January 29, 2009

{ Ms. Sassypant's Room }

I'm not sure how to start. I've talked about Ms. Sassypant's room for far too long & now I'm finally going to show it to you. Like I said in the last post, I was hesitating to post about it because I wanted it to be completely finished. But, my mom's right...so, here we go...a work in progress.

Remember that Anna Maria Horner fabric I talked about way back when? It was a bit expensive so, I only bought a yard & a half of it. I wasn't sure what to do with it. I thought I would just make a pillow until that wonderful blog, whatever, posted about her play room & I found the perfect curtains! I ended up having the perfect amount of fabric for them.
I pretty much copied her curtains exactly. I love the top stitching & the raw edges. It sure makes it a quick & easy sewing project. They are made from the $2.50 flat sheets from Walmart just as whatever suggested.
And the fabric piece on the bottom is pleated. Cute, huh? That whatever gal sure is a creative girly.
I was talking to my mom a few days ago about how I could not find the right nightstand for Sassy's room. Her bed is so tall I just wasn't having luck finding anything. Then my mom had the fabulous idea of using shelves.
Yay, Mom! As soon as I hung up the phone I ran to Lowe's & bought these 2 white shelves for $15 each. And a bonus...they are super easy to vacuum underneath. I couldn't fit the vacuum between the legs of her old one & it drove me crazy!
Her duvet cover came from Anthropologie. Still working on what to do with the pillows. I like to make it easy for my kids to make their beds. I figure less pillows means more of a chance they will actually make it. I just bought the tin heart above her bed {$9 at a store in Utah} & stuck it up there. I can't figure out what to do above the bed. Maybe the heart is fine but, it seems too small. Yes? No? I would love some suggestions for that & the pillows.
I had the hardest time getting pictures of the full curtains. They kept turning out so dark. There's one more panel on the left. I hung the white wooden rod on those things you use to hang a rod in the closet {I'm not sure what they're called} at either end. She didn't have enough room between the window & wall for finials.
Here's the other side of the room. There are two bulletin boards on each side of the dry erase board. I covered the cork board with black & white polka-dot fabric. The dresser & bed were garage sale finds from way back when that I painted white.

I made these two A's. The bigger one I made just today along with the butterfly picture on the other shelf. I'm going to post more about those later.
Well, there you go. It's been fun because Sassy loves it every time I add something new. She, especially, loves the curtains. I would love it if you had any ideas or suggestions that you could share.

21 comments:

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!! I hope she realizes how lucky she is to have a mom who does her room like this! WOW!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

I love everything about this room. The yellow happy walls, the bed frame, the amazing comforter, the Mom-inspired side shelves, the corkboard and most especially...the Out-of-Control Cute Curtains!!! Way to go!!!

Traci said...

It's looking awesome Jam! I love it.

Jennifer said...

It looks fantastic! So many cute touches. Where did you find the lower case "a" on her side table?

Susan said...

Love the room. I really like the 2shelves, especially the idea of vaccuming easier. Try an empty frame around the heart. I've seen it in alot of blogs lately - most recently on JOYS OF HOME - will give it some substance.

Sheila said...

Beautiful! Like others I really love the mom inspired idea with the two shelves instead of the nightstands.

The heart seems to be the perfect size; if it were bigger it would be too close to the ceiling (I think from looking at the pictures). The placement between the lamps adds a nice curve effect that mimics the headboard.

Again, BEAUTIFUL!

Cindy said...

Great job, Jamie. It looks awesome.

Cheryl said...

Darling room :-)

Amber said...

Everything is beautiful! Love it! And I love the one at "Whatever" too. I can see why you were inspired. Great job!

Trevor and Colette Riley said...

Hey it's me Colette Riley (Anthony)! I love all of this stuff! So CUTE!!!! I am loving the blogs. I can invite you to my blog if I can get your email address. I don't know if you remember if I have a baby or not but I do. His name is Tayson and he is fourteen months old. It is so crazy!

Laurie Anne said...

I love the bedside "tables", what a great idea. As for the heart, how about some swirlly script of some sort, either her name or a cute quote :0)

Bethie - Chic Junque said...

You are one creative chick! I love the girls room (I have 3 three boys/men). Maybe some throw pillows in the colorful colors in the top of the curtains? Maybe a mirror over the bed? Great job!

meg duerksen said...

it looks SO GOOD! i love your curtains and the shelves and those A decorations. LOVe the A's.
looks great.
good job.
:)

Angie said...

Jamie..it looks terrific! What a great idea your Mom had to use shelves...makes cleaning so simple. The color is so soothing and goes great with the duvet. And, the fabric is yummy...great job on the curtains! I bet your little girl just loves it! Now...how can I get ya to make me one of those "A"s..heehee! Love it!

Brooke and Aaron said...

I just saw that shelf idea for bedside tables on HGTV yesterday and thought it was ingenious. Her room looks so good!! I love how it all ties together. I think the heart looks great above the bed. When I buy a house, I'm hiring you to come decorate for us!!

Amber said...

Everything is beautiful! Oh wait, I said that the other day. :)

Just wanted to let you know that I tagged you on my blog. :)

Sharla said...

Jamie, your curtains look great! I saw your comment on Meg's blog and wondered if you had "real" directions on how to make your curtains. Can you let me know how you made them (pleated bottoms?)? I just got some plain brown curtains for our living room and dining room and they really need some jazzing up!

Lisa--aka The Gardenweasel said...

I LOVE The curtains and the duvet cover. You are amazing!

Amber said...

That room is so awesome! I wish I could live there. :-) I love the curtains--I'll go check out the instructions. Thanks for sharing!

Victoria said...

You need a gigantic B&W photo of Miss Sassy Pants. Maybe not even framed... I don't know. Too bad you don't have any fabulous photos of her... hmm...

The Carreons said...

i love it too! i need to learn about this mod podge!