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Girl’s Butterfly Bedroom


This project was created by taking found objects as well as furniture that we already owned that needed a face lift.

Design Inspiration

I was inspired by some vintage frames that I found on Etsy and of course my daughter who loves butterflies and purple.

Decorating Style

Contemporary with a touch of shabby chic.

Project Details

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.

Favorite Items

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?