I am so excited to share this sweet bedroom makeover with you all! Wow, over the last year so much has happened and maybe I’ll get into all the little details of it all in another blog post. But, for now I am so pleased to announce that I am beginning to offer interior design services! I have been studying online with anticipated completion date of December and will receive an Interior Design Diploma from The Interior Design Institute. I’m so thrilled to have this background/foundational knowledge in order to pursue a career in this field. Painting furniture has been my love for quite some time and it really has paved this road towards Interior Design. I’ve let things grow, morph, and evolve on their own and of course life’s little surprises 😉 have also helped shape and lead me to this point.
I have painted a few pieces for Amanda’s home now, including a spindle bed and a dresser for her son’s room. By word of mouth (always the best!), she found out about my interior design and decided to contact me about working on her 2 year-old daughter’s bedroom to transition it from a nursery to a little girl’s room. I happily obliged! It was a great project for me to begin with and I had an amazing time planning it for her and even installing it. Plus, Amanda is great to work with making it all a breeze. So thank you, Amanda for that!!
Here is Amanda’s daughter’s bedroom BEFORE:
(That’s my little Maya sitting in there. We meet with client’s together 😉 )
Lovely, custom tapestry made by local Madison designer, Melissa Jenkins. See source list below!
I met with Amanda to go over everything that she was looking for and we decided that the room’s colors and theme would be loosely based on this framed picture that Amanda already had:
I went all around the internet searching for art, a new bed, bedding, lighting, a new rug, storage bins and other accessories to complete the room. We had to add something vintage (of course!) to be painted (yay!) and I found this dresser on Craigslist for TEN DOLLARS. Yup, you heard it here first, the best deal I’ve ever made.
It was in pretty good shape, but we wanted a white dresser and so it got a major makeover with new knobs. The knobs were a nightmare by the way….maybe that’s why she was $10??
Pretty much in love with how it turned out!
If you’re interested in a source list, here are some of the items we used. AND if you’re looking for someone to help you re-decorate, I’d really love to hear from you! firstname.lastname@example.org