Okay friends, this is going to be a long post. I really need to make a fabric decision for Tillie's new room. I can't start working on painting her bed until I have something bought to chose colors from. I'm planning on painting the walls a light blue, the trim white, and her bed red.
These are the only two items I have purchased, prints from Sarah Jane Studios. I plan on getting Ikea frames and painting them red to match the bed.
These are my considerations for bedding:
We found these two at Target tonight. They're a pretty good deal because they're a "bed in a bag" sets and include sheets. I wasn't planning on using something with such a bring pink, but they could work even if a red bed would be too much. They're also comforters vs. quilts.
Now, on to the fabric dilemma. Sarah Jane Studios designed some fabric for Michael Miller that was released this summer. It's just starting to arrive in stores. Unfortunately, no local stores are carrying it. (Well, Smith Owen has some of the boy line.) Seven Sisters is getting some in later in August, but they weren't sure what pieces. Also, they're not really local... 45 minutes away from Camp. All this to say, I can't see any of the fabric in person. It's selling well, so I'd like to order online as soon as possible.
I know I'm going to make a book sling to hang along side her bed. I'm undecided if I'm making curtains(just valances) or not. Here's what I can't decide on with fabric.
Then there's the curtain fabric. I think my first choice would be to get blackout panels from Pottery Barn Kids. But yeah, they're way over budget. Tillie doesn't have as much of a problem with light interrupting her sleep and her new room doesn't get as bright. Getting valances from there is about the same price as buying fabric to make my own. If I end up with either of the first two pink Target quilts these valances from Target are a great price. Actually, now that I write this all out I don't think I'm going to make my own curtains. There are some affordable Target options that I must have missed before.
But, I still feel like I want to buy some other of the coordinating Sarah Jane fabric to make something. We have a table that she hasn't been given that is red and painted on top, but I don't trust her to not ruin the top yet. Maybe I could make a tablecloth? There's always bunting, but depending on the quilt/comforter I get that could be too busy.
I guess what I need from you all is which fabric you think I should order. That's what will really let all the others fall into place. Or, if you have a strong preference on which quilt(Or if you have another suggestion, under $50.) that would help me decide which fabric to pick. I feel like I'm making this much more complicated than it needs to be.