Room #5- Katie’s Room

Girl's roomFor Katie’s bedroom all the furniture and bedding we brought with us from the U.S. As with most of my bedding TJMaxx to the rescue plus a few custom pillows I made myself. As for the furniture every piece in Katie’s room is an up-cycled redo. You saw the painted bed in a previous post but the dresser and the secretary also received makeovers. None of these antique/flea-market finds cost over $125 and most were considerably less. Good sturdy furniture does not have to be expensive!

This little Duncan Phyfe already had a few coats of paint so no guild here,The entire thing got a new coat of paint including the handles.

This little Duncan Phyfe already had a few coats of paint so no guild here,The entire thing got a new coat of paint including the handles.

Katie's secretary started like looking very similar to the one on the right.I built the upper portion myself using a basic book shelf design and picture frames and their glass for the doors. New base molding and crown molding give it a whole new look.

Katie’s secretary started like looking very similar to the one on the right.I built the upper portion myself using a basic book shelf design and picture frames and their glass for the doors. New base molding and crown molding give it a whole new look.

Katie's RoomI made a greek key valances for the windows which I paired with Ikea roller shades to allow in as much light as possible. The ugly light fixture that came with the house had to go so I replace it with a $40 chandelier for a little bit of a girlie flair and sparkle.

When it came time to paint, I tried to talk Katie into painting the room a more neutral color (maybe pale green) so I wouldn’t have to repaint before we move out, but she was set on purple. I am glad she was because I think the lavender color came out perfect!

Girl's room

Comments

  1. Fabulous ideas Maggie!

  2. Meredith says:

    Maggie, you’re amazing! Did you the furniture here!?

    • The furniture pieces are from flea markets or antique malls that I repainted myself. All of this furniture I brought from the U.S. but you can definitely find good secondhand furniture to repaint here in Germany and the prices are usually very reasonable!

  3. Looks great! I think the ceiling butterflies are my favorite, though!!

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