Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Vintage Inspired Bedroom Make-Over
My daughter just celebrated her 8th birthday. This year I wanted to do something extra special for her, so I came up with the idea of a surprise bedroom make-over. She has been wanting us to paint it a light blue for a while, and this seemed like the perfect way to get motivated.
On her birthday she went to school with her bedroom looking like this...
And came home to this...
I wasn't sure I was going to be able to get it all done in the 7 1/2 hour time frame, but I had help. My mother in law watched my 2 youngest while I painted, and my mom picked up my daughter and oldest son after school and took them out for ice cream to give me a little more time.
Everything in the room is vintage, from the up-cycled furniture that I painted a while back, to the linens.
I based the decorating scheme around the vintage sheet quilt I first started last summer (my daughter fell in love with it at the time). I finally finished quilting and binding it the weekend before her birthday. The bed skirt was made from a green gingham vintage sheet.
We brought in the desk that we had used as a changing table in my youngest daughter's room. I found an old chair at the thrift store for $5 and painted it Green Apple and then reupholstered with a vintage sheet.
For wall art, thrifted embroidery hoops with the vintage sheet fabric used in the quilt.
Can you tell that this particular sheet is my favorite? last year, I found a pillowcase of this pattern at a thrift store and used it in the quilt. When recently I found a brand new (still in original package from the 60's or 70's) twin flat sheet on eBay, I was so excited!
I haven't yet made a sham, so for now her bed is adorned with never used before vintage pillow cases.
My talented mother-in-law crocheted this super sweet pillow for her after I fell in love with these on the Sew Mama Sew blog.
I still need to make curtain panels out of this sheet, just didn't quite get it all done it time.
The BIG REVEAL...
She LOVED it!