Saturday, July 26, 2008

My Sweet Girl's room

edited to add:

Victoria had to work today, so I'm linking to this older post for Rhoda's favorite thrifty find party. I know that the darling pink bed in her daughter's room is one of her favorite finds ever, along with this.
Since we share this blog, here is a link to one of my favorite finds. I paid only $5.00 for the painting and it is a favorite around here. Make sure you go and join the party.


I took pictures of Sweet Girl's room yesterday. Her room is one of my favorite in the house because it's just so precious. Before she was born I had a hard time with all the crib bedding out there so I went with the Shabby Chic line of regular bedding from Target and had my talented sister Beth make a bumper pad out of a twin size quilt. I used a twin bedskirt on the crib by pinning it into place. After that I looked for the bedding to go on sale and picked up a duvet cover, sheets, etc on clearance for when she would transition to a big girl bed. I am in desperate need of some pink throw pillows to tie everything together, in fact Target has this pillow that I want to get to add to her bed.

Years ago (before sweet girl was even a thought) while shopping at an antique store with my MIL I came across this pink bed and decided I just had to have it for my guest room. Before we moved sweet girl to her big girl bed I was considering painting the bed but I just loved the pink distressed paint and the decorating queen (aka Christina) told me it would be fine left as is.


The dresser came from Lakewood for $110. I just loved the shape of the mirror and it was a great height for a 6'3" man to change diapers on the top when she was a baby. :)

The Decorating Queen made the lampshade seen in the corner, hubs rewired and painted the lamp (bought for cheap at the same antique store as the bed), MIL brought the tea cart over from her house to use as a night stand. The white eyelet curtains came from my sisters MIL.

I had to show the detail of the picture hanging on the wall. Beth cross-stitched this for me one Christmas when my Mother had us make each other gifts instead of buying something for one another.

I added the letters just this spring...bought the letters at Hobby Lobby and a pad of scrapbook paper on clearance at Target that had great papers that coordinated with Sweet Girl's room.

So there it is...the most precious room in my little house!

17 comments:

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Wanted to say you have a lovely blog! I loved seeing all your thrifty finds....I have the SAME quail proudly displayed on my mantle. Will book mark you and be back! Cherry

Victoria said...

Cherry,
Thanks for taking the time to stop by! I loved perusing your blog this morning and seeing that you are a garage sale/thrift store girl too!
I absolutely loved the plates that you transformed with stamps and rub-ons. It inspired me to think about what I could do to create some one of a kind plates to go in my dining room.
Victoria

Blissful Nikki said...

these colors look beautiful together. I am doing a very similar pallete in my daughters room, but unfortunatly, I dont have that amazing bed!! just stunning!

Bella said...

What a pretty room! Very nice to meet you, Bella :)

Becky said...

Oh, I love this room! It's so girly, girl. Love pink and green. Thanks for sharing.

linda t said...

I adore your little girl's pink 'n green bedroom!
I am loving all your thrifty finds!
Sweet blog too!

ceekay said...

The little girls room is so pretty and soft. Wonderful finds in it!

Blanca said...

What a sweet, sweet little room. The bed is adorable.

Blanca

Jeanne said...

I can clearly see why this is your favorite room in your house. What is more special than a daughter's room. Just adorable. Some nice finds in that room. Thanks for showing your great insights in planning that room.

Jeanne

Angie said...

What a lucky little girl to have everyone working together to make such a beautiful space for her! That bed is just gorgeous! WOW!

~Angie

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

That $5 painting is a deal and a half! And Amelia's room couldn't be sweeter.

Darlene said...

What a beautiful room....I love everything in it!!!! The colors are so soft and serene.....and that bed just fabulous!!!

Melissa Wertz said...

This is a lovely room. My kind of girl's room. Thanks for sharing!

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

What a precious girl's haven! The bed and all of the furniture is so pretty! And the accessories compliment so well! :) ~Rhonda

Nikki said...

Her room is so pretty and girlie!

Rue said...

What a beautiful room for a little girl :) Actually, I think I could sleep in there myself! LOL

rue

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Oh, I am just in the process of getting my girls' room painted and done...green is my wall choice. I love the bed!! (and the big egg..hee hee)