lindsey and i traveled to south carolina yesterday for a "mini makeover" and we both loved how the room turned out. a friend of mine from high school needed help surprising her daughter with a bedroom re-do. armed with the knowledge that eleven-year-old emmalee loves giraffe print and lime green, i got started. i knew vintage items and a little DIY would be key to pulling this room off at a reasonable price point. take a look...
one of my first 'finds' was this vintage bed. i knew immediately that i wanted to have a fabric panel upholstered to fit inside the curvy profile. this was the perfect place to use the giraffe print. the bed frame would also get new life with a coat of black lacquer.
on one of my first shopping trips, i found this cute bench for the foot of her bed. all it needed was a new paint job and a fun fabric...
for bedside tables, i took an idea i had seen years ago from kim myles on HGTV. i took four LACK side tables from IKEA and stacked two tops to make them taller. the high-gloss turquoise was the perfect pop amidst all the shades of green.
i felt emmalee needed a desk with more storage, after all, what tween girl doesn't have lots of treasures to store away. i found the perfect mid century desk that just needed a creative re-do. i decided to try my hand at an ombre palette on the drawer fronts, i can't wait for you to see how great it turned out!
take a look at the design board and see how everything looks together...
and now the reveal, check out the before and afters!!!!
and some detail shots...
jen emailed this shortly after emmalee came home from school.
i always love this response!
thanks to jen for letting me get creative! looking forward to more projects in the future!
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