What little girl doesn’t like a garden filled with flowers and butterflies. This room was created for Meredith a little girl who spends most of her time indoors because she suffers from a rare disorder call Dravet syndrome (epilepsy).
This is a typical room for most children, filled with posters on the wall, toys scattered about and favorite books stacked on the book shelf.
As you read on, you will see this room turned into an enchanting garden filled with colorful flowers and butterflies that will bring joy and happiness to a special needs child.
We incorporated a simple birdcage stencil into the design. I took a tree branch and hot glued it onto the wall, and then added a bird that I bought at the dollar store for a 3D effect.
This flamingo lamp was created with three hot pink boas that I found at Goodwill for 99 cents each, and I hot-glued onto a $3 lampshade that was also bought at Goodwill. The base was spray-painted with Rust-Oleum paint. This little project only cost $5.
The desk and chair in her room were brown and outdated but was very functional, so I decided to repurpose it. A few small changes and you have a new piece of furniture.
I painted it with chalk-type paint that I made from magic powder (making your own chalk paint will save you a lot of money). The desk and chair were decoupaged with wallpaper and sealed with a polycrylic protective finish. And then, I stapled tulle around the bottom of the chair and hot glued the trim on the chair to hide the staples.
Here’s another Dollar Tree find; I love that store! I found these cute butterflies and hot glued them sporadically around the room for a 3D effect.
I always have clients donate accessories and furniture to Paint For Children. This is one of those items. I LOVE FREE! It worked perfectly in this room makeover.
I used lattice to create a fence around the room. You can find this at Home Depot for $11.98 a sheet.
Here’s a picture of the other side of the room. Watch the video below for the reveal.