Thursday, March 12, 2009

How To Convert a Nursery into a Pre-Teen Room in 5 Easy Steps

1. Pray. Especially to St. Anthony... patron Saint of lost items. Tony is awesome at helping find bargains and treasures. This weekend, he helped me find a brand-new, hot pink papasan-styled chair, a lampshade, a mirror, and a dresser at 3 different Goodwill stores, in about an hour and a half.

2. Thank God that you painted the walls in the nursery a cheery yellow four summers ago, thinking the bright color would work for a boy or a girl, and would lighten an otherwise dark room. Hot pink against butter yellow makes a really fun color palette for an 11 year old girl.

3. Add simple accents. We painted the mirror and dresser drawer fronts hot pink, found a hot pink shag rug, and a hot pink bubble curtain at Target.

4. Add Hannah Montana posters, cool pink sheets, and super-soft blankets.

5. Step back and enjoy the sounds of giggling, whispers, and all out laughter that comes with adding another girl to the household.

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