What a busy busy week. For those of you who started reading Vintage Revivals since the Epic Room Makeover announcement lets do a quick recap.
I came up with the idea to have a giveaway contest sponsored by products that I truly love and go to someones house (anywhere in the US) for a free room makeover. Vintage Revivals style.
After 3 rounds of elimination the winner was Jessica Rowan. The funny thing is that she lives about 20 minutes from where my parents live in Salt Lake. Crazy right?
This is the room that Jessica submitted.
Her cluttery, not awesome in the least master bedroom.
And this is what it looks like now.
The biggest complaint that she had was with her closet doors. There were none.
So in all manner of epicness I created this freakishly awesome solution.
See this wall of board and batten?
Well… its sort of magic.
Both sides slide open. Sweet right? This is probably one of my most favorite projects ever and the best part is that it was made using inexpensive things that you can find at any Home Depot.
This corner was super crowded with an armoire before:
Are you DYING over that stencil? It is Endless Moorish Circles from Royal Design Studio. Amazing right?
And the paint colors are PERFECT. The gray is Empire State and the white is Ultra White both from Dutch Boy. If you are looking for the perfect gray I would bet my first born that you will love this one.
Recognize that cute chair?
I totally stole the board and batten pattern from one of my BBFF’s Emily @ Décor Chick. Love that girl.
The chandy started out like this:
I used hanging garden baskets to make the cage around it and spray painted it with Krylon’s Metallic Brass.
I wish I could say that I came up with this BRILLIANT idea on my own but alas I stole it from the amazing Shannon at Anythingology.
Do you remember the post I did about the perfect dresser that got away?
Well Jessica had one just like it except it was red. Its sort of the Makeover Miracle.
It got a coat of Krylon Sun Yellow (which is the most perfect yellow on the planet.) And its better than the one that got away. Boom.
The headboard was an old door that Jessica had.
We chopped off about a foot and 1/2 and added crown molding and painted it with Krylon Emerald Green. The panels inside are covered with Ikea fabric and I put nailhead trim along the insides.
Hmmm lets see what else was there?
Oh yes the Roman Numeral art. MMVI stands for 2006 which is the year Jessica and her husband Allan were married.
I used a few different colors of watered down Decoart and my Purdy brush to get this weathered finish. I wanted it to look a little more rough than mine.
The Ikea rug had a really simple update with Americana acrylic paint. Which has a super bright concentrated color, ideal for something like this rug.
Now don’t get all crazy when I tell you this but all of the glazing was done with Decoart’s Antiquing Medium…not RL faux glaze. There was just a little bit on the mirror, headboard, and on the end table. I love that you can custom mix the perfect amount with is. It was also a lot thicker than RL’s which I loved.
If you are a newbie glazer give this a try. $3.00 is not as big of a commitment as $20 for a pint of regular glaze.
Also thanks to Purdy I am not against cutting in anymore!! Holla my hubs is going to be so happy!! Now I might actually go and finish the trim in Dylan’s room…
Here are a few more token shots.
First I need to thank my amazing sponsors for going out on a limb for me. This is the first giveaway of its kind in blogland and they put a lot of trust in me to pull this off. If you are onboard for another makeover giveaway please take a few seconds and leave them a message telling them thank you.
Facebook: Royal Design Studio/ Modello Designs
Use the code VINTAGE10 to get 10% off of your stencil orders! Cause RDS loves your guts!!
Facebook: Scotch Blue
Second I need to thank my wonderful friends who helped me SOOO much. You know how they say you should have a doctor and a lawyer etc in your circle? Well for a DIYer it’s a little different.
Amy @ Ameroonie Designs is my resident mathmetician. I told her what I wanted the board and batten to look like and she told me how many boards, what distance apart, you know all the hard mathy stuff.
Tam @ Sew Dang Cute let me adopt her Silhouette a few times so I didn’t have to bring mine up. Even super late on Sunday night we got to hang while it was doing its magic. And she just had her baby 12 hours ago so she deserves a plate of cookies x 3.
Mandi @ Tidbits from the Tremaynes is just one of the most amazing people I have ever made friends with. On top of helping us cut the crown molding for the headboard she was my rock and voice of reason through all of this. I knew that regardless of my question she could help me figure out the answer.
And so so many others that came and helped paint and install and problem solve!
Stay tuned cause I am taking you guys on a field trip to an upholstery workshop soon…
Tutorials for all of these projects will be posted over the next few weeks. If you have any questions you can either email me or leave it in the comments (just make sure you have your email linked to your profile so I can respond)
This contest has been a crazy fun ride, it pushed me harder than I have ever been pushed. I learned a lot about myself and I cant wait to meet more of you in the next round!!