For this Met Monday I'm going to post about my older daughter's room. When we first moved in, the room wasn't bad at all but we knew it could be better. The walls were white, the moulding was all scratched up and the carpet was dirty looking. This is how her room looked before we started:
All emptied out....
And this is what we were left with after the carpet came up. The wood under the carpet is Southern Yellow Pine like the rest of the house. It looked as though way back when there was an area rug and they varnished around it. My husband refinished the floors, we painted the moulding white and the walls a soft green and Hailey is really happy with it now. She already had the shabby bedding and a great bed so we just added to it. It was my chance to have fun "girling" it up!
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Her iron bed was an amazing flea market find. It already had pink chippy paint on it. As I stood there thinking about it, the man selling it kept coming down in price. It was obvious he didn't want to take it back home. The priced ended up at $30 and I told my husband to get out the bungee cords and rope because we were tying it to the roof and taking it home! The little pink stool was also an antique store find. She needs it to get herself up on the bed, it's so tall.
I took a picture of her on the front porch and had it blown up at Walmart to hang above her bed.
All smiles in her room...
The throw on the bottom of her bed was crocheted by my great grandmother.
I had toile wallpaper sitting in my basement so I used some to dress up the back of her bookcase.
This is the other sconce like the one in my kitchen. I'm still in search of a vintage replacement socket so right now it doesn't work. Hopefully I'll track one down and she can use it.
You can see my other daughter's room. Their rooms are connected and for now they love it. I'm sure when we hit the teenage years, they will be asking for an actual door in that doorway!
Like the bed, the nightstand also came chipped to perfection. I used a spray sealer over everything in case there was lead paint.
And for a bit of reality (because who doesn't need that?) here is the room the day after I took all the pictures of it. The kids wanted to make a tent and "camp out" in Hailey's room. What kind of room would it be without a little mess now and then, right?
Thanks so much for coming by! I can't wait to see what other great Before and Afters there are today!
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