Thursday, September 04, 2008

with the best of intentions

For some reason all I can think of is redecorating Sakura & Natsuki's bedroom. I know in my brain somewhere that there is too much going this month and that I need to put it off until October if there is going to be any chance of actually completing the project in a reasonable amount of time. You know, so it doesn't drag on for months and months.

BUT, Ikea came out with their 2009 catalogue. Drat.

AND, there's way cute stuff all over it. Double drat.

So all of my good intentions went down the drain and I perused the catalogue for ideas for their room and guess what? I found exactly the inspiration I was looking for. I have been thinking about decorating their room like it's a garden. I'm going to paint the walls a soft yellow and then paint grass and flowers (free hand - yikes!) around the bottom 1/3 of the walls in the play area part (not all the way around the room) but I needed something to bring it together and make it seem garden-y.

Voila!



Isn't this too cute?! It's frog prince and princess dancing!




This duvet cover is more adorable when you see it in real life. I actually didn't like this just from the picture but when I saw it at Ikea, it was perfect.




These curtains look like a different green but, again, when I saw them at Ikea, they're exactly the same. Also, the bottom seam is unfinished so you can adjust it to any length and it's so long (250cm) that I'll be able to use one set for both windows! Yeah for me!



Last, but not least, is this adorable wall pocket. It's 130cm long so I'm guessing the pockets are really big, which is why I want it. I don't know if you can see but the frog has a crown!



So I talked my husband into going to Ikea on Monday after the girls got home from school to get all of this wonderful stuff before it goes out of stock. Glad I went when I did because the wall pocket was already sold out although they'll get more stock eventually. I was able to get everything else I wanted plus we finally picked out a mirror for Emi and Misaki's room. As soon as I get that up, I'll post pictures of their room.

Now that I have made those purchases, hopefully I'll be able to control myself for the next month! Wish me luck!

6 comments:

Kim said...

Go! GO! I can't wait to see the pics and hear the stories! The "big girls' room" was Sooo cute!

PS - We are in desperate need of some new Sakura-chan videos. She is Jun's star. We watch them nearly every day!

Lulu said...

Oh I am so excited! I loved the last room and seeing the pictures maked me want the room all for myself!

Yay!

That frog is the cutest thing!

Mom said...

It's all about the frogs, for sure. I see now what you mean about being able to use one set of curtains to make two. have you got a sketch of your hand painted garden? good on you - your girlies feel special and grateful because of your thoughtfulness. I'm proud of you, Sissie

Christelle said...

Hi! Haven't been by in a while, but just took a look at your blog and noticed your coffee post. I am a coffee addict too. I gave up during pregnancy and it took less than a month to start up again- forgot how good it tasted!! How about decaf coffee?? Since I'm breastfeeding I mix half decaf from Starbucks and half real coffee. I feel less guilty that way and still get to enjoy the taste and a little kick. You can also order decaf online if you don't have a starbucks near you. It's a splurge but totally worth it!

And if you do start on the second kids room I look forward to seeing the photos again. Still impressed with the first room you did!

Hannah said...

That is such a good idea, especially about painting the flowers on the wall. What about if you painted a white picket fence in the corner? That would add to the whole garden theme and fill in some of the space. I'm so not artistic so I totally commend your efforts. I bet it's going to be gorgeous.

Gina said...

Oh I think that's going to be a cool room when it's all finished. I like all the things you picked out! I also like the garden and frogs. It's going to be like their own little secret garden!!! So cool!