When we first moved in a year ago, life was chaos. Absolute chaos. But thankfully we are finally getting our footing. (As I type that I can just feel the challenges coming our direction)
Slowly, very-very slowly, this house is starting to look like we are going to stay awhile. And next on the list of rooms to actually decorate is my three year old daughters bedroom.
I let her pick out this very vibrant shade of pink and we sanded the floors before we moved in. But other than that we just threw in whatever furniture that we had and called it good.
There was no budget for this room refresh, so I used everything that we already had around to make this work.
First thing I did was move all of her clothes into this antique vanity that I got when I was around 19. I painted it an awful shade of blue back then. But my daughter likes blue so we did a light coat of white chalk paint. It gave this piece a nice matte soft blue color. We also added some hooks by the door.
Next I painted this 10 dollar sleigh bed, that I picked up at GoodWill awhile ago, with a light coat of the same chalked paint. It’s not my favorite bed frame but it was cheap and it works for now.
Then I added these white dishes to the wall and added an antique shelf. She chose to use the shelf to hold a few of her stuffed animals. Personally, I pictured pretty glass decorations there. But, why not?
At the foot of her bed I grabbed this old antique trunk out of the basement. I bought it for my wedding years ago. Finally it has a use! It now holds her 1,000+ stuffed animals.
My daughter has been asking for a place for her to hold her tea parties. So, I asked my husband to build her a table out of some scrap wood we had. Actually I broke apart a coffee table I had previously made to make get the wood, but it was worth it. It is very sturdy and I absolutely love it.
I also hung a small mirror and a wooden crate for her dress up clothes.
She keeps all of her tea party supplies on this handmade hutch that my grandfather built for my mother when she was small.
Above her tea party area was a huge blank spot that I couldn’t figure out. But I had this coat rack and a few spare scraps of wood. So, I asked my husband again to turn this into shelve with the coat rack.
I really like how it turned out. I will probably paint the whole thing white at some point but we were in a bit of a rush at the end of this endeavor.
Everything I used to make this room over God had already provided somewhere else in my house. There are a few things I’d like to get like a rug and a few more chairs for her table. But those things I will look for at thrift stores and aren’t pressing.
I’m learning to be patient and that I don’t need to run out and buy most things at full price. If I just take my time and keep a running list in my head when I am at garage sales and thrift stores I will eventually find what I am looking for at dirt cheap.
Thanks for taking time out of your day to hang out here!