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!!

July 22, 2011 — Aimee Weaver