It’s been a little challenging but also fun to come up with cute, gender-neutral decor for the bedroom shared by my 3-year-old daughter and 22-month-old son.
Two of the items I’ve made over are practical and could be adapted to match any decor.
First, a lampshade.
This parchment shade sufficed, but… yawn.
So I pulled out a sheet of vinyl wall stickers I had found at the Dollar Tree, some scraps of scrapbook paper, a circle punch, buttons, and rick rack. In very little time, the shade went from boring to cute.
It’s also kind of fun when it’s on at night.
Next, a clock that I found at a garage sale for $1. Once again, completely functional but a bit blah.
First I unscrewed the back and removed the inside from the frame.
I could not get a hold of those staples to pull them out, so I decided to tape off the glass. If you’ve ever tried to tape off a circle to prep for painting, you’re chuckling right about now. Fortunately, hubby saw what I was trying to do and came to my rescue. He wields a much meaner pair of needle-nose pliers than I do.
After some buttons and a can of Rust-o-leum American Accents in Green Apple, I had this cutie to hang on their wall.
It also ties in well with this little doll highchair I bought at a garage sale for $3 last summer. It started out brown with tole painting on the seat back.
I love how some spray paint and a few craft supplies can be used to so easily and inexpensively accent a room!