Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The Wall Behind Afton's Bed

Remember, way back HERE, when I showed you all of the inspiration pictures I had collected for the re-design of my daughter's bedroom? 
Well, I am glad to say that, nearly a month and a half later, some of those ideas have come into fruition.

I showed you her new paint colour HERE, along with an art piece I made for her room, too.

Now here is Part Two of the room re-make completed over the last few weekends.

My mother came over and helped me the gorgeous cabbage rose wallpaper on the wall behind my daughter's bed.

All three of us are very happy with how it turned out!

It's very Cath Kidston without the huge cost

(I paid $14.99 a roll from HERE.)

Once the paper was hung, the wall looked great, but I knew something pretty needed to go above her low headboard.

Luckily I keep a crap-load of stuff in my basement that I know one day I'll use.

Down there I found 3 of these brown tin ceiling tiles that I thrifted back in the spring.  The brown was way too dark, but that was easily fixed with some dry-brushing in a antique-y white paint.

I needed a fourth item to fulfil my vision of a grid of squares hanging above the bed.  
I couldn't find something else perfectly square in a similar size to my tiles, but I did find this:

It's a pine frame used for calendar pictures. 

 Good-bye ugly pine - - hello white paint and old sheet music.

To add some colour to all of the "white-ness," I pulled some fabric out of my stash and glued together a few strings of pastel pennants.  

My trusty glue gun helped to apply those onto the frame, too.

To finish off the bare space at the top of the frame, I grabbed this "A" from Michaels and personalized the frame for my Afton.  

And how does everything look all-together on Afton's newly papered wall?


Not too shabby, eh?

Just the right amount of texture and detail above her little twin bed.

Whew! One area of this little makeover done!

The picture about has a little sneak peak of another project I finished, too.  But I'll share it in more detail another day.

Please leave a comment.  I'd love to know what you think!!

Sunshine and happiness to everyone out there.




  1. gorgeous wallpaer!! I love what you did with the ceiling tiles. I'm sure Afton is happy with her new room.

  2. This looks amazing, love the wallpaper and the tiles came out beautifully. She must be a very pleased little girl. Sarah x

  3. Beautiful. I bet she's thrilled :)

  4. The wallpaper is beautiful! And I love the frame you made :)
    She Turned Her Dreams Into Plans

  5. That turned out gorgeous! Looking forward to seeing more!

  6. I absolutely love everything! The wall paper is vintage perfection, and the DIY artwork is gorgeous! LOVE!!!

  7. Oh how gorgeous this makeover is!! Gorgeous cushion too - I especially love your music / bunting artwork! You are so talented and creative! Well done! J9 x

  8. How resourceful to use what you had. It looks great. Love the vintage vibe.

  9. love what you did with the metal tiles. Your daughter must be luv'in it!

  10. I love it, Band I'm sure Afton's over the moon as well.

    So Crafty, so clever. x

  11. The wallpaper is gorgeous! What a beautiful room! I have a new weekly link party which is live now and I would love if you stop by and link up this wonderful post! Hope to see you there! Hugs, Maria

  12. This reminds me so much of my daughter when she was young. She loved pink and flowers, too, so we papered her walls in them also. Yours are gorgeous. Your wall hangings are inspired. Great job! I bet your daughter is thrilled.


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