Today we setup a bedroom for a girl that loves to craft and sew.
We found an old small cabinet and painted it a fun blue for storage.
At a rummage sale we scored a jewelry box full of great pins. The original owner's name was Helen, she had a Helen pin and many safe driver pins. They were all so unique - some funny - some pretty. We made them into a C for Cassidy.
We collected several sewing items for her. One jar is full of zippers, one with buttons, and another has lots of sewing items. She had a sewing machine as well that was super cute.
We found an old armoire & painted it black. We painted the inset with chalkboard paint so she'd have an area to get creative. On top of the armoire is a vintage sewing machine case, sewing drawers, knitting needles, and a jar of thread.
We also found a dress form. We added some pins & a belt made of a measuring tape.
For window treatments, we used yardsticks.
She had an amazing iron bed. We reupholstered the insets with a coordinating fabric. Her grandma is making her an amazing quilt with lots of greens, blues, and purples. It's arriving this week. We also painted her side table a punchy blue. A vintage lamp was painted black to match the bed. Funky hands are a fun accessory.
She wanted a chalkboard wall, but her walls are textured. So the next best thing was a large chalkboard. We took an old 1970's framed painting that was pretty ugly & we painted over it and the frame with chalkboard paint. This was a great way to make a large framed chalkboard for less.
She was also always pinning things to her wall, so her Mom requested some typee of bulletin board so we took old frames & put chicken wire into them. This allows her to display her favorite things.
We made flowers out of vintage patterns & hung a cute bag up to store her clothes pins.
She had a family desk that we painted the punchy blue. This makes a great workspace for her to craft, tackle homework, or use as a vanity.
We took a folding tape measure and made it into a quick star. She has more pattern flowers on her desk as well.