Thursday, February 23, 2012

Fresh Feathers in the Nest

I posted these photos on our family blog - but wanted to share them here as well.  I secretly did a make over on my 15 year old daughters room earlier this month.  She was an exchange student in Brazil and was coming home a few months earlier than planned because her host dad had been diagnosed with terminal cancer. We had picked out the new paint color last spring and thought we would work on her room that summer.  The invitation to Brazil came there went our summer! 
She had not really loved the barbi-pink color from the beginning but had patiently lived with it for several years.  I felt like I was doing one of those TV shows on HGTV as I ran around town looking for the perfect rug, lamp, etc for her room.  The entire room was re-done in just 24 short hours and we loved the outcome!  Hope this inspires you to do a room you have been putting off doing.
Next stop will be a bathroom!

The "before".

And the "after" - all grown up and beautiful, just like she is!

 I found the furniture at a consignment shop here in town last fall. Emily's sister "borrowed" her dresser when she moved out to go to college so she needed something.  The entire 3-piece set was only about $200.  The tall piece opens up for jewelry storage. There are finds out there!  You just need to search for them! The love seat was a $35 find at a garage sale last spring. Curtains and rug from Lowes. Lamp, bulletin board and sign from TJ Maxx. Emily loves Audrie Hepburn and the retro look.  Doesn't it look like a cute little studio apartment in  New York in the 50's?

Happy Nesting Everyone!!

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