Avery’s new “big-girl” room has been a work-in-progress for me this summer, and it’s been so much fun! I’m not quite finished yet, but I thought I’d share what I’ve done so far.

I decided to go with a vintage look with lots of pinks and neutral colors. Originally, this room had the most hideous John Deer green trim color with white walls. I softened the look quite a bit by painting the walls Baked Brie (Olympic) and the trim Horseradish (also Olympic).

I found the rub-on word art at Hobby Lobby and just had to snatch it up! The window came from hub’s parents’ farm – it was already a really nice old green color, so I didn’t even need to paint it! I’d still like to find appropriately-sized shutters to go on either side of it.

My mom picked up the little bookcase at Goodwill, and I painted pink and distressed it.

She also had found the bed at Goodwill and I love it! It’s a big bed for such a little girl (queen size), but she’s adjusted very well to it. We wanted to keep a larger bed in the room to use for guests. And, to be honest, I just loved this bed too much not to use it!

My grandpa made this dresser for my mom when she was younger, and she didn’t have room for it anymore, so she gave it to me. I updated it by painting it white and changing out the drawer pulls. It made a huge difference!

The hardware floor was very worn and stained, so I just decided to paint over it. It’s a bit of a pain to maintain, because scratches become very visible, but I really like the light color.

I found the sweet little side table for a couple of dollars at a yard sale last year. I painted it pink and distressed it, like the bookcase. Oh, and I bought the bedding in the clearance section at Ross. Love that store!

Like I said, the room is a work-in-progress, so there are still a few things I’d like to do, but overall, I’m happy with how it’s turning out.

Three cheers for little girls and pink!

October 24, 2008 — Aimee Weaver