The first order of business in my daughter's room was the cleanse and purge, no small task as I think my girl had saved every piece of sports apparel and sentimental goodie that she has owned since she was 5! Some unsightly spots and stains on the carpet revealed themselves during this process and since the carpet won't be replaced until I know my girl will only be a temporary resident in our home, (sometime after she leaves for college) I had to figure out how to remove them. I also did not want to think about how they got there...
Pinterest to the rescue!!!
Some time ago I had saved to my Green & Clean Board a "magical" carpet cleaner and
Next it was onto the shades, I had my workroom re-string them and they now work like a charm again.
Hopefully they will continue to function despite the savage cord yanking that happens on a daily basis.
With the basics now in place and a "deep cleaning of the room" finished, the fun could begin, which brings me to my inspiration. Since this tweak was of the low/no budget variety, I had to work with the fabrics and colors already in the room....
A great rug find at TJ Maxx set the wheels in motion as it added a bold turquoise and graphic pattern to the oranges and greens already present. Once I found a few fun fabric patterns to further play up the turquoise, (having a talented CSIL to sew a few pillows came in handy for this project) as well some key accessories, I was off to the races.
Don't forget to make time to head over to Calling it Home and see how all of the other folks are doing on their projects. There are over 70 people working on something or another so set aside some serious time!!!
Go here when time allows...
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