[ TULA’S ROOM ]
I didn’t set out this weekend to do any projects in Tula’s room. Actually, I had hoped to reupholster a barstool, but coming out of two different fabric stores empty-handed, I switched gears. I popped into the Ballard Goodwill and found this great little pendant lamp shade. It was missing the fixture portion, but I had an old plug-in ikea one that I’d been saving in a drawer. The style of the shade is identical to the Le Klint Pendant 172 that retails for about $400, but mine is about 10” in diameter, and all of the ones I’ve seen online are 13” so I don’t know if this is a knock-off or not. It doesn’t really matter, it was $2 and I think it’s beautiful.
After Goodwill, I drove by an estate sale that had a line out the door. I figured it must be something special, so I found my place at the back of the line, waiting nearly an hour to get in. There really weren’t that many people there; it was just a very small house that belonged to an antique dealer. Most of the items inside were a little fancy for my taste—a lot of crystal and china—but I did find a couple of nice things. One of which was this framed floral embroidery. I knew instantly that it would match Tula’s curtains and bedskirt, plus I figured the frame and glass were easily worth the $9 that I paid.
Those two little items snowballed into a several-hour cleaning, organizing, rearranging session in Tula’s room. I know I’ve shared a few pictures before, but I thought this would be a great chance to show the rest of her room. I know it’s not as fancy as a lot of the other kids’ room tours out there on home blogs, but I think it’s pretty cute for spending hardly any money.
Free dresser, thrifted ceramic giraffes, thrifted books
Thrifted rocking chair and doll on left, the quilt was a gift, and the other doll is mine from childhood. Free bookshelf, bed frame was given to us by friends, garage sale fabric, Ikea sheets and comforter, estate sale art.
Cabinet was a gift purchased from an antique store (it’s awaiting a paint job), free and thrifted canisters, owl postcard from Birch Paperie.
Tula can usually be found happily in her room, wearing both a dress and a tutu, dancing or playing happily in a corner. I’m glad to have made her a special place without going broke.