05 Feb What I did with my Christmas money
Welcome to Jaeda’s room!
(Btw, this was before we bought the house.)
I think they call this Apartment Beige.
I should know because we put in 6 years of apartment living!
Now on to Jaeda’s room.
First are a couple overview pics; then I’ll get into what they call the deets.
Some specifics about what’s in there.
Below is the loft side of the French doors leading into Jaeda’s room.
(Jaeda’s side is the yellow above.)
It’ll be our office space in the future (we’re currently sleeping there,
what with middle-of-the-night wakers and all), so I thought this fabric
made a versatile choice. I was inspired by this post to seek an alternative
to a traditional curtain, since we knew we’d never need the curtains open.
Was it more work than just sewing a curtain?
For sure! Cutting SIXTY rectangles (15 per door per side)
required a couple of tv shows. And adhering them to the glass
wasn’t fun either. But. I really like the graphic look, and love
that the wood is still shown, soo…let’s just say I’m glad it’s over.
This is from Jaeda’s room with the loft light on at night.
See how you can kinda see the loft-side pattern through it?
I added a layer of cardstock to help prevent that, but…
it wasn’t all that successful. I’d recommend not using
patterned fabrics if you were going to try this project.
But overall, it blocks quite a bit of light. No more sneaking around in the dark for us!
This is probably my favorite project of the whole room.
It was inspired by this Pinterest find, and I spent over an hour pouring
over these Etsy fabrics. Easy project. Well worth the time for the visual impact!
Bummer that our changing pad covers don’t match,
but I just can’t justify buying new ones!
I think that turquoise fabric is my favorite, but they’re all so great!
A good mixture of modern girlie.
This yellow one was a dress I long loved.
The white one was a sweater that I couldn’t
bear to part with without a purpose.
I plan to spray the bookshelf in the spring. It came with the house, so we might as well use it!
Maybe this color? A fun splash against the yellow wall.
This book was written by…one of my friends!!
It’s got great rhymes and a fun message.
Check it out on Amazon!
Now here’s a dilemma I’m currently considering.
Does the length of the one on the right make the room feel taller,
or should I trim it like on the left to make it fit the window better?
Or maybe add some of the Etsy fabric to the bottom to bring the room together??
Would appreciate your input!
I gotta say I have had so.much.fun decorating this room! Several late nights to get all the
painting done, but I told James that I’m tired if I get sleep, and I’m tired if I don’t, so…why not?
I’d say it took a month total of not-really-dedicated-mostly-during-nap time effort.
Just work on it here and there. Or when I could swindle a friend into coming
over and doing excessive amounts of ironing for a project (thanks, Anne! ;)).
Now if I could just get Christmas money every month, I’d start on Corban’s room!