When Steve was in grad school something we enjoyed doing in our precious spare time was poking around the antiques stores the towns around State College. We couldn't paint the walls in our apartment (or replace the awful brown carpet), but we could buy furniture. This dresser was one of our early aquisitions, and although it needs to be touched up I still love the color. It has been living, largely unused in our guest room because it fit well, then my mom suggested we put it in Olivia's room. It has carved wooden bows in the upper corners, so that makes it even more appropriate.
I'm not a huge fan of matchy-matchy furniture sets, although I like this blue vanity, so I planned to paint different pieces of furniture different colors in this palette from Pottery Barn.
Green dresser, blue* bedside table, maybe a stormy purple headboard, and off-white walls. (Although I hated having off-white walls growing up. Sure, the living room was blue, sewing room apple green, and my parent's room was
I scoured thrift stores and for $50 found this bedside table (manufactured the same year I was born)...
...and this headboard.
I apologize to those of you who equate painting over stained wood with killing a baby deer, but this is a girl's room and I think dark wood is either dated or too sophisticated for that. So this week during OJ's naptimes I've been priming and painting. One more hint of what's to come...
Are you at all surprised? I love birds. And my friends would say I'm nesting, but I call this GO TIME! If I don't get things done now they'll never get done after the baby comes (7 more weeks). I still need to paint the walls, but after that I'll show you the Big Girl Room.