Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Using ideas from these various places, I turned her babyish, primary color-laden, barn animal room into a happy forest.
These pictures aren't very good, as I quickly snapped them tonight before she went to bed, but they'll give you an idea before I do some final shots (after I clean up the room more, get matching bedding - which I might wait on until we do a big girl bed, which will also allow more of the tree to be seen.) It's not perfect, but it was a quick and painless makeover. And I'm pleased.
Moving aqua planter into the room: free.
Moving curtains from another room: free.
Moving table runner from dining room: free
Painting tree and birdhouses: $21 (bought sample sizes of White, Yarrow, and Cooled Blue from Sherwin Williams for $3.49 each plus some paint brushes)
Stick mobile: stick: free, fishing line and hooks: $5 (True Value), birdhouses: $1 each (Michaels)
Matching birdies: $12 (Target)
Signed print: $17.50 from here, but they are sold out, Frame: $6 (Michaels), Embroidery hoops: $1.29 each (Michaels), fabric: $11 with leftovers to cover lampshade and maybe make pillow (JoAnn Fabrics)
Claire seems to like it, as she exclaimed "Tree!" about a million times when she first saw it. Here's some recent pics of my cutey.
Who knew that my first time braiding her hair would result in a Pippy Long Stocking imitation?
Got soy cream cheese?