Changing Rooms…

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So anyways, I told you that I’d been painting Miss 17’s room?

Over the years, this room has had a few coats of paint. When we moved in, back in 1999, it was a pale salmony pink with those wallpaper borders that were so popular back in the 90’s. For the first few years, we used it as a guest room for when Mr T’s Mum used to come to stay. I banished the magnolia and floral wallpaper borders and gave it a coat of lilac.

When Miss T was 8, she moved in to this room. The walls were painted cottage cream, and she had a hot pink feature wall that she hung a feather boa and a gorgeous painting given to her by a dear friend. She even had a beanbag (from the same friend) to match. As she got older, the painting moved out to allow One Direction posters to move in. She even had a life size poster of Justin Bieber that made the dog bark. The dog commandeered the beanbag.

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When she was 14, she decided that she wasn’t a hot pink girl anymore. She really didn’t know what she was.

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We painted the wall a fabulous turquoise, bought a doona cover that looked as though someone had randomly thrown paint tins (and cocker spaniels) over it, and had some street art transferred to canvas to hang on the wall.

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It was grungey and completely different from what she’d previously had. I didn’t miss either Justin Bieber or One Direction.

Now she’s in her final year of high school, she wanted something a little more beachy in feel. She had been buying dream catchers and shells, and wanted her room to feel how a holiday in Mooloolaba felt.

It took us months to find the perfect blue- soft, with grey undertones…serene not moody… We finally agreed on a Dulux colour- Roland. We teamed it with the Resene Ricecake (in double strength) that I’ll be using elsewhere in the house.

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The pictures are original watercolours by pro surfer Felicity (Flick) Palmateer. They are fabulous. I think she has her own etsy shop, but you can follow her on instagram at @flickpalmateer.

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The little shelf she has for candles etc (below)  is about $8 from Ikea. All the frames are also from Ikea- as are the tea-light holders.

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She has a study nook too- which I didn’t take a photo of- and the little shell arrangement in the main pic is on her chest of drawers.

What do you think? It’s quite a transformation- and all done in a day!

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2 comments on “Changing Rooms…”
  1. Deborah says:

    I love it – it looks gorgeous and very very different. I suspect this one will suit Miss 17 for many years to come!

    1. Jo says:

      I hope so…I don’t really want to be doing that room again!

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