Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Fans


I love when I can do something that doesn't cost a thing and has a huge impact. I admit I am pretty cheap when it comes right down to it...except for coats, I'll pay a pretty penny for coats. Anyway, I saw these wonderful fans on a gals blog that I knew back in my BYU days. I had to do it.

The girls room is a cozy, small square room. The room consists of old frames painted white with some of my great grandmothers doilies inside, a bed we got from a neighbor that we put new hardware and crown molding around, bedding from my mom that is on loan to us until both girls are in beds and I'm ready in invest in bed sets, a crotchet baby dress that my great grandmother made for my mom, a vintage baby cradle and highchair, a shabby chic light fixture, crib and home made baby quilts. Not a whole lot of money has gone into this room, but I really do love it's girliness and charm.

I felt the room lacked a little spunk and color, especially during these winter months, so these retro feeling fans were exactly what it needed. They were a breeze to make, and completely free, using the supplies I had right here in my house. Just what the room needed...a free makeover! Don't you just love it? I might just be adding a few to the master suite I love them so much! :)

I'll try to take pictures of the other side of the room so you can see all the nostalgia items later!

11 comments:

Blaire said...

Well, I'm no interior design expert, but I think that it looks pretty darn cute. I love your clean, simple style and it's even better when you do it on a dime.

Jill said...

They turned out so cute! Nice job! I'd love to see the rest of the room. I love the little high chair and cradle too.

Tasha said...

So cute!! Hello this is Tasha (Torgerson)! I found this blog some how and when I realized it was you I had to say Hello! Those fans are fabulous. They look like the came right out of a magazine. I love fun (free) projects/makeovers like that. So fun!

Bryn said...

So cute!! Tell me how you did them!? Make sure to send pics of the rest of the room. I've always loved those girls room. By the way, this here little blog needs to be called Always Fancy and Cute, not Nothing Fancy! Everything is adorable!

Cathy said...

They look beautiful! I've seen it done before, but I never knew where to get such cute fans. Where on earth did you find yours?

Tasha said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog! I am excited to find you too. My email is raegirl25@yahoo.com I would love to see your blog and meet all of your family! I am jealous you have girls!!

Joy said...

Would love to have instructions...they are so way cute. Can't wait until I have a house with a room I can paint up and decorate for my little girl.

Lisa said...

Jamie, I might have to call and get the instructions on these. I think I'm going to do them in the girls room. I have to paint first and can't do that till Chris is off his crutches... They are adorable.

Kelli said...

so did you just take paper and fold it and then staple it to be a circle? I am so not crafty but am going to try to be when I grow up. This is so cute and my almost two year old needs something on her walls. my email address is allknames@gmail.com tell me step by step if you have a minute. Thanks, your blog is great.

Jenny said...

Hello! I know you don't know me but these are absolutely adorable. Is there instructions or a pattern I can get somewhere? I'm looking for affordable ways to make my daughter's room more special. Thanks!

dayeseye said...

we would all love to see how you made them! instructions please! paper or fabric?