Friday, November 10, 2017

T's bedroom

Many moons ago I put together a mood board for T's bedroom, which looked like this:

The finished room looks absolutely nothing like that.  The only thing from that moodboard we used were the pink lamps we already owned.

T and I looked through what remains of my fabric collection, which is pretty limited since the moving purge.  T picked out this Pottery Barn Paradise fabric.

 Back story: I once saw this fabric as a Pottery Barn duvet on an Apartment Therapy article, and in the picture it was a bright yellow.  I stalked ebay and craigslist looking for this duvet and finally tracked it down.  When it showed up, the color was very mustardy, not bright yellow.  I ripped the duvet apart and used it as curtains, then decided it was just not what I was hoping it to be, and put it away for years.  I'm happy T liked it, as I think it works really well in her room.

I recovered her headboard.

Since her windows already have pull up shades and window/furniture placement makes long curtains inadvisable, I made two pelmet boxes a la Jenny Komenda out of foam core board. 

I added a purple quilt, shopped the basement for art, shuffled some Malm dressers out of other rooms, bought a neutral shag rug and a panda head, and voila, new room.

great white balancing on these photos! Nothing but the best for my blog. 

pretend the art doesn't look crooked

different white balancing ftw

Someday, if my arms ever work again, I will repaint her bedroom (and the rest of the house) with a fresher white, and paint the trim.  


  1. It looks great, Lisa. I love how your kids' rooms have kids' touches, but don't look childish. Especially like the painting over the dressers (is it your creation?). Nice Lincoln bobblehead, too! ; )

    1. thanks, t! The painting is from a vintage store in south Jersey a few years ago.

  2. Dang, I missed this last week. I have to say, I am glad I don't have to worry any more about getting good shots of rooms. Though, if we ever finish our kitchen, I might have to write a post about it, and then I can fret (or not) about white balance. For old time's sake. I can tell from this room that your girl is growing up. (sniff) Nice to see a post from you.

    1. I haven't used my camera in so long I can't remember how to white balance, or what the ISO rules were, or how to do anything with it anymore.

      My babies are growing up, yes, sniffle, sob. I asked my middle one if he wanted Legos for xmas this year and he said "no, I think I have enough." !! I had a few tears after that.

    2. Man, I miss buying toys for Christmas. Today I sent money so my kids could go Christmas shopping for themselves on Black Friday. I won't be with them, as they are 3,000 frickin' miles away from me. Sigh. On the upside, it's kinda nice that I don't have to go shopping. Looking for silver linings...


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