Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Bedroom Makeover

I have been planning for some time now to redecorate my youngest daughter Tilly's bedroom and the opportunity finally came this week. With Tilly safely packed off on school camp I got to work. She was away for 2 nights so that gave me 2.5 days to paint walls, doors and knick-knacks, replace door handles, install a "desk" and hang curtains (including curtain rod).
She was so thrilled to see it when she got home today. She has only come out to have her dinner and then gone straight back in to sit at her desk.




RELAX letters from Spotlight, painted red. Small blue velvet cushion I embellished with the red star. Curtain rod incl. rings and brackets $15 from op shop.


I desperately wanted to paint the bedside table white but Tilly loved the natural timber. Actually I think it gives a bit of depth to the scheme.


This is the smallest bedroom in the house and was probably intended to be used as an office so furniture placement was a challenge.


The hutch was a $20 garage sale find. A coat of white paint and it looks so pretty. The desk still needs a chair but I told Tilly I'd let her choose one herself.




Plenty of hooks for hanging things up.












Great to get the school bag up off the floor.
I'm sure the fish appreciate being able to see where they are going. You wouldn't believe how filthy the tank had got.



Mirror was a bargain(!) off ebay.


I found 2 of these shutters tucked under some stairs in a 2nd hand shop.






I have one very happy camper home safe and sound :o)



36 comments:

Julie Johnson said...

So charming and I LOVE the shutter! Hmmm...now I know what to do with the one propped up in the art studio. Love it!

Tara said...

Looks great .I must finish off my sons room..You've inspired to get a move on..xx

Jenny said...

Well done Ange, what can I say? We love stripes as did Jacob for his room. How did you find painting the stripes? Nice job! ;-)

Sassy Southern Lady said...

Great job! I think that anyone who love this as a bedroom. I enjoyed looking at all your pictures.

Thea said...

I've think you've done an amazing job. It's stylish and doesn't look that small. x

Blondie's Journal said...

This is incredibly great...I love all the bright colors and you did a wonderful job on the dresser. I am just learning how to paint furniture! I love the shutters, what a great idea. Tilly will be thrilled when she comes home from camp! :-)

xoxo
Jane

Restyled Vintage said...

Ange that is gorgeous! I love the idea of using a hutch in a kids room, so much storage and display. How do you use the louvre as a noticeboard...do you have to hot glue all the tiny pegs in place?

xx Karen

Debs said...

What a fabulous room. You have one lucky little lady - she must be thrilled with it.
I did my daughter's bedroom last spring, with her help. You can see pictures of her room on my flickr site. I used all new bits from Ikea though, We weren't quite as resourceful as you - you clever lady!

Bree Oliver said...

I just love the shutter notice board, very clever.

brismod said...

It looks great Ange!

Trish said...

What a cool bedroom, I love the shutter notice board. Youre a genious Ange!!!

Linda @ Painted Whyte said...

It looks awesome! I love what you did with the shutters!

laura said...

Hi ange, You have done a fantastic job! I especially love the us flag and the shutter board! You are so clever!!! Hope you are having a great week , hugs from Laura xx

Kristine at The Painted Hive said...

Totally awesome Ange. I love the colour scheme and the American flag. Love the stripes and checks... actuially love it all!
Kris
xx

french doors and verandahs said...

Ange, you certainly roll up your sleeves and get the job done! What a great bedroom. Ilove the shutter and the American flag for interest. You have one lucky daughter!
X Briohny.

Angela Furlong said...

You are so clever Ange! It looks absolutely gorgeous - the perfect kids room... I'm jealous! x

Amanda said...

Oh wow Ange, it looks amazing!! I can see why she wants to spend all her time in there!! Love those shutters and that hutch was a great find. I will definitely have to get some ideas off you when it comes to turning Grace's nursery into a 'big girl's room' one day :)

McCarthy Designs said...

Your daughters bedroom looks amazing Ange.You are so clever and you find the best stuff. I love your use of hooks, they are so handy. xx

Tina said...

Ange, you have done another AMAZING job with Tilly's room (gorgeous name by the way!). I love the stripes on the wall and the cushion and shutters are fabulous! I bet she was so surprised and very happy when she came home from camp! Love it:) ~ Tina xx

Lylah Ledner said...

I totally LOVE what you did....xoxo lylah

Tonia @Chic Modern Vintage said...

All fresh and bright. I love the mirror.

baysiderose said...

Looks fabulous Ange and in such a small window of time. Congratulations!

Kerry said...

What a great room Ange...I can see why Tilly would want to hang there. And that shutter idea is genius!

LLH Designs said...

Thanks so much for your comment and visit. Glad to know about your wonderful, resourceful blog! I'd love a close up of those curtains (they look like sheer linen with tie tops). I'm doing windows right now and am always interested in the details at the top.

Happy Friday!
Linsey

Ness Lockyer said...

Looks great. I do like your shutter and the red letters on the wall. Great job!
Ness xx

Kristopher K said...

Fantastic makeover : and I adore the cute little chairs on the dresser :)
Have a great weekend, cheers Kris :)

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MelsRosePlace said...

You are one very clever lady - i tried to comment the other day but silly computer (still waiting for proper connection)...love the room what a lucky little girl..Mel xxx

Natasha said...

You did a great job!
How funny that she only came out for dinner.... :) Sweet!
Thank bargain mirror of yours is FAN.TAS.TIC!!!

Northern Light

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

I love it!! You did a wonderful job! I can see why she loves it so much
XO

Paint Me White said...

Ange you have done a fantastic job decorating this room LOVE IT Sandy x

Deb said...

Hey Ange, Tilly's room looks great! I just love every detail...and you did it all so quickly too! Deb

Sandra said...

I have been slacking off, but a visit to your blog and you have me ready to go again, thanks for the inspiration Ange.

Revival said...

i want to see a "during" shot of the stripe painting. I love it!

theoldboathouse said...

Hi Ange, love the shutters....I think I need one of them for my Kitchen, the colours are perfect...very boathouse...haha, cheers Katherine

casey at loft and cottage said...

The shutter idea is great! Love the stripes on the wall and the wicker mirror too! Great look and feel.