If you all have seen my post Girls Bedroom you’ll know that Quinne inherited Paige’s bedroom set. It’s a really nice set with a double bed, dresser and night stand, but it does not fit Paige’s style. When she told us that she didn’t want it anymore, I’ll have to admit, I was slightly offended. That set wasn’t cheap! Well, it’s not Pottery Barn, but still! I consoled myself by saying that we could still use it for Quinne, who was really excited to get it, so no harm no fowl. I didn’t want to invest a lot of money, in yet, another bedroom set for Paige, so I started collecting items to TRY and piece together something cohesive.
Cheryl to the rescue! They were moving and no longer needed her childhood daybed. She asked if I wanted it, and I said, “Yes, but you don’t mind if I paint it do you?” She didn’t mind at all ( I think). It was white with gold knobs on the posts.
I only have 1 pic before the painting process. I used black spray paint and gave it about 3 coats.
The next project I tackled for her room was a dresser. This one was gifted to us, and Greg and I actually had it in our room until I found one I liked better. It never really fit our decor and definitely didn’t suit Paige, so I painted it black.
These drawer pulls had to come off! I exchanged them for something a little bit more sleek.
Paige is an avid collector. You name it, she collects it. Shells, bouncy balls, rocks, bottle caps, rubber band bracelets, etc, etc. I had been having trouble helping her organize two of her most prized collections. Her books and her Legos. She really needed some shelving.
Last year I bought this mid-century inspired shelf at an auction for $25 thinking it could go in our living room. No can do, folks. It did not look right in there. So, it just sat in our basement and collected dust. I asked Paige a couple of times if she would like it in her room, but the orange-y wood stain scared her away. It took some nudging, but I finally convinced her that if I painted it white, she might like it. And, if not, down to the basement it would go again. Turns out, she loves it! Here’s the before and after.
Here are a couple more angles of the room. Both, the floor lamp ($5) and the lamp on the dresser ($8) were bought at the Goodwill. They also had a serious collection of canvas paintings…the kind that all of us ladies like to paint at wine and canvas parties. I found the peacock painting (above the bed) in that bin for $1.99!
Anybody else out there like to upcycle? I get this crazy sense of satisfaction out of it. Reduce, reuse, recycle, right?! What upcycle projects have you been working on? I’d love to see pics in the comments!