February 1, 2016 by Terry
For the next while I am going to show you how you can achieve a completely new look in any room using what you already have.
Our youngest daughter Aliah has decided that it is time for her to grow up … bedroom wise that is. Her room always felt to be a bit of a mismatch of sorts as she always seems to be the one to get all the hand me downs.
One amazing quality that she has is that she is always content with that sort of thing and never complains about the fact that she only owns previously loved things. She has always been that way, even as a baby she was so easygoing and content.
Because she never asks for much it makes me even more excited to give her a new grown up glam room.
Here is a peek at what we have going on in there so far.
Like I mentioned before, we are reusing everything she already had in her room with the exception of the Chandelier.
I purchased the chandelier last fall at the Habitat for Humanity store in Calgary for an amazing price. At the time I purchased it I didn’t have any real need for it other than I couldn’t leave it there for the price of it. It did have small shades over the light bulbs but it looks so much prettier without them. It has been sitting in the garage until now and I’m happy that it will serve as the focal point of her room.
I had contemplated painting it white but I like how it plays off of the gold accents we have placed on the furniture.
The empty frame used to be black with a mirror in it. We painted it in Fusion’s Inglenook Ocean (I’m loving this paint line) and haven’t decided if we will place the mirror back in it or not. Check out the link above to learn more about this paint. (I’m not being paid to review it … I just like it)
Both she and I like it as is right now. I am also undecided if I should brush a bit of gold over parts of it … we don’t want to overdo it with the gold accents. Keep it classy not trashy ;)
The headboard of the bed also got painted in the same color and I added some wood decals to it to fancy it up followed by a dry brushing of gold metallic paint.
Adding a wood decal took this hand me down headboard from masculine straight to pretty. As with most of the room there are still some touch ups to complete. I would like to tone the gold down a hair by going over it with a bit of antiquing wax.
The bed also still needs something pretty by the way of bedposts on the headboard. I’m still looking for something appropriate that will fit the look.
We also painted her Antique dresser and mirror to match the bed but I will only share the gold accent on the mirror for now … gotta save something for the reveal :)
This room is turning out even better than I had planned. With just one 500 ml jar of Fusion paint, some lighting and some fabric, this room has become unrecognizable now!
Love the old patina of the mirror!
I am busy sewing a new duvet and shams right now … possibly a new bed skirt, and I still need to figure out what to do for curtains …
but it’s all coming together beautifully! I will share the making of those things as well.
So far I have only spent $18 on the Fusion paint and everything else we already had … even the fabric. To my surprise the 500 ml jar of Fusion went an extremely long way. I painted two coats on each the dresser/mirror, the frame on the wall, the headboard and a nightstand and I still have about 1 cm left over in the jar for touch ups! Now that’s impressive!!
Back to the sewing table for me!
Hope you have a great day!