Because making over rooms is our self prescribed therapy, we have yet another room we recently completed to share with you. Our daughter, Zoey just turned 11. She had out grown her princess room and was ready for something a little more sophisticated.
We started discussing the makeover about a year ago. I showed her lots of pictures of different design styles and together we decided on a style we called, “Hollywood Glam”. Our Hollywood Glam room would include first and foremost a tufted headboard. This is a picture that I saved in my inspiration file.
I can’t remember where I got it from, so please forgive me that I can’t offer proper credit to the designer. It would also include a chandelier, some mirrored furniture pieces, and of course an awesome paint treatment.
Brooks started by adding texture and shimmer to the ceiling. He applied a silver aluminum metallic paint. Next he applied a highly polished white venetian plaster.
The walls are really hard to photograph, but take my word for it that they shine like glass. I found the perfect 1950’s crystal chandelier on Craig’s list. When we got it home and hung it in the room we decided that it needed a medallion. I had it in my head that it needed a mirrored medallion. I went online and searched and searched to no avail. I got the bright idea that we could create our own medallion using candle plates I had seen at Hobby Lobby.
Here is a link to the tutorial I wrote on how we created the mirrored ceiling medallion.
For the furniture, I had something art deco in mind. Something in the style of Dorothy Draper. I found a vintage art deco dresser and vanity on Craig’s list about 6 months prior. It had been sitting in the garage just waiting for its makeover. Brooks gave it a new life with some black and silver paint.
We added a couple of mirrored nightstands and lamps from Target. I also added a hanging lamp from Ikea and a silver wire framed lamp from Steamboat Salvage in Bowling Green, KY.
The original plan was to have Brooks make the headboard. He had made one before, so I knew he could do it. The problem was finding the time for him to do it. I saw a photo on Facebook of a tufted headboard that a friend of mine was in the process of making. I immediately messaged her to see if she would make one for us. I didn’t know this at the time, but she was trying to start her own business making headboards, so it was great timing for both of us. She made us a gorgeous 6ft x 5ft headboard with over EIGHTY buttons. It was exactly what we wanted. We had curtain panels made in the same fabric.
My daughter wants to be a fashion designer, so she wanted her room to reflect that in some way. I had the idea of using a vintage dress as an accessory in the room. I found a 1950’s prom dress and a vintage dress form on Ebay.
They were exactly what I was looking for. I also picked up a bunch of empty thread spools from a local thrift store. I displayed them under a cheese dome on her dresser. At the same store I also picked up white gloves, a beaded clutch purse, a silver tray and a silver hair brush for the vanity. I also used four of her hand drawn and colored dress designs as artwork. We put them in matching silver frames from Ikea to pull the look together.
Some of the finishing touches for the room were a zebra chair I picked up from a friend who was downsizing and a pair of silk embroidered chinoiserie pillows I got at a local antique store. Brooks painted the closet doors black and accented with silver foils to match the furniture. I also collected several vintage purses that I want to eventually hang on the walls. I’m a little chicken to do it just yet because Brooks worked so hard on the venetian plaster finish.
So that’s it. I hope you like it. And, because we are in constant need of interior design therapy, next we will be tackling our son’s room. Goodbye cowboy…. Hello Surfer dude.