Project Little Miss | Major Progress

I played the Mother’s Day card pretty heavy last weekend, and was able to knock-out some serious progress on Project Little Miss! I’ve had the nightstands and rug for awhile, but needed help getting it all assembled and installed, so that became my Mother’s Day Wishlist. Is it totally lame that all I wanted was tacos, a movie night, and manual labor?! Of course Mr. SP helps me most anytime I ask, but when it’s for a holiday or occasion, he has to do it without grumbling! šŸ˜‰

Hi Sugarplum | Kallax Nightstand Hack

Since this project is moving at a snail’s pace, I’ll refresh your memory…I last left you with new bedding and art…but a single, pitiful side table serving as her nightstand. Along with a miniature lamp.

The goal for her new nightstands was to create more storage, provide a larger top surface for a lamp and treasures, balance the room, and fill some of the excess wall. Ikea’s Kallax shelves (formerly the Expedit) fit perfectly, and it’s pretty hard to beat the price and size!

Hi Sugarplum | Kallax Nightstand Hack

Sugarplum Tip: We added these brass casters to give it a more polished look (just attached directly to the bottom with short wood screws). And my favorite rugby bins fit perfectly, providing concealed storage, and a fun hit of pattern.

Hi Sugarplum | Kallax Nightstand Hack

You may recall from her last room, but Little Miss is adamant about not being ‘a pink girl,’ and she chose blue as her main accent color for this room (see the design board here). So even though there’s a lot of color going on, the one that repeats the most will be blue…the lamps, rug, and eventually, the ceiling.

Hi Sugarplum | Kallax Nightstand Hack

Those swatches have been on her ceiling since we moved in, but I wanted to wait until all the other blues were in place before deciding on a color. Initially, I probably would have chosen a more clear-blue, but now I think it needs to be a warmer gray-blue.  #thankgoodnessforprocrastination

Hi Sugarplum | Kallax Nightstand Hack
Hi Sugarplum | Kallax Nightstand Hack

Can you believe those lamps are Target?! Between those and the shelves, there’s a lot of bang-for-the-buck happening in her room!

Sugarplum Tip: Use an inexpensive fitted sheet to cover exposed box springs.

Hi Sugarplum | Kallax Nightstand Hack
Hi Sugarplum | Kallax Nightstand Hack

Hi Sugarplum | Kallax Nightstand Hack

So that’s three more crossed off the ole Project List…I call that a successful Mother’s Day!

{Project Little Miss List}
Bedding // Replace the last bit of her old Paris theme with this pom duvet
Rug // Balance the color of the painted ceiling with color on the floor
Drapes // Define & highlight the windows with lively drapes
Nightstands // Create more storage & balance the room with matching nightstands
Lamps // Another light source for nighttime stories
Closet // Organize & create more storage
Desk // Carve out a homework/creative zone
Art // Create a focal point with large art over the bed
Gallery Wall // Add life & energy with a colorful wall of art (likely her own like we did here)
{Playing Catch-Up on Project Little Miss? Start here}

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27 Comments

  1. Everything looks so light, bright, happy and cheery! Love it all!

    Posted 5.12.16 Reply
  2. What a happy space!! Love all the colours

    Posted 5.12.16 Reply
  3. The room looks great! No pink must be a thing with 10'year olds! Mine has declared the same and her room redo request is lime green! Shall I be brave enough to let her express herself? Maybe more accents than a who,e room painted lime green?

    Posted 5.12.16 Reply
    • Anonymous wrote:

      Funny how it goes. My 14 y.o. wants me to change her lovely Sour Apple by Benjamin Moore to a turquoise. The green is versatile but was chosen by me ages ago. The turquoise is one of my least favorites, so a compromise is in the works. Good luck with yours.
      Stacy

      Posted 5.13.16 Reply
  4. Christina wrote:

    It looks great! I love how it's coming along and love that rug! Is it the same style as the one room challenge room? I'm loving the distressed rugs.

    Posted 5.12.16 Reply
  5. Carli A wrote:

    I adore that duvet! Her room is coming along so nicely! can't wait to see the painted ceiling!

    Posted 5.12.16 Reply
  6. It looks amazing!! I'm loving that rug!

    Posted 5.12.16 Reply
  7. Love this look – the bright colours make it perfect! x

    Posted 5.12.16 Reply
  8. It looks so good, but the blue ceilings are really going to make it pop! Can't wait to see that!

    Posted 5.12.16 Reply
    • Thanks so much!! I updated the post with the new link! xo

      Posted 5.12.16 Reply
  9. Anonymous wrote:

    Hi, It looks super cute! I couldn't find the cute lumbar pillow with the link you shared. Is there another link. Thank you!

    Posted 5.12.16 Reply
  10. Kristen wrote:

    Her room is so cute! Such a cheerful, fun space for a growing girl!

    Posted 5.12.16 Reply
  11. Sarah wrote:

    So adorable and definitely a room that can grow with her! I love the added casters, such a nice touch.

    Posted 5.13.16 Reply
  12. Good call on the nightstands! The casters are perfect. I so love the direction this room is going.

    Posted 5.13.16 Reply
  13. Anonymous wrote:

    What a happy room. I love the close-up shots of the new bedside tables because I always like to see what other kids are reading! Total side note – have you ever read The Doll People together? My girls (and boys) loved this story about a doll house family that comes alive when unobserved by humans. You might want to check it out: http://www.amazon.com/Doll-People-Ann-M-Martin/dp/0786812400/ref=sr_1_1?s=fiona-hardware&ie=UTF8&qid=1463166340&sr=8-1&keywords=the+doll+people

    Have a great weekend. It will be rainy and possibly snowy up here in eastern Ontario…
    Martha

    Posted 5.13.16 Reply
  14. Lauren wrote:

    I am sorry if you have answered this somewhere else…..but, what is the wall color?

    Posted 7.13.16 Reply
    • Hi Lauren! The walls are SW 'Alabaster' xoxo

      Posted 7.14.16 Reply
  15. Erin wrote:

    Love this room! Did you paint the headboard if so what color? Also is the wall color white or does it have some blue in it? Thanks.

    Posted 7.13.16 Reply
    • Thanks Erin!! Yes, we painted her bed SW 'Radish', and the walls are SW 'Alabaster' xoxo

      Posted 7.14.16 Reply
  16. Erin W wrote:

    Curious if you chose the plain white or glossy white for the IKEA nightstands? Thanks!

    Posted 1.31.17 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      These are more matte than lacquer finish, so I think they’re just the plain white. xo

      Posted 2.1.17 Reply
  17. Anonymous wrote:

    Where is the bed from?

    Posted 10.12.17 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      We found it on craigslist, and painted it SW ‘Radish’ xo

      Posted 10.13.17 Reply
  18. Amphasis wrote:

    Happy mother’s day 2018, what is your wish list this year?

    Posted 5.13.18 Reply