Two years ago we moved to the house we are living in right now. Miss A had outgrown all of her furniture as children do and needed a whole new makeover done for her room. I have done each and every one of our granddaughters rooms - and it was her turn. After discussing it she decided she wanted a pink girly girl room. So, I set out making a girly girl room - first by pinning lots of ideas onto my Miss A's Space Pinterest board. If you go check it out you can see where lots of our inspiration comes from. This room is filled with lots of DIY and craft ideas as I made or recycled almost everything in here. This post is also filled with lots of pictures of what we did DIY and shows you what you can do on a tight budget.
First of all let's start with the bed. The headboard was built by her dad - T. I painted it white with a little pink inset put in. The bedspread was made out of a couple of white twin flat sheets I bought at Wal-Mart for $5 each and dyed. It was actually inspired by an Anthropologie one I had seen and you can read the entire post on it here. I also made her dust ruffle and pillow sham from fabric I purchased. I used a pink fabric with black lattice design in it. I love the way it turned out.
As you can see next to her bed is the little Flower Table I painted from one of those decorator tables bought in any department store. We had had it for some time - you know from the 80's days and it was taking up space in the garage. This piece was quite fun to do and added some whimsy to her room. On the table is a lamp I bought for $1 and a tin watering can that had no bottom. I painted the watering can and then just slipped it over the lamp and glued it in place. I then painted the lampshade pink and she has a really cute little night light. Next to her bedside table you can see her chalkboard. It is an old picture that I painted with chalkboard paint then painted the frame white and outlined it with the pink. I picked it up at a thrift store for $5. But, she has gotten way more than $5 worth of fun out of it these past two years.
Above her table hangs the paper lanterns we picked up for about $5 at World Bazaar. I just added some scrapbook embellishments to them to glitz them up a bit and then hung them from the ceiling with purple ribbons and thumbtacks.
This is the other side of her room. The butterfly chair was a hand me down from one of her older sisters along with the throw rug. She thinks it's really cool to get something her big sisters had.
Next to her bed is the Funky Little Desk I painted with pastel colors, polka dots and black and white checks. I love this desk - it is so fun and just the right size for her. It was found at Good Will for $25 and by just adding a little paint became a darling fun piece for a little girls room.
On her desk is a project she helped with. Recycled tin cans covered with scrapbook paper and then "glitzed" up with glitter glue. We then put felt bottoms on them so they wouldn't scuff up her desk and she keeps her pencils, crayons and markers in them.
Her vanity is the most expensive piece we bought as it came from a consignment thrift store. I usually don't shop in those because you have a mark up on things but we were looking for a specific piece. When we found it we bought it as we knew it could be a life long piece that would grow with her. It was in great condition but definitely needed a little work. She did not like the dark wood so it became a nice pink fit for a princess. It is painted with Valspar's Mist Pink.
On her vanity is a little metal lamp I picked up for $1. It was faded and needed a coat of paint so I painted it with some black chalkboard paint and then painted the shade with some rose craft paint. I had some black boa trim and some trim with clear beads so I glued them onto the shade to make a very girly girl lamp.
She also helped make this cute little headband holder out of an oatmeal box. It is also covered with scrapbook paper and embellished with pom pom trim, a silk butterfly and a silk flower is glued to the top.
This is how it looks with all the headbands and a couple of crowns for the princess.
Next to her vanity is a little bookcase that Papa picked up for $15 one afternoon when he was out. It is one of those little pressed wood bookcases you can pick up in the department stores so we painted it white. It houses her huge collection of books though only about 10% are pictured here.
The DREAM sign you see is actually a wooden scrapbook that I did for her. I used to own a scrapbook store and have an abundance of "stuff" left over so I still love to play with it at times. This is actually made by a company called Kaiser. I love their scrapbook lines.
Above the bookcase we hung a fancy curtain rod that she had been using in her old room. I bought some of Michael's dollar wood frames and she helped me paint them. Then we embellished them with glitzy scrapbook supplies and hung them from the rod with ribbons. I didn't have any pictures in them yet when this one was taken.
On one of her walls we hung some art work she helped make. This is a display frame I picked up at a thrift store for $1. It had a really ugly needle point in it so we removed it and painted the insert black and the frame white. Then I glued a piece of green scrapbook paper to the backing. She helped me cut some butterflies out of scrapbook paper and add some glitter glue and bling to them. We then glued them to the backing to resemble a butterfly collection under glass.
She was so excited about her room when I finally got it all together. But, I think her mother and I were more in love with it. I would have loved having a room like this when I was her age.
I think we hit the nail on the head with her wish for a Pretty Pink Girly Girl Room. What do you think? I love to hear from you so leave me a comment below - I answer them all by email.
Until next time have fun creating something you love.
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