This room is filled with flea-market finds I’ve collected over the years and is a true reflection of “my style”. If there’s one thing I’ve learned from decorating over the years it’s that you should fill your space with things YOU love not what you think others want to see. I’ve made that mistake countless times only to turn around and sell items I wasn’t really in love with. I’ve also learned that no room is ever really “complete”. For instance, I thought this room was done two years ago but tastes change and my recent obsession with chinoiserie has definitely inspired this room refresh.
I picked up this ornate dresser a few years ago and painted it this punchy chartreuse color which I’m still in love with. The wicker chair was also a second-hand find that I made over a few weeks ago which you can see here. Above the chair is the a/c unit cover I DIY’ed a while back which you all loved so much!
The other side of the room is all storage. We had these closet doors installed to replace old sliding glass doors that only allowed us to access half of the closet at a time. It was the bane of my existence…And the ornate mirror was from HomeSense which I spray-painted the same color as the dresser.
The bedding has got to my favorite part. I knew I’d be bringing in a lot of patterns with the throw pillows and headboard so I bought this simple white embroidered duvet cover from Amazon and a black sheet set to go under it. The floral throw with the blue stripes was actually made from a set of vintage curtains! I picked them up for $5, even though I didn’t need anymore curtains, I just loved the fabric so much! The dalmatian print pillows were also handmade with some fabric from Fabricville.
I was a bit hesitant of whether or not the fabric for the headboard would complement the patterns on the pillows after I purchased it, but once I brought it all together I knew I had made the right choice. I made a simple headboard using 1/2inch plywood and 4 layers of quilt batting. The fabric is called Waverly and I purchased it on sale from Fabricville for only $20!
I couldn’t believe it when I stumbled upon this pom pom trim that matched my mustard throw perfectly while I was wandering around ValuVillage one afternoon. I was contemplating getting a different throw blanket for the bed that wasn’t so plain but when I found these it was a match made in heaven.
I’m so in love with my vintage pink rug from Rugs USA. It was very inexpensive and so fun and colorful! I have another pattern picked out for the living room too. The storage chest and agate knobs were another DIY project from a few years ago.
I would say that 80% of the decor items in this room were thrifted. One of my all time favorite finds were these green crackled foo-dogs I found for only $15!
And no chinoiserie inspired space would be complete without a little blue and white porcelain and brass.
I’ve had so many people ask me where I got my nightstands from which of course were also second-hand finds. I believe they were from the 70’s and were dark brown in color so I just painted them white and spray-painted the handles gold for an updated look.
I hope this has inspired you to get thrifting!