Mother finally came through with the Pokemon room! I am super-mom, hear me roar!
Well, at least that’s how I feel. We’re not big on decorating around here. And, decorating according to the theme of a Nintendo character? Yikes. Don’t tell anyone, okay?
You might recall that when I made this promise, the room was to be completed for the end of October. Stella had entirely given up on her mother and her mother’s ability to fulfill promises. So, that just enhanced the surprised and amazed look on her face when she came home last Friday to an entirely re-done room. A Pokemon Room! THE Pokemon Room!
Oh, the look on her face was worth every minute I spent hunting around for Pokemon crap momentos. And I owe it all to ebay. ebay is my friend.
Without further adieu – the big reveal.
First, the used bed sheets. These arrived freshly cleaned and ironed. I kid you not.
I also wangled a valence curtain with the exact same print from another seller. See? I wasn’t joking when I professed my allegiance to ebay!
I also got this little number to hang on the wall with a family photo in it:
And last but not least, the very first item I was able to secure for the room was this light switch. It was a bit of a running joke with my girlfriend that for at least a month, all I had was a light switch. But, hey, it’s a darn cute light switch! Made with decoupage by yet another ebay seller.
I also put Stella’s own creation — a Pokemon diorama — in a place of honour.
And framed five of her Pokemon drawings. Here is one of them:
That’s all my friends. I know, I’m no Martha. But, like they say, it doesn’t take much to make kids happy. And she is one happy kid.