Friday, July 22, 2011

Avery's Bedroom {new desk & curtains}

If you don't already know, I'm a *little* obsessed with rearranging and redecorating our home (as if that isn't obvious).

I had some ideas for Avery's room and in the past week have been working at changing a few things around. I found a little desk at Goodwill (of course!) that was painted white but in need of some TLC. Since Avery is getting older and will be starting school in the fall, I thought she could use a desk in her room.

I put Avery to work helping me paint it a light pink color.

You know I'm not picky about painting when I let my 5 year old help! She loved it, by the way! Anyone want to hire an amateur painter? She accepts ice cream, bubble gum, or Chapstick as payment. :)

I felt like the desk looked too plain when it was just painted pink, so I cut out sheets of scrapbook paper to fit the front of the drawers and used Mod Podge to adhere the paper to the drawer fronts. The edges of the drawer fronts and the desk are distressed.

I bought the glass knobs from Target and the chair was one that we were storing in the attic that I spray painted white.

The gray striped message board was made from an old corkboard that I covered with fabric that I had on hand from another project.

Ah, the wall flowers!! How I love them!

They are made from napkins and are super-easy to create! You can find a tutorial for making them on the Made blog. I bought the pink and gray/white polka dot napkins from Target.

The curtains were just ordinary tab-top Lenda ones from Ikea (really cheap at $15 for two panels). I bought one pair and cut each panel in half width-wise to create four panels instead of two (because I wanted to save $).

I bought a half-yard each of four different types of pink fabrics and cut out stripes, which I ruffled and sewed onto the curtains. This was a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants type of project (normal for me) and I didn't do much measuring or planning.

But I'm happy with how they turned out. Simple & sweet!

And here's what the other side of the room looks like (not much different than before)... 

Let me know if you have any questions or want any more info on the projects I mentioned today.

Have a great weekend friends! Stay cool!!


  1. As they say on the "Nate Show" be HOUSE PROUD!!! Your daughter's room is adorable and so sweet. What a lovely Mom you are to let your daugther help. One more cute touch....our daugther's room went thru MANY transformations (G), but I always put a note on the back of the dresser ( you could on the desk). Fun to look back on those notes we scribbled. A bit of hidden history that only we know about.

  2. looks AMAZING!!!! what color did you use on her walls?!!

  3. The wall color is called Baked Brie by Olympic. ~Aimee

  4. Do you have any mod podge tips? Whenever I use it I get bubbles, no matter how many times I flatten it and it looks sad. :(

  5. i just made over max's room. lost the nursery theme and moved him into a big boy room and now i am a bit depressed looking at your creativity.
    you are so amazingly talented.

  6. Beautiful job, Aimee!

    And what is it with our girls and bubble gum and Chapstick??? Danae goes nuts over a pack of Chapstick...sometime soon though they will move on to tubes of Covergirl or Revlon. ;o)

  7. This room looks adorable! Great job!

  8. I love the desk! I'm in the process of redoing one myself and would love to modge podge on the drawers. Any tips? I've never modgepodged before, yikes!

  9. Lol, obviously I never "modge-podged" before. Let me correct myself, mod podge ;)
    ~ Amanda

  10. Show us a tutorial on how you made those beautiful curtains!!PLEASE...By the way your good at what you do!! LOVE YOUR STYLE

  11. Hi Aimee! Could u give me som instructions on the ruffle and applying it, please!!! Thank U! Tina

    1. I just sewed ruffles with a sewing machine and left the edges raw. Then sewed them directly onto the curtains. Sorry I don't have better instructions! Let me know if you have any questions!

  12. Wow, the room looked great! I bet Avery loves her room. And a smile formed in my lips when I read your statement about the curtains. That is what I actually do with ours. Haha! Well, it only proves that homemakers are wise shoppers, right? ^_^

    Roxie Tenner

  13. What size of strips did you make?


I love hearing from you! Thanks for your comments! ~Aimee


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