I wanted a simple cozy room for my daughter free from pinks and purples.
My inspiration was the vintage military poster you see hanging above the changing table. I had that same poster hanging in my barracks room when i was in the service. It inspired all the colors in the room.
Vintage. I love old things, I feel like it gives a room character.
The paint that we used is Valspar from www.lowes.com and I begged my husband to do stripes which he did. I wanted something nuetral that we could use any colors with. The furniture was passed down from my son except the blue and white dresser/changing table. We bought that on Craigslist for $30 and my husband sanded and painted it. He even chose the colors which i loved. The green bookshelves and light fixture that we havent hung are from www.ikea.com. I get the most compliments about the pom pom balls which is from the martha stewart site and so easy to make, and the curtains. I got the fabric at www.joanns.com on sale and made them myself with some no sew hem tape.
My favorite items would be a little old white ceramic lamp on top of the bookshelf that i bought at a Thrift Store and plan on using as a nightlight. I also love the dresser my husband re-did for me and of course the vintage military poster that started it all.
If you love one picture/poster/or art work, let that be your inspiration even if you had a completely different idea of what you wanted before. I wanted to do an old hollywood type theme but just kept coming back to that poster. I am so glad i went with that because i love all the colors that were brought into the room from the inspiration of that poster.
Friday 23rd of September 2011
would you be willing to pass along the paint colors you used?
Tuesday 21st of December 2010
Love everything except the curtains. Great room overall.
Wednesday 27th of October 2010
You know what, I have somewhat the same poster that I've hidden up in the attic. I just didn't think it fit with any design we currently have in the house. But I can see how you've used it and spiced up this room :) I love the pompoms too, it makes the room extra girlie :)
Friday 15th of October 2010
Love the paint colors...Can you sahr the name of the colors. I woudl love to do this in my grandchilds room
Thursday 14th of October 2010
CLASSIC! I love the way this room makes you feel like you're stepping into the past. Great design, minimal yet it doesn't make you feel empty. Am sure Isabelle loves her room!