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Accessories for a Boy/Girl Room

I’ve been working on the room that my two youngest are going to share for a little while, trying to change it from all “girly” to more neutral colors.

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They both love little “creatures” so first I made some inexpensive artwork with green and brown colors…

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I also had fun making a colorful balloon wreath to add some additional bright colors to the room.

The lamp shade needed some similar coloring, and so I picked up this fabric to cover it with.

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Can I just say, I am NOT qualified to show you how to do it, because it was a nightmare (mostly because of the shape of the shade, and me not making the turned under edge nice and tidy).

, Accessories for a Boy/Girl Room,

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I mod podged the fabric on, but in case you didn’t know, (I didn’t) when the light is on, you can see any and all uneveness in the folded over edge. Soooooooo, I painted the inside of the shade, which I’m still not sure is a good idea, because of flame “retardancy” or whatever, but it did help the problem.
, Accessories for a Boy/Girl Room,


, Accessories for a Boy/Girl Room,



, Accessories for a Boy/Girl Room,

I do like the way the finished product looks, however, for an easier DIY project, I would not recommend using the shape of shade that I did. I learned that shades which are closer in diameter from the top to the bottom are much easier to recover (a tube shape).  So here are a couple of links to help, in case you try this. (I certainly wish I had looked these up first!):
eHow
mom it forward – trim would have been very helpful to hide imperfections

I also picked up a “laundry hamper” to go with the color theme.

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This won’t be for laundry though, I’m thinking of using it in their room to store stuffed animals, or my sons plastic swords (maybe both).

A few more additions, and this room will be “finished.” Some cute but inexpensive sheets, and possibly a rug will be next!

Blessings,
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