Thoroughly Modern Rosie

Thoroughly Modern Rosie.

Well! we have finally done it! after much thought and deliberation! and a few arguments along the way, I got the paint and it was all systems go last week!

Fred and I wanted The ‘Happy Shabby’ look and Rosie wanted a modern look as she loves the black and white Zebra prints that are about at the moment….

…and seeing as it was her bedroom and far be it for me to influence her own style (I am all for individualism!) we let her guide us with what she wanted.

…and together we came up with this!  we have got rid of the cast iron bed, as it was too short for her now! (she has had a bit if a growing spurt!)…we were able to purchase a divan (cheaply) from a friend and thats really what started it all off!

A trip to IKEA, Matalan, The Range and a few Garage Sales and this is Rosie’s new Bedroom!  Her dressing table had a broken leg and for ages I looked for a new one for her…but the price of these lovely ornate ones has rocketed over the years, I thought I was going to have to pay a couple of hundred pounds for one!….

But then I thought! hold on a minute!…her one is soooo lovely, I’ll get it fixed and paint it pink! so thats what I done and the same goes for her chest of drawers…they are a bit cumbersome, but with a coat of ‘sexy pink’ gloss from Dulux, they look mighty fine now!

To be honest it was lovely looking for these colours… it made a change from my usual primary colours that I usually buy….it looks totally girly…a lovely bedroom indeed…even if I do say so myself! πŸ˜‰ and Rosie loves it…she even wanted the HOME cushion I made in her room as she loves the turquoise with the pinks….thats my girl! πŸ™‚

The different wallpapers in the frames are from B&Q…we cheated here a bit and rather than buy a whole roll of each, we just tore off samples! Eek! Well rather large samples actually…sorry B&Q…but hey I am giving you a mention…so no sulking! LOL!  The black spotty oilcloth is from ‘The Range’ only £2.99 a metre! and the material in the front of the wardrobes are Rosie’s scarves, that match the room.

We went a bit mad on the cushions…some were bought from BF’s and Garage Sales….The Union Jack sequinned one was from Matalan, and the zebra print one is from TK Maxx.

I hope you like it as much as we do

Bye for now gals,



  1. Sneddonia
    16th November 2010 / 8:06 pm

    That's such a pretty room πŸ™‚

  2. Incipient Wings
    18th October 2010 / 4:58 am

    I'm dying here!!!!!!this is all so amazing and incredible!!!awesome bloggy!m

  3. delia hornbook
    6th October 2010 / 7:56 pm

    what a beautiful, beautiful yes i have to add another beautiful room, wow didn't you all do it lovely, gorg choice of colours, fabrics and furniture a proper girly room to be proud of. Dee πŸ˜‰

  4. ~*~ saskia ~*~
    4th October 2010 / 3:37 pm

    Now this IS happiness! Pink + aqua go soooooo great together.Have a happy Monday! xxx

  5. michelle
    29th September 2010 / 8:54 pm

    Hey Happy!!Long time no talk:(Love the bedroom, love that pink, my type of bedroom:)Am doing Son No.2's bedroom next week and guess what colours I have to work with – BLUE and BEIGE:(Sarah is okayish:( Alot of healing to be done.Hey ho!!loveMichelle x

  6. A Thrifty Mrs
    29th September 2010 / 8:38 pm

    What a lovely space. I wish I'd been allowed to have such a cool room when I was a teen.

  7. consume me...
    29th September 2010 / 1:23 am

    Beautifully done! Such a great mix of all that is popular in teen rooms right now! Love the way you've repurposed some of the things you already had!

  8. Mellisa
    27th September 2010 / 10:43 pm

    I don't really like pinks especially the bright ones but this looks gorgeous,what a lovely room!

  9. Kelly
    27th September 2010 / 9:07 pm

    Love Rosie's room! It looks jsut fab!!!

  10. Anonymous
    27th September 2010 / 8:38 pm

    I so love this hot Pink! And I want to thank you for sharing the freebies!

  11. The Hausfrau
    27th September 2010 / 1:10 pm

    Oh, very nice! I'll be my daughter would love it, too!

  12. Lotti Svenson
    27th September 2010 / 11:22 am

    ..such a wonderful room!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. TYRaines
    27th September 2010 / 12:57 am

    What a pretty girlie room. I love the colors and that owl IS pretty cute!

  14. Jenny
    26th September 2010 / 10:47 pm

    Such a happy spot! And I love that owl.

  15. Florence and Mary
    26th September 2010 / 9:43 pm

    The bedroom looks fantastic! I'm about to dig out the paintbrush and start on mine in the next week!Victoria xx

  16. hapi-ness
    26th September 2010 / 7:08 pm

    how awsome πŸ˜€ I used to have a hot pink room when i was 13 and loved it so much! I really love the glammed up furniture! those drawers and dresser are super cool! Rosie is a very lucky girl πŸ˜€ xxx

  17. life in the wendy house
    26th September 2010 / 6:44 pm

    I don't usually like bright pink but i LOVE this (: It's so nice! Wish my room looked like this!

  18. Annie xx TheFeltFairy
    26th September 2010 / 4:06 pm

    FANTASTIC! I Love Sexy Pink, my daughter had it in her room! You really have done her proud, it looks really really great!

  19. Miss Creativity
    26th September 2010 / 1:29 pm

    So I am not the only one to take rather 'Large' wallpaper samples from good old B&Q I justify it with 'I give them loads of custom over the year'…. Love the room you have done a very good job, well done that girl!!!Beverley x

    26th September 2010 / 12:45 pm

    Oh how I LOVE this room. You all did a fabulous job! I love the color offset by the black and white. It's perfect:)

  21. All things nice...
    26th September 2010 / 10:53 am

    What a vibrant and pretty girls bedroom πŸ™‚ Keep up the good work.All things nice…

  22. VintageVicki
    26th September 2010 / 9:42 am

    Wow – lucky Rosie – it looks gorgeous πŸ™‚

  23. charl
    26th September 2010 / 8:13 am

    oh its fab!!!.. when i bought my first house i painted all of my dining room in the sexy pink colour eeek!!love it with the black and white, very girly without being to little girly! cant beat tons of cushions !!

  24. lemonade kitty
    26th September 2010 / 8:04 am

    Happy new bedroom Rosie, I love it, Lucey xxx

  25. Linda Lilly Cottage
    26th September 2010 / 7:01 am

    OH I love those colours together…great room…hot pink and black and white here I come….I think my daughter's room is need of a makeover!Thanks for sharing,Kiss Noises Linda

  26. Belle
    26th September 2010 / 5:54 am

    Love it, it's luscious!

  27. Southern Lady's Vintage
    26th September 2010 / 2:24 am

    Looks like a fun room!

  28. Heidi
    26th September 2010 / 2:04 am

    Happy space indeed. I love all the color!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *