Friday, January 10, 2014

Old English Library

We bought the house 3 and a half years ago, everything in this house is white, wall, ceiling etc, my husband never stop complaining, unlike him, I actually like it's bright and clean look. Well, after a while, I finally decided to do some painting, one room at a time.

Clare's room was first, you can read the post here

Now is Dolce's room

Before.....




and then after she went to college... yes, my girls just leave their junk, sigh....


NOW!!!!


Dolce loves to read and she collected tons of books...


yes, you are looking at the books a 18 year old read years ago, when she was 15, 16. 


yep, why not make her room an Old English Library


I bought these wooden letters from Michael's and painted them dark brown


wall arts are handmade too...


the leaf was from my tipu tree in our backyard, it keeps green till today


this one is from the roses, can you tell?



this one was from our master bedroom, I thought it goes well with the Old English Library better


Dolce also collects old suit case


I bought a piece of cloth looks just like her suitcase to cover up the ugly boxes under the desk


I used what I found at home to make the covers for the pillows



now she has an Old English Library and happy about it, I hope she keeps it clean and neat before she leaves for NYC next week.


and I am happy that I spent less than $70 to give the room a new look



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17 comments:

Elborgi said...

you made a good job- it very nice room now!
Hello from elma

Lynette said...

So beautiful and inviting. I love it. I know all the "they leave their junk behind" business. I had that when both my sons left home.

Lynnda said...

Well done Kirsty! You did it so well.... What a great finished! Loving the transformation!... Perfect color for the theme!..... hugs...x

Denise van Deventer said...

LOL Kirsty, I had to smile! The joys of Motherhood!!!!!! The new look to your daughters room is very nice...I like the cool green and earthy feel! Super! ;-)

Irene said...

Hello Kirsty your room is Stunning and Gorgeous, I love the cosy feel you have maid.
luv
irene
xxxx

Ros Crawford said...

Oh WOW!! What a lucky girl!! This is an amazing transformation Kirsty ... I bet she loves the clean and elegant look ... Fabulous pictures you made ... and I love the colour of the walls ... My son read books like that at a young age too! Very heavy reading ...

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Oh WOW what a transformation! I loveeeeeeeeee the new look!!!!

Audrey Pettit said...

Ooh, what a fabulous transformation! I LOVE the old English library feel of Dolce's new room! Gorgeous wall color and I love the prints. The map is just perfect for the theme, too. And great job with the pillow covers. I want this room!

Davi said...

Wow I love the way you transformed her room Kirsty! Greeen is my favorite color, always so relaxing and a great collection of reads too :)

Sue Lelli said...

I must say this color really warms up the room! Good choice!

Linda R said...

WOW!! What an amazing makeover. Love the color on the wall. It looks so warm and cozy.. Well done my friend.

Hugs~

Mitra Pratt said...

some great ideas in this post! love the pressed leaves over news print and that color you picked for her room! So cool!

Lindsey said...

I think this turned out beautifully! Be careful, once you start painting...you won't want to stop. :)

xinex said...

It looks very nice and I like the wall color...Christine

Ira Huberts said...

That is one fabulous makeover Kirsty, bet you love staying in that pretty new room of yours!
Ira’s Crea Corner

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

wonderful makeover - love the prints, the fabrics and the sign - beautifully done! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy

Glenda Atkins said...

Awesome transformation, love it.
hugs
Glenda