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