Samaya’s Big Girl Room

A few months ago, a childhood friend of ours asked if we could decorate her two year old daughter’s bedroom. Of course we said sure yes! We knew that she would be moving into a new apartment and that we’d be starting from scratch.  After the phone call, we headed ran to the thrift store. And boy, did we really hit the jackpot that day; scoring a dresser, headboard, and footboard all in the same trip.

Samaya’s room began with just a mattress and box spring so it needed many pieces to furnish and decorate the room. We had to tap into our creativity to stay under budget while creating a sophisticated bedroom that she could grow up with. That means thrifting, thrifting, and more thrifting!

So without further ado…

pink purple big girl bedroom

The lamp base was purchase for $6 at our local goodwill, which is directly across the street from our residence (cha-ching!). It got one coat of spray paint in Gumdrop by Krylon. The lampshade is from Target and spruced up with some ribbon, a simple tactic that can transform a shade. The pink rose frame is a TJ Maxx find, isn’t it just adorable and look at those little shoes! (also from the goodwill). The colorful lanterns really add dimension to the room and at a combined $20 (with a coupon of course) it was a steal! The drapes are white and purple polka dot fabric purchased at Joann’s and embellished with ribbon.

pink and purple pillows in girl's room

The wall decal was on clearance for $3 at Joann’s. The pillows are from Homegoods. We love Homegoods so much that when we pick up our godchildren they just expect us to go there before heading back home. Even they love Homegoods!

The headboard and footboard were purchased for $25 at the goodwill and spray painted. The white comforter was from Target.

pink purple big girl room

The beautiful artwork was designed by Nicole Balch @ Making It Lovely and you can get it here. The lamp base was another goodwill treasure for $7, spray painted white and accented with a white target shade. I just love it’s feminine curves. Sexy!  The ornate frame was found at a local store’s (Su Casa) yearly sale. The bike was a previously owned toy and  it just tied in so well with the room.

pink purple big girl room

The $4 ornate frame was also given new life with spray paint in Gumdrop by Krylon. That cute little crochet sweater was found at a children’s thrift store for $1. All the gallery wall frames are from Ikea and filled with art made on Photoshop. That cute little mirror was $4 and the rocking chair was $6 at the goodwill.

 pink purple big girl room

The chair was a Goodwill find for $7! Yes I said $7. It was outside on the curb and we asked the staff for a price. The cashier said $10 but then another male staff member was willing to sell it for less. going to the goodwill looking halfway decent can get you a deal apparently. Of course, the old fabric  was taken off and reupholstered in something new. We couldn’t find any purple fabric the right shade so we dyed some white denim in the bathtub with a Rit-dye recipe. And yes this process ended with us staying up to 5am on a work night, scrubbing the stain off. Don’t worry it is sparkling white now. We purchased the dresser for $9 ) at the Goodwill, decreased from $20 after we pointed out an imperfection. We gave it a coat of glossy white and finished it off with pink ceramic knobs from Hobby Lobby. (There’s a whole unfortunate story about the purchase of these knobs, that is too long to include in this post)

So that’s it!  As stated before the room only had a mattress and box spring when we began the project. We finished this room in about 2 weeks and the project totaled at $450 to furnish and decorate. We hope you enjoyed it and can find inspiration from it. It is definitely our favorite client project to date.

I’m linked up at these great parties:

Not Just a Housewife- Show Me What You Got Tuesdays

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Posted on by Kahli Posted in Client Projects, Kids Room Inspiration, Thrift Shopping

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Kahli was born one minute after Milla. She is a pinterest addict and will dedicate numerous hours to cataloging inspiration.

7 Responses to Samaya’s Big Girl Room

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  2. brandi

    WOW!!! What a beautiful room. I love it.

    • Kahli

      Thank you very much for the lovely comment Brandi! She loves it too :).

  3. Kari Payne

    You did a great job, love all the attention to detail.

  4. Milla

    Thanks Kari. The little things were very important to us when designing this room.

  5. michele

    I love it! All the little details are so charming–great job–and thanks for sharing!

  6. Milla

    Hi Michelle. Thanks for visiting. And thanks for allowing us to share on your link party.

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