Sunday, January 2, 2011

My daughter loves it, and it's so right for her. :) Here are the before pictures:

It was just a mess. Here are after pics, yes I know I need a real camera. :)







 I scored this daybed on Craigslist. It has a trundle bed underneath for sleepovers! I had to drive all the way to Timbuktu with my dad's truck to find it, but sooo worth it. Her full-size bed from before was way too big for this smaller room...
 This dresser has been in my family for 60 years. It was mine when I was growing up and now it's my daughter's. (It has a highboy, bedside table, and matching twin beds but those pieces are used elsewhere, my mom's house on the lake, etc)

These lampshades were on sale on Pottery Barn Teen.

 The strobe-light snowflake was on clearance at Lowe's after Christmas. It's LED and the bulbs flash in rainbow colors and different patterns -- there's a remote control for it, she LOVES this!
 This pic is out of order, before I moved all her junk into the room :)

 Again, I used that trusty tutorial for roman shades from Little Green Notebook. I can't tell you how much that tutorial has changed my life. No more sewing roman shades from scratch!!
 The pillows are stupid easy to sew, now that I don't attempt to put zippers in them, or stuff them and hand-sew the opening. I sew two pieces of fabric overlapping on the back, sort of like a pocket.
 My daughter collects "hair flowers", so I clipped them on the lampshades. The lamps were part of the 60-year-old bedroom set, and my dad fixed the sockets for me. Every lamp in this house has been broken by my boys. These were no exception. :(
The dotty fabric was on sale for $5 a yard online, and I bought it a month ago before I had a clear plan in mind. It was pure luck that I found a matching sheet set at Target. Serendipity!
There is a round pink rug on the floor that matches too, I got that on Overstock. (Don't have a pic for some reason)

Thanks to Susan for selling me this daybed, and I hope you're happy in your new house! :)
Posted by Katy On 10:41 PM 11 comments

11 comments :

  1. It looks fantastic - so sweet and fresh. I love the daybed and the fabric you found for the roman blind. What a great bedroom - lucky daughter.

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  2. Katy,

    What a fantastic room for a little girl!

    I haven't seen many posts from you in a while and now I can see why; you've been busy!

    I particularly love the fabric on the window blind and cushions.

    Great work!

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  3. Love it, love it, love it! Especially the fabric on the shade and pillows! What a fabulous job you did. Thanks for stopping by my blog - I'm about to look around yours and see what other fabulous projects you've done.

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  4. I love this! I love the coordination of the fabrics. I've had that roman shade tutorial on my list to do for a while and have yet to do it--your roman shades and panels look so nice together, great job!

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  5. You are absolutely amazing! I can't believe you built that tree house out of the love for your children. It is amazing what we will do to make our kids happy in times of uncertainty. I can completely relate to you, being a single mom too. My kids although older than yours now, were at similar ages when my marriage broke up. I so want my kids esp my girls to know how capable as women we are. You are a perfect example of that. Wishing you the happiest new year~ Sue

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  6. Everything looks so fantastic!! I love the floral/grey fabric you did for the roman shades...and how well it coordinates with the pink polka dot fabric! Great job!!! :)

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  7. wow! everything looks awesome!!

    i actually love the snowflake too. what a great way to think 'outside of the box'. pure genius!

    love the flower fabric!

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  8. Love it! Love the floral and polka dots...and everything else too!!!

    Oh, and I'm not fond of studfinders either in response to your comment on my blog. And yes, I do have to drag around an air compressor!

    :-) Sandra

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  9. She must have been THRILLED to come home to this!!! What a delightful transformation for your girl!

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  10. wow...i really amazed by your blog.I really don't know how you spend your time with working as an engineer, kids, DIY's and blogging..seriously??! are you iron woman??

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