Sprucing Up The Princess' Room: Part 1~

If you're like me, one project often leads to another. When I started working on the home office/Mom cave, I decided that I needed the bookshelf that was in the Princess' bedroom. It looks great in the home office.

One little problem, however. The Princess' room looked a bit bereft. So I moved her dresser to the wall where the bookcase had been.

And it was okay. But it bothered me. Here is a photo of what it looked like. (That little girl of mine is a bit of a packrat. (Note to self: must find more "paper" storage for that girlie's bedroom.) And I wasn't sure what I was going to do.

That is, until I found out about Canvas People. If you haven't heard about Canvas People, you're going to thank me! They will make you a FREE 8x10 canvas of one of your digital prints. All you pay is shipping and handling. It's TRUE! First, let me say that I chose an 11x14 of one of my favorite photos of the Princess for her wall. It's easy to upgrade for only $9.99...and I really like having a slightly larger canvas.

That little girlie likes decorating almost as much as I do, so she and I have been talking about what we would do to her room if we weren't renting this house. She mentioned that she would really love to have pink and brown in her room. I love the color brown, but just didn't feel like we could use it with her apple green walls until I saw this scrapbook paper at our local craft store. It's called "Stylish" from the "Sultry" line of Basic Grey. It incorporates all the colors that are currently in the Princess room AND brown. So I decided to go for it!

I chose to make polkadots out of chocolate brown vellum using my Silhouette Digital Cutter. Then I simply measured and stuck them on the wall.

I used some 3" wired chocolate brown ribbon and a darling fleur de lis knob to make it look like the canvas is hanging from the ribbon. Adds a lot of elegance for basically no $$.

Now the wall looks great! Much more sophisticated, but still playful

The dresser is still a work in progress. The poor thing needs an overhaul, so it will get a fresh new coat of paint and some new accessorizing. But at least we're off to a good start!

If you'd like to get your free 8x10 canvas, hurry over to Canvas People. It would make a great Christmas gift!

And by way of full disclosure, I was given my 11x14 canvas because I am an affiliate of Canvas People, in addition, I receive a commission from Canvas People for each canvas sale that is initiated through my blog.

And my November Thankful Thought for today...I am thankful for a sweet daughter to be girly-girls with in the middle of our little, testosterone-filled world of boys. Have a great day!


Carrie said...

The dresser would look great with brown or green glass knobs! Love the green and chocolate brown.

Shannon said...

It looks great! Thanks for the link to Canvas People too. I just ordered one! :)

Denise said...

I am in the same boat right now...trying to finish up my girlies room...glad to know I'm not the only one with a paper saver!! :) Love the polka dots and the canvas. That is an amazing deal.

Lindsay said...

Thanks for the tip Wendy. Your daughter is gorgeous!

Susan said...

oh, that is darling!!
Perhaps paint the dresser a shade of pink, then a light taupe or something like that over the pink,and do some sanding all over to let some pink show through, and put brown knobs on the dresser....just a thought. :)

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Ann Marie @ Twice Lovely said...

You canvas turned out great. I'm wishing I did a black and white for mine as well. It's totally unusable. They color corrected mine and made my children look like they have glowing yellow skin. Yuck!

Crystal said...

LOVE the polka dots!! What a sweet room!