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291  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / My daughter's girly room (lots of pics) on: May 12, 2006 03:22:42 PM
My daughter's room doesn't have the "shock and awe" value of my son's room, but it's still cute. Smiley

I was copying a room setup from a Pottery Barn catalog. They were selling an aqua butterfly comforter, but it was "dry clean only" and who the heck buys "dry clean only" for a child, anyway?? So I made her a comforter with appliqued butterflies. The "curtains" on her canopy bed are from IKEA, split in half vertically.

Her pink curtains are simply two panels with ties that I made, and then hung them up on drawer pulls screwed into the wall above her window.

Her ceiling has clouds painted on it, some in whimsical shapes, and her name is up there as well.

To make her dutch door, I ordered a prehung regular door, but told them not to drill for the knob. That way, I could move the knob location a little bit once the door was cut in two. Before I cut the door, I added a fourth hinge. After the door was cut, I needed to close off the cut edges (the door is hollow), so I used a thin wood strip and glued and nailed it on. Then I took a thicker wood strip and attached that to the top edge to cover the gap when the door is closed. I bought the dutch door latch online. The conversion was a serious PITA, it's not something I would recommend! ha ha! But it looks way cool.

While I'm at it, here's a little table I painted for her way back:
292  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: My son's constellation room (lots of pics!) on: May 12, 2006 03:01:29 PM
Thanks everybody! And thanks for the welcomes! Smiley

If I painted faster, maybe I could do this for money - but unfortunately I am waaaay slow! ha ha! It took me several months of on/off weekends and evenings to get it done. (Two kids keep me busy, too.) Plus, I have about a bizillion other projects going on - you all understand that, right?  Grin I knew that you would.
293  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: Cellophane Coloured Windows on: May 12, 2006 11:50:23 AM
What a great idea! That looks so cool!! (scribbles down idea in mental notepad...)
294  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Multi-colored Dining Room Chairs and Table on: May 12, 2006 11:48:20 AM
Oh, I just love whimsical dining sets like that! Gives me warm fuzzies.
295  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: My son's constellation room (lots of pics!) on: May 12, 2006 11:37:13 AM
Okay, here's what I did.

Walls: glidden's "Triple Crown" and "Parchment" eggshell
Ceiling: glidden's "Yachting" flat
Closet doors: Benjamin Moore "Warm Earth" alkyd satin
Trim: Behr "Ultra Pure White" satin

Put up new crown molding and baseboards, ordered new closet doors.

Walls: First coat "Parchment", then mixed "Triple Crown" with glaze and ragged/dabbed it on. Then mixed "Parchment" with glaze and ragged/dabbed it again. The constellations are copied from a notecard that I got from a friend a long time ago. I used a borrowed lcd projector to help me get them roughly painted on the walls. There's a little artistic liberty in the placement of the constellations. Wink But I tried to get them a little bit accurate. After they were all laid out, I went back over them freehand and filled in the detail. I used a mixture of the two wall colors to paint the constellations. Then I made my own stencils for the stars, and stenciled them in gold craft paint. And used the same gold for the lettering.

The ceiling was painted in "Yachting", and then I used a Night Sky Star Stencil to place stars on the ceiling in white. The bigger stars I made star-shaped, but the little stars are just dots. Then I went over the stars with glow-in-the-dark paint.

I also made the roman window shade and the quilt for his bed. Actually the fabric for the window shade is what I started with to pull the colors for the walls and ceiling. Then I pulled the colors again for the quilt. It is a simple tied quilt with extra-high-loft batting, so more like a comforter than quilt.

Thanks for looking! I'll post some of my other projects later! Smiley

296  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: My son's constellation room (lots of pics!) on: May 12, 2006 11:18:44 AM

297  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / My son's constellation room (lots of pics!) on: May 12, 2006 11:17:55 AM
Hi, I'm Beth, and I really need to come visit this forum more. I was just complaining to myself that I don't know anybody who likes to do the same stuff that I do, so I think this is where I need to be!

I recently completed my son's room. I'll post pics first, then come back and give the rundown...

298  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: Buccaneer Bathroom (Warning! Big Pics!) on: May 12, 2006 11:07:30 AM
LOVE IT!! The colors are fantastic, and the dark wood looks so awesome in there. So fun - I'm going to have to show it to my husband, he'll get a kick out of it.
299  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: Plumb Harlequin Foyer Wall on: May 12, 2006 10:58:09 AM
The color is awesome! But I'm a bit biased as I'm about to paint a wall a similar color in our house. Smiley You did a great job making those diamonds so nice!
300  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: My Sumptuous Bedroom... PIC UPDATE! on: May 12, 2006 10:40:26 AM
I love it! Peacock blue is such an amazing color and I love the gold frames and ceiling. How fun!
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