ and getting on her ‘laptop’. Monkey see, monkey do, I guess. So, I decided it was time to design a work space of her own.

She inherited her older sister’s IKEA cubbies and they have been wonderful for storing toys and books. IKEA also sells table tops and legs, so I selected a small table top for $9 to match the cubbies. I also found 20” table legs to attach and make the table just the right height for Quinn.

The table fits so perfectly in between the cubbies! The three pieces create a multi-purpose wall unit – and this organized mama loves it. The white metal industrial chair is from Target, and Quinn calls it her office chair.

To complete the modern farmhouse style, I found a few vintage pieces to repurpose. The chicken feeder was in perfect condition, it just needed a little scrub. I cut up an egg carton and glue-gunned each egg cup directly under the chicken feeder hole. The egg carton cups keep the crayons and colored pencils from slipping through.

I found a small vintage bike rack at Aunt Bee’s House. It was quite rusty, so I had to sand it with sandpaper, a sanding sponge, an electric sander, a metal brush, and a sanding Dremel. Then I used Rustoleum gold spray paint to give it a new finish. I hung vertically on the wall to create a unique book and paper rack.

The white bins in the cubbies have some butterflies on the fronts. I used magnets so that Quinn could move them around, play with them, and when she no longer LOVES butterflies, I will remove them without harming the bins.

The pink wire rack is currently displaying People of the Bible Conversation Cards. These cards by Kids Read Truth are awesome – they break down a Bible story into an easy to understand bite for kids. There is also a question to ask your child as it relates to the story, as well as a short prayer. The fun illustrations on the front side are colorful and have just the right amount of detail to keep it simple and highlight important aspects of the story. Quinn looks forward to picking out a Bible card every night.

I spray painted the metal clips gold when I painted the book rack – I love these little details that help coordinate a look.

Quinn loves her new desk and we love watching her ‘work’. Her room is on the small side, but this desk and storage configuration saves space and it’s functional. The best part is that this set-up can grow with her by simply adjusting the table leg length as needed. I doubt it will follow her to college, but we’ll get as much out of it as possible.

I would love to hear your feedback and thoughts about this storage and desk wall unit or any of the projects from this makeover!

Check out the rest of Quinn’s bedroom makeover here.