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I {heart} Peacock Blue

So a long while ago, Edie over at Life in Grace, which is on my short list of favorite blogs
showed us all her love for Peacock Blue in her post found here
I swore right then and there that somehow, someday I’d find a way to get that color in my house. 
This past week, we spruced up our daughter’s room and found ways to add this blessed color to her room.
We made her a new/old headboard,  a new/old corkboard, and we fancied up her lamps a little.
The headboard…
My husband came home a couple of weeks ago with a ton of old louver doors that he found for free.
He cut the doors in half, painted/distressed them and hinged them together before attaching them to the wall.
 The Corkboard…
I found a huge old empty frame at a garage sale and paid $7 for it.
My husband painted & distressed it that perfect creamy white.
He cut a piece of plywood and fit it into the frame and then we glued the cork down on it.
We had the plywood and the cork was from Joann’s Fabric store for $10.
The Lamps…
I bought the lamps about a month ago at Old Time Pottery for $10 each.
While I was at Joann’s I picked up some large buttons and hot glued them to the lamp shades.
I think I spent about $3 on the buttons.
The only other thing that we need to do is pick up some white panels for her windows.
I plan to add a Peacock blue pom-pom trim from Joann’s to the inside edge of the panels.
I’ll post pics when I complete that project….
I love her room..the colors make me so happy that I find myself taking phone calls back there
or reading while laying on her big, comfy, white, fluffy bed.
Most of the accessories in the room either came from Target, TJ Maxx or garage sales.
I love when a plan comes together on the cheap!!

Linking up with:

The Lettered Cottage

 The DIY Show Off

 Beyond The Picket Fence

Funky Junk Interiors

Get Your Craft On Tuesday

Debby - The room really does look nice.
No wonder you want to take phone calls in there. Very Cute.

Meredith Ivy - Hello! I just found your blog through Home & Harmony. I love it and am so happy I stumbled upon it. I actually am writing because of your comment on that blog regarding a wedding you attended that was done very well in a country style. You offered to forward pictures to Rie, the author at Home & Harmony, and I was wondering if it might be possible for you to forward them to me as well? I am planning my December wedding, the reception of which will be held on my family’s organic farm, and could use some encouragement! I’d really appreciate it if this is possible.

Many blessings,
meredithivyalexander @ yahoo . com

These Are The Days - Love the shutters and the books & plant in the basket. I HEART Edie too. That blue is my fave. I think I’m going to get my hands on some shutters and make myself a headboard!

LuLu - It’s just DARLING!!!!! Oh my goodness the color is fabulous… I loved the blue when I saw it on Edies blog!!!! It’s a wonderful shade…. happy happy happy!!!This room is wonderful and a great place for a girl to dream

Michele - You’ve done it once again!! Love it, now I know why you take your calls in there :]

April - Absolutely wonderful! Her room is so peaceful. I love all the textures and the way you re-purposed and spruced up items. Great job!

chair up - What a gorgeous fresh room. I don’t blame you for wanting to spend your time in there. The colours all work so well together.

It's me - What a beautiful colored room !! you did a nice job !! i love it…..happy week love Ria…..

edie - Oh my Ms. Tara! It’s amazing. You are talented, girl. And I just love you by the way, even though I’ve been terrible at commenting. Thank you so much for making my blog world so much brighter!
love to you,

Rene - What a sweet space and I’m with you on peacock blue. Love it.


Woodard Gang - LOVE it Tara! What’s so funny is I fell in love with that blue a while back and felt that somehow, someway I needed to start bringing it in….b/c nothing at all was any shade of blue in my house. It’s such a happy, fun color…and I just adore what y’all did!

blondiensc - I think I heart that color too! I am sooo into blues lately which I never was before, and this color is perfect!!! how sweet for you to make such a warm and cozy place for your girl!! happy Monday Tara! xo

Erin Elizabeth - Love that shutter headboard! How creative!

Lissa - that peacock blue looks fabulous in your daughter’s room! You have such a way with decorating on a dime! You rock at it.

Karla @ {The Classy Woman} - I love the soft color palette. Those plush lambs are adorable! I really like the frame you found for the corkboard too. :)

Talysa - It is wonderful! Love that headboard! And the frame…I NEVER find things like that! :-) What is the white he painted the frame? I am looking for the perfect creamy white.

Val - I love the color too. The pics in this post are really lovely!

mimi - That headboard really rocks! I love the color and finish…. you got me thinking!

Magui - Cómo me gusté esa habitación!!! me encanta reconocerme en ese espíritu reciclador, donde revalorizar y mantener las cosas, con estilo, buen gusto y porque no… glamour…

mary katharine - Yeah! Looks perfect!! What a great Momma and Daddy those three little people have:). Can’t wait to see the curtains. I saw some trimmed in pompoms on PBTeen just the other day and thought that that might be the perfect thing for my 6&8yr old’s room.

And BTW, we have those read aloud Bible Stories. LOVE THEM!

Graceful - Oh my gosh, that is the MOST darling room. You are talented! I want to curl up in there with a good book (BTW, love your list of 40 books before 40 below!).

Thanks for visiting Graceful yesterday — it’s so nice to meet you here. Your blog is gorgeous!

a s h l e y - i am SO impressed with by you! (and andy)

this looks amazing! love those bright colors :)

Anu@My Dream Canvas - Just discoved your blog and love it. Would love for you to visit My Dream Canvas. I am hosting a jewelry giveaway so do drop by!

Joanie - Yay!!!! Love it!!! Laney just came downstairs while I was reading this post and said, “Oh!!!! I LOVE it. She is SOOO talented… Look at that bird cage!!!”. So, Laney and I are both big fans of everything in Lydia’s room – can’t wait to see it in person!!!!

Playing Sublimely - A few things…I want to be friends in real life ;), also, still praying and have just been ill over your friends from church, I too fell in love with Edie after that post she did with her armoire, and lastly, I cannot find a post you did awhile back that was about some kind of little “working nook”…could have been an office…cant remember exactly…do you know what I’m talking about?! Can’t wait to show you my craft room, should finish this weekend :)!

Kara - I wish my mama would’ve decorated my room all cool like that. Instead, I had bunny rabbits dressed in Sunday’s best border. Your daughter is such a lucky girl.

Madigan at madiganmade - Ooh. I love the colors, the headboard, everything. But my fav is the stuffed animals! They are adorable and are a perfect contrast to the vintage touches!

emilyc @ Sew Super Sweet - Of course I love the headboard, but I also love the lamps! They are so crisp and fresh looking!

I love your site!

Stopping by today from Get your Craft On over at Today’s Creative Blog!

Chandra Chinnis - I love the room. I am decorating my daughter’s room from nursery to big girl room and am using peacock blue. I was wondering where you got the throw pillows. I found you through The Lettered Cottage and am now a follower.

Leen - I love the entire room! Especially the headboard. I wish my hubby would bring home tons of old louver doors, instead he begs me to NOT bring them home :)

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