Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Who's the Leader of the Club?

Shortly after my son started saying he wanted a Star Wars bedroom (see yesterday's post), my 3 year old daughter informed me that she has "never liked pink and brown polka dots" and really wants a Mickey Mouse bedroom. Don't mind the fact that she has never actually expressed an interest in The Mouse - whatever. I humored her for awhile talking about how that "would be cool" and "maybe someday". Then - we moved. Once we moved I decided to go ahead and do some Mousey things to her room while not going overboard. I actually love how it turned out.
It started with this little headboard from The Goodwill - $5 - score.
I painted it white with some good ol' Krylon spray paint and then glued little red beads I had from an old necklace to it.

Ooh - an existing lamp that I just hot-glued some ridiculously expenisive very exquisite mouse ribbon on to!

The bedding is an expensive set of sheets from Wally mart and then a blanket cover made by yours truly. I went with red and turquoise fleece and LOVE the colorful result. I just sewed the two layers together much like a duvet cover with no duvet inside (she rarely uses covers anyway). The mouse ears are just a big flannel applique I made. I feel like it is totally mouse-i-fied without looking - ummm - cheesy?

I made the bed skirt by simply sewing a turquoise ribbon along a full-size white sheet that I had trimmed and hemmed to fit as a skirt for this twin size bed.
The last part that took a little work was making window treatment. I've mentioned before - this is a rental - so I'm not going to go buy all new blinds even though these leave plenty to be desired. However, fun polka dot valences go a long way (let's hope she DOES like red and white polka dots).

It was fun, done in a day, and has made my baby happy.
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  1. I love that you let your daughter pick the decor! You did a wonderful job with the theme! Love the bedskirt!

  2. The polka dots MAKE THE ROOM! We just got back from our very first trip to Disney World two weeks ago (we have three boys), so this room makes me long for Orlando! You did a wonderful job ... what a great mom.

  3. Oh- you did a great job!! Very creative!! :)

  4. So cute! You make me wish I could sew.

    And how funny that she informed you she never liked her previous decor. Sabrina hasn't figured out that she can express that kind of opinion yet (she isn't really aware of decorating her bedroom...perhaps because her current room is a hodge podge?). Sabrina loves the Hello Kitty by the way - she carries it around the house and says "That girl - mommy, what is that girl's name? - gave this to me. She is my friend." She apparently can't remember her friend's name. LOL

  5. I love the polka dot sheets. I'm a sucker for polka dots.

  6. AWESOME!! I've never been one for "character"-themed anything, but I think you did a great job not putting too many "gimmicky" things in and making it more about decor than the actual character. You did this also very well with your son's SW theme!! Sorry to combine comments/posts...I am trying to catch up on my blog reading! :D


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