Last year, I shared my photos of my daughter, Maeve's vintage-inspired bedroom. Finn's bedroom is a work-in-progress, but I'll show you what we have done so far. We moved into the house three years ago, but still haven't painted his walls. Or any walls in the upstairs for that matter. We are taking our time (or we are just lazy - you decide).
The mahogany dresser was from a yard sale for $25. The veneer on top was in bad shape, so I peeled off as much as I could, and then hemmed a piece of blue fabric to lay on top. The huge framed 1970s world map on top of the dresser was also from a yard sale ($10). The red shelf was a floor sample from Pottery Barn Kids - there's a matching one on the left side of the big map. The map below the shelf is made by eeboo and came with stickers that say things like "I live here" and "My grandparents live here".
I bought this retro metal office chair at a yard sale for three bucks. I tried selling it, but no one appreciated its curved legs, olive-drab elegance and worn leather cushions. So I said, "Screw it! It's going into Finn's room".
I've written about typewriter tables a few times before. They are so easy to find - I just saw one at a yard sale last weekend. I love this one in particular because it has a bottom shelf for his books. And because I paid one dollar for it. Which constitutes instant love.
I gave Finn his first (last?) sewing lesson a few weeks ago. Shhh...don't tell his friends. We made the throw pillow (above) out of colorful tape measure fabric made by American Jane, which has since been discontinued. I thought it would blend well with his prized Pez collection:
His goal is to fill up the entire shelf with an army of Pez soldiers. I think he is on his way.