Our Wal-Mart store was getting rid of their fabric section so the striped fabric was on crazy clearance and Katelyn wanted it for her room. I bought what I thought was enough (couldn't go home and measure because it might not be there when we got back). I measured and realized I didn't have quite enough but thought maybe I could make it work. No, it didn't work. So I went to JoAnn's Fabric store and bought a contrasting fabric to let it reach the windowsill. I am so glad I didn't have enough striped because I think the green really makes the curtains!
I've had these shelves sitting in Katelyn's closet for over 2 years. They were black and used to be in my room in our old house, but I changed my room's colors, and it didn't work anymore. So finally with some more cheap green paint, and the same cheap blue paint I got around to painting her shelves. Just perfect for all her little nick nacks. Now all we need is to get Alex out of her room, and it will look great. (And poor Alex won't be surrounded by girly stuff!)