Thursday, December 23, 2010

zoe's room


monday and tuesday, i helped make over my cousin's daughter's room (she is 10) for christmas, and here it is!

here is the "before" shot:
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i had greg paint her room this pale turquoise, and the ceiling was painted one shade lighter than the wall color...i love painting the ceilings in addition to painting the walls - it makes a big difference!

anyway, i came in and added these fun stripes, along with the big "Z" above her bed (her name is zoe):

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i picked out the colors for the stripes based on this great PB Teen bedspread. i also painted the bed white, with a chartreuse color inside the squares on the headboard. it came from here, and started out as unfinished wood!

before (and the first coat of stripes!):
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and here is a better view of it now:
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the colors are a little crazy in these photos because i didn't finish until it was dark outside, but you can at least get the idea. we also bought a great chartreuse lamp with a barrel shade (from Marshall's), and i added hot pink pom-pom trim to make it a little more girly.

there are also chocolate-colored drapes coming in, but they weren't there in time for the photos! bummer. anyway, i also added some chocolate-colored "chalkboards" with brown chalkboard paint from hudson paints. i replicated the shapes of the flowers on the quilt. there will be shelves installed above the dresser...
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the paint's still wet in these photos! hah!

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20 comments:

  1. That looks awesome- I love those bold stripes wit hthe pale turquoise walls!

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  2. Wow, what a lucky girl! Love how the turquoise continues on the stripe wall. It ties everything together so well.

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  3. Wow! The stripes are adorable! She must love it!

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  4. That is too stinkin cute. You're giving me too many ideas for my friends nursery!

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  5. so cute! i want to be 10 again so I can have a bedroom like that. shoot, maybe I'll do it anyway. i don't think my hubby will even notice.

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  6. The room looks SO GOOD! I love the stripes, and the bed looks amazing!

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  7. Any time you paint stripes, I get inspired. Thanks. (And brown chalkboard paint? Didn't know it existed. Awesome!)

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  8. New to your blog.
    Your work is so bad-ass!
    I wish we lived in Atlanta b/c I would keep you busy in my house for a week!
    Cheers, and happy holidays! xoxo

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  9. this is SO pretty...love your color choices as always

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  10. Kristen! Oh my gosh, it looks like a shot from a catalog or a or magazine! I love it!!!! You did such a great job!!

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  11. What a lucky and loved girl! Destiny

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  12. Looks AWESOME! love the color combo!

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  13. How great that your family has you to help out with stuff like this! I would have died for this room as a girl, great job!

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  14. oh my goodness, you're incredible!

    xoxo

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  15. AMAZING ROOM!!! You'd probably like my son's room I redid this summer....similar wall treatment. I love it like like a cherry limeade...check it out if you want. It's on the home page of my blog. Now that I'm officially hooked on yours!!!! I'll be the one popping up in random old posts...I'm stalker like that.

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  16. I'm in LOVE! Great work. Love the stripes and how it interacts with the patterns on the bed.

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