Tuesday, April 19, 2005
Room for Improvement: Girl's Room Makeover
We've seen what our makeover maestro can do with a boy's room. But tonight, he's thinking sugar and spice and everything nice. This week's project - making one little girl feel like a princess. Here's Martin Amado with room for improvement.
WSVN -- On today's Room for Improvement, we're featuring for the first-time ever a little girl's room who's wish is to turn her uninspiring bedroom into a castle fit for a princess! Her wish is my command!
Martin: "Hi Jill and Mark, how are you? Let's see Sara's bedroom!"
Martin: "OK guys, so this is her bedroom. Sara's bedroom. There's not much happening here."
Martin: "Any sort of ideas of what Sara likes. A theme?
Jill: "Well she's a little princess and she's always expressed to me that she'd like to have her room look a little more feminine. More like a princess room."
Martin: "Today I not only have one assistant, but two! I'm putting Mark to work on assembling the furniture and Jill on painting detail!"
Martin: "The first thing is to paint the bedroom, I chose a soft pink for the upper portion of the wall and a pastel purple for the bottom half which is going to follow the line of the window sill around the room!"
There are many different types of paint finishes. But in a kids bedroom a satin finish is best because it's easy to wash fingerprints off the walls."
Martin: "This is my favorite part because you know the painting is officially done."
If you're sheering the panel onto the rods and they're not going to be seen, why buy expensive curtain rods, when these metal ones work just fine! Spend your money where it's seen and not where it's hidden!
Martin: "Okay, guys excellent work today, but at this point I need to kick you guys out and surprise you at the end."
Martin: "Even if you have wall-to-wall carpeting, an accent rug such as this helps bring some detail to the floor to tie in with the whole princess theme of the room. So don't think rugs only go on hard surface floors!"
Martin: "Even though the bedroom looks complete, the final touch is a gown and tiara to help make Sara's dream even more of a reality!"
Martin: "This morning, Sara's bedroom was lacking that magical quality fitting of a little girl, but in one day and with a budget of less than $1,000 (keep in mind lots of furniture needed to be bought), we've turned it into a special space straight out of fairy tale!
Martin: "The room is now ready for the Princess and her Royal Family to make a grand entrance!"
Martin: "Come on in guys. Huh!!! Oh my Gosh."
Jill: "Absolutely Gorgeous. Absolutely Gorgeous. I love it."
Martin: "Do you like it Sarah?"
We've come to the end of this makeover story, so I think all that's left for me to say is after that reaction is -- Princess Sara lived Happily Ever After. Take care guys!
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