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Pokemon Room: The Big Reveal

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.

real sheets

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:

pickachu frame

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.


  1. YOU ROCK! I love how you have incorporated her drawings. SOOOOOO NICE! I may have to copy you on that!

    I love the light switch BTW. I may have to get me one for my room ha ha!

  2. Wow. You are an AWESOME mom. Nuff said.

  3. so amazing!!! you did a great job, i wished i could have seen stella’s face.

    also, can’t wait until xmas, when i will be the coolest aunt ever!! there is an endless supply of pokemon things here in south korea. i actually had to stop myself from buying more stuff because it was getting out of control!!!

  4. I can only imagine the look on her face! She must have flown through the roof! Good work Julie!

  5. I love a good reveal!

    That was great. The grinning face of Pikachu will brighten the greyest of winter days.

  6. I once had to decorate my daughter’s room in an Adam Sandler theme. Do you think that was fun?

  7. You ironed the sheets???

    Three cheers for eBay and keeping promises. (good job.) We are trying VERY hard to stick to the ‘no themes rule’…

  8. Jacqueline says:

    Nicely done. This has made Stella’s year no doubt. Good job mom!

    Some day you’ll have to teach me how to use ebay – hahaha.

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