My granddaughter Aaliyah just had a new baby brother! In anticipation of the little guy’s arrival, his parents painted and furnished his nursery with a Lion King theme.
They thought this would be a good time to make a few changes in Aaliyah’s room, too. At age 3.5, she is ready to transition from nursery to little girl’s room. What better way to do that than with a My Little Pony bedroom makeover?
One of the things I love about Aaliyah’s parents is their commitment to save money when they can. One way they could save money on this makeover was to pitch the idea of some MLP room accessories to Grammy who loves to sew. I happily agreed to do a little sewing to make the My Little Pony room everything that Aaliyah would want it to be.
The first phase of the makeover was to sew up two My Little Pony pillowcases from this bright and cheery fabric that I purchased at Joanns. The two coordinating fabrics were pulled from my scrap drawer, and I love the way these turned out!
My next project was a My Little Pony fleece blanket, made from this soft and colorful anti-pill fleece also purchased at Joanns. I wanted this to have an actual blanket look, so I mitered the corners and did a twin needle hem on this blanket. Aaliyah loves it! So does her dog Lily. Justine (Aaliyah’s mom) wisely steered Aaliyah toward a theme that would work with her already pink walls and pink sheets. Doesn’t her little toddler bed look adorable?
I bought an extra cut of My Little Pony fabric at Joanns, and my plan was to make a few throw pillows for on her bed. I realized that decorative pillows for a toddler was a ridiculous idea. With the addition of some plain fabric, I was able to turn that extra MLP yardage into two valances for Aaliyah’s windows.
This was a much better use of the fabric than more pillows, and I think the valances do a great job of making the Pony theme carry over into the rest of the room.
Thanks to a good sale at Joanns, this room makeover was pretty frugal and fun!
What kind of frugal room makeovers have you done?