Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Guest Blogger: Camille from The Vintique Object

Hello, Turquoise Lovers. I'm Camille from The Vintique Object. I'm thrilled to pieces to be guest posting for Erin today because House of Turquoise was the first design blog I ever visited! That is a true story and let me tell you, I was entranced!

In addition to my own design blog, I've recently started a little decorating/organizing business. I am excited to share a recent project -- a little girls' bedroom belonging to six year-old twins.

Here is how the room looked before:


And here is the room after.

Down came the dated 80's wallpaper and the room was professionally painted. You can just see a peek of Benjamin Moore's Palladian Blue on the ceiling. I added a bit of turquoise paint to the Palladian Blue to to make a custom mix for the vintage beds, which were an unsightly electric blue color when I found them.



Behind each bed is a giant bulletin board made from homasote or sound board and covered in burlap and ribbon. The little girls are avid decorators (see stickers below) and this was a good way for them to showcase their artwork and put up posters without ruining the walls with tape, push-pins...and stickers.


I also painted one of their Ikea Malm dressers (removing stickers first) to match the other and added DIY brass ring pulls to dress them up a bit.



Believe it or not, these ring pulls made from hardware store parts! Total cost for each runs about $1.40. I have to thank Sarah M. Dorsey Designs for coming up with this brilliant idea. I just tweaked the idea a bit to keep the pulls from snagging clothes on the inside of the drawer.



On the wall where the dressers were located, I made small vanities/desks flanking a bookcase I snagged from the garage. Above each desk is pegboard painted to mimic the bedding. The pegboard helps the girls to organize their jewelry and and hair accessories.


My goal was to create a fresh, light-filled, and organized space -- not too girly and one that can grow with them. I think turquoise fits the bill for that exactly!

To see more of the room with tutorials and other organization ideas you can click here and here.

Thanks so much for having me today, Erin.

You just can't go wrong with turquoise!


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20 comments:

Chrissy said...

Ah, what a wonderful transformation! Their room looks amazing! xxx

Shauna@Satori Design for Living said...

I've always loved this color combination. Beautiful room!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely amazing transformation. Love the color scheme and the choice not to go too girly with this. But the pictures do beg the question about the door that is now blocked by one of the beds and where it leads. Hopefully the girls don't need access to it and hopefully one of them doesn't mind sleeping next to it, (I personally wouldn't want to).

therelishedroost said...

WHat a great re-design! Adorable, functional and will work as a they age too!

kate@beantothebay said...

LOVE the bulletin boards. We have art work galore with three girls over here and they are masters at taping it to the walls when i'm not looking (gasp!)

Seaside Interiors said...

I love that you didn't get another ikea unit and instead painted them to match with the adorable brass ring pulls! Great job!

shannon said...

awesome job on this remodel! way to go girl!

Annie said...

AMAZING transformation!! In all honestly, one of things that impressed me most and made the biggest difference were those hardware store drawer pulls. It took those dressers from looking standard and sad to super chic! Love the new space!

custom stickers said...

Nice house, clean and well furnished. Designs are awesome to manage things and setting them in a manner.

Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...

didnt she do a fabulous job?! i just love camille and so glad shes getting recognized for a job well done!

Isabelle - minutedeco said...

Beautiful project. Congrats.

lisa Mende Design said...

Camille! You did a beautiful job! Thanks for sharing!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

One of my favorite girls' room makeovers! I love Camille!!

Cara said...

Oh I love this idea of the 2 boards. I have 2 little girls that share a room too, and they would love that. I wanted to ask a question. On the book shelf you have a light blue storage container with lots of little drawers that looks like it came from a craft or hardware store. What do you store in that? Hair ties barrettes, polly pocket stuff. Just curious, because it looks like a neat idea.

Thanks in advance!

The Vintique Object said...

Yes, that is a door by one of the girl's beds. It leads to their older brother's room (which I also recently decorated). It's blocked on his side too and I think all three kids are pretty happy with that arrangement. ;)

Cara, I found the little hardware organizer in their playroom and repurposed it for jewelry that doesn't fit on the pegboards, stickers, gems, and other little odds and ends. You could really use it for anything. I'd like to have one for myself, actually!
Camille

madolescent said...

Wow! Well done.

genevieve said...

great job! love the transformation!

How2home said...

Wow! What a difference Camille! You did a beautiful job!

SHERRY HART said...

As I said when I first saw this bedroom....fabulous and so very creative!

Urban Orchard Interiors said...

Amazing transformation Camille! Hard to believe it's the same space really. I bet the girls are loving it!

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