In Lieu of Red, White, and Blue

Will you feel terrible if I don’t write a sappy 4th of July post?

You can read this one from last year or this one from the year before if you really need a booster shot of patriotism.  I do apologize to my all-American readers.  In fact, I’ll probably write a recap later in the week, complete with the obligatory picture of fireworks.

Right now all I can think about is my daughter’s bedroom.  She’s talked me into giving her a decor update.  For some time she’s been blabbing about growing up and her need to let go of pink and yellow, but I’ve basically been ignoring her, although I can’t say I’m sad to part with the pink.  In truth pink will still reign supreme, but in a less overwhelmingly pastel way.

If you are curious, here’s what her room looks like now.

However, this week I’m going to pop the lid on a new can of paint and make her yellow walls white.  I do hope the yellow covers easily.  I already took down every wall accessory.  I’m hoping to sell it all in a town-wide garage sale on the fifteenth.

In all truth, I’m excited about the update, because I think it will be so cute.  I’m even willing to fry my brain with paint fumes.  Oh the sacrifices we mothers must make.

Last week I sold my son’s Math curriculum from this past school year and made a pretty good chunk of money on it.  I decided to go ahead and buy some things for my daughter before something breaks down and eats up my moolah.  I’m sure you know how that is.

My daughter and I browsed All Posters and FringeKid picked out three super-cute posters for her walls.

I think they will pop nicely off the white walls.  All I need to do is buy three cheap black poster frames from Wally-World.  I even found a 20% off coupon code online, so I saved a descent amount of money on the posters.

Then I ordered five yards of this fabric to make curtains.  Thankfully I found a 40% off coupon code.  I was looking for black and white and originally thought we would go with a zebra print, but honestly, this fabric screams FringeKid.

For me, personal taste trumps good style.

I’m going to paint her dresser a glossy hot pink, because she likes shiny things as she’s told me no less than four thousand times.

Hopefully we’ll make enough money from the yard sale to buy the poster frames, a bright green shag carpet from Lowe’s, and a white sheet for her bed.  If we happen to sell out, I’d like to buy a solid color comforter for her bed.  I’m not sure if I should go with green or hot pink or maybe black and white.  She’s totally thrown me with the bright (almost lime) green shag run, but every time we go to Lowe’s she admires the silly rug and cannot seem to live without it.

So those are our big style update plans.  Am I missing anything?  Should I add anything else to our list of  ‘save-for’ items?

Hope you all have a fabulous holiday.  Happy Birthday America!


8 thoughts on “In Lieu of Red, White, and Blue

  1. Tori Nelson

    I LOVE the fabric! My sister just redid her daughter’s room. I am just too jealous of you mamas with girls. I suspect the only change to my son’s decor tastes will be a teenage fondness of dirty socks on the floor 😦

  2. LeAnn

    Hey stranger…remember me?? It’s LeAnn formerly Vintage Sassy. I’m back with a new blog and I can’t wait for you to come visit. I am so excited to see your daughter’s room and the magic you will bring to it. Keep us posted (oh that was bad).


  3. Laura

    you don’t need Red, White, and Blue, you have White, Pink, and Green! It makes me think of watermelon and that’s a good thing!
    my plan of attack for a new comforter would be to find whatever colour is the right size and on sale (either black or pink – white will just get dirty). THEN, buy fabric in the other colour and sew it on one side of the comforter. So, you can flip from black to pink when the mood strikes! Or, just buy wide ribbon in the other colour and sew on stripse or funky waves or flowers on one side.

    Whatever you do, I definitely want to see the new after pictures!
    Happy 4th of July!

  4. Deb

    So exciting for you and the FringeKid! I can’t wait to see it! Are both FringeChildren being home schooled this year too?

  5. Mariza

    I’ve always loved redecorating rooms, how exciting! I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about my girls’ new bedroom (in the RV). I’ll wait until we live in it for a while to see what inspiration comes out of it.

  6. DJ

    Sounds like you have it all under control, Mom.
    Are you keeping the tres chic pink hat lamp? Or going with a different lampshade?
    Love the posters; don’t forget to frame/encourage a space to display her own artwork, said the art teacher… 🙂


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