FINAL REVEAL OF MY NEPHEWS ROOM




You ready????

Boy what a buildup.  You would think I was designing a whole house with no budget and it was going to be featured in AD.

I think that this project resonates with everyone....how to put a room together on a budget and fast.  Where to start....making a plan.

As I told you in the first post....we cleaned.... measured, and drew out a rough floor plan.  Next up..... get on the internet and find inspiration. 

We did not want to change the wall color which had a hint of gold in it.  My sister did paint the bathroom because it was FULL ON YELLOW.

This task is important.....you need to know the sizes of items...and when you are outlet shopping that is crucial.  You gotta get when you see! 

To save you time....I will show the before space and the after.....so you don't have to flip back to the previous post.

I can be nice like that :)

Ugly ass yellow.

My favorite shower curtain from Target.  This room was so small it was hard to get shots.

This is before the "big clean"....vomit.

Much better....need a little touch up on the paint....but remember we did all of this in 4 days!

Before...

I had the mirror which was white and we painted.  My sister had the chair and I dug around for a pillow in my stash!  We could only find a 6 by 9 rug instead of 8 by 10 but it works....

I also had all of these accessories on the chest....of course I had to stage it a little.  Doubt it will stay like that you know.....

Thank goodness there was a magnolia tree out back....



Before
Here is a picture before the pillows were added.  Love those Target lamps...the bring the texture from the chair to the other side of the room.  I had the owl picture and the black end table.

And....the pillows from my fabric stash. 
Simple gray trim to frame them....


Did not want to use too many decorative pillows....he is guy after all and might not want to spend the better part of the morning trying to put that puzzle together.  Just saying....

I tried to get a close up of the duvet from the Nate Burkus Collection.  It was perfect.

Desk and chair.....such good deals....sigh.


Before
This was the steal of the buying spree.....the bookcase.

I did the best I could to stage this sucker.....There is a story behind the 3 beer bottles....I am sure all the cute stuff I added will disappear back to my hoarding closet:)


We did not have much time to shop for art but I saw these at Home Decorators and thought they would look great on a side wall.

They were so cheap.  Might have to haul myself back up there to purchase....need to see where we are on the budget first :)

That is all I got....as a blogger we live for before and afters right....well I LOVE doing them.  Especially when I don't have to get permission for my choices!  

Thanks for every single one of your comments on this series.  I heard from people who were only stalkers before and felt compelled to say something about this project!

Love that!

Thursday I had lunch with Lori and Erika.  We met at ADAC and were fighting over 4 month old Cam......

Such a good baby:)

Have a rocking good weekend.....final four here in Atlanta....traffic is gonna suck.

Sherika




53 comments

Amanda said...

love it!!! Those pillows knocked it out of the park. What a lucky Nephew he is to have you!!! (if he's reading this: you owe you Auntie a BIG glass of wine and maybe a box of chocolates too!) :-)

Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...

Sher - i love it! Just love! everything. chic-est man in town (without being girly).

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

can you come to my house next? you are AMAZING.

Tiffany @ {Living Savvy} said...

A throw together! Yah right! I love it! Perfect texture pattern mix as always! Bravo!

lizziefitz said...

This room is beyond!!! The stars were all aligned at the PB outlet & Target . I am so impressed:))))

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

Love the room! Totally magazine worthy. He is one lucky young man who owes Aunt Sherry big. I am thinking nice dinner plus spa day.

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Oh my gosh, I love it!! I am about to take on my 14 year old's room - it's so gross, I can barely stand to step in there - but this gives me a little fortitude to go ahead and get it done - all those scores from outlet shopping! You are the queen.

Fran said...

This is freaking unbelievable!! That chest is to die for!! You did wonders.....seriously!! Thanks for making my Friday!! :)

stephanie said...

What a talent you are to put all of that together on a budget and so quickly. great job hope he appreciates it as much as we do!!

taylor.virgil said...

Aunt sherry! You totally rocked it. Thank you so much. All the commenters are giving me some good ideas for forms of payment... Haha. Thanks a million you're the best!

An Urban Cottage said...

Holy cow it looks fantastic! If you did this room for me, I'd mow your lawn all summer.

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

You did good...Auntie!
The room looks fab.
The challenge is the fun of it all!
What one can do with all most nothing?
You can do a LOT!

A Perfect Gray said...

absolutely one of your best, sherry. as a mother of a boy, I can so relate to everything you did. and doing it all on a budget makes you our hero...

we adore you!

Stacey {steward of design} said...

It turned out really great! You did an amazing job. I totally love that bookshelf and I am still in awe over the great deals that you got.

Kristen said...

OK sooooo good. Can't get over how amazing everything looks! What a great aunt you are.

Megan said...

If I missed it I'm sorry but what paint colors did you use in the bathroom and bedroom? I love them.

Andrea said...

Wow! It looks fantastic. I love that it is simple enough for a "man" to manage, yet stylish. You knocked that one out of the park.

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Awesome, Sherika!! Just like you :) Be careful: all your clients will be expecting this fabulousness now, in 4 days! And, on a budget!!!
PS - Love that bureau / chest.....cool lines!!

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

Lucky guy to have such a talented aunt with a pillow and accessories stash!!!

Catie said...

Go Aunt Sherika!! What a lucky nephew. You are good! Love it all, especially the pillows and the bookcase.

bluehydrangea said...

I would be willing to call you my aunt if you want to come do a before and after at my house!! xoSissy

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

Fanflipingtastic!! Just like I knew it would be...I couldn't wait for the big reveal and you didn't disappoint! Your nephew must be thrilled.

sharon smith said...

What a transformation! I love the pillows and the chest. It all looks so great!

Donna White said...

It looks so chill! Where did you place the nekked mannequin and oversized baby bottle from Scott's? They would be perfect for a nice nephew's room! ;-)))

Shelly@ConfettiStyle said...

Fabulous transformation. While you created the room on a budget, it doesn't look like it. Love it!

Lauren (The Cottage Mix) said...

Wow! Looks amazing! Did your nephew just love it?!? Way to go. See,...hoarding does pay off ;)

Lauren (The Cottage Mix) said...

Wow! Looks amazing! Did your nephew just love it?!? Way to go. See,...hoarding does pay off ;)

Victoria said...

What a beautiful job you and your sister did, Sherry. No one would believe you did it on such a small budget. All it takes is great taste! I hope your nephew realizes how lucky he is. Have a great weekend.
Best...Victoria

Debra Phillips said...

you are BRILLIANT!!!!

love everything and on such a strict budget, bravo!!
debra

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

Such a great job. You always make it look so easy.

My Interior Life said...

Amazing transformation. Every time! Is the "after" room really the same color as the before photos? Looks so different in the afters - so fresh and clean. Love it! I wish you were my aunt!

Kathysue said...

Talented Sherry! I would say you hit this one out of the ballpark!Great masculine room with warmth and character. Every choice you made is spot on. I can only imagine how lucky your nephew feels having such a great room. Little baby Cam is adorable!what a little doll baby,
Happy Weekend,
Kathysue

PS still plugging along on the familyroom! Pillows are on their way! Woo Hoo!!

Barbara Bussey {The Treasured Home} said...

Searching to find words that the 400 people before me didn't use! This could be an ad for Target!? Great spot for bedding and lamps! and your gorgeous pillows sealed the deal! The desk and chair are perfect! I'd love those two in my home! Bravo!
Barbara

Karen at Home Sweet Hollywood said...

I love that it looks finished but not 'decorated'. Also just enough masculine. Awesome room Sherry.

Best Auntie ever :)

sarah @ homeologymodernvintage said...

oh my gawd, perfection! i'm diggin' the original tile in the bath and those cutie pie gold animals on the shelf!

Beverly said...

Amazing! Perfect illustration that good design does not have to cost a fortune.

tanyaj said...

wow. such a great looking room. i decided to hunt for the target lamps and drove around 3 targets to get a pair. and they had been marked down again.. YAY! plan to make over my son's room when he goes to college this fall. planning ahead .. thanks for all the cool ideas! you are the Best

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Great job Sherry....love how it came together!

Nicole Scott said...

The reveal is fabulous! I love how calm and slightly masculine it. You are so talented...looks easy when you do it! Fave score...desk

Unknown said...

New to your site and these before and after pictures are tres impressive. Creative and resourceful! Lucky nephew!
Judy G.

aimee {sixteen fourteen} said...

Love it, love it, love it! Perfect as always. Please open an Etsy pillow shop...I. Beg. You.

P.S. Baby Cam is ridiculously cute.

Kelly said...

Some people work well under pressure. You however are SUPER!
Love it all and have to say that shower curtain is my new fav too. Put it in my boys bath with the grey/orange/yellow/black stripe towels and rug.

Louise Rea said...

I spot an old train ticket to Alresford! How strange, that's where my Dad lives...and near me in the UK!!!! And it's not pronounced how its spelt by the way...very funny!! The railway line isn't part of our modern system anymore but is called the watercress line and has old steam trains on it! Random information...cool makeover!

Julia | Pawleys Island Posh said...

You're a genius my dear. Love it all!

Holly said...

So damn good - I hope I can do something like this someday for my nephew. It's got such a nice grown up look but pieces that he'll be able to use forever. That desk vignette is so simple but I think that's my favorite and the shelf too. Great work as always Sherry!

Cindy said...

Awesome makeover! Love the pillows and the desk chair with the desk. Perfect for a guy... i bet he really loves what you did. That owl picture over the bed is really cool too, and thanks for showing us that great target shower curtain!

Cindy

pam {simple details} said...

Another AMAZING job, love that you show how to do it right on a budget. He called the right designer! :)

designchic said...

Sherry, I love this project and it's amazing the transformation. Such a wonderful combination of pattern, texture, and great style, as always.

LiveLaughDecorate said...

Loves. I wanted to fall right into that bed and taking a freaking nap. Thats' one lucky kid. Isn't that Target shower curtain the ish? Used it recently on a project and it stole the show. Great stuff as always lady. Hope you survived the traffic from yesterday.

Matters of Style said...

Wow!! Looks amazing!!

René said...

It may belong to a boy, but I would live there! PS That uglyass yellow bathroom looks just like one in my house :). I also used the target shower curtain which helped a lot.

Morgan said...

Wow - what a transformation!! I love, love the finished space.

Sherry said...

Love the way this turned out! Could you tell me more about the target shower curtain? Did you buy it online?

Thanks,
Sherry

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