My sweet little girl asked for a Zebra Glam room in our new home. Even though I had just redesigned her last room, we’re in a new house now, and the room needed painting anyway.
Hmmm. I had previously sworn off pink theme-heavy rooms. But how could I say “no?” Plus, she regularly reads my blog, so I thought I should reward her for her loyalty.
So I gave in, but with a few conditions. Wall had to be PALE pink, and we would infuse zebra print in such a way that it could easily be changed to something else as she grows (yes, honey, it could happen). Here’s how we made it happen, and under budget! (Note: if you just want to see the before and after pics, scroll down).
Not wanting to spend more than $200, I tried to mostly use what I already had.
- We took down the ceiling fan and replaced it with a simple light fixture ($20)
- Painted the walls Behr “Barely Pink” and the ceiling white. Trim semi-gloss white ($50)
- I found a headboard on the side of the road, and painted it bright pink ($15).
- I also painted her “Dream” sign in the same pink paint.
- Using an existing poster frame from her last room, I ordered a zebra poster online ($30)
- I picked up a thrift store curtain rod for $10. The white curtains were from our last guest room.
- Blinged a couple table lamps with boas and ribbons ($0) – (DIY Bling Post here)
- She picked out a zebra/pink throw from HomeGoods ($30)
- We added a zebra chair from our previous basement and the pink chandelier from her last room to make a cozy reading corner ($0).
And finally, she swapped out some furniture and accessories with her sister ($0).
Were you keeping track? Not including the new mattress set for the found headboard and new carpeting (which was definitely required), we spent $155 on paint, décor and accessories.
Finally, as promised, here are the money shots – the before and after inspiration!
When she inevitably tires of Zebra, how else could you redesign this room keeping the other elements?