Drapes Fit for a Princess…and Prince

Apr 8

When I sold my Little Rock house, I managed to work a deal allowing me to keep a few of the draperies. Typically, when you sell a home, whatever is attached to a wall (lighting, drapes) needs to stay. But I added that note into the deal with the help of our real estate agent, and the buyers agreed to it.

Guess you can say I was hoping to take along a piece of that house to add to our eventual new home…wherever that ended up being. I didn’t know if the drapes I kept would work or not in the new house. I kinda hoped they would because they were long enough and could easily be hemmed. They are also pretty valuable because they are a great material AND they have black-out lining sewn into the back. All parents know how valuable that black-out material is!!! Am I right?? 🙂

I am SO grateful and happy to say that not only do they work in this house, but they are now hanging! And seeing them in these 2 bedrooms? Oh my gosh, I teared up a little. I miss my Little Rock house so much….but I am more than happy to have a piece of that house and those memories here in California.

What finally kicked me in the rear to get these up off hangers? Can any of you relate to this in your child’s bedroom?…

 

The 4 rooms on the kid’s side of the house each has these wooden sliding doors. 2 of the 4 rooms have no trouble, they stay on track no matter what kid-handling is involved. But in my daughter’s room and my oldest son’s room? They are always off track!…

I’m also in wall hanging mode and tired of seeing bare walls around this place. So, the closet issue and the fact my drapes were dry-cleaned, hemmed and ready for hanging….that, my friends, is what kicked me in the rear….

I knew if I removed those closet doors in my daughter’s room, I might even be able to free up some floor space in here. Namely, getting this bookshelf tucked away in her closet…

 

Down came the doors!…

Of course, one project leads to another, right? As I was taking down closet doors and hanging drapes in here, I also did a little organization in the closet, which I’ll be sharing soon!

Moving the bookshelf into her closet allowed me to bring in our old lego table. The tabletop flips over to reveal a flat play surface. She couldn’t be more excited to have a spot for her doll house now.

Back to the drapes though! Ready to see her new “I can’t believe I’m a princess!” closet drapes? Her words, not mine!…

Love!

These used to hang in her Little Rock bathroom. I LOVE them in here! Love!

I ordered the clear Perfume Bottle Final from Pottery Barn Teen for the drapes over her closet and her window. But for the closet I ordered the double rod since there are 3 pieces; the valance and 2 panels…

 

 

Bookshelf is all tucked away now…

Here’s a sneak peek of some princess organization going on in her closet…

Moving on to her window…

I kept the pull-backs simple, also from Pottery Barn Teen. They sell a matching final for the pull-backs, but I worried she would go after them. Trust me, I know her and anything jewel-like would immediately come off the wall…

 

 

You can see I still have wall hangings to work on for her room and this crazy mind has a lot of fun ideas, but the drapes are a beautiful start. Have a look around the rest of her room…

 

 

 

 

 

Just for the sake of sharing, this…

Meet “lovey”. A very loved, treasured, special lovey. This is what remains of her baby blanket and she isn’t letting it go. Pretty sure I am more attached to it than she is! 🙂

Moving on to our 7 year old’s bedroom….

If you can’t tell, he is obsessed with planes, sharks, US President’s and Martin Luther King, Jr…

And I’m loving his drapes!…

There’s that sweet black-out liner!…

 

I cherish this special boy so much…

 

He’s one of a kind…

Now that I’ve put up a few wall hangings in the laundry room and these draperies, I’m on a mission to make more holes in these walls. And when I do, I’ll be sure to update in here!

Have a great day!!

 

comments +

  1. These are great changes! I totally understand about keeping curtains!! At first I thought her blanket was a snake!! Have you thought about putting your sons drapes on the other side of the window. It would really balance the bunkbed.

  2. Quick question about your daughter's bed… Is that a trundle? I'd love to get my daughter a trundle bed, but I haven't found a lot of options.

  3. Crystal says:

    Love the drapes. I can see why you kept them. They look great!!

  4. MelissaG says:

    Love the bunks and the boys curtains!!!

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