A Thrifted Toddler Room


I started a slowish redecorating of Emmie’s room a few weeks ago when I decided she should have a little dress up area. With no prodding from me, this child is the girliest girl I have ever seen. Her favorite thing to do is look through clothes and put on jewelry. Upon meeting other girls (or women) she examines their shoes with ooo’s and ahhh’s.

Without putting in much effort into my search, I happened upon a great closet/drawer/shelf unit with a chalkboard at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore for $60. It is the best! It fits neatly in the corner of Emmie’s tiny room and has space for her books, toys, and dress up clothes. It was a little dirty and the chalkboard portion was covered in sticker goo, but I cleaned it up and gave it a new coat of chalkboard paint. Good as new!

From there, I just had a string of good luck finding cute things at Goodwill. Now her room is a little less nursery, a little more toddler, and a lot more fun.

Here’s the closet/shelf/drawer unit.


You know I had to have these vintage skates when I found them!


Dress up fun! She loves sparkles, if you couldn’t tell.


I bought this toy box at Goodwill for $12 and added a pillow to the top. It holds all Emmie’s dolls and stuffed animals. She likes to climb up and look at herself in the mirror when she dresses up. She her trying on bracelets?


To Emmie’s kitchen, which I previously featured here, I added this amazing giant cupcake. It was $12. A little crazy, but I loved it too much to leave it at the store.


Emmie loves her blocks. And I love her new “LOVE” pillow. It’s embroidered burlap. Only $3.


There’s that dollhouse again! In front of it is the handmade rocking horse I got for $6. It’s been a big favorite. I found the jute rug for $25 at Goodwill. It’s Nate Berkus for Target, and it was in perfect condition.


I am keeping this child in a crib for as long as she will stay in one! My boys were climbing out long before they were her age, and I’m appreciative that she hasn’t yet tried. Under her bed are vintage suitcases that hold more blocks.


Her favorite little doll hangs out here.


My husband indulged my chevron wall craving while I was pregnant. He’s the best. I still love it so much. The paper ceiling thingies were from Martha Stewart kits. I just painted them the colors I wanted instead.


I love this desk! And it was only $9! I bought the pillow a while ago. A perfect fit.


And a leg up to finish! I bought this step stool from a thrift store eons ago. My very petite girl needs this more than I do right now. But I’ll be honest…I borrow it back often.



5 thoughts on “A Thrifted Toddler Room

  1. I just love everything about this! I also frequent Goodwill, and this is truly inspiring-I’ve been wanting to make my small apartment patio into an outdoor play area for my 2 year old, I may have to take some creative cues from you!!!

    • Thank you! I got it at Goodwill, but in a strange coincidence I found out that it’s a former store display for Cupcake Wine. My husband works for the distributor that sells Cupcake in our state. I probably could’ve gotten one for free!

  2. That’s what I thought I have the other one with the whiteicing I bought off someone on craigslist, if you ever decide to sell this one or if you can get your hands on another I will buy it from you. I have a cupcake theme kitchen. Thanks.

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