To make it more fun, she decided to do this as a surprise for her husband Mark (my stepdad). I LOVE a room makeover surprise!
|Before. Dark, mismatched, boring, blech.|
|After! It looks rather lavender in this photo - its not that purple in real life.|
|I love love the bedding. The white coverlet has a slight sheen, and the purpley throw is like a faux mink.|
We started on Saturday afternoon with the painting. I dragged my hubby, Kevin, along to move all the heavy pieces and help with the painting.
|Don't you love the "judicially challenged" shirt my uncle (a judge) gave him? ha ha|
After seeing what bad shape her outlets were in, he ended up switching them out for new ones. (Which we grabbed when we went to pick up the paint samples). Awww, its so nice having him around to do all the grunt work.
While he did that we tried to decide which paint to go with. We had grabbed a few paint chips a few days ago but hadn't been able to look at them in the room since we were waiting for my stepdad to leave town. This is my official "put some of the bedding and decor next to the paint chip" method to help decide. It really does work! ha ha(Ignore the oak furniture in the other room - that's her attached office/den space that we didn't touch for this project. I'm hoping it will be my next makeover project.)
|Both paint colors look pretty colorless in this pic, but looked better in real life|
|Note the giant hole in her sock. She kept thinking she was stepping in paint |
but then realized she was feeling the cold plastic on her bare foot. ha ha ha.
|Look at the difference in wall color from the lamp wall to the window wall. |
The lamp is a daylight lightbulb, whereas the overhead light is a yellow indoor one.
Hanging the mirrors was the biggest pain and I only did like half the work on them. haha. They were super cheap (only $10!) because they didn't have a frame and were one of the areas where we were able to save some money. But that meant using the four little holders to hang them, which took some exact measuring (which I have little patience for).
|Kevin leveling the mirror.|
|Room almost done. Just missing framed photos.|
|Mom in her newly revamped room. The lids on the benches of the bed lift up and they are storage. Curtains are from Ikea ($25 for the pair! sweet!) and I love how they are modern and not fussy or dark.|
Some of my favorite parts of the room design:
These mercury glass candle holders are so gorgeous! We got them from ZGallerie for $30. (One of my fav stores!)
Mom wasn't sure about the mercury glass look at first (the inside has a gold tinge to it) but I ooohed and aaaahed enough to convince her (I love the texture of them! And they're shiny! And kinda old fashiony!) and now she loves them too.
And she found this little guy at Ross for $8. Perfect! Also, love the texture on it. And its big enough where it doesn't look like a cluttery knickknack which I think is best to avoid.
|I wish the vases were a little more different in height and shape|
but oh well....they still look pretty.
This lamp was a splurge! We both loved it so much and just died over its shape and how its sleek and sparkly, but not too gaudy (for us at least, ha ha). Every room should have something in it that you just looooove.
|Yes, there's little diamonds on the border of the lampshade. |
|Ignore the cord from their old cable box. We didn't hide it well.|
Getting nerdy now, but I also really like the that the bedding texture/pattern is kind of subtly reflected in the accessories (the round balls of the lamp stand against the square mirror).
|My mom in her new space. Let's just hope that Mark likes it!!|