Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Lots of pics in this post!  Since we gave Austin her own room for Christmas LAST year I really felt like I should get it finished before Christmas THIS year!  Why do these projects take me so long?!?!  Maybe because I change my mind a hundred and one times before I commit?  Well, here it is.. I'll start with some of the "before's"...

 Initially, we were going use this as a guest room.  We painted stripes under the chair-rail (which I never liked) and we really didn't want to have to re-paint.  The challenge was trying to find something girly that would work with this green! 
 Austin practically inhales books, so I wanted her to have a comfortable reading chair to curl up in.  I looked EVERYWHERE and finally found this chair at a local consignment store.  Husband thought I was crazy!I picked up this bench at HomeGoods.  It opens and has a small amount of storage space, perfect for books!
Here they are re-covered...
I found these ceramic medallions at a local drapery supply store.  They were plain ceramic, so I painted them and then glued them to wood dowels...really simple!
I LOVE the way the chair came out!  I also have a tall reading lamp on its way.  NO, I didn't re-do this chair by myself!  I wish I was that talented!

 The fabric I used was Annie Selke Home.  I love the color combinations and the large flower print on the chair and windows seems to tone down the stripes.  I've been wanting to do one of these button pillows for a long time!  I think it turned out cute and I really like the pink on blue.
This is just a Target lamp that I covered.  I cut out the flowers and sewed them together, then used ModPodge to attach them to the shade.  I put a pink ribbon around the top to cover those threads.
I went with a plain, cream duvet from The Company Store and then added the pink pom-pom trim down the sides.  I'll probably add a dust ruffle and I'm still hunting for a nightstand.
Love, love the Amy Butler gumdrop pillow!  So cute and so easy to make!  I also covered a couple of canvas's with corkboard and fabric but somehow didn't get a picture of those.  All in all I think it turned out cute.  Husband hung the letters over the bed without asking me how I wanted them and since he was nice enough to do it, I guess I shouldn't complain.  I would have done it differently, of course, but we can live with it!  Austin loves her new room and I'm just happy to have it done (mostly!)!

I've been selling a LOT of jammies in the shop which is keeping me very busy.  Now for the Holidays!  Can't wait to get started!  Have a nice day!  Stephanie

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