Dreaming of a Jozi Sunrise.

Up-cycling furniture, a fun bout of shopping, and a life-changing testimony from a teenage beauty… This was a makeover with a difference…
The client – a beautiful teenage girl who had been the victim of devastating cyber bullying, the consequences of which were nearly fatal…
The brief – “I’ve come to hate my room… I used to love it, but I never want to spend time in it anymore. I really want to wake up to a feature wall, the colour of which symbolises a sunrise, something that makes me smile everyday…”

And so I got to work…

On a shoestring budget, we managed to create a real showstopper… Setting the scene (which ultimately became the focus of the palette), we created a beautiful coral sun-kissed feature wall – the transformation from the bland cream canvas before it, was just breathtaking. Then, upcycling her vintage wall unit, we painted it a beautiful shade of grey, customising the doors with special affirmations that would remind this teenage treasure how super special she is; we then repainted the bedside chest to match; introduced an uber-trendy rose gold lamp, two lust-worthy crocheted floor pebbles and a gorgeous crocheted rug.

A stunning mix of scatter cushions, the softest coral throw, and a string of lanterns completed the bed which we styled as a daybed for her friends to chill on…

And finally, we created a ‘pinboard’ above her desk, using nothing but washi tape, the outcome of which was just gorgeous…together with a selection of upcycled jars and tins to house her stationery collection.

The verdict?
A tearful “I love it, love it, love it! It makes my heart sooooo happy!!”

Happy hearts all round xoxo