The girls were gone this weekend, so I took advantage of some extra time and finished up Fidget's duvet.
I really like how it turned out. Like I mentioned before, I used two thrifted vintage sheets and added a ruffle of fabric from Heather Bailey's Pop Garden line. The room was already painted yellow and green, so I wanted the ruffle to pick those colors up, too. Plus, ruffles are so darned charming.
See how that top sheet has the floral edge? It's just at the top of the sheet, meant for showing when you fold it over. I thought it was perfect for the top underside of the duvet, as I tend to fold them back when I make a bed.
That's the netting from her side rails you see on the bottom. It's covering the light yellow eyelet bedskirt (also thrifted). I'll have to try and get a better shot of that next time.
The bedroom furniture is that set I mentioned not too long ago, the 1970's era cream and gold 'french country' girls set that was featured in all the department store catalogs of my youth. It was a steal at a local used furniture shop and I cannot believe how solid the pieces are after all these years. (Well, I can. They don't make furniture like that anymore, unless you are planning on investing in furniture. And that I'm not doing, especially for something that will probably see nail polish and markers and shoe scuffs over the next few years). A few nicks and scratches, sure. I'll take them.
This is the dresser. The jewelry box in the middle was mine as a little girl. It has the ballerina (now with a missing arm) that spins, and a satin aqua interior. Fidget loves that music box. My name is on the bottom, scrawled in pen. I went through a phase for a few years where I labeled everything.
The lamp base was something I picked up on ebay back when I was setting up the nursery. I'm glad it still works in this room.
There is another piece, the desk + hutch, that is still waiting for a new chair. It looks lonely without the chair, so I thought I'd save that for another post after I've found one.
There are still some wall pictures to move around that don't quite line up with the new arrangement. Most of the art in her room is taken from my old hardcover Mother Goose book that was falling apart. I always loved the pen and watercolor illustrations, so I clipped them out and framed them for the nursery. At the time I had bought some frames that I intended to paint, but never got around to it. They are all trimmed in a gold that happens to match the trim on the new furniture. I like it when things work out that way.
It's gorgeous and 74 today here in Kansas City. Spring has been teasing us with more days like this lately, and I love it. Enjoy yours, whatever it may be.