Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Ava's Vintage "Big Girl" Room

Today while I was supposed to be doing the dishes and mopping the floor... I got a little distracted. I started my 2.5 year old daughter's room when we first moved in and it has been "almost" done for 6 months now. Well, an adorable table found at goodwill provided the motivation I needed today. So, the sink is still full of dishes and the floor is still dirty... BUT my daughters room is adorable and she is smiling so I guess I count that as a productive day. The table makeover is still in progress and the paint is drying as we speak...  Here are some pictures of the room minus the table and chairs...  I'll add them tomorrow and post as a "part 2."

I found this dresser at a thrift store for $25.00. I love the pale pink, original hardware, and chipped paint... I didn't get a good picture of the brass casters on the high boy legs.... Its a gem and I love it in the room.

Ava's bed is Ikea... As much as I was dying to do a real vintage brass I had safety concerns and couldn't find one sturdy enough with safe distance between the bars etc. Plus, this one extends from a toddler size to a twin size and has an extendable mattress too. It works. 

Reading Nook... 

That quilt was my momma's and then mine... and now I smile when I walk by and see her snuggling with it. 

This toy chest was also my momma's... I painted it but left the original vintage bottom and wheels.
Normally, its full of stuffed animals but I wanted to show the adorable bottom.

I made the curtains and pennant banner from vintage fabric
 found in a cousins old farmhouse attic in Kansas. 

Avaree loves her room... 
and I love that it has family stories to tell and a legacy interwoven in every touch. 

Now, if we are having a boy... I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I'M GOING TO DO! 
Definitely not a "gender neutral" room! 

Table makeover final touch coming soon... 

Linkin to these lovelies...

Show Me What Ya Got #105 @ Not Just A Housewife

Overflowing with Creativity 2/2 @ Its Overflowing


  1. Oh it's lovely! I adore the soft, soothing colors you used. The pink dresser is awesome! We all sand and use fancy paint to get that same look yours has authentically! And your daughter is a doll!

  2. I love the colors--and your daughter is a doll! I always tend to get distracted while cleaning the floor too :)

  3. What a pretty, sweet space!


  4. Your daughter's room is adorable. I can see Avaree loves her room too!

  5. Love this room! The vintage colors and accessories are perfection! Newest follower! - April Hoff

  6. Such a cute little girls the bed from Ikea. New follower

  7. Hi! Just wondering if you could tell us what the paint colors are for the walls and furniture? Thanks! The room is adorable and your daughter gorgeous!


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