Tuesday, February 17, 2009

48/365 The big reveal

You've asked...you've waited...here it is...Miss Lizzie's new room!

A few things remain the same. This picture was a gift when Lizzie was born, drawn by her godfather. Doesn't it look very arty against the pure white wall.

We needed a place to gather all the backpacks and hoodies for this grown-up 'tween girl. At the perfect height of course. It's a much better place than the end of her bed where they previously lived.

A look back at my sweet little baby girl. The frames and photos are repurposed from the old room, the fabric matting is new.

We also needed a place to group all the little girl bric-a-brac that she accumulates. These ledges work perfectly. The Suess-inspired photo was another present from Lizzie's artist godfather.

The famous blue desk. I love the way it turned out. She stills needs a new chair as I'm not crazy about this set up and understandably it doesn't feel great for the back or bottom to spend much time sitting here. I covered a few corkboard with fabric so Lizzie can pin up more treasures. We have a new "no posters on the wall" by-law in our house, but I figured she still has little things she'll want to keep, thus the corkboards.

Ah, the blasted CURTAINS. I don't think I actually swore during the sewing but there were moments. They turned out well, even if I didn't get around to hemming them.

A sweet little purse. Just an extra pretty doo-dad hanging around.

Remembered those miles of lace I was crocheting? It was used trim the pillowcases I embroidered for her bed.

And the bed. The chandelier silhouettes were a lot easier in theory. I need at least 2 or 3 extra hands and they still aren't completely straight. We are saying that they are swaying in the breeze. I priced out the fabric to make Lizzie's quilt and the fabric cost more than $180.00 just for the top. So I used one of the quilts from my bed instead. And it fits

There are a few things I still want to make or purchase, but she's happy with her more "mature" room. And so am I.


Lisa Wheeler Milton said...

It is lovely! I love the silhouettes. You did a fine job.

Shana said...

You did a great job!

A New England Life said...

The room is darling : )

Don't worry about the chandeliers not being straight. That's all part of the personality of the room and a homemade touch. Does she have a real chandelier in her room?

I like the colors and the desk looks wonderful too. We had the same issue with a chair so we ended up buying a very inexpensive computer chair at Staples or Walmart. I don't think we even paid $20, so you can't beat it.

Can't believe you crocheted all that! Wow! The pillowcases are so cute. Hopefully your daughter is happy with the results, and hopefully it will look like this for a while ; )

Jillian said...

Lovely! I love the chandeliers done on the wall. I'll bet she is ecstatic about her new room!

calicodaisy said...

Very nice! I can't believe you are keeping up with a photo and post everyday.

3rdEyeMuse said...

oh! that is one FANTASTIC tween room! I love all the special touches (the fabric covered corkboards & lace trimmed embroidered pillowcases, especially so) ... a thought ... if you want to make the "day she was born" sketch a little more arty, get a cork board that's just an inch (or two) larger than the framed piece and cover it in the fabric you used for the other corkboard and hang the picture (frame and all) in the center. tada! plus, the fabric can be switched out whenever a mini-reno is in the works. :) just a thought.

sassy studio said...

It all looks fantastic! The fabric covered boards are brilliant! The pillow cases are treasures......you have talent girl!

MJ said...

Oof! Those pillowcases took me back to the 1970s when my grandmother made them for our beds! I think I have some remaining (plus extra crocheted lace) in my linen closet!

I think the chandeliers are charming!

Saucy said...

It looks smashing. She will continue to collect all the bric a brac you speak of, so get used to it!

We had a no-poster rule, until The Jonas Brothers rode into town on their glorious, dreamy ride to stardom *sigh* and so it went.

The wall decals are awesome!

lapoflux said...

I LOVE her new room - it's gorgeous!

karen said...

really nice room!!!