Making Room for Baby Girl

The baby girl’s room is coming along. I have found a few deals I gotta tell you about. I found this white chandelier on Craigslist for $10. I removed the white fabric from the shades and reupholstered them, added some ribbon, spray painted the lamp pink, added some Christmas garland bling and made a cord cozy. Isn’t it sweet? (I ran out of ribbon mid project so I I still have to finish the other shades). Total after revamp $20.

About a month ago I found this little lamp at a yard sale for $2. I primered the lamp, painted it Blossom White, reupholstered the shade, added ribbon and she was good to go. Total after revamp $7.

Now for my splurge…which most of you won’t really think of as a splurge (most likely). I have been obsessed with trying to figure out what furniture I wanted in baby girl’s room. I found this white pantry (that is what she called it) on Craigslist for $395. It was bought years ago from Macy’s. I kept watching it and it went down to $295. I finally just emailed her and said I couldn’t go over $200 and she took it!! So for $200 I have a very versatile piece for baby girl’s room that could really go anywhere in my house at a later date if I decided to go a different route. Plus it was already painted white (BONUS!! since I really didn’t need ANOTHER project). I think I am going to change the little white knobs with some glass ones. Those baskets won’t go on the top, that is just where I have been storing them for the moment.

Now if I can just decide on a wall color and start painting…

  • Ryan and Amy

    I LOVE THEM! WOW!!! :)

  • Sarah Kate

    So cute. I would never have thought of doing all of that with that chandelier. I think I have told you this before, but, if not I will say it again. I love how you paint plain things in bright colors.

  • Shannon

    oh that was quite the splurge for you girlfriend!!! Very cute!

  • Shannon

    oh…and both the lamp and the chandelier are very fabulous!! lovin’ it. Can’t wait to see pics of the completed room!

  • ThriftyDecorChick

    OM goodness, that is all so cute! Love it!

  • Lee Ann

    You are amazing! Love the chandelier! You have such an eye for things. I may be able to do something like that, but only if you were standing over my shoulder telling my step by step what to do. And now you can’t stand over my shoulder….so sad.

  • Trish

    WOW!! Very cute.

    I LOVE the chandelier.

    Great job.

  • Carmel

    Beckie, you’ve done it again. Sick, you’re just sick. You’re like the Design on a Dime people (love, love, love that show) and you see things that aren’t there and you make it happen. Too bad God just didn’t bless me that way. : (

  • Dee

    I need some of your Craiglist deals! Love the hutch.

    Hope you are wearing a mask while doing all this painting and such!

    Darlin decore!

  • Carrie

    That chandelier turned out amazing! I desperately wanted one for my daughter’s room, but we don’t have overhead lights in the bedrooms at our house.

    Someday, I guess!

    Oh, and I only stalk you a little (alright, a lot). :)

  • annaliese

    that chandelier is amazing. i also love the fabric you used on the other lamp. thanks for, yet another, inspiring post! I know your daughter will love her room:)

  • Sandy

    I absolutely love that piece you bought! Soooo pretty!

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  • Maddie

    Just precious! I just discovered your blog- love it. All my friends are having babies and one of the things I found to help decorate the rooms is We have done lyrics, names, single words… simple but it works.

  • Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick

    I still can’t get over that little lamp!! The chandelier looks like a $300 fixture.

  • The Blue Ridge Gal

    Love the chandelier transformation… would be great in any little girl’s room! Great idea.

    The Blue Ridge Gal

  • Cass

    GREAT projects. You are an inspiration. And I love your Craigslist find. In fact, I love Craigslist.


  • Kathy

    WOW! Just WOW! Love the chandelier. Totally amazing transformation.

  • Kara

    Love what you did with the lamp! And don’t you just love Craigslist?!

  • Magic Brush

    I love, love, love the chandelier!!!! What a great find!

  • Mysticiris

    Love all your ideas! Thanks for sharing!!!

  • Paula

    It turned out gorgeous! I just bought an old brass one yesterday and I'm thinking of doing it up in light purple and white. Can't wait to get started!

  • Angie

    Oh I LOVE the chandelier!!! My hubs thinks every room needs a ceiling fan (which is reasonable, considering we have hit 100 degrees reqularly…) but oh how I long for a chandelier! This one is DARLING!