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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Meowy and Bright

This is a post I have long been promising to not only my daughter...but a few artist friends, as well....So I'm pleased to finally be able to show you a small (albeit important :D) part of our house!

When we did our final walk thru last October before being able to call this house our own....the room that would be Maggie's looked like this...


Yes, it was blue...which just happens to be Maggie's favorite color...but with that long hallway and dark walls...it felt so cave-like.

The one window in the room was covered in blinds...which blocked light and her pretty view.  And I'm sure I'm not alone when I say I absolutely hate cleaning the dust that accumulates on those things!

So after some pondering on Maggie's part about what kind of room she wanted (it was either going to be an undersea/dolphin theme or cats)  she chose the latter...which also was her birthday theme this year....go figure :)
And the project began!

It all started, if you remember, with this fabric...
Maggie picked it out herself :)

We painted the walls a buttery yellow to match, took off the blinds and let some light in!

We used her Birthday sign on her door....and I painted a square of magnetic paint on her closet doors to provide a fun area to display her art and other treasures....

That cute kitty on the right is by a talented friend Shayla Fish.  She made it for Maggie specifically...so sweet!  It matches the room so perfectly, too :)

The area to the left now serves as a great art gallery wall. She has quite a collection of original art in this little room...

The white cat is "A Little Birdie Told Me" by a wonderful artist named Carole at Ladybug Art Studio.  She loves cats and nature and has just the right shop to find affordable originals. She's a really nice person, too....and agreed to trade this and another piece for some owl stuffies I made :)

The black framed art are some little watercolor and ink cats I painted long ago...

That painting of the 2 cats is a favorite of Maggie's.  It is a portrait of our own 2 feline girls done by the incredible Lauren of Fair Rosamund.  


Oh, and I LOVE these shelves from Ikea.  We got them on sale for $20 bucks a piece!

They hold her aquarium and various collections.  My friend, Marty, gifted us that sleeping kitty figurine she scored during one of her many flea market excursions :)

We got Maggie a new bed at Ikea while we were there, too....a full!  Definately larger than what I originally envisioned, but....when you find something at a great price (the frame was $49 dollars!) you gotta jump! Now there is room for everyone on the bed, me, Daddy and Mags...when we read at night :)
The rug is so fun, I couldn't pass it up....from Kohl's.

That banner is made from calendar pages that I got at the dollar store.....another leftover from her birthday party.  The tuxedo cat painting, "Waiting" is also by Carole.  I made the pillow to match the curtains....the felt cat was taken off the shirt I made for her birthday outfit...


I think I made them a bit too long....but I'm too lazy to take them off and start again. 

There are 2 more cat paintings on this wall...

I did these....definately not my usual style....but I was trying to match the colors of the room and fill up some space.  Maggie likes that one is looking up and one is looking down :)

Sugar...

...and Spice.

Beacause we know that is what all little girls are made of ;D


Now, on to the undersea/dolphin themed bathroom!

Thanks for taking this little tour with me....and a big hugs to all the artists who helped make my Pumpkin Noodle's room a happy place to be a kid!

All my best,
Cameron

26 comments:

The Secret Hermit said...

Adorable!!,
My girl and yours should get together and talk art, they both have plenty on their walls, they both take after their mum's ;o)

WrightStuff said...

Aw what fun to go on this little tour with you. I love pusscats too. Lucky little lady :)

Marty said...

It looks wonderful! I love all the art and little touches that make it so special :) I also really love the magnetic art display spot! The whole room came out so great!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Wow, Cameron! The room looks beautiful. Someone really loves kitties!!! ;) It's a purrfectly magical room. :) Thanks for giving us the grand tour! :)

Raven Moon Magic said...

Ohh cuteness! Our kids are sooo lucky to have the most artistic mothers, all those cat paintings are puuuuurfect! Maggie chose her theme well, girls never tire of cats, so you should be set for a few years, I just love that calender banner, it worked so well!

and I also lurve your new profile blurb, is so sets the stage for creative romanical you.

Love and hugs to your old cat lady Maggie

Purrrr
xxx
sheree

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

All that artwork looks wonderful in her snazzy new bedroom. What a cutie she is, with great taste to boot!

Clare said...

What a sweet room you have made for Maggie - I miss having little people to decorate for. You did a great job - I especially love the cushion you made for her bed - what a lucky little girl.

Hybrid J said...

So much love and fun is put into the room! Wonderful and magical! Maggie is such a lucky girl. ;)

rachelsmith133 said...

What a gorgeous room. I love the fact that at such a young age your daughter already has quite an extensive art collection, it's wonderful to see. :-)

Allison said...

Cam, as usual you did an amazing job! Love those cutains!!

Geri Centonze said...

Maggie is so blessed to have a creative Mom...the room is darling! Love the Sugar and Spice paintings too!

Diane said...

YOu tell Maggie that her room is awesome!! I love it!

NatashaMay said...

I would love to have a room like that. :) So many kitties!

Treehugger_31 said...

Such a cute room! I adore the painting of your two kitties. :) Lucky little girl, having such a special place to call her own. :)

Gerri Herbst said...

what a sweet room. love all the kitties!

Shayla said...

So many kitties! I noticed you mentioned me in this...I feel so awesome right now THANK YOU!!! Your daughter is lucky to have you. An imaginative artistic mother surrounding her daughter with all sorts of inspiration. I think that is stellar...by far. I try to do the same thing with my son at the moment but he is too young to really do much but take crayons and scribble-it's a start though. I hope you post photos of your bathroom when it is done! I am curious to see what creativity will show up in there too!!!

XOXOXOXOOXOXOXOXOXO x a million.

Jamie Lott said...

LOVE!!! It looks so great!!

Joyce van der Lely said...

Lucky Maggie ! Lovely room, what an improvement ! how could I have missed this blog entry ? You work so well with themes ! Totally gorgeous. And so are the clay figures in the previous post as well ♥ Oh and I like your new avatar as well xoxo

Erin K said...

Awww! What an adorable bedroom. A great place for a girl and her dreams. I love all those cute little cat paitings.

Kristin said...

Awwwwe!! Pumpkin Noodle!! What a beauty! The baby (okay, big girl ;) AND the room! I LOVE what you have done - and also that a lot of the art came from your friends, you and Etsy! That's an arty Mama for sure! FAB cat canvases - you did a beautiful job - love the party sign on the door and that bright pink too. BRAVO, xoxo

Jessica said...

Her room looks amazing. I've been wanting to get a similar rug for my kids room. Kohl's you say. Hmmm...

amy said...

so. she likes cats.
:)
then she's okay in my book.

even though she's a kid.

i'm sorry you didn't see my ass.

i didn't mark it as private on youtube, so it might be there.

i hope not.

i'm going to go delete it after this.

hey.
i like your new profile photo.
i meant to tell you awhile ago.

pretty.

what else?
yeah. i like that cat room.

xx,
a

Zorana said...

What a lovely room! I love that there is so much art on the walls! Your white cat painting may be my favorite. I absolutely adore the photo of your Pumpkin Noodle. Such personality shines from it!

Denise said...

So cute! I love the idea of the original art work. Something that she can keep for years to come.
Thanks so much for dropping by! Hope you make a pillow cover. They're super easy. Let me know if you do.

Carmen said...

Love that cat room! You can come do my room if you like :D

Love that it's all original art or made by you, not plastic pink and straight from a big store. It's so homely and girly and perfect!

Joyce van der Lely said...

hi Maggie!
I have a cat and it is tortoise shell that is the tipe of cat she is and her name is Twinkle!:)
I like your room :) Domino

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