Monday, April 12, 2010

Bedroom Makeover

I spent the week making over my daughter's bedroom while she was away on holiday. I had trouble getting the photos right, must be the odd light we're having today, so I'm sorry about the picture quality but like I said in my last post, I can't wait to show you:o)



My daughter loves art and will always sign her artwork with her initials DRG (we call her Dee-arjee, sounds kind of like a French artist don't you think?)



The curtains are an almost candy pink/red stripe.



This was a compromise. I promised not to touch the poster wall!



Made this cute cushion.


Made this headboard.


Did NOT embroider this throw.


I am in love with this blue/grey paint colour and have been looking around the house to see where else I can use it.



These tassels really brought my OCD to the fore!








I put metal butterflys in this frame.


Painted the cupboard doors and knobs.

48 comments:

Sarah said...

I Love it! I am just about to go & embark on doing the same sort of thing in one of my daughters bedrooms this afternoon!
So many cute things that you have done it there! Laughing about the compromise on the poster wall though....myabe you could paint a huge frame on the wall & then she could put the posters within that!

Natasha said...

Great makeover!!
And why not have a poster wall, we all have inspirational walls, vertual or not, so I guess a compromise is not such a bad idea! ;)

Northern Light

Anna said...

Oh Ange!!!! Youve outdone yourself this time!
FANTASTIC!! love the horizontal stripes on the wall..awesome colour choice too...it would have looked awesome to continue it over the cupboard doors..headboard ..ACE....Cushion..ACE...everything ACE :) x

Sandy's Place said...

Ange what fun - the room looks brilliant you must be so pleased. What does Danneke think of it? Love the initials on the wall.
Sandy x

The Pink Poodle said...

GORGEOUS ANGE...

it is beautiful...& soo tasteful..

your daughter must feel like the REAL WOMAN in this room...

ps...I bet you were just DYING to take down the posters though???

xx andrea

Millie said...

Totally awesome job Ange - you star!! I love the poster wall, I had one the same except Rubber Lips Jagger took pride of place on mine. I'd have loved to have seen your DD's face when she opened the door to her new bedroom!
Millie ^_^

Kerry said...

Every girl deserves a poster wall at some stage I think! You gave me such a laugh with that OCD comment...priceless. I am in love with that gorgeous key on the wall. Bet she loves her room, and her mum!

MelsRosePlace said...

the room looks stunning _ does she just love it? my girls have the posters too,annoying but part of being a teenager! great job, i love it.melxxx

Amanda said...

Hi Ange! Wow, what a wonderful job you've done!! I love the cushion you made and the little shelf and the cute key on the wall are lovely touches. Love the chandelier too. Where is the striped rug from? I'm after something similar for our place. The wall stripes look fantastic too - your daughter must have loved what you did!! She is lucky to have such a creative Mum x

McCarthy Designs said...

Oh Ange, what a beautiful bedroom! Your daughter is so lucky. I love how even the poster wall manages to look orderly and funky. Well done! xx

brismod said...

It's lovely Ange. I'm impressed with how straight you get your stripes!! I bet your daughter is thrilled.

Jeanne said...

She is one lucky girl Ange...you can tell that is was all done with love. Decorating a girl's room at any age is a risky proposition. I like that you obeyed the 'hand off' rule on the posters. Well done Mum! It could easily sit in any decorating magazine. A big pat on the back to you. What next????

All the best...Jeanne :)

A-M said...

I could have only dreamt of a room as beautiful as this when I was younger. Such a beautiful space! A-M xx

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

That's so gorgeous! Bet she's thrilled.

I'm thinking of doing those stripes here, was it tricky?

julesx

Sergio Caçador said...

Gorgeous! I loved it!

especially the stripes in the wall!

kisses and hugs! From Brazil!

Kelly @ Much To Do With Nothing said...

A lot of work, but so worth this precious outcome! Lucky girl. The room has a beautiful glow to it.
Kelly

Alaina said...

This is the second blog that I have seen the horizantal stripes and I love them. Great job mom! It all looks fantastic, a room any girl would love. I am also starting to think about using grey. All you wonderful women have been using it and I think I might have to give it a try. I like the perfect tassels.

Marina at Shabby Whites said...

Ange it turned out beautiful. She must be so happy. I love the stripes on the wall and of course the initials look fab.

I have tried to email you to thank you again for the kind introduction to all your friends - you must have a lot because I have had so many stop by...so thank you - thank you!!!

Anyway, your email keeps bouncing back (not sure why).

Again, great job on DRG's room.

Linden Townhouse said...

What a sweet room! So good to let kids have a say in decorating their rooms!

erica at decorica said...

The poster wall made me laugh, I remember those days. The room looks great. Nice job on the headboard!

Revival said...

Beautiful! She is so lucky to have such a talented mother. But be careful - she'll have you sewing outfits and prom dresses in no time.

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

This turned out to be so pretty! Wonderful transformation, she's a lucky girl! Thanks for your sweet comments! Have a wonderful day!
Take care
Kristin

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

Fantastic job. I'm crazy about initials and love that you put hers over the bed.

Design Esquire said...

It looks awesome! I love the headboard - you did such an amazing job. The whole room is wonderful.

KATHY said...

Hi,I love the room!! It looks beautiful. You did a wonderful job....Kathy

Natasha said...

Ange the room looks just beautiful. Your French artist must be thrilled to say the least! She is a very lucky young lady.

Will you be showcasing her most recent creations soon...

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Melanie@The Old White Cottage said...

What a beautiful room!

Thank you for visiting my blog!

Kristine at The Painted Hive said...

Hi Ange! I love this makeover. The horizontal stripes and monogrammed initials really set it apart. I also love the striped floor rug. It's gorgeous.
Kristine
xx

Kristen said...

Oh wow...what a lucky girl she is! You did an amazing job!!

Kerri said...

What a clever girl you are. Love love love those stripes - fab!

inkala images said...

Aren't you so very clever! I do love the chandelier! Thank you for stopping by my little place and leaving a comment...I'm thrilled!

Ingrid x

theoldboathouse said...

Hi Ange, Wonderful job! Love the poster walls, my youngest son has a poster roof...yes covered in posters...a bit of a clash with the antiques...but that's teenagers ah well, cheers Katherine

Londen @ Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

This is a beautiful room! I love the impact of the black chandelier. And the bed is pretty.

Julie Johnson said...

Beautiful! Love the wall stripes and that chandi! So fun...and good for you for compromising on the poster wall. Hard to do I know!

Kristine at The Painted Hive said...

Hi Ange. Me again! Just wanted to let you know I'm gonna post about how I did the score lines on my table as I've had a few questions so keep an eye out!
Kristine
xx

Katrina Chambers said...

Excellent job! I love the initals and the poster wall looks cute. The stripes are very cool! I wish I was game enough to try stripes :)

I wrote a comment back for you on my blog too.

Katrina x

Annie@A View On Design said...

this room is divine - so gorgeous - makes me want to be 15 again!!!

Beatnheart said...

What a loving mother to do such a beautiful job for your daughter..

Creamy White said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely! What a cute room, Ange!
Annikki here love initials too, so she also has one, but only letter A!
I also loved the way you "preserved" the poster wall. What a nice way to treat your daughter. She must be thrilled!!!!
Hugs, Li

Pamela said...

Your daughter's room looks smashing...what a lucky girl!
As to your older post YES I cried through the whole movie the blind side! Loved it!
Your blog is lovely I'm a new follower.
Pamela from French Buttons

Kristopher K Design said...

Wonderful makeover Ange - really got me laughing with the tassels comment - I totally relate - lol :)

Alison Gibbs said...

It looks so pretty. Love the blue/grey colour is great. Hope she likes the makeover
Alison

Tina said...

Ange, your daughter's bedroom is gorgeous!! My Isabella would love that bedroom! I love all of it:) It is so great to see I am not alone in my battles with the poster wall!! I bet your daughter absolutely loves her room makeover, you should be so thrilled with the fantastic job you have done Ange! Happy weekend to you ~ Tina x

paula said...

oh my, it's gorgeous.

Jill said...

So beautiful! I'm a sucker for the horizontal stripes myself...I did my half bathroom and boy it took some time and patience, I can't imagine doing a whole room!! Great job!!

pk @ Room Remix said...

You put a lot of work into it and it shows! It turned out really cute!

Joi said...

I adore those thick wall stripes!

Marcus Design said...

Wow, what a beautiful room!! I absolutely LOVE the soft colors you chose for the stripes, stunning! And the headboard you made is gorgeous as well. Great job, I would have loved to have that room growing up :) I wanted to thank you for visiting my blog, I am so happy to have found yours, I will be following!
Nancy