Thursday, February 18, 2010

Room of Turquoise

Another vacation spent at home and more home improvement projects. For the last few days we have been working on my daughter's room. She moved into this room about 3 years ago when her brother went to college. She has been living with his old lighthouse theme.

We first had to remove the old wallpaper and lighthouse border. Thank goodness that my husband prepped the walls well 12 years ago when we put the wallpaper up. It was fairly easy to remove by using the wallpaper scorer and diluted liquid fabric softener.

My daughter even helped. Imagine that--a teenager actually working!

Then it was time to start painting!

Then we got to put the furniture back and put out the new bedding.

We found a few pictures. The small one on the wall below came from Target. The accent color for the room is red.

The pictures in below came from Kirkland's.

We still need a few more accessories. I am planning on replacing the curtains and painting an antique desk chair red for the room. I am also looking for a couple of small pillows and a throw for the bed in red. Finally, I am going to get a mirror to put above a chest (not pictured). I hope to find one with a red or white frame.

I will post again with the final results!

If you would like to see where we got our inspiration, go HERE to see other beautiful turquoise and red rooms.


Mike said...

this looks so good. i really like the wall color. Increasing the red accents will be good addition too. Can't wait to see more pics. I bet Becca is VERY happy about all the changes. :) No more lighthouses! :)

Tammy@ A Doctor in the House said...

Love your new turquoise wall color! Delicious. Great makeover!

shopannies said...

very pretty

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Beautiful! I love the wall color. Just read your profile, I'm a nurse too. We all have our creative side, huh? Keeps us sane, mostly. :)