One Room Challenge Week 7 | Vintage Artwork

November 10, 2021

Welcome back to week 7 of the One Room Challenge! Incorporating vintage artwork into a design is a great way to create a one-of-a-kind space and save money. One of my favorite items to find at estate sales is artwork and included quite a few second-hand items in Evelyn’s bedroom makeover.


Catch up on earlier posts for the Fall One Room Challenge…

Week 1 | Week 2 Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5 | Week 6 | Week 7 | Week 8

Fall One Room Challenge 2021 - Girls Bedroom Makeover | Building Bluebird #cottagecore #grandmillennial

For those of you who are stopping by for the first time, welcome! A few years ago we moved into our 1960’s fixer-upper in Toledo, Ohio, and have been documenting our renovations on the blog. This will be my fifth time participating in the One Room Challenge and it has been a fantastic way to complete projects in our home! Thanks for following along as I work to transform our daughter’s bedroom in 8 weeks.

Dining Room Reveal | Boys Bedroom Reveal Master Bedroom Reveal Living Room Reveal

Incorporating Vintage Artwork into the Design

Vintage College Prints

Chris and I found these vintage prints a few years ago at an antique store and thought they would be great for Evelyn’s room. The two prints are of girls in college and one is a little more girl while the other is a bit more “sporty”.

Decorating a girls bedroom with vintage artwork that is one-of-a-kind and affordable | Building Bluebird #bhgorc

I carefully removed the two prints from the black matting and replaced them with white matting and frames. The white looks so nice against the warm pink walls!

Decorating a girls bedroom with vintage artwork that is one-of-a-kind and affordable | Building Bluebird #bhgorc

Floral Oil Painting

I found this original oil painting of flowers in a vase at a local estate sale (found using estatesales.net). The painting was only on the canvas and pinned to a wall. I bought the painting and then stapled the canvas to a blank canvas frame purchased at Michael’s.

Adding custom, vintage decor to a girls bedroom without breaking the bank | Building Bluebird #cottagecore #grandmillennial
Adding custom, vintage decor to a girls bedroom without breaking the bank | Building Bluebird #cottagecore #grandmillennial

Antique Mirror

I purchased this antique, gold mirror from @thebrasslamp on Instagram. She sells great vintage items and when I saw this little mirror with the bow detailing, I knew it would be perfect in the bedroom! The patina on the mirror is beautiful!

Displaying books is another inexpensive way to add art to your walls. Book covers are a work of art and a picture ledge is a wonderful way to display them. I added the scalloped trim detail to shelving we already owned and love swapping out the books based on the season or my daughter’s favorite reads.

Adding custom, vintage decor to a girls bedroom without breaking the bank | Building Bluebird #cottagecore #grandmillennial

DIY Artwork & Vintage Watercolor

The artwork on the IKEA bookshelf is also one-of-a-kind. The framed piece on the top shelf is a watercolor painting of Paris that I found at an estate sale.

Adding custom, vintage decor to a girls bedroom without breaking the bank | Building Bluebird #cottagecore #grandmillennial

The framed “E” was a creative DIY activity that Evelyn worked on at my friend’s baby shower. The base of the artwork is a page from a cut out of a vintage botany book. We glued an E for Evelyn on the page and attached dried flowers that Evelyn picked out. A simple white frame with a white mat was the perfect finishing touch for this custom work of art.

Adding custom, vintage decor to a girls bedroom without breaking the bank | Building Bluebird #cottagecore #grandmillennial
Adding custom, vintage decor to a girls bedroom without breaking the bank | Building Bluebird #cottagecore #grandmillennial

Stop by next week to see the final reveal of Evelyns vintage bedroom makeover! Don’t forget to check out all of the other participants and their projects over on the One Room Challenge blog

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