Sunday, April 19, 2009

i've been working....


...on Isabella's room! If I wasn't such an amature, I would have taken before pics... I still have many, many things I plan to accomplish in here. Like curtains, (do I attempt making them, or just make it easy on myself and buy them?) a fancy mirror for her vanity, a pink, fluffy rug from Target to cover the hideous, brownish, office carpet ($80 rug-yowza! Will definitely have to wait) and a yard sale book shelf I just acquired that is currently undergoing a major face lift.

I have the hard part done though...and that is painting the entire room. The stripes were a pain in my rear-end...but definitely worth it because I LOVE 'em. The little canopy thingy over her crib is just an embroidery hoop that I covered with fake peonies, I saw one similar to this in a magazine and wanted it so badly, but it was $60!!! I racked my brain and came up with my own-cheaper-version, well it's probably not my own version, I'm sure someone has done this before, but it was new to me...Anywho...I cranked up my hot glue gun and I lined the entire hoop with pink ribbon first so that none of the hoop shows, then I glued on my strips of tule, then I added my peonies...it took about three artificial bouquets and six yards of tule. Super easy and fun to make! Maybe I could use this as my first tutorial....that would be so fun! But then I would have to host a giveaway I suppose...seeing as I would have this extra thing laying around...ho-hum...what to do...

Have a happy Monday, all!

20 comments:

The Blonde Duck said...

I love those stripes. That's a design she can really grow with!

Mer said...

Ew her room looks so cute! I love her owl pillow too. :)

dood1ebugs said...

Beautiful Room! Stopping by from SITS!

Angela said...

awwww....just a precious room! Love what you have done in here...you are so super talented...only wish I had an ounce of that...adorable!

Musings of the Mrs. said...

Painting stripes is quite a chore. I love how it all turned out.

Lovie said...

Wowzers!!!Boy is that kid a lucky duck!
MOM

Tamie said...

The room is GORGEOUS! LOVE the stripes (even though they were a pain, they're fabulous!) Princess room for a tiny princess...Tutorial and giveaway are sounding great!

Kristen said...

Her room is adorable!! Thanks for visiting my blog and your kind comments! I do know where Sevierville is :) I love Pigeon Forge, it is a great place to visit to just relax!!

The French Bear said...

Just lovely!! What a great job you have done so far, I can't wait to see the rest!
Happy Monday to you!
Margaret B

Whitney said...

That looks so amazing!! The whole room look like something you'd see it a magazine! And way to make your own canopy, it looks fab!

Noah's Mommy said...

OHMyGoodness...you have done an AMAZING job....stopping by with some SITS love....

Cher said...

What a cute room! I love it! Stopping in from SITS and read your profile! Congrats on recently joining the LDS church. What an awesome thing! Have a great day!

The Blonde Duck said...

I think I might have to follow your Thanksgiving pie tradition. All year.

Denise K. said...

Just beautiful!!! I have been wanting to do stripes in our duaghters room...do tell...how long did it take? I LOVE it! I'm afraid I won't be able to get them straight...will you do a blog post on how you did it? :-)

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

This room is ADORABLE! I love the pink stripes.

Blue Castle said...

Her room is so beautiful! I LOVE the stripes. And the canopy! Adorable. You did a really terrific job. :)

Kate said...

Oh my goodness-- that is just the sweetest baby girl's room ever. Lovely stripes, lovely canopy, lovely quilt...

Ms Cupcake said...

Now following your blog!

Kate said...

Hi, it's Kate from church! I love Bella's room, it's SO cute!

Alison said...

It's beautiful Mary Catherine! I just love it.