Thursday, January 14, 2010

So Easy A Caveman Can Do It

I'm about to share with you a design secret that's been in my family for generations. Actually it hasn't, I just felt like sayin that. Truth is, my dear sister, Beuhler (not her real name, but the only name I ever call her because eveybody and their mother knows her!) shared this secret with me awhile back and it's changed my life forever.

I've decided that the best way to share this secret with you is by giving you a demonstration. I'll do a before....... and then an after. The theme is kids rooms. Specifically, a teenage girl's room. To achieve the sought-after designer look of this dramatic makeover, you must have two things. First, a great imagination. All of the great designers have this in common and it's not as hard as you may think to acquire. Secondly, a huge amount of will power. And that's it! Easy peasy. Even betta, I'm gonna show you how to do it in less time than it takes to say

What? Elbow grease? Fuhgetaboutit! This project is so easy you won't even break a sweat.
So are ya ready???
Here is the before:

And here is the after:

For your added convenience I've even included a list of materials. Cuz I'm nice like that.

1 Door

Getting Started

Step 1: Walk up to your teenager's room.
Step 2: Shut the door.
Step 3: Every time you walk past the door, imagine that it looks like the after picture above.

Now, this designer secret can also be used in playrooms, basements and messy bathrooms. Just about any room that gives you the creeps or induces intense nausea when you walk by qualifies for this easy makeover tip.

Feel free to share this with your friends, co-workers and family members - especially those with teenagers.


rdkagorman said...

I luv ya so much, even if everyone now thinks that my presentable house must be a mess behind all closed doors! HaHa, only kidding! I feel it is my mission to share this wisdom since we need to pick and choose our battles with teenagers! If a few (actually tons) of clothes on the floor doesn't bother them, then I have learned to not let it bother me either, as long as the door is shut! That has made for much peace in my house and it is worth it. Happy door shutting!!

Nancy said...

LOL, love it! Great idea and I still have a messy 21yo boy who lives at home when not at college, so this trick will work great!


Blondie's Journal said...

You had me going, Kim!!


Wendy said...

Kim, Love your tip!! I will start using it today!! 3 kids...3 messy rooms!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I am laughing out loud! Love the way you built this up. I couldn't wait to see the transformed room! All of my rooms look like a decorator did them (behind the closed doors!). Thanks for the laugh. laurie

Dayka said...

Too funny. I'm here by myself laying on my bed reading blogs, and all the sudden your music comes on (a few minutes after the blog started) and damn near scared me to death! :) "Let your love flow"

Paula said...

I have a lot of rooms that need this idea!

You asked me about the fabric covered pictures above my fireplace. I did make those. The fabric is old, it was from the curtains that hung in this house when my husband bought it. I stapled it to three art canvases. It was a quick and easy project!

Cynthia K. said...

Hi there! You're so cute - what a clever post!! Enjoyed it.

Cynthia K. (Beauty and Blessings)

Becca said...

OMG, that was too funny !! Still laughing on that one !! I'm glad I found you, too ... thanks for your sweet (and funny) note about my sitting room re-do. Take care, Becca (Adventures in Decorating)

Blue Creek Home said...

That could have really come in handy when the girls were at home. Still can use it on a couple of rooms because of me!!!

Lisa B. said...

You really had me going there...ha!!! VERY good!!! (still laughing, and plan to, seriously, use this brilliant technique with my boys' rooms :)


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Sherri Blum, CID said...

Love it! Although...if everyone did this, I'd be outta business! ;)
You're a trip...I'll be visiting your fine blog often!