Michaela Noelle a lifestyle blogger who recently re-did her bedroom has agreed to share it with us here at Made By Girl! It's a very girly looking room & from the looks of the before pics, she did a fantastic job!
She describes the whole process below in her own words...
Dresser: I found the dresser at a local consignment store, and upon purchasing, it just had plain green and blue drawers. I new the shape was right for what I wanted to do with it, so I packed up the little kids dresser and began a major transformation. After measuring and taping out the chevron pattern, I painted it with the same grayish/lavender as the walls. A few knew knobs were really the vintage-charm cherry on top .
I added some necessary desk supplies arranged in an Anthropologie mug, sitting on top of one of my favorite decor books, Shabby Chic Interiors by Rachel Ashwell. To finish it off, I threw in a few contemporary elements like the desk lamp and mini crystal chandelier.
Bed: I'm obsessed with light, bright bedding, accompanied by some serious pillow action. While I needed to keep the duvet cover I bought freshman year of college (mom's rule!), I was able to spice it up with a pile of fun textured pillows. Behind the bed, I hung some DIY art. All my favorite magazine pages are on one canvas, just to ensure I think, eat, and dream about design 24/7.
Rugs: One trend I've been seeing more of lately is the layering of rugs. Since the floor is cold (and ugly!) tile, I needed to cover them up. First I laid down the neutral chenille jute rug, then threw the purple and black shag rug over it at an angle. I think it adds great texture and dimension to the room and visually creates a separate office area.
Closet: Yes, I had to purchase a closet for my room! I'm living in the old dining room of the house, so it lacks a place for clothes. Big problem for this California girl (: My goal for my room was to fill it with pieces of personality and character, therefore, I didn't want to purchase anything from a "normal" store like Target, IKEA, or the like. My only exception was my closet. Can you guess where it's from? IKEA! It's so shabby chic for them, I almost had a heart attack. After replacing the standard knobs for some Anthro ones, I'm loving the look. I don't even think you can tell it's from IKEA!
Bookshelf: The bookshelf has been in my family for years. My great grandma passed it down to my brother and I, and when I moved to college, I snagged it. A little white paint and some styling with school books, a lantern, and mercury glass owl completes the family antique.
Closet- Ikea, Knobs- Anthropologie
Chevron dresser- Mosaic Consignment (Seattle). Knobs- Meadow Boutique (Seattle) & Anthropologie
Small white bookcase- My great grandma's
Bedding- Pottery Barn
Pillows- Pottery Barn & West Elm
Gray blanket- Restoration hardware
Bed skirt- Rachel Ashwell for Target
Purple & black rug- Home Fabrics (Reno, NV)
Jute chenille rug- Pottery Barn
Love print- Made By Girl
Other artwork- DIY by Michaela Noelle Designs. Specific links: Clothespin Bulletin Board Tutorial, Chevron Dresser.
Mercury owl- West Elm
Desk lamp- West Elm
Curtains- Pottery Barn
Chandelier- Z Gallerie
Tree bark colored pencils- World Market
Purple dress- B.P Nordstrom
Shell frame, candles, small bowls, "M" mug- Anthropologie
Cake stand-TJ Maxx
Flower hair clips- Whippy Cake
-photos by Kendra Maarse