Saturday, December 15, 2007

On the {second} day of Christmas...

I got to open day two of the 12 Days of Christmas swap. This gorgeous little notebook all prettied up is by the wonderful Karin of Creative Chaos. I love it and can't wait to use it for something very special. Thanks, Karin!Both kids got clean rooms...and I gave them each a mini makeover!! They were both in great need of a little tender loving care in their room, so I decided to go all out and change the decor while I was at it. As you can see I looooveee chenille! This shelf in Chloe's room is full of treasures some old, some new and some handmade. Joe made the actual shelf. I made the rag bag hanging from the rod. This wonderful banner was made by Kris Hurst and the altered ribbons were done by Kimla. They are perfect for her room. I made the curtains. The reason this whole makeover started was Chloe is now in a big girl bed! The butterfly pillow is from Andrea. This is what you see when you walk into Lowell's room.
I went with a woodland at night theme for the most part. Of course my childhood snoopy is there on the shelf and a picture of Joe when he was a tiny tot.
Yes, now he has a tent in his room. Fun!
I've always loved this duvet cover from Ikea. The animal images and colors are pefect! Finally put to use my vintage magazine rack. I will change out the memo board with art work that he comes home with from school. It's nice to walk in the kids rooms and have a fresh, new look. I love children's rooms that are full of imagination and whimsy:)Speaking of which, I found this fabric at an estate sale today that had the most amazing vintage fabric samples. I gobbled them up at $1 piece. I'll post pics later. I just loved this adorable fabric. Couldn't you see an entire room inspired by this one piece?

Hope you're having a great weekend!


Jeanne said...

The kids rooms look cute Kari. And congratulations to Chloe for graduating to a big girl bed!

Heather Simpson-Bluhm said...

That kiddo fabric is so cool. It would make a wonderful room theme. It always feels very good to freshen up the kids room. H's is due.. again.. so small. You did great :)

Heather - Speckled Egg said...

These rooms look great! I am a HUGE fan of chenille too. Very cute!

Bonnie said...

Gorgeous Kari! Their rooms are beautiful, so fresh and inspiring for bright little minds! love the decor!Bonnie

Jessi Nagy said...

aahh kari, both of there rooms are adorable!!
i remember when i was in charge of my kids rooms, ahh the good ole days!
love them!

Anonymous said...

Oh, their rooms look adorable! I love all that vintage chenille in Chloe's room and am glad that the pillow fits in so well!

Alison Gibbs said...

How gorgeous the kids rooms are.
They can let their imaginations run wild in their rooms.

Anonymous said...

What lovely images. I love the banner and picture that is in your daughters room. And that fabric you so cute and fun. Have a wonderful holiday.

Fete et Fleur said...

Your children's rooms are adorable. What a blessing to have such a talented Mom!!