Monday, August 17, 2009
When we moved into this house 2 1/2 years ago I kinda expected to be moving out again in about a year. So I didn't really put any effort into Amelia's room. Even when I found out we were going to be having another girl I didn't really do anything to her room. And geez, isn't half the point of having a girl-child getting to decorate a little girl's room? (Just kidding! Sorta.) After having my son, I quickly realized that the little girl's room of my dreams is not going to be an option. Sort of a Shabby Chic meets Cinderella and a bottle of Pepto. But no, white furniture and linens and long flowing pink drapes are just not going to survive a 3 year old. I still don't want to spend much money on this room because I have high hopes of moving out of this house still. But in the meantime, I would like it to look like a little girl lives in it!
The above picture shows just how sad the girls' room was/is. Just a hodge-podge of stuff thrown together. Sad. It's slooooooowly getting better, any ideas/suggestions would be much appreciated! I bought a cute polka dot sheet set and I'm using the colors from that for the room. Light pink, a darker pink, purple, aqua, yellow and lime green. Think cheap, easy and transient! My hubby is making Amelia a bed and my mom is thinking about making her a quilt.
So, here is my 4 dollar 'makeover'. $1 for the wallies and $1 each for the colored tissue paper. Well, plus a little for the ribbon, it was some I had leftover from another project.
I made the giant pom poms from this tutorial of Martha's. They were incredibly easy and Jillian loooooves looking at them, better than a mobile!
Woops, I put up the wallies before I hung the pom poms.
There, that's a little better! I'd like the wallies a little lower, but they are out of the reach of little hands. I had Lia try to get them and they are juuuuust out of reach.
Now scoot on over to Between Naps on the Porch and see all the other metamorphoses! (I absolutely love looking at all the before and afters!)