I’ve been planning to redo our girls’ room for a while now. I knew that after we moved would be about the right time to put our 2 1/2 yr old in a twin bed, and that was a good excuse to switch things up with the decor. I liked their old nursery, but I was bored of the muted colors and wanted to try something vibrant for at least our year in Delaware.
The sad, sad former state of the girls room in our new house.
While we were still in Boston, I found two upholstered headboards on Craigslist. This insanely rich woman who lived in an amazing Comm Ave. flat sold them both to me for $20. Isn’t the yellow plaid unfortunate? The quality is surprising on these though – I’m sure she paid several hundred a piece back in the day.
I drew pictures of flowers from the Chiang Mai pattern and colored them with my trusty AD Chartpak markers while I watched Rachel Zoe suffer through Oscars week. (sidenote: After about the 50th time Rachel called Anne Hathoway “Annie”, I threw said trusty Chartpak marker at the tv… so obnoxious)
I used some navy blue linen I had laying around as the make-shift matting for the new “botanical” prints. And while it’s not real art by any stretch of the imagination, it sort of works for the room and my girls think the flowers are “SOoooOO pretty!!” Good enough for me.
I love the look of a pair of sunburst mirrors above twin beds. We all know how expensive sunburst mirrors are though. So, when I found these round floral tole mirrors at HomeGoods a couple months ago, I snatched up two as fast as I could. They were only $8.99 a piece and I think they look a lot like sunburst mirrors, but are maybe a little more juvenile (a good thing in a kids room, right?)