When life gives you a $15 bed frame from Savers, you dress it up with some luscious velvet. I mean did you expect anything else? Here is the before.
A friend from my upholstery class found it at a local Savers and picked it up for me. It was kind of a perfect timing since I sold the girls' iron beds very quickly. Do you remember these??
They are now gone to other little girls. Oh how they grow fast. So for the last two weeks, I have been painting, upholstering, and moving things around. I think when you work around a very tight budget and buying things you want is not an option, you just have to take your time and get creative. I used this gorgeous dark purple velvet fabric I already have but it was perfect because Bella was very adamant about black, dark purple, and hot pink being her color choices.
Ok. Can we talk about the chalkboard walls? I am not going to lie. I was very nervous about them but they came out so good! I am painting one wall white to bring a bit more light in. I am so happy I painted the rest of the room black. Now back to the bed.
I just painted a coat of Fusion Mineral paint in Sterling. I didn't want the paint to look too perfect. A little imperfect is needed to balance out the velvet. I upholstered thin plywood then simply nailed them to the head board and foot board. I really had so much fun upholstering the bed that I want to do more!! Of course I have no need for any more beds.
I used things I have around the house to decorate this side of her room. The gold mirror really shines with the black wall. Right now I am reupholstering a chair per her request. She sketched out a design with velvet and faux fur. Yup she is my daughter. I am thinking that is where the pink will comes in. Next on the lists are building a small desk, sewing bohemian curtains, and some art works. This girl got it good.
Here is to six years olds who know exactly what they want and don't let their mommies talk them out of anything. I am wishing everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving!