Happy Friday lovelies! We got 14-16″ of snow yesterday, and today it’s all blue skies and sun, making the world a winter wonderland! I just snapped this from the window with my phone and it doesn’t do justice to how pretty the glistening snow is in the sunlight. Pretty when you don’t have to shovel it!
I am having so much fun pulling some of the design work I’ve done over the past year and sharing some ideas and finds with you on Fridays, along with pretty paint colors. Even if the design isn’t for you, there’s scoop on good deals, sales and coordinating DIYs too. Affliliate links are included in this post for your convenience.
Today’s color is Annie Sloan’s Antoinette, the sweetest pink for a little girl! Can you imagine this color giving new life to an old dresser, bookcase, or bed? Pair it with soft white walls like Benjamin Moore’s White Dove, and a neutral gray rug that will work through the years, and it’s the perfect backdrop for your little love to spend her days playing, reading, singing, dancing, and dreaming.
The SPLURGE is also a SAVE – this PBTeen rug (currently on regular sale PLUS you can get another 20% off for Pottery Barn’s Friends & Family sale!). This is a good place to spend a chunk of the budget – a wool rug can last for years and this neutral one can be used in a lot of different spaces, from a bedroom to a family room, foyer or office.
(I’m racking my brain to think of where I could use this in my own house, or who I know that needs a rug!)
SAVE also on lighting. Check out the Lowes version of Pottery Barn’s crystal flush mount light. I have this one in my foyer and it is just as pretty as the PB version. The color of the metal could easily be changed with a quick hit of spry paint, or our old favorite, Rub n’ Buff in silver leaf!
Definitely worth the $219 difference in price!
See this post for more pretty and affordable ceiling lights.
DO IT YOURSELF……a kid’s room is a great place to get your DIY on!!
PRETTY LIGHTING – The very creative Julia at Cuckoo4Design made these crystal shades for her bathroom a few years back, wouldn’t they be beautiful in a girl’s room in place of a small bedside lamp shade or as a hack to the Ikea Arstid light I used in Hannah’s room? I am obsessed with them and am dying to use Julia’s tutorial and use these somewhere.
These are Hannah’s Ikea hack lights, which would also be sweet in this room design.
Don’t miss how my friend Jackie covered paper lanterns with coffee filters to make some statement lighting for her teen daughter’s room! I love them!!
THE CURTAINS – For the curtains, Ikea’s Marete panels are a nice weight cotton duck and you can’t beat $29.99 for a pair. Add mini pom pom trim to the inside edge of them with hot glue and they would be super cute for a little girl’s room, and versatile enough to use in a big-girl room someday. Although these curtains are marketed as blackout curtains, we found that they let in a lot of light, so I did a lazy lining job to Hannah’s (read about how I hung them and hid the ring clips here.)
THE ART – Purchase super affordable digital files of prints on Etsy and print them at home. This artist, Little Emma’s Flowers, has so many pretty and sweet prints for children’s rooms! This one is $5 for an 8×10″ file. Pop in a frame and you’re good to go! That’s a painless “DIY” right?
To see Annie Sloan’s Antoinette used in various ways, follow the Paint Color Crush Pinterest board!
Check out the other Paint Color Crush posts!
Hope you have a great weekend ahead, and thanks for stopping by.