Saturday, October 25, 2014

On Time & Under Budget

Whaaaaaaaaaat? That's right, I just wrapped up a bedroom installation for a young lady (#ProjectA), and managed to come in on time and under budget. I gotta tell you, I love this room and I may just move in when it becomes a guest room in a few years. It's an incredible transformation, and my clients are super happy with the results. We achieved so much in just under 7 weeks, considering we changed everything from the chandelier to the broadloom.


Don't believe me? Check out the "Before" just before painting started:


I took this project on with a tight timeline of about 6 weeks, and the budget was tight as well. We wanted to hit a target of between $2400 ~ $2900, and I knew we could do it, but only with some thrifting luck and a lot of DIY projects. The first purchase was the 9 drawer dresser which I found at the Salvation Army Thrift Store. Although I wasn't convinced that the $55 price tag was a good deal, I made a quick decision to bite when they offered it to me for $29.99. The piece truly came to life after three coats of Para's* Whitewash White. The gold framed mirror above the dresser was a Kijiji score, and it's such a beauty, isn't it? I didn't have to change a thing!


Our original idea for the feature wall behind the bed was to choose a wallpaper, but we were having trouble finding a pattern that everyone could agree on. In the end, we took inspiration from a photo that my client had pinned on Pinterest and opted for an Indian Paisley Damask stencil. We painted the accent wall in Para's Exclusive Shopping, the other three walls in Trendsetting Style and stenciled the pattern in Whitewash White. This was my first time working with a stencil, and I was super nervous to tackle the task, but after figuring out the placement of the pattern it was actually quite easy.
 

I'm sure you've all been ogling that gorgeous, glowing chandelier up there^^^. It could be a vintage Murano leaf chandelier, but there's no way to know for sure without the papers to prove it. Regardless, it's my favourite piece in the room, and it may just be the best Kijiji find of all eternity.


 
The pair of bedside tables were another great score, and we lucked out at the online auction website, MaxSold. I bid on these tables based on the drawer hardware alone. Little brass pagodas? Yes, please! These bedsides also received three coats of Whitewash White to unify the look.


I finished off the room with lamps and accessories from HomeSense, bedding from Target, and added a punch of colour with pillows sewn by moi. I am so, so happy with the way the space came together, and I am even happier that my client loves her new bedroom. Mission accomplished!!

Photos by Aliya Amarsi, A Photography.

Design & Styling by Pamela Graham, Cherish Interior Design 

*Many thanks to Para Paints who supplied all of the paint for this project.

9 comments:

  1. Wow you did an amazing job. the transformation is phenomenal!

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    1. Thanks for the lovely comment, Awa!! I'm very pleased and yes, it really is stunning when you see the before and after photos.

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  2. I love the wallpaper, it is so classy, it adds that stylish spice, you did an outstanding job, an amazing success!

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    1. Thanks, Radmilla. It's actually a stencil on the wall, believe it or not!

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  3. Fabulous Pam! I'm dying over the chandelier!

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    1. Thanks, Michelle!! I love the chandelier, the mirror and the bedside tables - I wanted to take all of them home with me.

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  4. what a makeover!! and you are so right … you have got to find me a chandelier just like that!! I would also be worried to do the stencil as well. how did you locate the exactly placement?

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    1. Hey, Tim! Thanks for leaving a comment. To get the placement for the stencil I had to measure the wall and start from the centre point outwards. Once I had all of the points marked it was easy to place the stencil. The key really is not to have too much paint on the roller and be patient when applying the paint. I might even try a stencil at my place!

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  5. Fantastic job Pam! Such a lovely room for a young lady. You found some great pieces - love that chandelier and I don't think I would have been able to part with those side tables.

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