When we moved into Nana’s Yellow House two years ago, I really wanted to keep the the house as original as possible. Several modifications had been made by previous owner; sheet rock added to the living room and dining room, carpet and laminate flooring installed over the original pine floors. This makes the task of reviving the 1930 feel more difficult as removing walls and flooring takes a lot of time and even more hard work.
Since I really cannot afford to replace all of my furniture with vintage furniture, I have to resort to buying small items to give each room a touch of days gong by.
The Pink Room is a prime example of this effort. We did remove the carpet from this room (and the master) so you can see the beautiful floors we were left with.
My mother-in-law gifted the bed to us. The other items were picked up at garage sales, flea markets, estate sales, and the occasional online/social media shop.
We rarely use the room; grand-babies do come to visit and sleep here from time to time but other than that it is my own little pink showcase.
Of course, the walls are actually painted a pale yellow but most of the accents are pink; thus, The Pink Room. (note, I am fairly certain there is shiplap behind the paneling…. only time will tell)
The valance is not yet finished. I have purchased different vintage pillowcases for two years, washed them, pressed them, are rearranged them…. hopefully, I will get to a place soon where I am happy enough to sew a rod pocket and make them more permanent.
The Shadow Box is something I created to remember my grandparents. You can visit the link for more information on that.