This is my oldest daughters bedroom. I love to mix in vintage pieces, like the pink door knob and oval dress artwork that was passed down from my Grandma. I do like to use new bedding and splurge on nice pillows always filled with down.
I occasionally will make things. I was searching for THIS pillow from Target and couldn’t find it in stock anywhere so decided to make it. A lot of times you can make pillows if you have great quality fabric.
I made the map artwork. I had a gallery wrapped painting I didn’t want anymore. I decided to paint it cream with leftover paint that I had. Then used Modge Podge to apply this map I found at Costco for $15. The trick with Madge Podge is-
#1 Accept the fact that it is not going to look perfect, you will have air bubbles that no matter how long you spend pressing them down they will not leave your life.
#2 Use a sponge brush to apply it or if you like to see brush strokes us a paint brush. With these maps I did a thin layer of the Podge then laid the map down, then applied a layer over the top. You might have to use several coats to get it to lay down, especially on the edges.
#3 Be creative, use pictures, wallpaper, craft paper to put over old paintings you don’t like anymore.
I found this globe for $20 at a consignment shop. I would love a big collection of them so I am always on the hunt. But I refuse to pay more than $20 for one. Especially since one of my best friends found one at a flea market in Texas, she scored a BIG one for only $10!
Ella and her darling babysitter made this garland for Valentines one year out of magazine papers and paint chips. I hung it and loved it so much I never took it down.
I got this pink Heidi book at Savers. I am always on the look out for books. I look for books that are the colors I am currently using in my home to use for décor, hopefully we will read them all one day.
The rug is from Dash and Albert love that this was reversible, it was rotated a lot. The pink dresser is vintage, I paid $100 for it and love it still. The drapes and most of the other pillows are from Classic Home
I like to find places to put my kids “treasures”. The glass jar is filled with sea shells we collected on a vacation to California. The books are all books from my childhood. I recommend saving pieces that you love and give them to your kids as they get older, they will cherish them.
Use everyday items in your décor. You want to actually use the pieces you have around you and love them. The glass jar is filled with a matching game wood pieces.
And she loves to wear faux glasses and for me to not tell people they aren’t real.
Paint: April Pink by Benjamin Moore