Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Pepto Pink and Splatter Paint... :)

At a very young age, my love for design was apparent.  I was extremely interested in re-doing my room at multiple ages.  The first re-design came during 7th grade, and I LOVED my blow up blue chair.  :) Along with the blue chair came some blue and purple splatter paint (mom, remember how sore your arm was?!) a futon instead of a bed, and a space ship looking light-up thing (honestly I have no idea what to call it).  

A few year later, when my older sister moved out, I decided it was time I moved  up in the world (or at least into her room).  After all that splatter paint, my parents had a bit of hesitation when it came to redesigning, so I came up with an entire floor plan, a budget, and a full on proposal as to why I should be allowed to paint my new room peptobismol PINK! "This will help me express myself - it's what I want to be when I grow up - what better place to practice than in my own home"... oh man my parents are amazing.. Love you guys!!! 

So when I got the call from Holly asking me to help re-do her daughter Macy's (age 12) room, I was extremely excited!  I know how important a cool room was to me, and I was really looking forward to making that for Macy.  Here are a couple before pictures of Macy' room.  

In the photo above, you can see a picture of the Eiffel Tower - This kind of became our inspiration behind the room.  Macy's best friend moved to Paris and this picture is a great memory for her! :) She specifically loved the colors in the photo (black, white, tints of purple).

Her room was functional for the most part, but after speaking to Holly and Macy, it was clear that she needed some more storage as well as a place for her to do her homework and get ready for school in the morning.  So, after MUCH convincing of Macy's father that the color purple would look FAB, off we went to IKEA. 

Our finished result was wonderful!! Macy was gone for most of the re-decorating process so it was a great surprise for her when she came home! We added a beautiful, girly, romantic bedframe in white, which really popped on the plum wall.  Next to the bed, we used a Hemnes (my fav line from IKEA) dresser with some cute little accessories on top, including the bubble lamp Macy picked out at Target.  (No price tag, so we ended up snagging it for $10! Best deal in the room!)  

In the photo below you can barely see the underbed storage containers we got for Macy.  They are a perfect size to fit under the bed and have lids to make sure everything inside stays dust free.  This created a great amount of additional storage for Macy.  In the second picture, you can see the Eiffel Tower photo that we hung to the right of the bed.  The colors fit beautifully in the room and I am so glad we were able to put this up. :) 

Macy was a great help when it came to picking out pillows!  We had so much fun looking at all the different fluffy options and ended up snagging some amazing throw pillows! The two smaller white pillows have a beautiful beading to them which totally brings out the 'girly' aspect of the room! We added in the blue ruffle pillow to bring in an additional color and to soothe Macy's Dad, who was hoping for a blue room. :)  (P.S. He loves the purple!!) 

So, I wasn't able to capture the vanity that went here at the time I took photos, but imagine a black vanity below the amazing "evil queen" looking mirror! This is a great place for Macy to get ready for school in the morning as well as a place to do homework in the afternoons.  

Overall, the room was a HUGE success!! :) I am so happy I was able to be apart of it, and can't wait to move onto the next project with Holly!! (Her boys were a little jealous that Macy was getting to have all the fun :) So I think we are headed to their room next!) 

Thanks for reading and have a blessed week!