Thursday, October 21, 2010

Kelly's Korner; Show Us Where You Live Fridays!


This is a repost from May 2009.  Not much has changed in my kid's rooms since that time, except for the amount of mess!  Chelsea still loves her room, and the only changes she wants to make is to add Taylor Lautner posters all over the walls!  Jameson, however, is a different story.  I think we will be making some changes in there in the future.

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For the past several weeks, Kelly Stamps from Kelly's Korner has been hosting Show Us Where You Live Fridays!


This week's theme is CHILDREN'S ROOMS!

Like most things in this house, my kid's rooms are an unfinished wreck, however, they do actually have SOME things on their walls. I am so excited to show y'all some of the things we have done!

First, I will show you Chelsea's room. I will warn you, it is almost IMPOSSIBLE for an inexperienced photographer like myself to get good photos of a pink room.

Let me just tell you, it is PINK...like Pepto Bismol pink.

When we were building the house, we told her she could have any color room she wanted. Of course she chose pink. We thought it would be subtle....

WE WERE WRONG!

She loves it, and that's all that really matters!

Chelsea spends a lot of time with her Nana (my mother), so she's not in her room that much....that's why it may look a little "unlived-in".

When she is home....she LIVES on her chaise. That was the absolute best investment we could have made! If it were longer, she would sleep on it too!



I am currently working on a Nester-Inspired ragamuffin swag to go above her bed. I bought tons of fabric to make it, but I just didn't like it all together. I am on the lookout for some more fabric to make it all fluffy and complete.



The quilt and pillow shams are from Company Kids. I LOVE their stuff! I had already bought a comforter set for her room, but when I saw this, I just had to get it.




The pink silk curtains are from Pottery Barn Kids. The multi-colored shade is something I made, and the sheer over the shade is something that Chelsea INSISTED on having. As you can tell, that window is a work in process! LOL




This is a fabric covered cork board that I made for her room. As a matter of fact, I made everything on her walls. She is obsessed with so many TV and Movie stars, I wanted to make sure she had PLENTY of places to put all of her memorabilia without putting holes in the walls.




Between these two frames, I have a collection of "C's" to go between them. But just like everything else, I'm not finished with them yet.



This is picture of Chelsea's "storage wall". It is really great to store all of her "girlie things". It is messy, but I try not to touch any of her "stuff". I got the cabinets at Company Kids, also.




This is her "girly" chandelier. I am currently working on some shades to go on it. We surprised her with it while we were building.




And a Kelly's Korner post wouldn't be complete without a monogram, would it?


Now on to Jameson's Room. It is a little more finished than Chelsea's room. It has just been really easy for me to find things that I love for his room.



The quilt is also from Company Kids. Jameson actually picked this out himself. I wanted to go for a "Train Theme", but he had other plans. He made a great choice! I can't imagine his room without it! I also have a completed Nester-Inspired ragamuffin swag above his bed. We choose something light-weight to go directly above his bed so it wouldn't hurt him if he knocked it down on his head.

You KNOW that is going to happen at some point, don't you?




Here is his storage unit. This puppy has been a God-send for his room. Those red bins and cabinets hide a multitude of toys and little boy things. (I am embarrassed to say, I threw this picture together pretty quickly, so it's not as neat as it should be)




Here is his "stuff" wall. I made the board and the frame. I did manage to squeeze a train clock and a few train photos on this wall. It still needs "something", but I haven't found it yet.




These pictures are framed vintage train postcards that I bought on Ebay. This is my favorite thing in his room! He chose his favorite scenes, and told us where he wanted them. The red and green "open" and "closed" bars are antique switching plates from hubby's work.




His window treatments are nothing more than cheap, tab-topped curtains from Wal-Mart. I just dropped every-other tab to make them swag like this. I LOVE the way these turned out. Jameson just loved the color. He wanted his entire room RED, but hubby put a quick VETO to that. I love the alternative color...Behr Trojan Stone.




I did manage to get in some train-themed sheets, too! The sheets also came from Company Kids, but I am unsure if they still make them. They do have lots of other vintage-style sets, however.

Well, there they are. Thank you so much for visiting my itty-bitty blog and I hope you enjoyed this little sneak peek into my home!

I can't wait to see everyone else's rooms!

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52 comments:

  1. I love the pink drapes and the vintage-y fabric! So cute!

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  2. Very nice rooms! My daughter's room is also pink. Very pink!

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  3. I love the rooms!!! You are funny about the monogrammed shout out! So true!
    I almost got those pink silk drapes for Harper's room and then got cheap and didn't but seeing them in your house is making me want them badly!

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  4. So fun rooms! I love the chandelier- such a nice touch!

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  5. Very cute! I really like those storage thingies!

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  6. The train sheets are ADORABLE!

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  7. Great rooms! I love the pink chandy. I have already bought one to give my 5 year old grandaughter for Christmas. Her room is pink and black and she is a real girly-girl. I think she will love it!

    Thanks as always for sharing.

    Charla

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  8. Wonderful, wonderful rooms! I really love the way you made tab-top curtains work! I've never been a huge fan of that style, but with the knobby things and alternating...wow!

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  9. I LOVE your boys room. I've got two boys of my own so I am partial to them! I went to the site you had linked up for that swag thing above his bed but I couldn't find it...?

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  10. Sorry Mama Bear....I have it directly linked to her ragamuffin swag post now!

    Robin :o)

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  11. Super cute rooms! Love the colors.

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  12. ooh, what wonderful rooms! i love the bedding to pieces.

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  13. Trust me, you do not want to see my 20 & 22 year olds rooms. Toxic is the first word that comes to mind. :)

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  14. If God ever blesses me with a pregnancy I always wanted to do that green color on the walls with the pink as an accent color. I love the combo. Your boys room is awesome. AWESOME!!!

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  15. I had to laugh when I read that your son wanted a red room but was vetoed- one of our sons also wanted red, so we gave him 1 wall. Worked our well.

    Your rooms looks wonderful- job well done :)

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  16. love the pink & green! we have the same princess frog as well! precious chandalier too!

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  17. Both rooms look great. I like the ragamuffin swag, thanks for posting the link--might have to try it myself! :-)

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  18. Two great children's rooms! I need those sheets for my son's room!

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  19. Love those train sheets and red curtain idea!

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  20. I LOVE the bedding in BOTH rooms...and the storage walls! Great idea!!! And, I love the pink curtains. If you want to see Pepto-walls...please head over to my page!!! hahahaha Great rooms!

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  21. I LOVE the rooms! They looked professionally decorated. And it's nice to see a fellow Alabamian too :)

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  22. What great rooms! I bet Chelsea and Jameson just love them. The bedding is gorgeous, and those wall storage units are great for keeping all their "stuff" organized. I especially love the train sheets and Chelsea's chandy. Kathy (PS, good job on vetoing the red - Cait chose purple, really REALLY purple - it's going to take 20 coats of primer to cover it lol)K

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  23. LOVE them! I still have to take pictures of my kids' beds made up! haha! I will postsome time today!

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  24. nice job! both rooms look efficient and neat enough for parents, and homey and comfy for kiddos. :D

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  25. Love the rooms :-) Thanks for sharing!

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  26. What a pretty chandelier and the ladybug bedding is cute!

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  27. Very cute rooms!! I LOVE them! (This coming from a fellow Alabamian)

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  28. Love the pink curtains and chandelier!!

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  29. Both rooms look amazing! I love the neat idea for the curtain pieces above the beds. Very cute!

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  30. Their rooms look so great! How nice that they had some choice in their room decor. Lucky you, you're obviously raising children with good taste! laurie

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  31. Very Cute. Love the chandelier. I have a boy and he loves trains, if I had a gir1, I would be in so much trouble.

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  32. GREAT idea with the tabbed curtains!

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  33. Hi! I'm new to your beautiful blog. Nice to "meet" you!

    Cute rooms! There is NO way I could show my 16-yr-old daughter's room. lol

    Happy Friday!

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  34. What great rooms and WONDERFUL decorating ideas! I love the colors in Chelsea's room and it looks so inviting! Thank you so much for sharing and have a great weekend!

    Rebekah and her girls!

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  35. So cute! I love the drapes in your daughter's room and the chandelier! And of course the pink walls!

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  36. I love these rooms, though I'm partial to the pink one since I have 4 girls and no boys. I've got one room I really need to get decorated. It's the room of my two older girls, ages 17 and 12, and they want it green and pink - so I was drooling over that quilt! The drapes are so shimmery, like a princess's room. I love the chaise). I love furniture like that in a bedroom. My older girls have a loveseat in their room and it's great when they have friends over. This is such a great inspiration! Now I want to get bust on my girls' room!

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  37. Love the pink and green .. I did the same thing for my daughter's nursery. Both rooms are so cute!

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  38. Love your rooms Robin! Be sure to check out my latest post- I tagged you!!

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  39. Two very nice kid rooms. Jameson made a great choice. That comforter is one that he can grow up with.

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  41. how did i miss this???love the kids rooms,you have done a marvelous job my friend...and thanks for tagging me btw!!;o)..have agreat sunday.xx

    silvia..

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  42. Hi Bama Slacker Mom! I found your blog via Kelly! My husband and I are die-hard Bama fans, so anytime I see that someone is from the great state, I try to say hello! I love your kiddos' rooms - especially Chelsea's! I'm REALLY likin' that chandelier! Have a great (rest of) weekend! -Laura

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  43. Both of these rooms are just perfect! I love them and would like to live in them myself! :-)

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  44. I don't blame your daughter for living on that chaise. I kind of want to too!

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  45. I love all your bulletin boards...great ideas and great execution...I totally need to make some of those!

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  46. I love the swag above each bed and I totally love the way you hung the curtains in your sons room...makes "cheap" curtains as you put it look like they were so much more!

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  47. Both of the rooms are so cute! I love how bright & cheery your daughter's room is!

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  48. Both rooms are great!!! Now I want one of these ragamuffin swags! I must make one!

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  49. Both rooms are absolutely adorable! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the swags!!!!!

    Miranda
    http://hanginloosewiththetuccis.blogspot.com

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  50. That pink looks an awful lot like the pink we used in my oldest daughter's room! My girl loves pink.

    http://camachohouse.blogspot.com/

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  51. I love Chelsea's room! The curtains are awesome, as is the bedspread!! Both rooms are quite put together - very nice work!

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