Oh, how I have always wanted a she shed. You know, that girly place to do all the girly things in? I couldn’t have one outside so I thought I would create one inside. So that’s what I did! Today, I am going to show you how to create a she shed in a room.
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The Empty Room
We are at a stage in our lives where we have raised our sons. Our oldest son is married, our middle son is engaged and our “baby” is graduating from college this December. That being said, we have some extra space in our home.
One bright blue bedroom was just waiting for a transformation.
The perfect availability for a she room! You can see my design board below.
Make Her Pink!
I wanted something feminine, which included a pretty desk where I could work on my blogging. A comfy chair was also a requirement so I could curl up and read a good book. Eventually I would like to have a fancy little crib for when my granddaughter gets older.
A room that included removing all the blue and changing it to all things pink.
Do you remember that pretty soft pink dresser I painted a few months back? Well, that was the inspiration for my room.
First thing’s first. I picked a paint color. The paint I used was Sherwin Williams White Truffle. Don’t be confused by the name…there is nothing white about it! The color is between a dusty pink and a pale lavender, depending on which way the light hits it.
I love it!
Once the painting was finished, Mr. Mitten installed some new grey carpet. Back in the day, he owned his own carpet business, so replacing carpet is super convenient.
Bring on the Decor!
All the molding in my home is off white. In a world where most home decor is centered around the white farmhouse, finding a desk that wasn’t white was a bit of a challenge. I finally found this Thomaston desk from Wayfair. It has two drawers, plenty of desk space to spread out, and the price was just right.
That was the best part!
A comfortable desk chair was next on my list, but I didn’t want your typical desk chair. I wanted one with fabric and no wheels.
While window shopping at Marshall’s (BTW…does anyone EVER window shop at Marshall’s? I think not!) I found the perfect chair… The perfect size and color.
The last big item I purchased was my chaise lounge. I was going to get a chair and ottoman but found a chaise that fit just right in the space I had left.
Who doesn’t want a comfy space to sit and read, or watch TV or take a nap!?
Remember to add all the things that bring you joy when creating a space for yourself. If you read my blog from earlier this week, For the Love of Quilts, you will remember I added one of my grandmother’s quilts to a wall in my she room, even though it isn’t a perfect match, it brings me joy…and that, my friends, is all that matters!
I finished the space off by adding some fuzzy pillows, wall decor, a beautiful ceiling fan, a lamp and some special artwork.
All the Love
Speaking of artwork, I will leave you with this little story…
When our sons were growing up, I always kept a picture, decal, or a wooden sculpture with the word “LOVE” in our home. If one of the boys would come to me and say, “I’m afraid”, I would tell them there was nothing to be afraid of because there was only “LOVE” in our house. So, I thought it only fitting that my she room have some “LOVE” on one of the walls.
I hope you enjoyed my she room transformation. I hope it inspires you to create a space for yourself. One that’s filled with lots of dreams, lots of creativity and most of all, lots of LOVE.
P. S. If you enjoyed this post, I would love it if you commented and pinned! Thank you!
Mary Anne Russo says
Oh Kim I love it! Love all the pink! It looks so comfortable! I’m sure you’ll get lots done in this office!
Oh, I hope so, MaryAnne! As long as I am not napping on the chaise!
ruth newton says
This is a beautiful room transformation. I would like to snuggle up on the chaise with a soft blanket too!
Awe, thanks so much, Ruth! It was such a fun transformation to do. I know you know why I picked pink! 😉
Ahh so pretty Kim! Love the pink you added. The dresser is perfect here.
Thank you, Marie! The dresser is my most favorite piece!
Cindy Rust says
Most definitely pinned!! I need a room like this. It looks so peaceful – the pinks work perfectly together. You will create beautiful blog posts in this room Kim. I just know it! BTW, great photos!!!
You are so kind, Cindy and your encouragement is a blessing! Thank you!!
Donna Nance says
Pinned it! While there is no room in our 1950’s ranch for such a sweet retreat, I can still dream. The chaise is probably my favorite feature.
Thank you so much! I love that, too!
Love this she shed makeover! So pretty and relaxing!
Thank you! It’s my new favorite spot.
Love your she room… I have always wanted a she shed as well, but I never thought of a she room… I like it! Thank you for this inspiration. I am a big fan of all things pink lately too. Lovely room.
I am glad I inspired you! This pink is currently my new favorite!
Kim Smith says
It turned out beautiful Kim!
Thanks so much, Kim!
Okay I’m going to have to use white truffle somewhere!!!! I love your space!!!! Beautiful
Thank you, Amy! 💛 No white about it, but you will love it!
You created the most beautiful office! I love the pink! My neighbor at the lake has a she shed for her home office. It is awesome!
Thank you, Paula! I bet your neighbors she shed is fantastic! How fun!
Brendt Blanks says
I love what you created, it is so beautiful and functional!
Thank you for this inspiration.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend!
Thank you, Brendt! It was so fun to transform. Happy weekend to you! 💛
Leslie Watkins says
Oh, Kim! I love what you have done with the pink. I have never been a pink fan and with all boys in our family, there simply wasn’t a place for it. We now have a pink “princess” bedroom for all of the grands and great nieces. I am soooo ready for a new office and you have inspired me, friend!
Awe, thank you so much, Leslie! I am glad I have inspired you. Living with and raising three sons, I was ready for some pink! Thanks again for your kind words. ❤
Deanna Schultz says
And just like that! I now need a she room!! The color is perfect and it looks so serene!!
Thank you! I hope you have the chance to create one for yourself!!
Your office is so pretty. Love the pink and all the details.
I am loving the pink, too! Thank you!
corine Mapes says
I think you may have started a trend! I love this idea, I have always wanted a she shed too. But in Michigan it would have to be heated too. So to make a she room is much more feasible for me too. Thank you for the inspiration.
You are right…who wants to walk outside in the snow to get to their she shed! lol I am so glad I inspired you!!
Oh, Kim! This is all so pretty! I love this beautiful space you have created. Pinned!
Thank you, Lynne!!
Carol Karl | Living a Real Life says
It’s a lovely room – my she shed would need to have tools and an area where I could paint and upholster. It wouldn’t be pretty like yours but I do love what you’ve done and it meets your needs.
Thank you, Carol!
Kim, I love your She Room. The colors and furnishings are warm and inviting. Lots if inspiration. Keep the posts coming!
Thanks! It was so fun to create! Appreciate your support!!💛
Like you were are almost empty nesters. So I’ve been planning my space but we still need the guest room space with 5 kids and 7 grands. 5 are here for the weekend. Love your suggestions!!
Hope you had a great weekend! I am sure you’ll get that she room someday!
The “She” room is just perfect. The colors and fabrics are so soft and inviting. You did a fabulous job!
Thank you, Traci!!
I love this she room. Such a great idea. And “perfect love casts out fear”. What a wise mommy you are.
Awe, yes! It certainly does! Thanks so much!
Kim, this room turned out so adorable. I am so glad that you are not afraid of color. So many homes these days have all white everything. I do like pops of color especially colors that make the person happy. The room is a reflection of what you love. Your happy spot.
I just love what you did and how perfectly you pink dresser works in this space too.
Thank you so much, friend! I hope to create some wonderful content in there!
I am definitely a girl who loves color. This room was a labor of love and it brings me so much joy! ❤
This is such a great idea and so beautiful!! I love all your little touches and the colors!
Thanks Kristin! I feel lucky to have this new space!
Cindy Magee says
This looks so serene. I’d love to have a she shed room or shed! LOL Mine are still in school so I have a couple years to go. I love how you decorated it and oooo that chaise lounge would be wonderful!
Thanks so much for sharing on Wonderful Wednesday hop!
Thank you! I am loving my new space and the chaise is so comfy. I am sure you will get your she room someday. In the meantime, you can plan away! Have a great Wednesday!
Kimberly Snyder says
I love the idea of a She Room! I love the pink & cream colors that you have picked out! Enjoy!
Thanks so much!! You need to make yourself one, Kimberly! You would love it!
This is gorgeous! A perfect faux she-shed!
Thank you, Christin! I appreciate your kindness!
I love this idea! I’m going to share it in my Sunday Newsletter – As we become older and our kids are raised and grown, we sure deserve our own special “pink” space!
Thanks so much, Lynn! That is so kind of you! 💛 I hope you create one for yourself. I just love mine!
Absolutely beautiful! It’s looks so restful. Hugs to you.
Thanks Renae! It really is!
Jennifer Howard says
Love this room!! Going to add to to my next weekend roundup!!
Thanks so much, Jennifer! Don’t the pics look great! 😉
Gwen Martin says
So feminine, so soft and comforting, and most of all, it’s your space. Enjoy!
Thank you! I really do love this space!
Pink is so beautiful ! I love it ! I will use one of our bedrooms to turn into a new room for my brand new greatdaughter, she will be here this. March. FIRST ONE !!Nancy
That is so exciting, Nancy! Congratulations! Have fun transforming your room pink!
This room is so beautiful Kim, and I love that chair!!
And thanks so much for joining our Fabulous Friday Link Party!!
I appreciate that, Michelle! Thank you!
I love this idea. Thank you so much for linking up with Fabulous Friday link party. We sure appreciate you. Hugs and blessings to you.
It was such a great project to do. Thanks so much, Renae and congrats on your new link party!
Donna Allen says
Your room looks amazing! Such a wonderful atmosphere to work and relax in! That’s the prettiest ceiling fan I’ve ever seen! Enjoy your space, Donna
Awe, thank you so much! I just love it!
Oh Kim I have been dying for a she shed and this is a great idea! Such a cozy space.
Thank you so much! It fits my needs perfectly!
Kim Hume says
You room is so pretty! What a great space to work and create. The wall color is just perfect! I love the soft, subtle pink!💕
Thank you so much! We have raised three sons so the pink is a welcome change! Happy day to you!