Interstellar Adventures

July 17, 2006

Room Makeover

Filed under: Interstellar Casa — by InterstellarLass @ 9:39 am

We’re knee deep in home projects at the moment. There’s crown moulding on my living room floor, Zed’s room has no bed, and yesterday I was spraying noxious fumes in my den, fixing cracks in the wall. Plus, all the other rooms in the house are suffering from being ignored in favor of projects. We thought it was a good time to do projects since the kids are out of the house. They spent the weekend with us, so one room in the house is ‘put together’.

Here are some “before” pictures of Elle’s room. Note the ugly wallpaper. I’m mad that I forgot to take pictures at the “real” start because there was a really ugly light fixture in there.



I still have a couple of things to do, like hang some shelves, and I bought some memo strips that I’m going to use above her bed since that wall is very bare. Oh, and the bed really needs a skirt. But, I have to report that she loved the room. I took her in with her eyes closed, then Nick and I yelled “Surprise!”. She took a look around the room and then screamed and jumped up and down. I am SO proud of how it turned out! The stripe around the room wasn’t in the original plan, but the main wall color, Mermaid Song, was so intense, I felt like it needed to be broken up somehow. And here’s a tip: if you buy a laser level, buy a good one. The one that’s $10 at Wal-Mart at 10 pm isn’t worth crap.

The den, and then Zed’s room are next on the list. I think I’m going to be on a permanent high from paint fumes!


  1. Love love love the color! It is rocking. I love color and people are so scared of it.

    It looks great babe…. excellent work!

    Comment by Tori — July 17, 2006 @ 10:44 am |Reply

  2. That is BEYOND cute!

    Comment by JustCara — July 17, 2006 @ 11:11 am |Reply

  3. Love it! What an awesome room… 🙂

    Comment by Froggie — July 17, 2006 @ 1:02 pm |Reply

  4. Look at you, all Trading Spaces and a bag a chips. Fantastic choices. I love the color.

    Comment by SurrenderDorothy — July 17, 2006 @ 1:24 pm |Reply

  5. What a cute fun room for her!

    Comment by KaraMia — July 17, 2006 @ 1:28 pm |Reply

  6. It just screams “happy.”

    My walls are bare, too. What are memo strips? Would they look manly in a bachelor’s abode?

    Comment by Bone — July 17, 2006 @ 1:51 pm |Reply

  7. Looks great! Our boys’ room could use an extreme makeover, but I’m not putting any work into it until their slob tendencies get an ultra extreme makeover! Enjoy the fumes!

    Comment by abbynormal — July 17, 2006 @ 2:13 pm |Reply

  8. That’s a real transformation. Great decorating.

    Comment by Jean-Luc Picard — July 17, 2006 @ 2:18 pm |Reply

  9. I love the after photo’s!! What a great colour!

    Comment by Claire — July 17, 2006 @ 4:01 pm |Reply

  10. That is the perfect little girl room. I love the strip (we did that in our girls’ room too!).

    Comment by Jolynn — July 17, 2006 @ 4:16 pm |Reply

  11. I love it! What a fun room! Have you been to Ikea? They have some fun accent stuff – like those magnetic memo board things.

    That’s a great room that will grow with her, too.

    Comment by Lisa — July 18, 2006 @ 12:25 am |Reply

  12. You could be an interior designer! looks lovely

    we call those skirts for beds- valences.

    Comment by The Wisdom of Wislon — July 18, 2006 @ 3:15 am |Reply

  13. Great job and so cute! I’m glad she loved it!

    Comment by Nancy — July 18, 2006 @ 8:52 am |Reply

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