My youngest beastie has wanted a pink room for a year now. "Daddy when are you going to paint my room?" gets asked several times a week. "Daddy I want a rainbow, with none of the boring colors, when you paint my room."
Over the Christmas break, we moved everything out of her room except the steel lamp and got to work. First the ceiling, then the walls, then the doll cabinet and the trim. I will be building a built in desk and floor to ceiling cabinets on the wall facing the window.This picture was taken standing in the doorway looking toward the south-facing window. The ceiling is now a very pale matte pink, the wall is a slightly darker shade of eggshell paint, the doll cabinet is a darker shade of semi-gloss pink, and the wall on the right is the original white. The mural will be painted on the white wall.
The steel sculpture is a lamp I built for my eldest daughter when she was an infant. It is a lamp designed to hang over her hangs over a crib, . Four halogen lights shine down through a plexiglass panel that has thousands of different colored marbles. I got the idea after walking through Chiluly's "Persian Ceiling" exhibit. As I walked beneath his glass sculptures which were suspended overhead, I thought it would be a great way to stimulate brain development.
The sculpture now stands in the spot where my youngest daughter's bed will be placed. She is very attached to it.
This is the wall where the mural will be painted. I painted murals on all four walls of my oldest daughter's room.
This space was originally designed to be a second closet in the bedroom, but I had the general contractor leave it as usable floor space. The desk will span the full 28 x 76 inches with shelves going to the 9 foot ceiling.