My daughter wanted to re-do her bedroom. She had a lovely daybed (which I found at a 2nd hand store) but she wanted (begged for actually) a bunk bed so she could have friends spend the night (and I thought it was a swell idea because right now when she has friends stay overnight, they invade my living room forcing me to vacate to my bedroom for my own sanity's sake).
|Reading on the Sofa/Futon|
|The hutch was originally brown|
I also found a brown desk hutch on the side of the road one day and brought it home. I painted it white to match her desk (which was my grandmother's vanity that I also painted white). I did acquiesce to buying a couple of new items deemed "critical" by her (including some bedding and a couple of zebra-striped accessories), but most of her "decorations" were things that I found at garage sales or thrift shops and either repainted or re-purposed to work with her new color scheme (which is violet-purples, bright raspberry pinks, and black&white zebra stripes --- all mixed in with Peace Signs).
|The color on the rose garland was freshened up with acrylic paints|
The rose garland above her closet was originally a VERY pale beigy-pink with brown/green leaves. I used acrylic paints mixed with water to refresh the colors - so the pinks really pop now and match her bedroom.
The overall look of her room is not what I was originally hoping for (I was thinking black and white with pops of shocking pink - with a sort of french/feminine theme)... but she LOVES it and that's what is important.
|My Peace-sign Painting|
The frame is one I found at Goodwill - but it was originally a weird silver/gold color. I painted it my favorite flat-black and it looks awesome! I had to find a piece of glass to fit (and thankfully I had a old frame that was broken, so I salvaged the glass from it). And I even found white matting from another old frame. I think the overall final framed piece looks pretty good - and is a nice addition to her room.
One of the final touches for her room is a door-hanging of plastic beads. I found it at a garage sale when she was a baby and decided that it was too dangerous to put up then. When I was going through stuff for her room, I found it buried in her closet - I pulled it out and taaa-daaa.... she loved it!
|The view into my daughter's bedroom (did I mention she LOVES the beads!?)|