Welcome back to Cartwheels y'all. Nothing like a little break to get you motivated and inspired.
Today I'd like to share my daughter's room with you. Granted, if you'd stop by today it'd look NOTHING like this! The inhabitant is an eleven year old girl after all. Right now there's a million earrings, books and ponytail holders covering the floor. We gave her the smallest room in the house for a reason!
So, back in fall we redid her room. And not "redid" like bought furniture and accessories... but "shopped in our home" and repurposed pieces to make a non-girly retreat.
On one side of the room we have her bed and a little bedside table. The bedside table was in our house when we moved it (yes, we moved our house... three miles over onto our farmyard). A quick coat of white paint and that little bedside table fit right in. Her bed we found in the summer kitchen on our property. That got some powder-coating and it was good to go. The hardest part about her bed was finding a mattress that fit.
Underneath her bed are drawers from an old dresser. Another coat of white paint, some handles, and they're the perfect place for her to store out of season clothes and books. The problem with old houses is that there are no closets (our house is 120 years old). So storage like this is a neccessity.
The light fixture was a cast off from my aunt. Some more paint and it's a perfect fit.
Above her bed is a collage of art. An old window frame backed with wire from our dog kennel makes the perfect "bulletin board". Right now it's littered with Selena Gomez and Harry Potter. :( Sigh.
Other framed art was made from some simple scrapbooking supplies and some overlays from vol. 25. Love that Martha Stewart butterfly punch. I just punched out some butterflies from dictionary paper and glued them down. Voila. And I love that the colors of the vol. 25 overlays can be altered to fit any decor. I printed this one in a turquoise.
So, that's this side of the room. Well, at 9x10 it's not much of a side... but still! I'll be back on Wednesday with the other half!