My daughter is the youngest of the four of our children. She also happens to be the only girl. Her bedroom furniture has been passed down from the older boys. Her headboard was part of the crib that we got for my 14 year old when he was born. The dresser she is using was his dresser/changing table. Anyway, everything in her room needed a little facelift and some organizing. That was my task this week.
First, I picked up this little chest of drawers at a garage sale a few weeks back for only $5 and decided to paint it white for her room. I’m storing all her baby doll clothes in here.
Then I pulled out her old dresser/changing table and painted it white too.
I love the results.
Then as I got to the point of putting her things back I decided to organize a little.
This is how I organize her hair clips and ponytails. I got these little containers at my dollar store for $1.
Then I picked up some other little containers to store her makeup and other odds and ends. Once again only $1.
Like I told you a few weeks back when I was organizing my dining room closet, we only have closets in two rooms in this 100 year old home and this room is not one of them. So my husband made built in shelves on the one side of her room and a little built in closet on the other.
This is one of my favorite pictures of all time. My husband took this just a few days after our daughter was born. This is her grasping his hand. I dislike the frame greatly so I took a shot at sprucing it up a bit too.
Looks’s soooooo good! Tell her, her aunt says she’s too young for makeup! 🙂
~Beth D. says
i love the white dressers! and the built-ins are beautiful!!!
Lulu Lane Designs says
Cute! My little girls room needs some serious work too.. maybe I can get it done this summer!
That’s such a fun little girls room! It’s amazing what a simple coat of paint will do for almost anything
It’s very cute!! Nice paint job. I bought a few pieces of old furniture from my neighbor that I want to repaint. The furniture looks like it’s unfinished I wanted to get some tips on what type of paint to use and how to start. Thanks!!
Hi Veronica – I just use a primer…Kilz is what I had on hand and used for these pieces. Although it says it covers in one coat…I don’t agree. I put at least 3 coats of primer on these pieces. I also use Behr occasionally, and it says the same thing…that it covers in one coat…not true! Then I just used a white Satin Acrylic paint for the top coats. Once again I put on about 3 coats. I spray painted the hardware with the cheap Walmart $.97 white spray paint.
I’ll be showing pieces in the weeks ahead that I used black enamel on. Enamel dries harder than regular acrylic paint and apparently can withstand more than acrylic paint. I only had white acrylic and so that’s what I used for these bedroom pieces.
Lina - Fancy Frugal Life says
What a sweet little girl room! I love the cabinet door upcycle! very clever!
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What a great turn around!
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Loved the picture your husband took…very sweet!!! I wish my daughter’s room looked that neat and organized, instead of the aftermath of a twister’s devastation… 🙂
Hi Katy, I wish I could say her room always looks so neat. We certainly have some “aftermath” days too!!!
I love how you recycle the cabinet door to display art! These are the kind f projects that I like to blog about!
It looks so amazing. I love the twinkle lights around the window & curtains.
Handy Man, Crafty Woman says
Great storage. What a pretty room! Thanks for linking this to Wicked Awesome Wednesday.
Courtney ~ French Country Cottage says
Such a pretty room~ I love the pretty touches you added and the cupboard door idea! Thanks for sharing at FNF 🙂
Our Back Porch says
What a lucky little girl. Her room is amazing! Enjoy the weekend!
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Precious Crafts says
Lovely work! The old dresser looks amazing! I have tried repainting furniture to white but the paint doesn't stick well, I guess I should have had some primer or stripper first. Hahaha!