10.05.2011

Miss N's room: the reveal




If you read monday's post,
you know we've just finished Miss N's room.


This what we started with....




you can read more about that here.

It all began with a brilliant azure box Natasha found while we were out shopping one day.
She decided on a blue and white scheme.
Since she has a very dark grey leather chair, and LARGE tv in there, I suggested hits of black as well.

Done.

We (that means I, lol) painted the black walls white -
used Behr paint plus primer in Falling Snow, for the first coat.
It covered incredibly well, but the color was far too warm for a west facing room,
and the range of whites is really limited with this brand (are you listening, Behr?!!).
So, we layered 2 coats of Martha's pure white 
(no tint, straight out of the can - how's that for easy?!!) on top.
That's it, three coats, not too painful after all...





If you are looking for brilliant white walls, this is your paint -
the result was a very bright, slightly clinical space.
We color matched the box into a behr ultra base, as well.
(it's close to Brilliant Sea 520B-6)

This would do for the old cork board we planned to rescue from storage,
the existing mirror she used over her dresser, and a new long wall mirror.







We painted out a wire branch sculpture for an art/jewellry display....







Now, the palette was dynamic, 
but it needed warmth, and no ordinary canary or watermelon would do -
 so enter the fluorescents!

Yup, fluorescents.

Tash's idea :)

She's only this age once, why not let her have a little fun?

We upgraded a vintage dress form, and painted out some frames and canvasses
(I'll post more about the DIY art process tomorrow - SUPER easy)







Would you like to see how it all came together?



the view from the door...






Miss N headquarters - which is NEVER this tidy :)
We added a little zebra to the newly painted bulletin board -
looks like it's painted on, but it's actually a really heavy wrapping paper, shh, don't tell...






Ikea frames - 3 for $5.
With this price point and arrangement,
she can add to this wall whenever she likes.






Rocks and crystals.
It's a fascination, and she finds them EVERYWHERE :)
We corralled the largest and prettiest into lucite trays for display.








The bed.
Dressed with a new duvet and pillows (perfect for a constant "texter").
Framed out with our DIY art and a funny little printout that has sentimental value.






Are you wondering where all the teen "stuff" is?

Well, the dresser holds heaps of bits and bobs...
but what about the umpteen posters?

One is waiting to be hung behind the door...






and the rest live here....









Let's just keep those closed, shall we?!

That's it, the big reveal...

hope you like it, 
Miss N is over the moon, and that will do for me - x







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17 comments:

Kerry said...

It's so fun!! I love the way you decided to display her rock collection, and the jewelry holder! Perfect! :)

NK: Style-ING w/ Children said...

such a change :) I'm loving white walls, really beautiful. She's a very lucky girl!

Giulia Doyle said...

Love it! Fund and spunky...can't believe she agreed to put the posters in the closet ;)

ChantaleP said...

Wow! What a transformation!! I love it. I love all the accessories and especially, that tree branch jewelry holder. So awesome! I'd love to try that for my daughter's room. What a lucky girl you have! Lucky to have an awesome mom like you. : )

laxsupermom said...

Terrific transformation! I'm surprised how easy the paint covered up the black. The room looks like the perfect teen retreat. Thanks for sharing.

Designwali said...

You are such a cool mom! Great room! Its funny, I felt bad making my daughter hang her 'disney posters' inside her closet!

Carissa @ the Fabulous Design File said...

Wow! That is one fabulous teen room! I love the diy art... is it painted? What's the secret... need details! (Or did you already give dets and I missed them?)

Jen @ RamblingRenovators said...

I would have loved a room like that when I was a teen! Well, I did have the posters - all over the walls, with the tape marks to prove it. The room is stylish, creative, with room enough for more personalization as your daughter's tastes change. Well done!

Jo @ In Corners of My Mind said...

Love it! What a great room to grow and change in. Thanks for sharing!

Wendi @ Classic Chic Home said...

Awesome makeover (although I thought the "before" version was pretty cool, too) and smart idea hanging the posters inside the closet. The white walls make the rooms appear so much larger. Great job by a great mom!
~ Wendi ~

Carol@TheDesignPages said...

Awesome!! What a perfect room for a young girl.

Heather (love your space) said...

SO smart to put the posters inside the closet!! My girls are too little for this to be an issue yet, but I'll keep it in mind for the coming years...

A Lived in Home said...

Very nice changes. I'm liking all the diy projects!

barbara@hodge:podge said...

What a fabulous room! I love it all, the bed, the jewelry holder, the art, the bedding, the wall colour!

I am still working on J's room. We ended up going with White Dove not Moonlight White, even though she is west facing, we loved the slightly warm tones underneath! You are right about Behr, their paint colour variations are the pits!

I am excited about my newest BM affinity deck, such lovely muted colours, my newest fave: Buttered Yam -dying to use it somewhere!

Holly@hvhinteriors said...

How lucky she is to have such a talented and willing mom to turn her room fabulous. You guys did a fantastic job. I especially love the jewellery display and the arrangement of the ikea frames. Great ideas among the many others. Best!

Beatrice @ becado.blogspot.com said...

Hi Anne-Marie,
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. This room is fantastic. I love love love the jewelry display, and the diy artwork above her bed. She is one lucky girl.

Beatrice @ becado.blogspot.com said...

Hi Anne-Marie,
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. This room is fantastic. I love love love the jewelry display, and the diy artwork above her bed. She is one lucky girl.

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