Girl’s Closet: All Dressed Up
April 8, 2009
You regular CG readers know I have a five year old daughter. Her room is in transition – from baby blue to big girl pink, brown and green. Last week, we painted her room. Here I am, helping to get rid of that baby blue. (My friend made me wear that unbelievably lame charming red handkerchief for the photo…)
My girl’s closet was also in need of a major makeover. Sad to say, I had neglected it for too long. I just threw everything behind two sliding closet doors and ignored the big problem while I ate Twinkies and watched Days.
Here’s the before (with the doors removed):
Here’s the after:
Okay, I know, it’s very pink. But she’s five.
Here’s the story:
I applied a striped paint treatment to the rear wall. I used a level, painter’s tape, and a tape measure.
Instead of doors, I invested in four Shabby Chic pale pink velvet curtains (from last year) at Target, then I trimmed them in clear beading with my sewing machine for added girly glam.
I also purchased two simple bead board towers from Target to help organize books, dolls, and toys.
These darling pink tiebacks are also from (you guessed it) Target.
I simply love this beaded fringe.
I also purchased some clear knobs for her dresser and then spray painted the screw tops a shade of rose to make them look like little flowers.
I hid the ugly wood hanging rod with some toile fabric sewn together to form a cover.
Dresses stay hidden behind the velvet:
Every thirty five five year old needs a tiara collection:
And a place to hang her sunglasses:
Ball gowns are a necessity . . .
And a girl’s got to have some Minnie ears:
I’m sure I’ll get a request to change all this when she’s a tween, but at least for a few years she I can enjoy having a girly girl glam closet.
For a five year old, it’s the perfect combination of pink and glam.
July author’s update: Take a peek at the rest of her room right here.