*For new readers, this post is the follow up to Interior Decorating 101! *
Drumroll please....it's time for Kate's room's big reveal! *applause*. I am so excited about it, I think it turned out FABULOUS! I still have a few more things to do, but all in all it's done! Let's start with Kate's dresser.
I found this at the Nazarene Thrift store for $35. It was gray and ugly, but I loved the shape and the details of the handles. I wanted to take them off and spray paint them mustard yellow...but those suckers were S.T.U.C.K. I think it turned out cute anyway. I love Krylon Spray Paint...and I seriously love these handles!!!! What a find! I think there was divine intervention here.
Now, to decorate the top of the dresser. Remember my $3 clearance grecian urn I told you I found? Here is the BEFORE picture of it.
and the candlesticks were 50 cents at Rainbows end. They were plain wood, so I spray painted them red. So cute! Now, I have to say that my FAVORITE decor on the dresser is THIS.
My dear, sweet, amazing, FABULOUS friend Mandy took these pictures in the hospital after Kate was born. She is so incredible at capturing the sweetest moments. THANK YOU MANDYYYY! I had forgotten how tiny my little 5 pounder was. The frame was $1 at Rainbows end. Such cute scroll details!
Now, how are THESE for some ugly frames!?! I was SO happy when I found them! I think Rainbows end thought they were hideous, too, because they were super cheap. Like...a few bucks for the set cheap. But, look at the detail! It was exactly what I was looking for, minus the creepy painted victorian children in the picture...which I had already taken out before I took this picture because they scared me.
Anyway....this is where they hang now. Red, and SUPER CUTE. The yellow oval mirrors were at Rainbows End, too...they were $2 for the set. I spray painted them the same color as the urn.
See that beautiful quilt? Recognize the fabric? Yes, that's the fabric I was drooling over! My incredibly talented Sister-In-Law Kathy sewed it for me. (btw, check out her fun blog at Gotta Try That!)
Watching her sew the quilt gave me some courage, and so I went over to my parent's house and asked to use my mom's sewing machine. I made some throw pillow covers. All by myself!
So, THEN I decided I wanted to sew up some curtains for her room with the extra fabric. Mom let me take the sewing machine back to our house and I stayed up til 2 a.m. making this valance.
I thought it would be really cute with some rosettes, so I added some to the top. The curtains turned out amazing. I seriously started to cry because I was so happy!
And there you have it! I think it's so awesome to look back now at my "Dream Room" folder, see the pictures of things I liked and really wanted for Kate's room, colors I liked, fabrics I adored....and see how so many of my ideas came true! And I KNOW you can do it, too! If you want any tutorials for anything you see, let me know, mmmmkay?