Sunday, March 7, 2010

The Year of the Monkey

I just finished a redesign for a teenager's room! It was so much fun tapping into her personality and seeing her so happy when it was finished! She has been to China and loves the culture so of course, she now has an Asian inspired room. The fish hanging to the left was the inspiration piece. With the help of my handy dandy "carpenter" who also happens to be my best friend and husband we wrapped up our project yesterday afternoon and left leaving Elizabeth telling us how much she loves her new room! It was so awesome to have her input and repurpose and reuse so much of what they already had and incorporate the things that mean so much to her.

How can scouring flea markets, thrift stores and bargain hunting for the perfect accessories be work! I love the hunt for the details that complete a room to perfection and love redesigning furniture that no one can even imagine is worth keeping. I am really starting to tap into that ole what you do and you will never work another day in your life. I can't wait until I can do this and my personalized greeting card businesses for a living 100% of my time.

Here is the before of the white French Provincial dressers Elizabeth said she did not want any part of and the after of the black Asian dressers! Three pieces of square Chinese artwork hung vertically will adorn the space between the lamp and the picture soon.

This lamp was a swap meet find, a little ingenuity and it is now very Asian and one of Elizabeth's favorite pieces! She loves the lanterns and the feeling of being under a tree; very tranquil. She had this wrought iron tree already hung from her ceiling, it was brown and is now black; this picture was hung on another wall in her room. Elizabeth was born in the year of the monkey and has adorned her tree with a very large collection!

Now on to the next redesign...