When decorating a room, I try my best to repurpose items I already own. Adalyn’s room is significant in size with a lot of wall space to cover. I pulled all potential items that I thought may work for the space and put them in her room. Then I considered ways to use them. In a recent Pottery Barn catalog, I saw these beautiful heirloom frames. I just so happened to have heirloom frames of my own…from my Grandmother’s!
These frames were originally red and olive green. A few years ago, we painted them white. They have all been utilized in multiple ways over the past few years. Most notably, a coat hook, my maternity photos and a milestone frame.
You may recall from a previous post that I pinned sentimental items into shadow boxes for Aniston’s nursery. I had one remaining shadow box. Adalyn wore the cream cashmere sweater below for nearly a year. It was the perfect staple and we both adored it! I could never let this sweater go!
I pinned the sleeve up with a small bow for added detail.
To add a subtle hint of pink to the room, I painted the frame below, found at TJ Maxx for $5.99. I took the pillow sham from her bedding to have the color matched and just purchased a paint sample for $4. I love the ornate details and that I recreated it far less than the Annabelle frame I originally wanted to purchase.
I created this shabby chic inboard to go above her dresser. For easy DIY instructions, click here!
I printed a couple of photos of my mom when she was a small child, on textured card stock to pin. I used double stick tape to adhere Adalyn’s newborn hand and footprint. The pink ribbon is a perfect match to Adalyn’s bedding – it was wrapped around it upon purchase. I kept it just in case I could utilize it somehow or to later wrap a gift. It was the perfect embellishment for the pin board.
I have just one project left before I’m ready to share Adalyn’s big girl room!