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  1. Karolyn Love says:

    I’m old enough to be your Mother, but right now, I’d love to be your daughter!!! lol…what a beautiful room for her! I hung some crystals in my bathroom window which is facing the West and when I wake up and the sun is shining, I smile at the beautiful rainbows they make on my walls! Just starts my day “Happy”…thank you for sharing this great makeover. So much love when your furnishings are vintage with a story…

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      She does love how it turned out, Karolyn, even though she’s not there much these days:( And I love your idea to hang some crystals in the window; it sounds beautiful. Think I may have a few extra around here. I may try that in my east facing bedroom; I need all the help I can get in the morning! Yes, vintage furnishings with a story are the best!

  2. Stunning transformation! I love the vintage elements they add so much character.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Kippi!The vintage combo is what makes a space totally unique!

  3. Lora, I love every detail! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Cecilia!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks for the feature, Amber!

  4. It’s just lovely Lora! Chalkboard walls are so awesome. I’ll be doing one soon and can’t wait. I hope it looks as good as yours. That aqua hutch is gorgeous!!!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      You’ll love a chalkboard wall, Tuula! Yea, that aqua hutch; just couldn’t part with that one. I had so much fun styling it for her! It reminds me of yours!

  5. Gorgeous! We have a room off our den which has been both older kids bedrooms. They are both off on their own now and hubs and I are getting ready to make it into a spare bedroom. Pinning for ideas!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Wonderful! Have fun decorating, Sandra!

  6. Marlene Stephenson says:

    Lovely room with glamor and color, truly a gift of love, i would say she must be a great creative person like her mom.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Marlene! She is creative, also, but in different ways;)

  7. That is a beautiful room. I love that it tells a story when you walk in of the person that dwells there, instead of just package #4 at Ikea or a furniture store. I love, love, love the chandelier and the golden,, welcoming light it gives.. (I’m glad you didn’t paint it.) And I especially love the dresser where you left some of the wood showing. Good job!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks for your sweet compliments, Vikki. Each piece in the room is almost a story in itself, and it’s so fun to bring it all together and make something new!

  8. Wow this is stunning! Amazing transformation. What a seriously fun room. You know I am crushing on those vintage mirrors too!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Amber! You are such a mirror girl;)

  9. You had me at the glass doorknob in the first picture! What a great room. I remember catching h*** for using 1 common pin on a busy floral wall paper to hang up a picture of my beloved Paul McCartney! What a lovely collaboration. I loved the prisms from the crystal and the shadows from the curtains; what great ways to add color and “texture”. She will find that room very relaxing when she does come home!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I think floral wallpaper is perfect for covering small holes, Kathy! I loved your Paul McCartney poster flashback:) I think we did create a nice, soothing, pretty place for her to retreat to when her brain’s maxxed out on learning! Think I may want to retreat there, too…

  10. You are amazing! That is a seriously awesome makeover. What a lucky lady!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Karin. Hopefully it will lure her home once in awhile;)