Summer Project II
Above, interior of Chapman Radcliff, in L.A., photographed by Jason Todd for House & Garden.
I like the idea of finding a modestly priced Queen Anne-style chair at a consignment or used furniture shop, sanding the chair, and then painting it an eye-popping color like coral, lime-green, or brilliant yellow, for a little girl's room. Often this style chair has a "drop-in" seat which is fairly easy to reupholster, without professional help, in a fun bold pattern. The sophisticated lines of a Queen Anne (like the chair above) can be unexpected in a child's room, and later as an adult she can still use the piece -- maybe repaint it glossy black.
BTW: Obviously I mean paint a reproduction chair, not a pedigreed antique!
Related reading: Queen Anne Furniture: History, Design and Construction.