Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Daniela’s Room: The before

Ok so I’m not as sneaky as I thought I was. You guys got it right away! Daniela studied abroad for a semester to Florence. Her apartment was right across from the Duomo. You could practically  stick your hand out her window and touch it!

I had a hard time finding pics of the trip that didn’t give it away, because the majority of my pictures looked like this:


We started our trip in Rome and I think my first three days in Rome I only ate gelato! Calories don’t count when you aren’t home.

Ok before I  continue on my tangent of just re-living my Italian getaway I’ll get to the before pics.

Let me preface by saying that I loved the 80s. The music, the clothes, the hair. I wish I was a teenager during them, but the furniture choices not so much.

Don’t you just love the huge round mirror? Ah! Along with my sister’s collection of plaster funtime pieces that she thought would look oh so great next to it. Plus all her (let’s just call it like it is) crap that is on top of the dresser.

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Ok so there a ton of pillows on the bed so you can’t really see the massive circular headboard with gold trim, but trust me it’s horrible!

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The other side of them has a sad looking IKEA chair that has seen better days and a bookcase that is busting at the seams!

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The major offense in the room is the chessy 80’s furnture. My sister detests it so I’m sure she won’t be mad that it has left the building.

The walls had recently been painted within the last year and my mom loves the color so that was staying.  I actually like the color as well so that was good and it worked with my inspiration piece.

Stay tuned tomorrow for what inspired the room and a sneak peek at my fabric choices.

I’m off to finish up some details. I need to purchase accessories and I’m at the end of my budget!



Blogger Caitlin said...

you are such a tease. I'm dying to see what you have been up to!

August 11, 2009 at 10:52 AM  
Blogger Allison said...

Can't wait!

August 11, 2009 at 10:57 AM  
Blogger Design Esquire said...

Can't wait to see the final product!

Also, when I was in Italy, I had 3 gelatos a day (right around 10 am for a mid-morning snack, then again after lunch, then again after dinner). Yum! I rationalized that I would walk everything off with all the sightseeing.

August 11, 2009 at 11:28 AM  
Blogger Lynett said...

You're such a tease! I thought for sure today we'd get to see the after!!!

August 11, 2009 at 11:34 AM  
Blogger Erin said...

Ha, that furniture is great!! (in a "Oh, the 80's" sort of way!)

Yum. I love gelato.

Can't wait to see the after shots!

August 11, 2009 at 11:36 AM  
Blogger Peck Avenue said...

I love that you're showing this! Can't wait to see the after pictures....I did the exact same thing for my little brother back in June, and posted the pictures up on my blog, too! I managed to pull it off for under $450 and the change was amazing. He loves it! Aren't we such good big sisters? ;)

August 11, 2009 at 11:43 AM  
Blogger Shannon said...

wait, the gold trim is a no-no? ha, that furniture is classic. All she needed was a glass-top coffee table with a abstract piece of "art" as a base. ahhh, the 80's. i wanna see more!

August 11, 2009 at 11:46 AM  
Blogger Christen said...

I can't wait to see the final product. Every time you post about it, I get more and more excited :)

Happy Tuesday!

August 11, 2009 at 11:47 AM  
Blogger my favorite and my best said...

the teasing has got to stop woman!!!

August 11, 2009 at 11:57 AM  
Blogger Laura [What I Like] said...

should be fabulous...and I don't think gelato clings to your thighs the same way in Italy that it does here!

August 11, 2009 at 12:29 PM  
Blogger Yansy said...

I can't wait to see the finish room. I have no doubt it will be fabulous!

August 11, 2009 at 12:35 PM  
Blogger Laura Casey Interiors said...

Can't wait to see it. I think I gelatoed myself through Italy in college...

August 11, 2009 at 12:45 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

Oh boy, this is very exciting! Can't wait for tomorrow now.

August 11, 2009 at 12:48 PM  
Blogger paula said...

I can't wait to see the details!

August 11, 2009 at 12:49 PM  
Blogger Gwen said...

Yikes, that furniture is HORRIBLE! She so needed a makeover.

August 11, 2009 at 1:03 PM  
Blogger PS~Erin said...

I can't wait to see the results!! And to hear how your sis likes it.

No one ever called you Cammie or Millie or Mila?

August 11, 2009 at 1:19 PM  
Blogger Blair said...

Oh, can't wait to see how it turned out!!

August 11, 2009 at 1:33 PM  
Blogger LindsB said...

Oh you TEASE! Before pics without after pics are a big FAT tease :)

I can NOT wait to see the after- from the looks of the before and the 80's stuff (no offense at all) the after is sure to be an improvement that she will just flip over.

What a great family she has to do this for her- and major kudos to mamma Ramirez for wanting to do this for her lovely daughter!!

August 11, 2009 at 1:45 PM  
Blogger ms. less is always more said...

Can't wait! I just love a good before and after!

August 11, 2009 at 2:10 PM  
Blogger Dagny @ Beautiful Living said...

Am looking forward to seeing what you guys did with it!! :)

August 11, 2009 at 3:01 PM  
Blogger highglossblue.blogspot said...

Whatever you decide, the change sure will be dramatic ;-)
Your sister will be thrilled, no doubt!

August 11, 2009 at 4:45 PM  
Blogger Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Oh, I'm totally jealous you went to Italy, my favorite place in the whole world. That must have been a blast with your sister.

And when I was there I ate gelato every single day, without fail. And I was there 3 mos. A wonder I wasn't fat when I returned home.

August 11, 2009 at 4:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're so right - calories do not count when you're traveling. That's pretty much my motto in life. I'm dying to see how the room turns out!

August 12, 2009 at 5:48 PM  
Blogger Lauren said...

i CAN'T wait!!!!!!!!!!!!

August 12, 2009 at 6:12 PM  

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