Today I’m excited to share my little girls’ room! Jessie Alexis Photography perfectly captured it! Since our new baby was on the way we decided to change Miss E’s room into a big girl room from her previous nursery. I wanted to use a floral wallpaper on the wall behind her bed but I could not find one that was perfect… so I got brave and painted it myself! Thank heavens my husband trusts me to just take some paint and a paintbrush to the wall with just a vision in my head of how I want it to turn out. This floral print was inspired by the ever-amazing Rifle Paper Co. of course. I used chalk paint for the floral design since I like the matte finish and thought it would be more durable than acrylic or latex paint.
Most of the furniture pieces were ones we already had from the nursery. The dresser was a yard sale find that I refinished and the nightstand plus yellow cabinet were purchased from our local Craig’s list type site. I did a makeover on the yellow piece… click here to see the before & after, plus a few painting tips. The bed is an old beat up metal one that got a fresh coat of Kelly Green paint. It was also a yard sale score. Oh and so was the yellow mirror– just $10 (though it used to be a hideous plastic brass color (I’m all for gold, but plastic gold isn’t good for anyone)!
After all was said & done, I’m happy to announce that everything in this room cost under $500! Even the light fixture came from an estate sale. I think it’s important to recycle things… it’s good for our world and also gives things a sense of character. I like that all the pieces have a story and past life to share, it makes for a truly eclectic atmosphere that’s bold & fun. Hope you enjoy this post & also your weekend! Hooray for Fridays!!