Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Amy’s Bedroom Makeover


Last Christmas we gave Amy a bedroom makeover, and the project has finally begun!  She is 16 now, and deserves a bedroom more fitting for a young lady and not the 5th grader she was when we painted her room this shocking (but really beautiful) green.  This time around she has chosen a color scheme of cream and chocolate brown. 

Amy's curtains

We have this gorgeous fabric on order for new curtains to replace the  curtains made from black barkcloth (gee, I wonder who influenced her to choose that fabric?) as well as a circa 1900 light fixture and some brass hooks for the back of her door to replace the “Barney the dinosaur” colored green and purple star shaped ones-left over from the previous owner’s attempt at decorating.  

Fortunately, my husband is a talented wood worker and knows how to do some basic electrical work, too.  He is building in a new bookcase, finishing the wood moulding and trim in the room, and will be able to install the light fixture as well.  Amy and I will handle most of the painting.  There is a lot of work to come in the days ahead, and it will be all hands on deck to get Amy’s room done in a timely manner (hopefully before she graduates from high school!)

I’ll try my best to keep up with my blog, and I will certainly keep you all posted with the progress!


  1. Please keep us posted, Valerie. I can tell it's going to be beautiful!

  2. Good luck with the project and keep us posted when you can. It does sound, however, like your summer will be rather busy, but I bet your daughter will the changes:~)

  3. Such a cool project! I can't wait to see the finished room.


  4. I will Dawn! Going "public" with the project will be good incentive to not drag our feet getting it done:)

    Thanks Sara! Amy is so excited!

    Popcorn-I will be sure to post photos along the way! Thanks for stopping by my blog today! :)

  5. How exciting! I can't wait to see how it looks - I know it'll be fantastic.