Thursday, February 28, 2013

The Plan

I'm back with a plan for my teenage girl client bedroom makeover. This room is small, so storage is the name of this game. Starting with some Expedit bookcases from IKEA flanking the window wall with a bench in between. One of the bookcases will be a desk also.

The main fabric for the valance, bulletin board and some throw pillows is this colorful PKaufman paisley and floral fabric. I'll add some coordinating polkadots and stripes to go with it.

This is the valance pattern we settled on. It's a Pate Meadows Design, but I think I'll just make my own pattern. It looks fairly easy.

The bedding is from Target. She wanted bright colors, and this fits the bill.

I was at Homegoods the other day and scored this awesome pink mirrored wall decor. 

I was walking in the mirror section and saw this little bit of pink sticking out from behind a big mirror. When I pulled it out, I snatched this baby up  fast and put it in my cart.
Next we need to select the paint colors and there will be some surprises along the way.

Friday, February 22, 2013


I had every intention of doing the One Room Challenge on my bedroom, then life happened. We are starting to think about buying a house in the next year so I'm not going to spend any money on anything for this rental until we figure out what we're doing.  My ORC is semi put on hold. I do have pillows on my bed and am in the throes of making a king size dust ruffle, which means miles and miles of embroidered silk. When I get it done I'll be sure to show my bed, but everything else will not be happening.

I am doing a teenage girl room. We are in the planning stages right now. I'll show you the before. This was done many years ago when she outgrew her baby room. She's now 14 and in NEED of a change.

Bad pictures because I only had my iphone that day.

I'll be back in a few days with the plan. 

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Before Pictures ORC

Fireplace wall- Figure out how to camouflage antenna and all the cords. This is a non working fireplace so I'm going to DIY a screen with tree slices. Add some accessories

 No I didn't make my bed! I made some pillows I'll show next week and I need to do a bedskirt. Maybe some new lamps and figure out what to do with these windows.

I'll probably make some pillows for these recliners. They will be staying. There will be some other stuff, but that's a good start for now. 

Come back next week for colors and fabrics.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

My own ORC (One Room Challenge)

If you've never heard of the ORC get your little fingers typing and check out these fabulous blogs who were lucky enough to be chosen to participate.

Linda from My Crafty Home Life is the originator of this challenge go here to check out her room and links to all the participants.

I am inspired by the original one Room Challenge to try it myself. Somehow having a deadline always helps. I've been wanting to make my master bedroom in this rental house feel like my own. The windows have paper blinds on them that make me die a little inside every time I look at them. So over the next six weeks, once or twice a week I'll be updating with my accomplishments so far. So check back tomorrow for my before pics. Now off to clean the bedroom so I can take those before pics.