Monday, January 26, 2009

Jungle It Up - Phase Two


When we first moved into our current house two years ago, my oldest daughter wanted her new room to have a "jungle vibe" to it. I let her pick her wall color, which of course turned out to be a very vibrant green, and I made some kind of meager efforts at bringing in the jungle feel like letting her have a jungle themed canopy over her bed, some pictures and some animal print bed stuff. Also, Grammy made her a perfect jungle fabric pillowcase. Well, fast-forward two years to me receiving the Hancocks of Paducah catalog a few weeks ago. They were featuring the cutest Laurel Burch jungle animals panel and accent fabrics. Finally some fabrics that actually inspired me to "jungle it up" some more in her room. I sat the child down and really discussed with her if the whole jungle theme was a passing whim or something she was committed too. After her reassurances that she was still all about the jungle look (and reminding me that I had bought zebra fabric to cover her vanity stool and never got around to it) I ordered the fabrics. I have been so pleased with them. I finished up the panel wall hanging last night and got it hung today. I tried to get pictures of all the hot-fix crystals I put on it, but of course they are almost impossible to photograph. Also, it was cloudy and overcast all day while I was trying to get pics and then when I sat down to do this post the sun came streaming out. It was hard to not go take down the wallhanging and retake pics, but in the interest of actually getting a post done today I resisted. Here are some closeups of a few of the great animals (the snake is by far my favorite):
Here is where it now lives (her walls are much greener than the picture conveys, the cloudy light kind of washed them out)...

Phase three will involve finally covering her vanity stool in the zebra fabric I already have, another pillowcase made out of coordinating fabrics to the wall hanging, and I am also going to put the same fabrics in the glass fronts of her drawers on her armoir, they currently just have a kind of generic green fabric behind the glass. Then I think I will be done! Even though some jungley storage cubes to go in those top squares of her bookcase would be cute and help hide clutter, and there are soooo many good tutorials online...

3 comments:

MelissaS said...

Tell Court, that I'm moving in! I love it!

Kathy said...

Can't wait to see it in person. Love the animals and want to see them sparkle.
Mom

Journeying Five said...

absolutely fab! i love the photos and how it looks in the room. you really are pulling it altogether nicely.