Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Glam Girl's Room on a Budget

Old outlet covers..made new with a coat of silver spray paint. We also painted the floor vent and the drawer handles.

A yellow wall becomes turquoise!

 She already had the pink canopy (a $3 garage find a few years ago). The flower hooks and name above the window were purple and pink. I repainted all the purple parts turquoise.
 Switch plate cover...glammed up with turquoise paint and the same rhinestones as the lamp. It makes me happy that she wanted the vinyl puppies on the wall...lets me know she is still a little girl and not growing TOO fast.

 Old hand-me down mirror freshened up with a coat of what else.....silver spray paint!
 A bit of hand-sewn ribbon detail adds a little sparkle to the curtains.
This bulletin board has been several colors in its lifetime...turquoise with a spray of glitter gave it new life. The two over the door jewel hooks add a little more storage for all kinds of things.

So, the total breakdown of the room redo:
bedding and curtains: $70, but it was a birthday gift from Cupcake Nana.
gallon of paint: $20
ribbon: $2
silver spray paint: $5
nightstand table: $20, plus a few materials already on hand
light switch cover: $5
package of rhinestones: $3
lamp: $10
trim for lamp: $5
vinyl puppies: $10
turquoise spray paint: on hand
total for room: $150
seeing the pleasure on your daughter's face of a job well done: priceless!
We still have a few little things to finish, but she is very happy with the results and proud of our work. I have caught her several times just sitting in her room and looking around.  Happy (early) birthday Miss M!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Thrifty Lamp Re-do & Candlestick Frame

Yes, I am finally posting after a blogging break...mostly for a lack of time more than anything else. Summer has finally arrived in the Midwest and the heat is driving my family indoors, so maybe I'll get caught up a bit now! One project that has been keeping us busy is updating Miss M's bedroom decor. She turns the ripe old age of 8 in 2 weeks and has been after us to redecorate her bedroom for several months. It's almost finished, but here's a sneak peek.
I picked up this lamp at a thrift store for $10 before we even started on the room. At that point, she knew the main color would be turquoise and I thought the silver base and acrylic "jewels" could work in the room.

Here's the before....perfect size, marble base good for defending yourself against bumps in the night...
Now, with a coat of turquoise spray paint left from this awning project and some hot glue action paired with sequined trim and rhinestones at a total cost of $15 for the lamp and supplies...
I will confess that the shade is a little marbled looking when the light is on, but the effect is perfect for Miss M's room. After I completed the lamp, I saw fabric spray paint at Michael's so I may investigate that for future projects. I also made the little frame in the photo...more details about that later but it probably only cost about $2 and took about 2 minutes to make!
Finally, a full shot of the new bedside table made by Miss M's daddy. If she ever gets the floor and dresser cleared off enough I'll take some more pictures!


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