Tuesday, 28 June 2011

The Makeover Reaction/Unveiling

WELL!!!! We've watched that makeover video no less then 50 times and each time we tear up with pure happiness that we could bring on those emotions in someone else! That sense of having a bedroom retreat that you have always dreamed about but never completed, then we arrived and in and in under a few hours "wahhhla" you have that space to retreat too after a crazy day in this tragic almost magic world! AHHHHH!

What a fun time that was for us, and what an accomplishment for completing it in such a short time!I guess we work the best under pressure!

Mother's Day Surprise Bedroom Makeover blog

Here is the video of a Mother's Day Surprise Bedroom Makeover we did for a friend's mom, whom we have never met!
The only information we received about the actual bedroom were a few pictures via iPhone that were not very clear, she was an avid Gardner, she had two favorite green pillows she used daily on her bed,

    Her walls were painted an updated Beige/ Taupe,

       She has a Vintage crochet flower picture that was her Grandmother's and she adores it,

      and she re-furbished an old dresser with some stencil art on it and  she is very proud of it.

      With this info, some measurements, and a tiny budget we went to work. We had only about 3-4 days to complete this project as she was out of town and was due back soon, giving us a chance to do the room before she came home!

      First....we were off to the Fabric store. We found this gorgeous large patterned Hydrangea print with a deep green/brown  background, perfect for a headboard, since all she had was a bed frame.

      Then we found a cream colored Coverlet for her bed,


      We also sewed some small pillows to match.

      Then we ran around to some of our favorite stores and bought some small accessories. In one of the pictures I saw that she had a small necklace holder stand on her dresser that was way to full, so we grabbed a cast iron "Birds on a branch" coat hanger, knowing that it was perfect for displaying her jewelery, and keeping with the garden theme. We also grabbed some candle holders, some river rocks and some artificial greenery. All to help with bringing some outdoors inside,I also grabbed some gorgeous satin ribbon because I knew that I wanted to embellish the art from her Grandmother for her, and it would add a little something new to her older piece.

      Tuesday, 21 June 2011


      Recently We've experienced some deaths in our circle of friends, this has made us all the more aware of enjoying each moment to the fullest! We want to jump right in to more creating and decorating. It's all about living life to the fullest. Why not have the retreat you have always dreamed of? What is holding you back? Live it!

      We have also been busy giving new face lifts to some old pieces! I just can't bare the thought of getting rid of old furniture!! We like to think of the stories it could tell or of the journey it has been through to reach this point, another AHHH we just love that! PLUS we always do a makeover with love!

      We are working on to a new Master Bedroom retreat! Details and photos will be coming soon!
      Oh the excitement......my mind has been exploding creatively!! SERIOUSLY people I cannot even sleep!!! It's like Christmas for me!!

      Stay tuned.......