So I am currently working on my daughters new room. Slowly but surely it is getting done. I had to do a fun little post on one corner of her room that was created with everything from a thrift store. Its for bragging rights ya? Okay let me break it down. See this dresser? A pretty glorious thrift store find if I do say so myself. This is exactly as is. The only thing I have changed is the knobs. But the character and style, that was already there. I paid 50 dollars for this lovely thing. BONUS.
The first thing I am going to do is clean any dust, dirt etc off both pieces. There was some old yarn remnants from an old mane and tail. I pulled out the left over pieces and called it good.
This is all you will need:2 Cup Latex Paint
1/3 cup Plaster of Paris
2 TBSP water
Now….before you say, wouldn’t spray painting these things be easier? Yes, probably. But sometimes, I am out of spray paint, and I don’t want to spend any money, and its late at night, and I just want to get it done, and, and, and. And hey, sometimes it just doesn’t look as good in my opinion. So yes, you can just spray paint. But, I like using paint.
I started with a large print I made to anchor the space. This creates something to launch off of and add to. Next, I like to add texture. I found the exact thing I was looking for with my daughters blessing dress. I then like to find other small, supporting items to add some interest.
1. Color. Decide what color/colors you want to work with. This will make the next steps easier once you know what colors you want to combine.
2. Focal Point. When styling anything, I look for one or two items that will anchor the vignette or space. Here the focal point is the print and the supporting role belongs to the blessing dress.
3. Texture. my goal is to combine different textures whenever I am styling. It creates so much interest and drama. My different textures come from the blessing dress and the corn husk doll. even the necklace adds a third texture.
4. Smaller accessories. Finally I like to add smaller items to create a cohesive look. This is accomplished with my chalk paint items and the necklace.