Saturday, July 22, 2006

Katie's room


Chris finished painting Katie's room today and we really like it! There are a few places he needs to touch up, but for the most part it's done! One good thing about her room being so small is that it didn't take long to paint. It was kind of hard choosing a green but I'm happy with what we chose. It's called "Key Lime."

Of course, there are still things I'd like to do. I have a curtain on her closet instead of a door. It's just something simple made out of a sheet with some fringe at the top. It's yellow with blue & yellow fringe which is technically fine, but I'd like to find something with more pink in it. I was originally thinking pink & white gingham but now I'm thinking of trying to find something more "vintage-y." I plan to make some simple panel curtains for the window out of the same fabric. I'm very limited in my sewing abilities but I do have a sewing machine and can make a decent panel. Not good, but decent! I'll have to keep my eyes open for a sale somewhere and maybe I can find something I like. I'd also like to enlarge a picture of the girls together and frame to put on the wall somewhere in her room. Maybe the one of them holding hands walking that I posted awhile back. I'm not sure.

I still love the cornice board that my friend Kym painted for me before Katie was born. She had originally painted it "generic" since we didn't know if we were having a boy or girl, but after Katie came along it was about to kill both Kym & I for it not to look more "girly" so she revised it. It is so pretty! If we ever move out of this house, I think it will be coming with me. It's also special because my friend painted it for me! She also painted the picture above the dresser. It's made out of a ceiling tile! It's perfect for her room!

Katie is still missing her "real" bed and is currently sleeping on a roll-away bed. Her "new" bed should be coming this weekend when my parents come for Gracie's birthday. I've seen it in my parents' garage. Mom had part of it repaired and has been painting it. I can't wait to see it in her room because I think it'll be so cute!
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I spent a large part of yesterday and today cleaning out our laundry room. For anyone who has ever seen it, you know what a task that it! It's pretty much a laundry/computer/deep freeze/microwave/catch all room and it catches alot more than it should! Chris wanted it done before my family comes this weekend and since he was painting, I got "assigned" this task. It was alot of work and we threw away alot of stuff but it's very rewarding to see the neatness. If only we can keep it this way! I wish I'd taken a "before" picture and I'd post an "after" picture. I think I would have been too embarrassed to post the "before" picture though!

11 comments:

erin said...

Love, love, love. Everything just pops against that color!! Her dresser area is really sweet, and the bedding looks even better!
Great Job Chris!

Karen said...

I love those colors!!! Makes me yearn for the time we get to build our house and paint everything in colors for *us*!

TMK said...

How cute! I love the lamp. We just had to redecorate Ty's room being that we did it when he was in Kinder and now he is in 4th, so it was due for an update. Very big boy :( Enjoy your new rooms and clean laundry/catch all room!

Rachel said...

Her room is gorgeous! If you don't mind, I'd love to forward these photos to my mom to give her some decorating inspiration for my girls' room. By the by, where did you get Katie's kitchen? It's so perfect!

Kimberly said...

It is the perfect little girls room! The paint color turned out wonderful, and all of the personal touches makes it even better!

Deana Nall said...

I love that room! I'm making a note of the color because I've been wanting to do the same thing in Jenna's room once we get settled. Hey, we have that same little basket shelf thing in Jenna's room that you have next to Katie's dresser. Target ROCKS!

MDM said...

TOO CUTE!! You are very creative, Jacinda!! I can't wait to be in a house again soon!! And out of school with more time!

Lara said...

Love the Key lime! I painted my daughter's room this same color and we adore it. Her theme is Ladybugs and the green really makes everything pop.
P.S. I went to ACU with you and am Jon and Laura's sister in law.

Jacinda said...

Hi Lara, I remember you! Nice to see you in blogland!

Rachel~I ordered the kitchen online but they have it at Pitter Patter. They did last Christmas anyway. I was able to order it for quite a bit cheaper than they were asking though.

jettybetty said...

You are such a gifted decorator! This is so pretty and practical, too!

Erica said...

The room is adorable adn the color is perfect. I am sure she will get years of enjoyment out of it.