(thank you so much to linda at calling it home for hosting this incredible event. there are lots of rooms getting finished al over america because of this challenge! if you haven't already checked out the featured designers, you should do so! there are some INCREDIBLE rooms!)
i participated in the spring round of ORC with my mini office. this time, i opted to redesign my daughter charlottes bedroom.
you can see the progress here:
see more here:week 1
we have moved 3 times in the last 6 years. each time we moved, i would tell my daughter, charlotte, that i would decorate her room...and i never did.
something always got in the way. money, time, and the fact that we were renting made keeping my promise next to impossible.
when we moved into our new home about 17 months ago, i once again, promised charlotte that her room would be among the first rooms we worked on. i have since finished gradys bathroom, the girls upstairs bathroom, and my office, and have received some "NUDGING" from charlotte that it was time to work on her room.
the timing for this project worked out perfectly too---since she is an official teenager as of last saturday! happy 13th birthday to my little cutie! thanks for your patience!
anyway, enough blabbing.
lets get to the amazing AFTER pictures, taken by the talented sara boulter!
the color scheme we chose was inspired from these still life paint by numbers that my grandmother gave me before she passed away. i was intrigued by the mix of neutral tones with splashes of coral and mustard. at first, i was planning on using coral with mustard as the main color scheme, but after looking at fabric samples, it was clear that charlotte gravitated towards softer, peachier tones.
charlotte is a jewelry freak. she loves her earrings and necklaces! the acrylic earring organizers, ceramic containers and metal jewelry tree give her a grown up, chic way to display her treasures.
new knobs and a fresh coat of paint freshen up this hand me down dresser that we have had for years.
the acrylic cubes hold favorite souvenirs from trips to the beach.
the handprint was molded when charlotte was1 year old. (sniff* sniff*)
the oversize cork board was made with a $10 frame, some fabric and a sheet of sound board from the hardware store. (tutorial coming soon)
the desk is from target. i removed the legs and replaced them with some metal ones, and painted the drawer fronts. the chair is vintage, reupholstered in a velvet that i found on etsy.
the nightstand is from ikea. the robert abbey brass wall sconces were purchased on ebay for a fraction of the retail price.
the bed is the brimnes daybed from ikea. we added side boards and a headboard, with a pagoda-inspired headboard to totally transform it.
(and and when i say "we" i mean my husband allen---he jokingly suggested that i should rename the one room challenge the one room chaALLENge!)
the canopy was hung from the ceiling for maximum drama. "we" installed a cleat/board on the ceiling...the curtain hardware for the side panels was mounted to it, and the valance was velcro-ed on the front. the sheers are hung from a tension rod, mounted between the two side of the valance boards. (tutorial coming)
the tie backs were crafted from 3 hardware store elements..chain that was spray painted, a brass wall hook and a brass clasp.
this nightstand is the lack coffee table, also from ikea.
new adjustable pulls really help disguise the ikea daybed!
the bookcase was custom built, and hold a little surprise behind it. the painting above it was done by my mother.
it swings open to reveal a secret little hideout!
the metal birds add a whimsical touch.
hope you enjoyed the tour!
wall color: revere pewter, hc-172, benjamin moore
trim color: swiss coffee, lc-45, benjamin moore
ceiling color: winds breath, oc-24, benjamin moore
ceiling light: philipe ceiling light, ballard designs (no longer available)
bed: ikea brimnes daybed with side and back panels added. hardware-deltana adjustable pull
nightstands: ikea lack coffee table, ikea malm 2 drawer nightstand with pulls from chinese brass hardware added
desk: target threshold campaign desk in mid tone. drawers painted swiss coffee. legs: 3 pin steel hairpin legs from blue ridge metal works etsy shop
wall sconces: robert abbey articulating wall sconce, purchased on ebay
valance and canopy panels: fabric: judy linen in "bubblegum" from grey line linen, trim: vintage scalamadre; purchased on ebay, fabricated by K+R bedding.
sheers: ikea lil panels
dresser: already had-painted swiss coffee, knobs: anthopologie (no longer available), pulls: a look in the attic
duvet: seersucker duvet, target.
paint by numbers: gift from grandmother
chair: vintage, given to me by friend. upholstery-same as bolsters
cream pillows with coral ribbon trim: custom made by th fabricate etsy shop
les touches pillow: beckwith textiles etsy shop
bolster pillows: ikea (no longer available) upholstered in a velvet from etsy, with a faux leather welting, purchased from joanns
bulletin board: DIY, frame: downeast outlet, fabric--lacefiend kai slub in apricot
tray on nightstand, cream fur pillows, shag rug, all frames, raffia tray on nightstand, wood box on night stand, bust on dresser, hashtag wall light, acrylic desk organizer: home goods
metal tree necklace: west elm
acrylic cubes: CB2 format cube
large frame: ikea ribba frame
coral/gold agate frame: joss and main
winged bookends: joss and main
metal birds: alice lane home collection
bookcase accessories: metal urchin, diamond glass terrarium: hobby lobby
head vase: etsy
woodland creatures ceramic container: wisteria (no longer available)
metal stools: restoration hardware (no longer available)