Watch me on CBS TV Live It Up With Donna Drake

When Donna Drake, an international award-winning creative writer, producer and TV personality, contacted me to transform her bedroom furniture, I was so thrilled, and definitely all IN!! It was great fun spending the day at Donna’s house. She had several eclectic pieces in her bedroom, and with luxurious new linens as inspiration she wanted everything to tie in nicely. We went with Modern Masters Silver on her wrought iron headboard and mirror, and beautiful Icy blue SW-6534 by Sherwin-Williams for the two night stands and dresser. I redid all the hardware to match the headboard and mirror. Some of the furniture already had layers upon layers of paint on them. The secret is in the preparation — as long as it’s done properly, everything will last for years.

Of course her bedroom wouldn’t be complete without coordinating original art, so I surprised Donna with two paintings that worked perfect in her new space.

I’ve been a fan of Donna’s ever since I began watching Live It Up! Donna Drake is well known in the elite interior design community, not just on Long Island, but nationally as well. She has been invited to host the National Interior Design Society convention, and was a huge hit, as you can imagine. Donna shares her motivating, inspiring life on social media, and she’s one of Long Island’s treasures. It was such a pleasure to give this wonderful woman, who brings such joy and happiness to those around her, a sacred respite where she can unwind at the end of every day.

Donna Drake and Debbie Viola

Furniture makeover
Furniture transformation for Donna Drake by Debbie Viola
BEFORE dresser