Charlotte’s Bedroom Makeover | Product Sources

Hi there. Remember me?

Sorry I kinda disappeared for a little while there. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – at times I can be a bad, bad blogger.

I’d love to have a really great excuse, though in reality I can only blame lethargy…and laundry…and life.

Anyhoo, I’m back, and as promised here are some more deats about the products used in Charlotte’s bedroom.

For easy and clarity, I’ve broken the space into four zones; Bed, Desk, Dresser and Door.

I’ve linked to any products which are still available and to the DIY projects I’ve previously blogged about (be sure to hover over a listed item to check if it’s linked).

Small DIY Vintage Girl's Bedroom on a Budget


Vintage Bed | DIY ($50)
I bought two matching single beds from eBay then attached the head from one to the foot of the other to create one symmetrical bed.

Linen Valance | DIY ($5)
I upcycled a tablecloth from the supermarket.

Block Printed Coverlet | DIY ($90)
I bought a white quilted coverlet and hand stamped it.

Wall Lamp | DIY ($45)
I attached a desk lamp to the wall.

Quote Art | DIY ($10)
I created a simple custom sign and framed it myself.

Window Dressing | DIY ($90)
I repurposed a pretty quilt cover and created a faux bamboo matchstick valance to conceal a roller blind.

Underbed Storage Boxes | DIY ($30)
I made three custom sized rolling drawers.

Pink Fleece Blanket | Kmart ($15)

Herringbone Fitted Sheet | Kmart ($10) 

Pink Velvet Cushion | H&M ($12)

Ticking Pillowcase | Taylor Road Homewares ($30 – part of a sheet set)

Sun Cushion | Kmart ($8)

Sheepskin Rug | Gift

Brass Ceiling Fan | Beacon Lighting ($120)

Wall Colour | Chalk USA (Dulux)

Sweet Girl's Room Craft/Study Nook


Vintage Desk | DIY ($30)
I found an old hall table on eBay and cut the legs down.

File Cabinets | DIY ($170)
I gave some modern drawers from Officeworks a vintage makeover using chalkboard spraypaint.

Brass and Acrylic Shelves | DIY ($70)
I ordered some custom acrylic planks and sweet brass brackets and mounted them to the wall.

Chair | Replica Furniture ($49)

Decor | Mostly Thrifted or Gifted (feel free to ask about a particular item)

Girl's Room Dresser Vignette


Flamingo Artwork | DIY ($50)
I had a downloadable image printed then mounted it in a thrifted frame.

Antique Dresser | eBay ($150)

Felt Ball Garland | eBay ($8)

Ceramic Pineapple | Kmart ($8)

Large World Globe | Target ($15)

Other Decor | Mostly Thrifted or Gifted (feel free to ask about a particular item)

DIY Floating Bookshelves for Behind a Door


Floating Bookshelves | DIY ($30)
I trimmed some timber moulding and attached it to the wall.

Barn Style Wardrobe Doors | DIY ($40)
I attached strips of timber to the existing bi-fold door and added some strap hinges and new handles.

Crown Trim above Wardrobe Door | DIY ($30)
I added some timber trim to bulk-up the door frame.

Jackalope Decals | DIY ($16)
I printed several (33 apparently!) identical images onto clear sticker paper, trimmed closely around each one then adhered them to the rear of the door.

Wall Hooks | Thrifted ($5)

Brass Letter ‘C’ | eBay ($11)

Flying Swallows | The Reject Shop ($10)

Entrance Door Colour | Domino (Dulux)

DIY Behind Door Decals

Now I’ve got this post ticked off my list I can finally focus on moving forward with Riley’s bedroom makeover! I’m stepping a little out of my comfort zone with his space and can’t wait to share more…green walls anyone?




  1. Cynthia Lucarotti says:

    So good to hear from you!!! LOVE everything but especially the quote art! I am on it!! ❤️

  2. Remember you !! Christ, we’ve missed you. !! There are too few bloggers of your ilk in Oz. Love everything you do…!!! Panache and style in bucketloads. xxx

  3. karen says:

    Way to go, one darling little room! Love it all , a happy space.

    • Thanks Karen. Yes, I think you’re right, it has a happy vibe :)

  4. Julie says:

    Nice to hear from you again. Love the room. Your style is very cool, and matches my likes so it is fun to explore.

  5. Lorie Underwood says:

    Love everything about this room, especially how you created such a vintage collected look. I’m studying and taking notes for my daughters room. Thank you.

    • Thanks Lorie. Creating a collected look is easy when it takes you four years to finish the room – LOL!

  6. Sally says:

    Love so much how generous you are with sharing everything you do and find. And my favourite part about this post is linking back to posts from 2014 that say “this room is so nearly finished now”! :D heehee

  7. Ale says:

    It’s always worth waiting for your posts! :D

  8. Sam says:

    Hi Kristine
    Why did you do a faux bamboo blind with a roller behind it? Was the bamboo not private enough?

    • Hi Sam
      I prefer to use blockout window furnishings in bedrooms. Privacy isn’t really an issue for us, I like them more for climate and light control. This is especially needed in Charlotte’s room as it’s north-west facing so gets lots of summer sun.
      If I’d been able to find an affordable blockout bamboo shade, I might have used it in place of my roller/valance combo though they aren’t easy to come by here in Oz (they are either only light filtering/room darkening or they cost a few hundred dollars). Plus, given Charlotte’s window is floor to ceiling and quite wide it would have been heavy to operate.
      So, instead I used a simple $20 vinyl blockout roller and a $30 bamboo matchstick blind which I cut down and re-purposed into a faux roman shade. Obviously, the bamboo shade is merely cosmetic and acts to conceal the roller blind (which isn’t super pretty) and add some warmth and texture.

  9. Debbie Pearl says:

    You were one of the first blogs I discovered and you are one of my favorites! Such creative ideas and such a fresh style!! I am still starting out myself in the blogging world and finding my voice but I what I know is that quality and substance is most important. I look forward to your posts so much and I will gladly wait on great projects!

    • Aw, that’s such a lovely, lovely comment. Thanks so much Debbie. Your projects are fantastic :)

  10. Shonda says:

    This was my first time to discover your blog. It is refreshing to see rooms decorated on a budget that are truly lovely to look at. So many blogs offer style, along with a hefty cost, which is not always possible to accomplish on a retirement budget. Keep up the great work!

  11. Megan Jenson says:

    Lovely transformation!

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