Friday, August 17, 2012

Vintage Red and Blue Little Girl's Room

I recently redecorated my daughter's room.  She is three, but I wanted to give her a look that was age appropriate but also fitting for the little lady that she is.  I also did not want to buy anything for the room other than paint and possible coordinating linens.  

I began my search by browsing Pinterest (aka the "time sucking devil") for ideas.  I wanted to do something with the color red, so I started there.  I found inspiration here and here.  The theme we decided to go for was vintage red and blue.

We began by painting the walls a beautiful shade of sky blue.  The color we selected was Valspar Woodlawn Blue Angel (5003-9B).   

To furnish the room, we repurposed our antique guest room furniture.  I had a headboard, wardrobe, chair, ottoman, and dresser for the room. The only piece of furniture purchased for the room was a night stand, which we scored for $100 at an a local antique store. 

I then gathered accents that went with the theme from around the house.  A woven bag and vintage mirror purchased during a 2007 trip to Daytona Beach when moving to Florida was merely a possibility for retirement, my old Nancy Drew books, and various other odds and ends accented the look.  I used a new mirror from IKEA as bow storage.  Our picture frame shelf was repainted to a gorgeous shade of red.  A framed tapestry and similar pillow featuring playful kittens (because what little girl doesn't LOVE kittens) were added.  A lamp that had once been in our den was moved in.  My kitchen valances from a house I moved out of in 2006 worked perfectly with the vintage theme. I manged to find a great comforter set at Bealls Outlet for just $15.

The entire look was completed for under $150!

Here is the finished room:

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