Yes, that's a real pic of my real bedroom and those are my real slippers next to the bed. We moved into our house two years ago and have done NOTHING with our bedroom. It takes us forever to decide to buy something. In fact, this furniture took us a year to find, agree on, and buy. We aren't risk takers really.
But then I met Certa Pro painters, and they introduced me to Roger Hazard, formerly of Sell This House on A&E. Roger is an interior designer who knows his stuff and he offered to come to Raleigh, make our bedroom over, and film it for his new show, Roger That!
How could I say no? I've spent a lifetime watching Trading Spaces and Sell this House and every other home transformation show there is. Roger and Chris, his partner, are going to be at the Southern Ideal Home Show at the State Fairgrounds this weekend, so while they were in town, they came to do my bedroom.
This past Wednesday, a production truck showed up. There were like 5 people inside, including one guy named Dave who never seemingly got to leave the truck.
|I would put these photos side by side but I am not that fancy. Sorry.|
My cat, Tim, who hates everyone for the most part, loved the crew and hung out all day both days. My other cat, Charlie, who loves everyone, HATED the crew and hid for two days. I don't understand cats.
|A blurry pic of the crew petting Tim, who lapped it up.|
We were kicked out of the house a lot so that we didn't see some of the DIY projects that Roger and Chris were doing. When I came home on Wednesday, Certa Pro was there, so I knew painting was afoot! While the painting went on upstairs, Chris chatted with me about my room before hand. He asked why I chose what I did, why I kept the bedding I did, etc. I was NOT allowed upstairs, and neither was my fiance, which worked out because he was away on business.
We stayed in a hotel on Wednesday night, and were basically kicked out on Thursday, too, so everything could be finished. We were finally allowed back in on Thurday night around 6pm. For the first time in my life, I am SPEECHLESS at how awesome it looked.
Amazing, right?!?!?! See the full gallery of before and after pics here--I've included pictures of my living room and my fiance's office because they pulled our white chair from our living room and the Union Jack pillow is from my fiance's office, which is the green room in the before pictures.
The bed is from Roger and Chris's own furniture company, which, BTW--is made in the USA in North Carolina. The lamps were ours, but they put new shades on them and used fabric to make them custom. They also brought in one of my favorite vintage radios I've had in the living room and a print my sister in law did. (She's an artist, it's the one above the white chair.)
This was an amazing experience. I am so excited about it and I want you to have it, too. Click THIS LINK and register to win your own home makeover from Roger and Chris--you have to enter by 8pm on Saturday 4/12, and you've gotta be within 15 miles of the Southern Ideal Home Show at the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh.
Roger and Chris are at the Southern Ideal Home Show all weekend. Go by and see one of their Q & As, or just say hello. They're GREAT guys, and the production team will be there too. I wonder if they'll let Dave out of the truck?
I'll stop by there Sunday 11am-1pm if ya wanna come say hey.
Visit Roger + Chris online at RogerandChris.com
And, do yourself a favor and watch this commercial Chris made for their furniture company when they lived in Austin, TX. It's a few years old, but it's just freaking hysterical: