In the meantime, we have also been busy painting her bedroom furniture. You see, we're working on a very strict budget, and her bedroom furniture is darling, and in good shape. So we decided to re-use it. It just needed a little TLC...and a new color.
Here is a sneaky-peek photo I shared previously of the fabrics we have chosen for the Princess' room.
The polka-dots were used on her window seat. You can see that post here.
The other print was used on her headboard (post to come.) If you look closely at the headboard fabric, you'll notice that it has blue in it. We loved the pretty cornflower blue, so we chose that as the color to liven up those tired pieces of furniture.
|Cornflower Blue by Martha Stewart|
Here is the bedside table before. Pretty in white, but not what we needed for the new room design.
And here is the after...loving the color. But what to do about the missing handle?
You see, the original handle wasn't a standard size, and it has long since been lost (not to mention that it was quite dated to begin with.) So my makeshift solution was using a ribbon in place of the handle.
For this makeover, however, I thought a little bling was in order, so instead of replacing the ribbon, I used an old bracelet of mine whose clasp had broken.
The pretty crystals were just what the little table needed. I just love the little bit of bling that they add. (Perfect for a Princess.) Not to mention that fact that I love finding a new use for sentimental jewelry I can't part with - even though I can't wear it anymore.
Have a nice day~