Our “big girl” room is nearly complete. It’s a bright mix of handmade, thrifted and vintage. “Happy eclectic”, we’ll call it. Soon enough, the crib will be replaced with the toddler bed built by my grandfather. This momma’s in no hurry. He also built the white chest of drawers (not pictured), which sat in my mother’s room as a child. She was kind enough to make the red bed skirt.
The rug was a $15 yard sale steal.
I thrifted the toy chest here.
The no-sew fabric bunting was one of my nap time projects.
The tiny rocker was a gift to my husband from his dear Grandaddy.
The framed vintage needlework was $12 at the local antique market.
I discovered the storybook canvas hidden away in the back of a nearby small-town thrift shop. It was badly soiled and stapled to a stretcher frame but at $3.99 I decided to take my chances. A bit of Biz and Oxyclean worked wonders. I replaced the frame with two wooden dowels and some ribbon.
I’m looking forward to adding the quilt on Christmas morning.
I’ve enjoyed watching this colorful space come together and relished every minute of “the hunt”. A bright room for our bright-eyed girl, who is growing up way too fast.
Now that the pre-holiday madness is dissipating, I’m signing off for a couple of days. (Seems a bit backwards, I know.) If you’re looking for some easy craft projects to enjoy over the holidays, you can find a few here. Thank you to everyone who helped me out yesterday. I look forward to reading more of your suggestions.
Wishing you a weekend of warm gatherings.
Merry Christmas, from our home to yours.