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Wednesday, February 3, 2010


This is one of the newest make-over rooms. We went from Shabby Chic pale colors to a nice contrasting black and white. See my notes below on how much this make-over cost. It was an experiment in seeing how much I could buy at one store (Target) to do the entire room!

I LOVE these lamp shades. The design looks gray here, but it is acutally black. I had bought these previously at Target for about $20 each. The great trim is from Hobby Lobby

Vintage dresser and mirror I already had in the room. Vintage hats that belonged to my Aunt

These items were all bought at Target. The bed in a bag was a steal at $60 on sale! The wall decal/clock by Umbra was $24. The wall flowers also by umbra were $20. The large grommet curtains came in a 2 pack set for $20. The black polka dot sheers were $20 each (I bought one can cut down the middle) The pink pillow was $20. The silk pink curtains (not shown in photo) were $20 each. I bought 2.
Below you can see my step-by-step on putting up the wall clock and flowers. 
The total was between $250-300 for all items.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Monday, January 4, 2010

Carli's room

This is the room of 14 year old Carli. She is really into Japanese Anime. We wanted to add some of that to the room, but keep it mature for her. We did the canvases, so that she could change them out if she wanted to. The bedding is from Dwell Studio for Target. The cool cut-out chandelier is from Urban Outfitters.

This was the "before". All of the furniture was smooshed to one side of the room. We made her bed the focal point by moving it under the windows. Layering it with curtains and artwork created more drama. She wanted to keep the color very subtle on the walls, but add a little sparkle with tiny mirrors and silver paint.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

the newest pink explosion!

Here is the newest of the bedroom redesigns. See the "before" images shown below. I had so much fun with Little Melly and her pink bedroom...she wanted to feel like a sleeping princess in her garden. I think we did it!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

faux and fun

Shown here is some of the custom painted work that i do. It is so inexpensive, green and an easy upgrade to repaint surfaces in your home, such as kitchen cabinets, bathroom cabinets, used
furniture even countertops!

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                                              This is faux granite. It is protected with a heavy polycrylic finish


kid stuff murals

My murals inspired my some of my favorite Golden Books and harkening(is that a word??) back to my old character "Shoebox" days at Hallmark.
The lastest is the Wrigley Field Mural done in the lower level of a baseball enthusiast's home 

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The Vintage Bedrooms

Old stuff goes on in here...you know the old stuff you should be too old to play with or that you had as a kid and now want your own kids to cherish. I think it is fun to decorate with-here it is...