I have a fun series that I am going to start today. As a blogger I go back and forth SO much about what the "best” way to present a room design or projects to you (my favorite reader). Do I do the big reveal first and then project tutorials after? Do I share the tutorials along the way? I go back and forth, back and forth about it.
So. Since I am in the beginning stages of Dylan Room Redo, I am going to share all of the fun different elements along the way so you can sort of see the process and we can see how it works out!
I think that when we work on a room for our kids we automatically in our mind go to a gender specific space and how we can incorporate their favorite things into it. My daughter Dylan LOVES dress ups, as I am sure most of your 3 year old daughters do.
But, just because they like something like that doesn’t mean that that is the only interest that we have to use as inspiration.
I don’t want my girls to grow up thinking that they have to do things like everyone else. I want to give them spaces that make them imagine and see things differently than other people do.
I remember laying on my bed as a kid and finding pictures in the ceiling texture. I want Dylan’s room to capture that intrigue that a child has. Where its ok to say that Rainbow is your favorite color. Where things are whimsical and magical and strange. You feel me?
This is how her room has looked for the past year or so:
You can see the tutorial for the bedding I made out of scraps from my sewing room here.
It is a huge improvement over what it looked like from our MLS listing.
But there is nothing MAGICAL about it.
So I hope that you guys will enjoy going on this little journey with me. The first project was repainting the walls. Which I ALWAYS underestimate and is extra complicated because of the stripes.
What are some of the things that were intriguing to you as a child that you want your kids to know about?
Love Your Guts, Mandi