Monday, February 21, 2011
Decorating my daughter’s bedroom...
Before you walk in, there is this wall. On top is a shadow box from Hobby Lobby with McDonald's Madame Alexander dolls! When they first came out, I picked out a few of my favorites and stuck them in the box. It looks like they have been played with a little bit, so I need to fix the doll leaning over in the middle.
She wanted pink walls, so I painted the very palest pink I could find~sort of a ballet pink. You will probably recognize the yard sale chalkboard. I picked up the antique iron bed frame at a thrift store for $100. The duvet cover and bed skirt were brand new with the tags still on~I picked them up from a thrift store as well.
The light pink voile curtains were from Target's simply shabby chic line a while ago.
So many times, I have almost replaced the ceiling fan with a chandelier. It's so nice to have the fan in the summer though, so for now it stays. Sometimes it is hard to draw the line between beauty and practicality!
I picked up about 7 yards of a light voile like fabric (with swiss polka dots!) from Walmart to drape as a canopy over the bed. I just screwed four plant hooks into the ceiling and tied a shoelace between them to hang the fabric over! It was so inexpensive. I hope that makes sense~ I only used two white shoelaces. Each shoelace was tied from the front hook to the back hook. To keep the fabric from slipping off the hooks, I rubber banded them. You can also use the little clear rubber bands that you might use for your daughter's hair!
The vanity was from Craigslist~$70. I thought I would paint it, but I have decided to leave it. The chair will probably be painted at some point. (I picked it up at a yard sale.)
She likes cats, I don't~but I decided that she needed to have some things that she likes in her bedroom, so I bought this kitten poster online. She wanted a sort of window seat, but that wouldn't work architecturally so I came up with another idea for now. The dresser on the left used to be my brothers'. The dresser on the right was from good will long ago ($10). This summer I found the red chest at a yard sale. They were all the same red, so I stuck them together to create a little reading spot. Things are always changing in here~so it probably won't always stay this way.
This lamp was from a thrift store. I made the posies lampshade from her crib sheet! (It was a from Martha Stewart line at K mart when she was a baby. It was white, and I tea stained it to make it look more shabby.
Peg board and vintage purse from yard sale. You don't have to spend a lot of money on decorating!