I created this dreamy princess room as part of a sponsored post on behalf of Collective Bias, Inc. All ideas and opinions are mine alone.
A few weeks ago I had a crazy mom moment. I was sitting with Kaia when she started singing a song she had memorized from one of her favorite movies and suddenly I realized that she wasn’t a baby any more. It was a little hard to swallow and yes I shed a tear. I mean, whoa. Wait a minute. Where did my baby go? I swear she was just in a crib. But as I sat there listening to her recite every word (surprisingly on key) I realized that it had indeed happened. And then I looked around her room and realized that it needed a major overhaul because it was in all aspects still a nursery. So I started replacing her furniture, updating her toys and donating things that she no longer needed. I still have a few more tasks to check off like settling on a paint color to get rid of cream walls and picking out the perfect bedspread, but this post is just going to focus on the super cute and girly princess makeover I gave a corner of her room. Read on for a full tutorial and some great free printables!
This corner started out with a great big recliner in it. It has a lot of sentimental meaning for me – it has been my bonding and feeding spot through two newborn stages and it has been in Kaia’s room since the day we brought her home from the hospital. But after redoing the rest of the room it just didn’t seem like it belonged there anymore.
After getting it out and seeing what I had to work with I sat down and started to think. She already has an art desk and an amazing kitchen, and since she has been increasingly princess crazy (yes, this girl LOVES all things sparkle) I decided to go with a dress up corner. I had something similar when I was little and I absolutely loved it! I headed out to Walmart with an idea in mind and $100 to spend and came back with supplies to create the perfect princess station! So what do you need to make one of your own? Well, I started out with a small shelf/hook combo that mounts to the wall with screws and added a few princess dresses I found in the costume section. Cute, right?
Once the dress station was complete I needed more decorative elements to complete the look so I grabbed a small mirror, a blank picture frame and a can of Krylon spray paint in Ballet Shoes. I colored the outer edge of the mirror and picture frame and let them dry while I got on Photoshop and made a cute sign with a quote from my favorite princess movie of all time. Can you guess what it is?
If you guessed Sleeping Beauty you are correct! It is such a sweet and dreamy quote, and if you want one of your own I’ve included a printable version of it in gold and pink ready for you to download.
Click here and here to go to the high quality printable versions. *These are for personal use ONLY.* I also happened to pick up a copy of the newly released Diamond Edition of the movie while we were at Walmart since Kaia has never seen it and she loved watching it! I think this quote is perfect for her room, but also a great accent for any princess space.
The room was starting to really come together after that, but it was still missing something so I added in a small pink chair for my little princess to relax in after a long day of dress up and a small storage bin for miscellaneous accessories.
Speaking of accessories, what kind of princess doesn’t have loads of them? I happened to see a cute set of sparkly slippers and a wand in the Disney aisle (yes, it totally exists) that I knew they would be perfect for Kaia.
She also needed a tiara or two so I thought it would be cute to make some for her myself out of faux flowers and ribbon. They are SO much cuter than the normal plastic kind and they are flexible so not as prone to breakage.
For these you will need a few strands of faux flowers, scissors, ribbon and high quality tape. Each crown uses two strands, and I have found that it is easier to choose strands that aren’t bushy but have a number of different “branches”. To make one start by taking one strand and folding it to form a hoop. Wrap some tape around it tightly. *If your child’s head is larger, combine two strands* Now cut the branches off a second strand and wrap each one around in a spiral motion all the way around your hoop.
After that you can wrap it in ribbon all the way around, or if it is on the bushier side leave it as is.
The final step will be to take two long strands of ribbon and tie them around the spot your made your hoop at (this will not only look pretty but help it stay together as well). Let the ends hang down and you have one beautiful floral crown!
Guess what? Now you are all set for magical princess dress up fun! Kaia adores her new room, and I’m pretty sure her princess corner is her favorite part of the house! I am super proud of it and so glad that I was able to do something so special for her!
If you liked this post, please share it! You can also come back very soon for part two and three of Kaia’s new big girl room reveal! You can find all this great princess stuff in the Disney Princess aisle of Walmart. #DisneyBeauties #Collectivebias