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Sunday, June 14, 2009
The Crazy Sisters....Change/Clean A Bedroom.
At one time...this was Jordan's room...I loved the curtains...well...I loved it all...But...she didn't. SO- being a good mom (or a stupid one) I let her choose her own style....paint....yea...
This is what we ended up with. I had to do some fancy Tootsie-ing to get it just right...it took forever...and that paint was a stretch for me to say the least....
Bright enough for us???? like the flip flop garden plaques?
Well....Over time...(about a year)...this nice bright room...became a nightmare space...and it was time to take back the decorating, cleaning and do some changes. I didn't want to paint this time, so I decorated around the grape green (top color) and lime (bottom). Have I mentioned that I do not like the wall colors so much? lol
I will spare us the "list" as it pretty much included scrubbing every surface, and 5 -yes 5 garbage bags....(no more letting them take care of their own rooms....that only lasted a couple months...lol)
So...I got started...and for less than $100 I managed to pick up what I thought I would need...
This is the culprit that single handed-ly made her mom (me) mad enough to shake upon the opening of the closets....Say hi to Jordan...she is 8...and will be very lucky if she is still living here when she is 9 if she doesn't SMARTEN UP! lol
Drum roll Please.......After a lot of hard work, scrubbing and a huge amount of goofing around and giggling...(making up blog posts in our heads)....she finished the curtains, I finished the rest...and VOILA!
I didn't do anything but scrub these walls....the color sure looks different without the loud fabrics doesn't it? (Jordan was recently diagnosed with ADD-ODD, and a calmer room might be a very good thing for us...) Pretty sure I need to re-paint. Not loving this any more than I did before...maybe even less...lol
It looks way better in person! Can't say the photos do it justice.
These are the curtains. Made from $8 wal mart bed sheets.
They are super cute...the tassels...from the dollar store $1 each for the big ones!
This room took several hours longer than I thought it would...or should have....and Jordan BEST be keeping it CLEAN-or I will move her to the garage!
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Wow! Isn't it great to have sister to do the sewing?! Love the look!
Great job! ARen't sistas great!! I bet Jordon is enjoying her room and I hate to tell you it probably wont make much difference in how clean she keeps it- some things just don't change!!
Looks great! Looks like you had a lot of good "helpers". I love the look.
Oh we all evolve in our styles dont we? I must say how wonderful it must be to have such love and care within the family to help CREATE your new space...I liked the wildness...LOL, but have to admit that over time...it may OD me...LOL...but color is a beautiful thing...ah ...moderation...perhaps the new word of the day for that young cutie! :)
I will visit the other gals, thank you for the links!
You are a Rock Star, girl! You deserve a medal for all you've done lately.
Seriously, can I have some of that energy???
I love the brights colors, but also loved how you muted them. I think you're right, the calmer colors may be more restful for her!
Love to see all your decorating skills. The inside of your home is as beautiful as the outside!!!
Hi Tootsie !
Love the re-make ! I am trying to do my 14 yr olds room over but, only painted 1/2 the room ! It is really hard work and I need more hours in the day ! Bet your little girl is happy as can be. What a great sista you have !
Hugs ~ Kammy
Tooooo cute! ;)
I love the room Tootsie!
~Great job ladies and gents. LOL!
Love the redo and your header! Just lovely!
How do you do all that you do??? I am so impressed!!! Great, cute, adorable curtains!!! Nice job!!! Lucky Jordan!!!
Oh, Tootsie! How cute Jordon's room turned out! I like the green walls! How wonderful to have a sistah to sew for you, too! Did you have to beat her up? :)
Your children are growing like weeds! I just can't believe how big they're getting to be!
I do believe you may have a future little decorator on your hands!
Oh, my knockout roses have two new blooms! Woo Hooness! Maybe the tomato fertilizer did the trick!
Thank you again, Dear One!
Be a sweetie,
Just great Toots and Lil sista did an awesome job and I could tell she was wiped out her nails also looked preety...doesn't look like the same room...and only 5 trash bages hey I have that amny with Len in a day ha ha!! May you have a great Monday my daughter....Hugs and smiles...ps just ship me Busy and the couch is yours...
What a sweet sister to help you out.
I need one(-:
She did a beautiful job on the curtains and the bedroom does look much more calm(-: Although I did enjoy the flip flops on the wall and the wild colors(-:
I had a lime green bedroom when I was a kid!!!!(-: It was the time when smiley faces were popular and I had plenty of them too!!!
I loved decorating the kids room(-:
I bet Jordan loves her new room and will keep it clean now(-:
Wow, that was a lot of work! I liked it really bright and I like this last transformation, too! Wish I had a good machine that would such draperies...your were so fun and whimsical with the trim. LOVE the pic of your sister shut away in some dark attic room, sewing and sewing! LOL
Great Met Monday post!
You ladies are so creative! The curtains are so cute & Terrie was adorable posing as the over-worked Lil Sister. ☺
What happened to the flip flops? They're so cute!
Loved the kids pictures. They're awesome.
ps I really liked all 3 versions of the room. ☺
From sistas come cousins....and I love it! Cute kids! The room looks really nice and so neat ...so...what does it look like in the garage? :) You might want to show her the difference? :)
It turned out great. Sisters are the best!
I really need to redo the rooms in this house. I love the way it turned out. A calmer room should help, bold colors and patterns like stripes are a no no. You and your sister crack me up~~
I love it!!!! so very pretty!!!
ps changed my blog from Girl In The Glasses over to
Great job done Queen Tootsie... The room was cute all 3 ways and I always heard that green was a calming color... Not sure about the lime or bright greens though... ha ha You Lil' Sista did a great job on the curtains... I know you must have had fun... Have a great day friend
It's funny. I loved the color of the room the way it was accessorized before, but now it looks really LOUD for some reason. Maybe because you accessorized with softer colors?
Well, get out the paint rollers girl!
Justine :o )
Hi Tootsie, love the look of the room...so fresh and pretty. Wonderful job!!
Okay, so my Buttercup would want the bold room...seriously. I like both of your "afters" (bold and calm), but I agree that the paint is going to have to change...it is a little to bold now for the style and feel of the room. I'm just astounded at how beautifully you managed both transitions. They're truly lovely rooms and you inspire me!
i just loved the colorful flowers and pot in each window. Now those curtains look cute with the frings. my son has yet to complain about his room. But sometimes i look at it and think hmmmm... then i turn arund and leave. don't have enery for a makeover yet...lol
The room is darling but those are some seriously cute kids!!! Do not blink an eye or they're off to college!!!! Just enjoy and love on em all you can...Sweeties, xoxo~Kathy@ sweetup-northmornings.blogspot.com
Wow...what a change...I loved all the rooms, but the last look is just wonderful....great job.
Room #3 is a winner for sure! (And I'm glad Jordan will live to see birthday #9!)
I think the curtains turned out great. I can't sew to save myself but I have a sister who can sew but unfortunately she lives in NC. I am always thinking of things and wishing she was near....hmmm do you suppose that had any part in her decision to move so far away!
I can't believe you and your sister got that much work done with those five 'angelic' little people around. The room looks great! Sally
Why are you so mean to me??? :0) Poor me...HELP! I'm still in here...Let me out!...someone!...anyone!...I,m still in the room...my fingers are calloused...and bleeding ....and I,m afraid if I get blood on her next project, well...who knows what she'll do!...(she is pretty handy with the dirt if you know what I mean!) Ha!!! Hey! The room looks great on line. You should just blow up a big poster of it clean to put on her door and then keep it shut so you have the illusion that it,s always clean....
Until next time... Bye!
Oh that room turned out really beautiful. Just found your blog and really enjoyed my visit here
Wonderful job! I love it!!
ou could always do a wash over the green to soften it. I know you could do it. It would look good! Kathy
The room looks peaceful now. My youngest is ADD wih OCD as well and his room is always chaotic! He doesn't want to part with anything!
It turned out great! Your blog looks great too! Love that new gardening pattern! laurie
I sew need a sister....lol. I love, love, love her room! Great job!
The three little ones in the last picture almost blend in with the wall color.. lol!
I love the room. It looks really pretty and most of all peaceful.
I really liked the flip flop room too!
Those curtains came out real cute! Talented sister you have. I used to love lime green in my high school years long ago. I outgrew it in my decor...LOL...but I still love the color. The room came out great!!
My sister has a brand new sewing machine. I was with her when she bought it, oh, about 5 years ago. I think it's still in the box!
Great job you 2. Love the new look for Jordon's room.
Adorable bedroom! CrAzY SiStAs! Too funny!
Talent just oooooozes from you two!!! The rooms were adorable even before you changed them to MORE ADORABLE!!!! There is a commercial on T.V. that says the color of a room can soothe and calm...and the color they were using was green....soooo maybe it's a good thing!!! Love that weeks ago...I found your blog....because you make my day!!!
What a beautiful room!! Your kids look like such sweet angels! =)
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