Saturday, 21 September 2013

I discovered something this week :-)

Hi everyone.  I am sorry I haven't been around on my blog this week.  I have managed to visit most of you though and I see you have been very busy.

Well I have been busy in another way.  I finally finished Shannon's bedroom, well apart from some accent accessories that is.

So, I showed you a before photo, here it is again.

And now we are finished - yay!  (I apologise for the grainy photo's.)

And whose room is it?  Jess seems to have claimed it already, she hasn't been allowed in here for two weeks :-)

Shannon is really pleased with it.  We have to get a nice big picture to go above the bed and some smaller ones for the left wall. I am recovering her notice board with teal fabric and purple ribbon.  We may change out the lilac curtains with teal ones, once we find some.

So what did I discover this week, you may ask.  Well, I discovered that I am absolutely rubbish at painting dark walls.  So Ikea to the rescue, some sheer lilac curtains and decorative thumb tacks and she now has a fabric wall - the wall colour shows through nicely and the curtains hide the crappy paint job :-)  She was thrilled :-)

Next up will be Emily's bedroom, but I am taking a week off decorating, to get some craft stuff done, some DT things that I have been sorely neglecting, and some much needed me time :-)

I thank you all, both old and new followers, so very much for coming to visit my blog and for your continued encouragement and fabulous comments.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Happy crafting.


  1. Fab job, Karon. Perfect room for a young lady. How can she not be thrilled, eh?!
    xxx Asha

  2. What a big transformation Karon... I'm glad your daughter loves it, the purples looks great...

  3. Oh Karon her room is gorgeous!!!
    I am so glad Shannon loves it and I bet she appreciates the love that went into creating this beauty.
    Crafty hugs my friend,

  4. Great job and Jess looks impressed too!! xx

  5. Looks great, I know she wil enjoy it. TFS

  6. Oh wow - that dark purple is fabulous! Very chic! Great idea with the fabric wall, I love that it also softens the look a bit and adds some great texture. Very, very pretty!

  7. Karon, it looks great!!! I love the purple color combo!!! OMG, you have another room to do?!!! You really are a busy lady! LOL!!!

  8. Oh Shannon you now have such a beautiful room. Love the purple. You should hug your mom, she so deserves it.
    Have a creative day.
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  9. Oh My! What a pretty room, the colours are just beautiful! I am so lucky that my son paints for a living so he does all the dirty work for me. LOL! If you lived closer I would send him over your way to give you a break on the next room. Super pretty room and I bet you cannot wipe the smile off your daughter face. Have a great weekend.

  10. This looks awesome Karon!! LOVE the color!!!! FAB job on Shannon's bedroom!!!
    Thanks for sharing and have a GREAT weekend!

  11. Fabulous room. No wonder Shannon lives it.

  12. Holy guacamole, you've been busy!!! Wonderful job on Shannon's room and it's great to see that Jess loves it too >^..^<

    Hope all is well, Karon.


  13. Fantastic job Karon. Love the idea of the fabric :)

  14. Wow - you have been busy! Always so fun to redo rooms!

  15. WOW!! What a change!!!Its Beautiful!! I know she love it because I DO!!!!
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  16. and I thought the fabric wall was you being trendy. That'd be my story. Shannon must really love it. It's just the right time for her to have a change. Enjoy the DT work and the crafting. We're looking forward to your posts!

  17. Karon, the room is just adorable!! I am sure your daughter is just loving it!! I love the fabric on the wall!! how did you hang it?? Would love to do something like that as a "headboard" for our bed!! the fake brass just has to go lol!! trying to get the hubby out of the 80's haha!!


  18. Wow....Karon you have been busy, it looks fabulous! Love the purple and I love the pretty drapes...very creative! I'll have to keep that in mind when I'm painting! The kids are on school holidays......I'm planning on painting the living room! Enjoy your week off! Hugs

  19. This is such a great transformation.
    It looks like a more mature room.
    My daughter had this colour on her walls at one time.
    As I was painting this, I told my husband .."I know this colour, I can taste it". Then it hit me "Thrills gum" ;)
    Great work, I am sure she appreciates all your hard work :)

  20. How pretty, I bet she loves it!! I can remember I had a lavender and pink room as a young kiddo...I loved it so much, and I can still remember my bedspread and trust me that many moons ago as they!!! A young girls dream room...and "kitty" seems to love it too!!

  21. Oh that looks brilliant, what a transformation, I bet you must both be pleased
    Lindsay xx

  22. Looks fabulous! Love that you covered the mistakes with the fabric wall! Before you said anything, I was like, "what a great idea!" LOL. and kitty is so so so so cuute!

  23. The purple color is lovely! Dark colors are hard to paint but then I don't like painting at all LOL so you did fabulous!

  24. Very nice Karon! I love that color. I know she loves it, it loves like a lovely space.


  25. Oh wow. Really fabulous makeover. Love the purple!

  26. Fantabulous transformations!! I love using material on the walls. Very versatile and it's my favorite....PURPLE!!!!! :D

  27. This looks much more grown-up. She must love it.

  28. Hello my dear friend!! I've missed you!! I couldn't wait to stop by to see what crafty goodness I've missed while I was gone!! Shannon's room looks amazing!! I love the purple!! So regal and chic!! And the fabric creative and gorgeous!! You did a fabulous job!!

    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog while I was gone!! I hope you are having a wonderful week!!

    Hugs, Lisa
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