So, a few weeks ago i showed you the where Charley’s room was at and finally i’m ready to show you what it’s looking like now. It’s all been a bit of a mad rush and i was worried i wouldn’t get things done in time but it call came together and i’m so pleased with the result. I have to be honest when the lovelies from Decorland asked me if i wanted to be involved in the #DecorlandDIY challenge i had to think about it because when we built the house we made a conscious decision not to have curtains in our home – but Charley’s room has always bothered me in that without curtains it always felt a bit harsh. Which is why i’m thrilled with the result of popping in some Decorland voile curtains, a rail and some rings and voila – a complete transformation.
From this (read the before post here)
The rail and rings come in plain pine too which i also love the look of – but i really wanted more pops of mint in her ‘big girl room’ and it felt like this was such a lovely way to do it. The rail was really easy to paint but the rings were much more fiddly (there may have been some swear words involved) but the result is exactly how i envisaged it. I have to say, the process couldn’t have been easier – it took 45 minutes to prime and paint everything and another 45 minutes to hang the rails, thread the curtains and pop them onto the rings.
I mentioned before that i wanted to soften the room with ethereal curtains – so, still to let the light in but to create a more homely feel. The voile curtains did this perfectly – i am SO pleased!
For someone who has never thought about, measured or ordered curtains before, it was much less stressful than i imagined and all i had to do was pop into Game Canal Walk (Game is the exclusive stockists of Decorland curtaining, blinds and wallpaper products), hand over my measurements and my curtain needs and it was all done! I love it, Charley loves it and my mother is so happy she finally has curtains in her room – she hasn’t stopped asking me ‘are you ever going to get curtains for her room?’ since before she was born!
Here are some other updates that happened to her room
I finally hung all the prints i’ve been gathering for her gallery wall – the ridiculously cute Eames replica chair is from Chair Crazy – she loves it – it gets dragged all around the house. The white frame was only R99 – from Mr P Home and the little mint one was also from them a while back.
I love how the Skinny la Minx wallpaper hasn’t dated (here’s the original post on the nursery before Birdie was born). The shadow boxes are from Simply Child – buy them online or from Kids Emporium in Constantia Courtyard- i absolutely love them! I got the cardboard house last December from Next at Spree – and the printer’s tray (only a little in the shot) was the most ridiculous bargain find from Just Junk – it cost me R200!! All i needed to do was paint it.
Be sure to check out Ask Ashe and Lovilee – the other bloggers in the challenge’s Before & Afters – you won’t believe how beautiful the Decorland wallpaper is in Lovilee’s home office – i am so jealous!!
AND NOW FOR THE GIVEAWAY
Want to WIN your own window makeover?
Decorland is giving away THREE R5000 Decorland vouchers! All you have to do is upload a picture of the window you want to makeover and tell them why it needs a refresh – Enter here. Winners will be announced on 15th January 2016 – what a January pick me up that will be if you win!
The lovely pix were shot by the talented Bryan Viljoen – thanks B!