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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Cool Suff! Chest of drawers makeover

Okay, now for something really good!
Take one set of second hand Ikea chest of drawers.
They are in good shape but the colour of the drawers did not match my colour scheme for the room.

Next purchase one roll of white contact paper (cost around $4.00) and one set of vinyl decals (cost around ($25.00).

Cover the drawers in the contact paper.
Then using your artistic talents pick out some attractive parts of the decal set and stick to the drawers. Et voila, one set of custom beautiful drawers for a great makeover price of $30!!

I just love it!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Boise home ( Bedroom 1)

The second request for this home was for the main bedroom to be decorated.
It was time for the pink and green to go and for some more neutral and serene colours to be used.

An accent taupe colour used on the wall behind the bed cream on the other three walls were used to achieve this more calming look. It brightens the room and gives it a larger airy feel.

Some beautiful sheer curtains that matched both the wall colours was added.

The owner found this bed spread which had both the taupe and cream colours with a hit of a blue/green. (artwork chosen by homeowner).

Matching accessories were found to pick up on the accent wall colour.

Finally a splurge was made on this gorgeous blind by trans UV, a trim and pull and valance in a slighter darker colour were added to complete the look.
These blinds came be ordered at Serenity decor.

Boise Home (Sun room)

This home and these homeowners were wonderful to work with.
The sun room was first on the list for a update, the foam in the seating was poor quality on this sofa set and the brown material was tired.

I went to my favourite place for fabrics (Serenity decor), Terri and Aggie have a wide range of fabrics and I fell in love with a gorgeous bright retro range they have.

The seating fabric is a wonderful green with an off white print of shells and I chose a geometric pattern that combined the green, cream and added a hit of pink. I also had Terri find me a plain pink that I could add to the mix.
The foam inside was changed for a good quality foam so no more sagging!
I love the way this room turned out, it's so bright and cheerful and matches perfectly with the homeowners taste.

Polo Home (Entrance and Hall)

The Hallway was the last job in this home, it needed some updated and a little de-cluttering.

As you can see below I removed the border and a lot of the small pictures and a fresh bright cream colour was added to the walls.

The lighting (not shown in the original photograph) were dated smoked glass fixtures I changed these for a brushed nickel finish lighting fixtures.

A small table was added to the entrance and a silver tray where you can drop your change, car keys and sunglasses. Then you always know where to find them!