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fluttermuffin
« on: November 14, 2008 08:20:00 AM »

last month my daughter, Cady, and I re-decorated her bedroom.... that particular basement bedroom has gone through many changes in the past 4 years...

1. right after we moved in.. it was my sons room at first.... UGLY paneling and shag carpeting (that we promptly removed.


2.we eventually did paint the room for her brother. off-white with my feeble attempt to sponge stamp a border. yuk. (took this pic before we painted it for Cady)


3. Cady's pink and lime green room. The pink was bough full price, but the green was from the "oops" bin at Lowes. I got the paisley bedspread on clearance at walmart. Was planning on painting the hand-me-down furniture white, but never got around to it. (bad mama)


4. The latest transformation.  She wanted hot pink and leopard print... I wasn't that confident it would look ok, but I was wrong. I turned out very cute.  the top half is tan (leftover from bathroom re-do), bottom is hot pink (leftover from her earlier room re-do), bought the dark brown for the stripe and doors... found a roll of leopard print wallpaper at the thrift store for $3.. one end had gotten wet but I used a jigsaw and cut about 2 inches off then cut several strips 6 inches wide.  then just rotated to make the ends match up. got a plain tan comforter, and found a leopard print sheet at the thrift store for a buck that I sewed simple curtains and pillow cases out of.  She got the leopard flip chair at the DAV thrift store for $5.  SHE LOVES THE ROOM.


5. just a pic of her posin' in her room on Senior appreciation night in her uniform... its been over a month since we finished her room and she still loves it...


thanks for looking
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« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2008 08:41:47 AM »

the room is very cute! looks like something i'd do to the living room...and have my roomies freak out!



i love the kitty 'accessory' for her bed too! perfect picture timing.  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2008 08:47:05 AM »

The room looks great, and I love the leopard print...

..but OMG look at that gorgeous tiny little kitty!  I want to wist it  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2008 09:14:34 AM »

The room looks great, and I love the leopard print...

..but OMG look at that gorgeous tiny little kitty!  I want to wist it  Grin

I could NOT stop laughing!  The room is very cute in its newest version, and I also like the old pink and green combo.  It's a good think you didn't paint the furniture white, because the wood goes great with the leopard print!
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« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2008 12:07:45 PM »

This turned out lovely!  It got better with each transformation. And OOOOOOHHH the kitty is soo cute!!! Grin
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« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2008 06:58:13 AM »

Wow, the room looks great.  And leopard print wallpaper at the thrift store for $3?   Shocked  What a find!
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« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2008 09:51:43 AM »

thanks for the comments... everyone loves a little affirmation that they "done good".  The teeny kitty is her "Cloe baby".  She bottle raised her from just a couple days old.

re-doing the room for her was fun... she's already discussing dorm room ideas for next year... *sigh*. Roll Eyes
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« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2008 03:54:48 AM »

I love projects that come out great but still stick to the budget! Nice work.  Cool
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« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2008 10:56:43 AM »

I loved to see te evolution of this room. Tell me, how did you prep the paneling when you first painted it? Did you sand it and then prime and paint or did you just prime and paint?

I really love the pink and leopard. Your daughter has a good eye. It is just enough leopard.

Trine
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fluttermuffin
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2008 01:56:54 AM »

  Tell me, how did you prep the paneling when you first painted it? Did you sand it and then prime and paint or did you just prime and paint?
Trine, thanks for the comment.... we just used Kilz 2... only one coat was needed and the paint covered it fine.  Our first paint job was an offwhite and you couldn't see any panelling showing through.
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