Monday, May 21, 2012

Step 2 - Curtains

The dresser is in place! Yes, minus the 4th nob.
I received my fabric in the mail I ordered for the curtains. I'm not 100% on the color. It looked more yellow online and now compared to the dresser it looks orange??
I placed the fabric over the windows to make sure it would be okay.

I went ahead and made the curtains anyway! I figured I didn't want the curtains to be the exact color as the dresser.  I'm pretty happy with how they turned out.
 I'm also working a bit with the de-cluttering. And look! The 4th nob is now on the dresser :)
The curtains are lined with blackout fabric. It's a must with a west facing window and long summer daylight hours.  Both of my boys have blackout behind their curtains. It keeps the light out in the morning and evening hours, when I want my boys to stay asleep or fall asleep. I find it also helps a bit with temperature control. An extra layer for the cold and thicker lining for the hot sun.

(these pictures all all taken with my phone - not the best quality)

Yellow Dresser - Step #1

Here is my youngest sons bedroom. The walls were light blue when we moved it. We painted the crown molding and baseboards white to add some detail to the solid blue. I've been working on a list of other things to change his room. Here are some of my priorities:

1 - the dresser had been brown for too long. It needs a change
2 - the curtains! neutral color, but so ten years ago (at least)
3 - floral chair slip cover needs to be replaced
3 - crib bedding? maybe switch it out
4 - de-clutter the room
  Step #1 - check!
Here's a picture of the dresser freshly painted. I took out all the nobs to add to the dresser and found I grabbed a mismatch. So until I return it and exchange it for the correct nob, I only have 3.
I love the yellow! It adds a nice pop of color to the blue walls. It's also pretty gender neutral.