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!



  1. What a truly gorgeous space.

    I love the shade of pink on the walls and the bed is magical.

    Felicity x

  2. I love this room! It is so girlie, but the pops of red make it more grown up as well. Very nice. I would have died to have this room when I was eight.

  3. So cute! A perfect room for a little princess. Mimi

  4. You guys are all so sweet! I wasn't sure what people would think of it! Thanks for the comments!

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  6. This extra long twin bedding isn't really new to me, It is nice to see new innovative things which makes eyes pleasant. I am totally assuaged by these acumen works. Liked to see more from them so that i can have many things in my home for decorative aspect.

  7. What color of pink are the walls? Do you know the name? I love this!

  8. What color of pink are the walls? Do you know the name? I love this!

  9. Hi Jill,
    It is called pink thread. I can't tell on the can if it was a walmart color or a color match that I had walmart do. Often I find a color that I like from somewhere else and then have walmart color match it. I have had great success with this method for the price and quality! :)


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