This project was created by taking found objects as well as furniture that we already owned that needed a face lift.
I was inspired by some vintage frames that I found on Etsy and of course my daughter who loves butterflies and purple.
Contemporary with a touch of shabby chic.
This room was made almost entirely by updating existing items. I first created the stencil which I used on the wall to contrast the purple walls. I painted the sleigh bed, which used to be in the master bedroom, white (Swiss Coffee-Behr). This bed was originally a dark cherry stain but had several chips and dents in it. The paint covered it nicely after sanding. The night table I found at a garage sale. It has a glass top. I covered a piece of foam board with fabric and put it under the glass to give it some color. I painted it the same color as the bed. The dresser is from Pottery Barn Kids, which I basically matched the bed and nightstands to. The mirror, I painted a aqua blue to offset all of the purple. The mirror was mine as a child and I added Venetian rosettes to each corner. Near the closet is an old wicker dressing table I sprayed purple. I also got this at a garage sale for $10! All the butterfly pictures on the wall use the frames I got on Etsy. I created all of the images inside. Two are embroidered, one is a collage of buttons, one a collage of pearls, and one felt butterflies. The bedspread is also Pottery Barn Kids. The picture hanging over the bed I created in college.
My favorite item is the butterfly collage. I think that came out nicely and adds a sweet touch.
Just use your imagination when you see old furniture. Can it be spruced up with a little paint? How can you incorporate fabric to make something look new?
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