Thursday, November 5, 2009

Altered Re-Do

A few weeks ago I began transforming my youngest daughter's bedroom into something more sophisticated and more in keeping with the decor of our home. I neglected to take any before pictures but let me set your imagination: sage green walls, country blue ceiling, green linen curtains, and years and years worth of dust bunnies and dog hair that had accumulated in all the little nooks and crannies in this room. It took a while to clean it first and then the paint process began. To keep the flow going in our house, I chose to go with the same wall color that is on the majority of our houses' walls. It seems to go with whatever I accessorize it with, so it works for me!

Once the room was painted I began the part I love the most - DECORATING!! I picked up a few goodies while on my trip to Portland knowing that I would be filling this room with most of them. The color scheme is red and black and white. I found a black and white toile bed coverlet set at our local Home Sense a while back and this is where everything else followed.

Today I altered my daughter's old dresser with some vintage sheet music. I then applied some ebony rub and buff to give it a more "old and worn" look. I love the way it turned out and I am thinking I want to move into this bedroom now!
Accessorizing the dresser with some of my neat finds...
A close up view...
Some vintage little girls shoes...
An old mirror/brush/comb set...
I fell in love with these shoes when I saw them at Monticello's antique store in Portland...
An old iron/crystal vintage lamp...
And this chandelier ties everything together with it's black crystals and red frame...love it!
All lit up...
The mannequin that used to be in my bedroom - it's better suited in this room...
Houndstooth taffeta crinoline dress and pearls...
And lastly this cute bisque doll that I found from Annie, Fannie and Abigail Antique Studio at the Queen of Tarte Barn Sale - her name is "Jolly Dolly"...
And she now resides in my home...
More of the room transformation to come...

3 comments:

Attic Charm said...

Wow! I love the way it turned out too - and think I'd like to move in also :). Well done!
Laura

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

That is going to be such a fun and whimsical room! Hmmm, I didn't know rub n'buff came in ebony! I'll have to try that.

Paul or Chris said...

How cute is that dresser! The whole room looks great. What an undertaking. IS that a guest room now? Hint hint?! LOL!
Christina