So, a year after the plan was set and about 6 months after it was originally started, Blondie’s room is done!
So, today, I am just going to share the pictures but not go into too many specifics. There are quite a few different projects that I will go into all the details.
I will be following up with posts for all the resources, getting from where we were to now, how me made the bed, the chandelier, the desk, some of the artwork and the mirror.
This where we started back in March…
The first step was to convince her to paint the room white. She said from the beginning she wanted purple, orange, pink, turquoise and green. Instead of having a heart attack, I convinced her that if we had white walls, we would have so much more freedom with color. I am so glad she trusted me on that one!
We decided to take out her dresser and replace it with four lockers. So far it has worked out really great in terms of her having plenty of space to keep things and not have it be total chaos. She keeps both her “stuff” and clothes in the lockers.
The painting above the bed was the originally launching off point that she chose for the room. I will admit, I would have done a very soft and girly vintage room, but this room is SO her! She saw the painting at an art show and fell in love. It worked out really well that the talented artist is my cousin Greg Amend and he gave us a good deal!
My husband travels a lot and more and more he travels overseas. The shelves have given a place to display all the neat items he has brought back from different countries. There are prints of Paris and Japan (purchased through ETSY, not brought back), her name written in Chinese, dolls from Russia and Japan, and a photograph taken by my cousin Greg Amend in Belize.
The vintage Trumeau mirror is nice and large and hung so she can use it both as a full length and a close up mirror.
“Shine” has been my thing with them for a while, just can’t help myself. She has always really loved the Statue of Liberty, even dressed up as her once for Halloween. I used a replica as an “I” to bring a little bit of NY to the room.
And, if you ever wondering where Bailey is when I am taking pictures, here is your answer…
And here she is in her new room!
Feel free to leave any questions in the comments, I will be doing my best to get them all answered.
The list of all of the sources can be found here.
The tutorial for the “MP” canvas can be found here.
The tutorial for the bed construction can be found here.
Thanks so much for reading!