Friday, November 25, 2011

Guest Blogger: Roeshel from DIY Showoff

Hello House of Turquoise fans! I'm Roeshel from
The DIY Show Off
and it's such an honor to be guest blogging for Erin today and so exciting! This is me:

Welcome!
But most days, I look like this:


It's nice to "e-meet" you!

For those of you who don't know me, my blog journals our DIY projects, home improvement and decorating as time and money allow. We also feature other bloggers and their DIY. I recently gave our guest bedroom makeover using paint, things we already had and thrift store, flea market finds. Inspiration:


The room before was a blank slate. We removed previous owners' carpet when we moved in, I removed the trim, walls were a dingy white....

before



after


My starting point for the room were the orange/gold wingback chairs. I thought about redoing them because I wanted a turquoise and white room but as I collected ideas for the room, using things we already had and did up a mood board, I decided I really loved the turquoise, orange, gold together.


I painted and stenciled the floor (budget friendly)...main floor color True Value 'Ticker Tape'.


Nearly everything else in the room is a thrifty find (with the exception of these lamp shades and bedding shown below).


Turquoise lamps were $4.99 at thrift store.


Even the chandelier got a makeover going from black to a turquoise patina...



I made a brooch wreath...


A free scratched up buffet got a makeover and became a dresser...



I even made a coordinating cat window seat using an old tray and made catnip stuffed toys with turquoise fabric scraps...



Thanks for letting me share our guest bedroom makeover, a much more welcoming place for our guests to relax. I might even move in myself! Unless you're coming to lend a DIY hand for a visit? See more of our DIY Project Tutorials here and our farmhouse before/after projects here. Erin, thank you so much for having us share our guest bedroom transformation.
~Roeshel

25 comments:

Zondra Art said...

Great and very creative job!

Have a nice weekend:)

Sharon said...

I love DIY blogs, so hopping over to yours to take a peek - love the bedroom makeover, I too love recycling furniture and decorative items. Thanks for sharing with us.

Tanya from Dans le Townhouse said...

I love the DIY Showoff!

And this bedroom is fantastic.

James said...

Good job! Cozy and sweet. I like it! :)

Renée Finberg said...

you can knock me over with a feather.
what an amazing talent you are!!!

everything is beautifully done.

xx:)

Olga@Stardust-Decor&Style said...

The DIY Show Off is one of my addictions!
Love, Olga
www.stardust-decorstyle.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Very lovely and inspirational! thank you for posting!

Lauren@BaylorSays... said...

Oh my goodness, so darling! Love the brooch wreath, how clever.

Your picture made me laugh...the other day when I got dressed my 2 year old said "oh, are you going to paint today?" Ha, no I wasn't.

Anonymous said...

I love the area rug and lamps!

Admin said...

My favorite part of that room Is still the wingback chairs. And the price was unbelievable.

Justina F. Lee said...

I think I just fell in love.

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

Roeshel, your guests will never leave!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

love roeshel and will be crashing in that awesome room one of these days!

Larrisa Hill Designs said...

Roeshel; Beautiful room...Heather

Samantha said...

What a beautifully styled room, I love the soft colours, the hand painted rug is amazing.x

Da me, da noi said...

I am huge fan of DIY projects, thanks for introducing me to The DIY Showoff ;)
The guest room is wonderful and inspiring.
Xoxo

Melanie said...

Love the re-do! How do you make a brooch wreath? Where did you find all of them?

Sizzle and Zoom said...

Wow-amazing job! Beautiful.

Thea said...

Absolutely stunning! I can't believe that floor is stenciled. I'm off to visit your blog now.

Karen Joy said...

Loved everything! Love that kitty even got its own spot in the guest bedroom..... assume that it is the first guest already!

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Wow, It looks amazing. You did a fantastic job! Cant believe you found those lamps for 4.99!

The DIY Show Off said...

Awe, Thanks so much everyone! :)
It's so nice to "e-meet" you! Erin, I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Thank you for letting me introduce myself to HoT fans.
Have a great week!
Roeshel

Hunter&Ivy said...

I just love the colour combination you used. To Combine the soft pale blue with a bright pop of orange is genius. I will have to steal this combo...imitation is after all, the most sincere form of flattery ;)... Great blog, I'm a fan!
Hunter & Ivy

Hinat said...

I really love the design very wonderful..

Memphis Word Nerd said...

Oh, my goodness! I have been searching for years for a ceiling medallion like you have on the chandelier. Please tell me where you got it! My mother has one that I fell in love with as a little girl but I haven't been able to find one like it.

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