Yay for virtual Parade of Homes! How fun is this? “Poppies at Play” is hosting a week long Parade of Homes! Want to get nosey and peek through my windows and see what my home looks like! Well pull up a lawn chair and gaze in my windows becasue I knew you were coming and I clean up! I’m the 5th stop on the tour so be sure to visit “Poppies at Play” for a full rundown of tours and don’t forget to check the next happy home waiting for you to come by for a visit! You can Find her link at the end of this post!
This room soon became my favorite room in our home! It was a labor of love with plenty of hunting for the perfect accessories and tiny touches to make it feel special. My design attitude shines in our little girls nursery. I believe anyone can have a stylish room on any budget! Many of my favorite features in this room were thrift store finds, clearance section deals and “DIY” projects. Jaw dropping design tricks fool everyone who comes to see where my “Charlie Bug” snuggles in for the night. This tiny nursery has big effect without feeling too cramped with over styled detail.
The entire room was centered around the Window Treatment! I fell in love with the Print and color pallet the moment I saw it and would you believe it’s a simple Table Runner I found at Pier 1 Imports!It’s my first example of creative decorating! Re purposing things that you would have never imagined using in a room is my specialty! I simply sewed on ribbon and tied them to Iron Medallions I spray painted red!
Also while cruising the Table lined section in Pier 1 I came across coordinating Cloth Napkins marked down to .78 cents each! I snagged as many as I could and set out to create the Crib Dust Ruffle and Throw pillow I used on the Rocking chair. I love how the fray detail on the napkins adds texture to the dust ruffle and Pillow!
The yellow Book Case was a fun and easy project. We picked up the Book Case at a local Thrift store for $8. We loved its interesting shelves! I painted it with one of my “Oop’s Paints” called “February Gold” by Behr that I had on hand that I picked up at Home Depo for $1. Oops Paint is paint a store will sell at a discount because it was wrongly tinted or returned!! It’s a great way to save money! I distressed the Book Case with my favorite Raulph Lauren Glaze treatment in Tobacco. Check out this link for my furniture refinishing tutorial with all my best tricks and tips found HERE! You’ll notice that I also used those Cloth Napkins to make simple Curtains! Spring loaded Curtain Rods make this treatment super simple!
The dresser in the room is a crowning jewel! I found it at my favorite local Consignment store “Home Again” in Midvale, UT! It’s the most expensive Piece in this room and a steal for only $175! It’s a beautiful Antique with original hardware and charm. If you look close, Lime Green paint peeks through in it’s crackle finish! I’m a frequent shopper at Consignment stores! Treasures await you and a single find may inspire an entire rooms theme! The adorable blue cabinet that sits behind the rocker is also a “Home Again” find.
Charlies Crib is a family hand me down form her two other sisters! I can’t bare to let her go! The fitted sheet in Teal Gingham was bought at Target. I kept it simple and didn’t bother with a bumper. I didn’t want it to make the room feel heavy. The green rug was picked up on clearance from Target as well! A $7 punch of color!
The Shadow boxes were picked up as an unfinished three pack from Roberts Craft Store. I spray painted them a soft yellow and lined them with Scrapbook paper. The best thing about this project is that I adhered them to the wall using 3M Command strips. I use these things as often as I can when it comes to hanging light weight frames and art work. They eliminate nails in the walls and it makes spacing a breeze!
Some more small details around the room! The vintage hankies I tied together and draped across the wall that the bead rest upon. I didn’t want shelves or anything that could fall on them! I even scored two hankies with an “M” monogrammed on them! Tiny details that put a smile on my face and made my heart sing when I found them! I found out that they came from an estate sale from a sweet old lady named Marge! Fun huh?
I filled an entire wall with $8 worth of paper fans! Fun and easy ans super cheap to make! It’s a great way to fill a space and add pops of color! Find out how to make these simple accents HERE!
Lastly I disassembled a small wall shelf I found on clearance for $2. The detailed scrolling section of it was too charming not to hold onto and it worked perfectly as an added touch just above the closet. I have it securely in place with oodles of ticky tack!
Ok! So my older girls room was the first room we finished when we first moved in but this was the first room we painted! I knew I wanted to do the button wall in their room and I needed a place to practice so there you go! No! Not every room in my home has fake buttons on the walls! Just two of them!
I’m lucky to have a tiny corner of the house all to myself and even if it is only a 9′x9′ space I’ll take what I can get!
The large “Elephant” in the room is definitely the large Dresser and Hutch I made over to house my fabric collection! Two miss matched thrift store pieces worked out perfectly to become the new display piece in this space! I have to tell you how inspiring it is to have all of my beautiful fabric on display! I love being surrounded by the bold colors and fun prints!
I love to have everything on display so I can walk in, see what I need and get to work! Two large bookcases make this possible and I can have everything in arms reach. The antique dresser was given to me and had become a treasure! It housed all my card making, stamps, silk flowers and other odds and ends!
I LOVE my craft room! I’m a lucky lucky girl! I have a large table that sits right outside this room that I do all of my sewing on. So this is where the magic happens my friends! Can you see why I love to create!
Thanks for taking a look at where I live! I’m proud of the home I’m creating. It’s always evolving! I believe you can decorate your home within your home by rotating items and mixing it up! I hope I’ve inspired you just a little to create a space you love on a budget and with sentiment in mind! Decorate with what you love and what means something to you! Love the space you abide in!
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