When we first moved into our house my daughter was just 3. Even at that age she wasn’t a “girly girl” and didn’t like pink at all. So how do you create a not-so-girly girl’s room? I decided to go somewhat girly and paint it purple. I have to confess, too, that the quilt we bought when she was 4 months old had been kept in storage and I “remembered” it had purple in it. It actually did not but it worked anyway.
Eventually she said her favorite color was blue and I thought is was time for a change when she turned 9. I wanted something a little more grown up but still “little girl” enough. I had already painted all of the mismatched, hand-me-down furniture white to tie it all together. We had this bed from when we first got married and the desk (which was a wierd brown wood and in rough shape) I picked up at the Salvation Army for just $25. Once painted and with new clear pulls added, it works great.
The chair was one of my other thrift store finds. I picked up 4 for $40. I just painted it white too and changed out the fabric. I love how the different prints in the curtains, on the chair and quilt work so well to pull the yellow and blue together with just a touch of green. You can find similar curtains here.
I scooped up these shelves at Hobby Lobby on sale for 75% off because they were damaged. I spackled where needed and painted them to match the furniture. Good as new! The “Dream” picture is just a frame I got at the Salvation Army (with the mat) for $2.50. I removed the glass to make room for the the wooden cut out of dream and the background is just scrapbook paper. The whole thing was about $5.
Here I used some $1 frames and a few more A’s I picked up at Hobby Lobby in a small collage.
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There you go, an updated girl’s room with a few inexpensive, easy projects. Are you thinking about updating a specific room in your house? What type of DIY projects will you do?