Wasn’t that fun? There’s nothing that makes me happier than a room makeover—except maybe a room makeover with friends. Thank you for showing up. Thank you for celebrating. Thank you for the encouragement and the comments and the e-mails and the questions.
You know how much I love a really good question. We actually have an unlimited question policy here at Thistlewood.
So today I wanted to answer all the questions and give you all my sources and where I got everything (and some similar items for things I found at the thrift store or have been discontinued in case you wanted to create a similar look for a space in your home.
And if I don’t answer a question you had about the room?
Just drop it in the comments and I’ll add it to the post.
Also, today is the first day of fall and it’s cold outside here in Texas (relatively speaking) and my coffee is hot and there are questions to be answered.
Life is GOOD.
Q: How do the twins feel about their rooms not being the same when they come home from college?
I wanted to answer this question first. It wasn’t the most asked question, but it was brought up by several people.
Can I start with how much I love you for asking this?
It shows how much you care about my family and those sweet daughters.
I think we were all ready for a change. The room was so empty and they took so many of the things they loved from the space and it was a shell without a lot of life. I was going to surprise them when they came home, but in full disclosure they saw it on social media and Westleigh called me yesterday to tell me how much she loved it.
There’s an entire bulletin board behind the door to the room full of high school memories that I didn’t show on the post. Also, I didn’t show the closet makeover we finished for her where we added a desk and put a rolling cart and organized all her cards and letters and other things that are special to her.
I also told her she could make any changes that she wants when she comes home.
Q: Where did you get the bench in the space?
I had this bench in another part of the house. It’s been at the end of my bed and in the hallway and in the middle room and on the upstairs landing.
And now it’s in Westleigh’s room.
It’s the perfect bench that goes anywhere.
This particular bench has been discontinued.
Q: Where did you get the gold butterflies from?
This was one of my favorite finds.
I think I’m going to do an entire post on how to do this, but it was SO EASY.
I ordered the butterflies off of Amazon and they came with self-adhesive stickers that you can just peel and stick.
A package is under $10 and has three different sizes and the butterfly wings are bendable so you can make them “fly” any way you want.
Q: Where did you get the bedding from?
Okay. This one is a little tricky to answer because I kind of made it myself.
I knew the look that I wanted and I couldn’t find it for a reasonable price, so I just made everything from sheets and curtains.
Has that ever happened to you? You know what you want, but you can’t find it? And then if you are lucky enough to find something similar it costs way too much?
It is the PRETTIEST floral. I just sewed two curtains together to make the duvet cover.
Q: Where did you get the stencil you used for the wall?
It is one of the prettiest stencils I’ve ever seen. There are bunnies and flowers and leaves and butterflies.
I’m going to do an entire post on how we did it, but the main reason we needed to do something different on this wall is that there isn’t any shiplap. The shiplap in the room is original to the house. They used shiplap walls and put wallpaper on top. This closet was added later (they didn’t have any closets when the house was built) and these walls have drywall on them.
Stay tuned for an entire tutorial on this wall.
Spoiler alert. It was so much easier than putting up wallpaper.
Q: How do you make curtains out of sheets?
This is my go-to window treatment.
Ever since my first home, I’ve been making inexpensive curtains out of sheets and drop cloths.
I ordered these curtain rods and these curtain rings (LOVE BOTH OF THESE SO MUCH). I’ve ordered them for clients and the twins’ dorm rooms and other projects and this rod and ring set is ABSOLUTE PERFECTION. It’s super affordable and looks very high end for the price.
I ordered these twin sheets.
Open them up and clip them on the clips and hang them at the window.
I did steam them with my favorite portable steamer and then they were ready to go.
Q: What were the paint colors you used in the space?
On the walls we used the Sherwin-Williams 2022 Color of the Year.
The closet doors and that area of the wall are painted Shoji White SW 7042.
Then we stenciled the entire area with this amazing woodland creature stencil and stenciled the entire base in Sandbar SW 7547.
That was a lot of additional information.
I hope I answered all the questions.
Just let me know how I can help.
Go take on the first day of fall and let it be as amazing as you are.
PS I also wanted to share some fun news! My Thistlewood VIP group is putting on a Fall Blog Hop! I’m sharing my fall project on Friday, but I didn’t want you to miss any of the fun.
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