Friday, June 22, 2007

The Big Reveal ,Crooked Halo's New Room !

Its done!!!!! Crooked Halo has a new creative space to sit and muse and ponder all of her wonderful ideas! You may remember the Before,we called it "The Pink Palace" and my oldest baby decided it was time for her to put away all her little girl things(well she is entering 6th grade next year afterall! TEEHEE!).
The loft bed from Ikea,was our starting place,after that we decided to do a rather techno-chic meets vintage,and toying with a rather monochramatic palette of ecru with silver and gold metal accents.

The window treatment is probably my favorite part! We used a hammered metal rod and strung various vintage frocks on it. The light still comes in and theres more privacy than before.
Remember I said her Grandmothers dress would play a starring role in the re-design!
Lets begin the 360 degree tour(you may click on any image to enlarge)! The silver vanity ,I already gave you a sneak peek on. I merely sanded and sprayed it silver. Adding 2 BEAUTIFUL vintage lamps(thrifted for 4.99 each!),and choosing to leave the shades off for stronger light,they look rather like beautiful overly large candle sticks.
Immediately to the right of the vanity,I used a tall wooden shelf ,stocked with wire baskets,an amazing thrifted set,7 for 4.99(hmm,theres that mysterious thrift pattern again). We purged down to the bare neccesities,and these baskets house the vast majority of her bits and bobs.
Underneath the loft,her desk area. We chose an attatchment kit for the bed to provide a desk.
This interesting little chest we already had,it will be a filing cabinet and home to purses(our accesories affirm us at the Pagoda),and electronic things.
"The MMMMM-MMM-MMM Dolls",she played with these Joan Walsh Anglund dolls as a toddler and because they had no mouth,she made them talk to each other like this,"mmmm-mmm","mmmm-mm",thus the name.Our little Petal decided they were too unhappy and you will note a faint penned smile on them now.
The tiny shelf really cannot support too much weight,so we decided it was a chance to be decorative,with our miniature chair collection.
Too soften up the metal lines,we created a soft wall of ethereal lingerie. The chair is from Eurway.
Chest of drawers from little sissy.I love these lamps and have had them for ages,though I lost the shade to one. What I am looking for is a gold lightbulb to complete it,I rather like the bare bulb look.
Her closet with a beautiful thrifted lace curtain panel.
The other empty closet,with matching lace panel(both for 6 bux),used as a reading,or sketching and talking on the phone nook.
The lounging nook.
Her bookshelf covered partially by a different thrifted lace panel.The horsey TV lamp was my great aunts,and it has finally found a home in our house.
Thats it the full tour. I might be tweaking a bit here and there. She still needs a new mood board,and perhaps some artwork in the lounging nook,but it is just about a finished product.
One last funny anecdote.As my child climbed up to go to sleep,she needed a bit of help turning off the lights. The Hubs,had the fantastik idea to find The Clapper. So we did,and it works!Thats right"clap on clap off,the clapper"!

20 comments:

Heidi said...

It looks just great! I totally love the vintage frocks as window treatment--very cool!

Angelina said...

Dang it, would you please come re-do my whole house?

alexgirl said...

my god, you guys are so creative. I love love love the dresses-as-curtains idea. That is pure genius.

stephanie said...

That lucky girl....so soft and lovely...the window treatment...the best!

eb said...

oh man - I'm loving it - will you come and redo - Boone's room - and while you are here - the rest of the house? - wow - jdp - it is fab U lus! - lucky crooked halo!

come see see - new Paris story...

xox - eb.

stilettoheights said...

yes the window treatments are the best, what a genius idea!!!!!!

stilettoheights said...

well now I just noticed alex used the word genius too and now am feeling entirely uncreative.

cruststation said...

What a transformation! I particularly love the idea of hanging vintage dresses as curtains, so very pretty and feminine. This is one cool chic room for a posh lady.

the lipstick lady said...

the dress curtain is genius! and the dresses are so pretty

sweetheartville said...

Looks fabulous! In my high school bedroom, I hung a sheer 50's hostess apron as a window valance with a pull down shade behind it that I had cut little flower shapes out of. When the light poured through it made the prettiest pattern on the walls. Yay for creative window treatments!

AnastasiaC said...

ohhhh lucky girl!! what an awesome revamp! love the curtains/dresses - so pretty!!! it has a gorgeous glow about it - looks FAB!!! clever mumma!

CountryGirl_CityLife said...

The window treatment is tres creative, I must say, I don't think I ever would have thought of that! OF course my favorite part was....the clapper! We use to have one as well because I loathe getting back up to shut off the light when I am reading in bed, my bf thought I should be abit "classier" though and switched the light to a remote control so now I use that, ha.

ambika said...

I would have died to have had such a room as a teenager. Though I probably wouldn't have appreciated it half as much at the time. The dresses in the window is *fantastic*--so original and so cool.

Miz Smoochie Lips said...

That is just precious!! I bet she just LOVES her room to bits and will always remember all the special things which were placed around it.

My favorite part is the "soft wall" with the clothing hanging from under her loft.

amanda button said...

absolutely marvelous! I LOVE the vintage dresses hanging around...saw that on a show featuring Betsey Johnson's house once and fell in BIG love with the idea! I bet your big girl LOVES her new room!

Dee Light said...

Just fantastic!!! I love the vintage dresses as the window treatment. TOO COOL, what a great room!!!

Timothy Hogan said...

Please Adopt Me! Sorry I've been absent from the Blogger thing but I decided to pull a mid-summer Deep Dark Depression to balance my winter ones. But I'm back! I resurrected the Creepy Little Left-hand Stigmata Wound story for June. Still don't know what it means...

Peta said...

I love the dresses in the window, may steal that idea :)

VictoriaE said...

The window treatment is wonderful. Also all the lace and lacy garments. The room looks brilliant.

Jane said...

I believe Crooked Halo now has an official "pad".

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