My House of Goodwill: My Daughter’s Room
I’m giving my 11 year-old daughters room a little update. I’ve painted the walls with the color of her choice, one wall is a blueish/green and the others are completely white, just like she wanted. The bedding and furniture has stayed the same but I decided to update some of the accessories since they haven’t change much since she was a toddler.
A few months ago I picked up some small metal shelves at Goodwill, $4.99 each, with my daughter’s room in mind. Although the shelves came with the hardware still neatly taped to the shelves in it’s original packaging, you’d think that would’ve given me the motivation to hang them immediately. Sad to say, they have been sitting in my decor lair for many months waiting for a transformation until I dredged them out last week.
After I dusted off the layers of dust, I sprayed painted them glossy white and was ready to hang them until one of my readers, Linda, left a not on my Facebook page suggesting I add crystals to them: Linda said, “I Love them, I would drill small holes in the part hanging down and hang long crystals the color of her room or glass beads and hook into the bottom for a basket look! How fun!” – Linda Linda was right, they could use a little dressing up.
Now, I don’t know if you’ve priced crystals lately but they are not cheap. Luckily, I remembered I bought a bag of decorative shower hooks, with dangling crystals, from Goodwill for $1.99. I had used them before on an outdoor chandelier for a friend’s birthday party and they worked perfectly. When I used them for the chandelier I was able to cover up the hooks with a white feathered boa. This time I wouldn’t be able to hide the silver hooks so I removed the dangling crystals and attached them to each shelf with clear line and a small dab of hot glue to keep them in place.
My daughter doesn’t show as much enthusiasm towards decor projects as I do, but she gave me a slight nod and said she liked them. Whew!
The shelves have been hung and accessorized for a steal, my lair is less cluttered, I’ve checked this project off my list and I’m one step closer to completing my daughter’s room, I’m one happy gal!
Here’s to little victories,
The Goodwill Gal