Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Trash to Treasure Decorating

I have been so excited about decorating my little girl's room! My son, who is six, doesn't really want Momma monkeying around in his room - he wants to decorate it with things like Transformers and rocks. So I'm soooo enjoying having free reign in my four-year-old daughter's room.  We recently built our house, so I started with a clean slate - and no money for decorating! We've been living here for about four months now, and I've been collecting pieces here and there along the way. I've finally put everything together, and I'm loving what I've accomplished in there!




Her bed was a freebie which was transformed with a little sanding and some paint. Here's a before shot of the bed. Wasn't she a beauty?!



 After living here for a little while, it became apparent that she absolutely had to have a bookcase. A few coats of paint - the green is left over from my laundry room - made an old one new again.




I picked up the lamp for a few bucks at my favorite thrift store, but something had to be done about the shade - it just looked cruddy! I planned on covering it with white burlap, but painting is so much more fun! So I broke out my kids' paint brush painting supplies and went to town painting that baby with my 33 cent craft paint. And it took the entire bottle!! Craft paint usually goes a long way, but apparently not when you're painting thick fabric. So for about $4, I have a cute lamp to add to the mix.

I found a fabulous plate at a yard sale to hang between her closets, and the cute painting above her bed came from a local thrift store for just pennies.



Her window (mis)treatment was inspired by Donna over at Funky Junk Interiors.

 
Hubby's MawMaw gave me the old hanger, and I pinned and clipped some fabric to it that I've had for several years. I love how it turned out, but I'm not optimistic about its future. I can see one of the young'uns snatching it down, but if that happens, we'll just figure out something else.

I've had so much fun putting this all together to share with you. Thanks for stopping by!

I'll be following this up with a Bloopers post, as soon as I can get it together!


 I'm joining in a few parties. Thanks to all the hosts for letting us share our goodies!








 
 



41 comments:

  1. Soooo Cute!!! My son is the same way, however no daughters yet for me to play with pink, lol. I love love love your hanger and curtain! So clever and cute!! Love all the pinks and greens to! Oh and the bed, super Awesome!!

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  2. Super cute room...you did a great job!

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  3. Very pretty! I had a blast decorating my girls' room too. I have started on the boys' but I need to get busy and finish. They actually want me to decorate.

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  4. The room looks sooo good! That plate you found is beautiful! Great job!

    XO,
    Pam

    P.S. I love the name of your blog!

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  5. Such an adorable girls room. I love the window mistreatment. Wonderful job.

    Blessings,
    Jilly

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  6. It turned out to be really cute and so girlie. I love it. That plate is beautiful by the way. Love the new idea for a window treatment.

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  7. I love your little girl's room!! It turned out absolutely fabulous! PInk and green look so good together. And what a creative way to hang your curtain! Love it!!

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  8. SO awesome - I totally love it!! Your colors are great. I love all things girly so this is too cool!

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  9. What a dreamy room! I especially like the mistreatment on the windows. It reminds me of a gown hanging there waiting for the ball!

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  10. Hi Amanda,
    Your daughter must be loving her room! It's so girly and pretty! I love the color combo - very fresh! Isn't it great how paint changes everything so easily?!
    I have two daughters, decorating their rooms when they were young was such a joy for me!
    Stop by for a visit sometime!
    XO
    Heidi - Heart and Home

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  11. I just LOVE that iron bed...I should...I bought one just like it for my baby girl about 18 years ago...she will be 20 next month and lives off at college, but that bed is still hers at HOME:) Your curtain idea is just too stinkin cute...LOVE IT!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  12. I love what you did! It looks straight out of a Pottery Barn catalog!

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  13. You did a great job on the room! I love the colors, and the detail of painting out the back of the bookshelves. The fact that you did it all on a small budget is even better.

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  14. I LOVE THE HANGER!!! SO CUTE! The room is adorable. Glad to find you. Thanks for finding me so I could find you!

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  15. An adorable room for a little girl. I love the bed!

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  16. You did such a great job, it is so cute :)

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  17. The room is so bright and cheery - just adorable

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  18. I love it! That green on the bookshelf is awesome!

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  19. Oh, I LOVE that wooden hanger/clothes pin curtain hanger!!!! Tres cool.

    Oh honey, you are NEW to blogging, at least this blog is only two months old. I think I'll join your follow club - - - and I'll TRY not to get too jealous when you pass my measly little 95 followers!

    You girls that do decorating blogs - - - you get the followers.

    Crazy eclectic types like me - - - not so much.

    ;-)

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  20. Thanks for the link to my Hull pottery on eBay. I had searched and searched but never found it on my own!

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  21. Great job on the transformations. The iron bed is so classic. And you turned that bookshelf from boring to beautiful! --Delores

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  22. Very cute! My son is the same way... transformers (everywhere!)
    ~Amy

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  23. Looks great! My daughter's room is pink and green too. I love that combination.

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  24. great job!! I've seen that window {mis}treatment at FJI and I love it too---thinking of doing it in my office! I found a bunch of nice old wood hangers at a garage sale last year!

    ~TidyMom

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  25. It's all so charming and homey and fun!!!

    My show n tell is nothing but January Clearance items that I found if you'd like to view them....

    HERE

    Would really enjoy your company today if you have time to stop by.

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  26. What an adorable little girl's room. That plate is beautiful...love the lime with the pastel flowers.
    Have a great weekend!

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  27. Such a cute room! Thanks for joining the Power of Paint Party!

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  28. What a darling bedroom and I love the pink and green! Lucky little girl!

    Cathy ♥

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  29. The room is looking adorable. Your girl must be one happy camper.

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  30. I was really enjoying the changes you've done and relishing in your enjoyment of it all, and then my jaw hit the floor. Someone else has done the hanger thang!!!! You ROCK! I love it!

    You have me smiling big. :) Thanks for giving me credit. xo

    And for linking up to SNS!
    FJ Donna

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  31. Cute girls room! Welcome to the blog world- I see you are a newbie too and a Bama girl!! Me too!

    stop by sometime
    my southerncottage.com

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  32. Your sweet bedroom is completely adorable!

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  33. Your daughter's room is darling! I love that bed, what a find and your window treatments with the hanger...genius!

    Thank you for stopping by my blog!

    Kat :)

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  34. Very cute!! I love it! I think that hanger idea is so darn cute too! All of the redo's you did turned out amazing!

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  35. What a sweet little girl's room! I only have a son, so no pink for me...so I enjoy a feminine room when I can get it!

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  36. Wow, I love your daughter's room and how you brought it all together through your DIY projects!
    God's blessings,
    Sarah :D

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  37. Love what you've done with your daughter's room - especially that bed. I just saw something like that at an antique store today for $300!

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