I've had these pictures sitting around for quite some time. I had great intentions of getting Libby's shelves hung and putting all the finishing touches together and then posting.
We got Libby's shelves hung and then stalled. I'm just not entirely sure what to put on them. I had an idea in mind and then it hit me....Libby can reach the shelves.
So anything on the shelves needs to be Libby-proof.
There goes my idea of finding bird statues and painting them funky colors to match her decor.
So, at the moment she has three cute little shelves, the one the furthest from her bed holds her daddy-made peacock painting (her request - after I had them hung so that the painting was balanced on the wall).
Libby had been sleeping in the tiny nursery in her crib/toddler bed. When it became evident that Libby was quickly outgrowing her little bed I decided that instead of squeezing a bigger bed into the oddly shaped room I'd rather just move her into the muchlarge guest room/storage room/catch all.
Since she was
dead set against the move reluctant less than thrilled with the idea of switching rooms at first I thought we'd make a big production of it with Santa bringing the "big girl" bedding at Christmas.
After weeks of refusing to so much as discuss the possibility, one night she announced she would sleep in the guest room from hence forth. Which led to a mad scramble to throw down some clean sheets and put any potentially dangerous objects (which, for Libby is just about everything) up out of her reach.
I spent many hours searching stores and browsing online shops to find a bedding that was fun and feminine without being frilly.
I finally found a set at Linens 'N Things online, then the fun of adding the details began!
Welcome to Libby's room...
Land of Nod is one of my favorite places to find quirky little accesories like these art hooks. I also got a pink closet storage system with colored drawers.
Pinterest is awesome.
I got the idea of using embroirdery hoops and fabric to create a display for this wall from Pinterest.
See the purple handprint? All my idea.
The wall decals came from Amazon. They are from the Happi Tree line by Dena Designs. The set was huge, colorful, and a great addition to her room!
The lightswitch cover matches the decals. I found it on an ETSY site.
Eventually we hope to replace her hand me down and down and down furniture with something white with traditional lines.
This is an example of me being a glutton for punishment.
I hate spending ridiculously large amounts of money for sheets of fabric.
Curtains seem so simple to make....
Looks can be deceiving, folks.
I've dabbled in curtain making in the past. It wasn't pretty, so I'm not sure what my thought process was for attempting to do it again.
Yeah...$80 a panel curtains. (And don't even get me started on what money hungry corporate giant came up with the idea of selling a HALF of a curtain. REALLY)....and reading far too much at Young House Love.
So I thought....Jo Ann Fabrics has pretty fabric...
I can buy pretty fabric....
I have a sewing machine....
I can totally sew my baby some curtains.
Did I mention my "sewing machine" is about the size of a BeDazzler?
Long story short - I sewed up some decent curtains. But factoring in the time and energy and money I spent on them, I would have probably been better off buying some overpriced curtain panels.
Believe it or not, she has actually left all the pictures on her art hooks!
All in all, I really like how it turned out!
Since this is still a work in progress, I'll be posting more pictures on the shelf saga!