Monday, January 7, 2013
Because I am up to my eyeballs in projects....let's just add one more to the list.
One of Hannah's Christmas gifts this year was to re-do her room. She's been begging us since we switched the boys' rooms back in the summer, and she was thrilled Christmas morning to finally get her wish. Her bedroom has been the same since she was two and got her twin bed, so I really can't complain. It was time for a bit of updating. (Although it makes me sad that my little girl doesn't want a little girl room anymore---she is growing up way too fast for this momma.)
She's been talking about the colors raspberry pink and bright orange since back in the summer...but we had to make a few compromises along the way.
"No, we can't paint the whole room raspberry pink."
I wish I were a throw-caution-to-the-wind mom and do it...but I can't. And her room is on the small side....it really would have drowned the space. (Please tell me I am not the meanest mom ever....maybe I am.)
We did finally agree with painting the room a blueish-grayish-neutral (how's that for a description for you) with LOTS of raspberry pink and bright orange accents. We are even going to be painting a thrifted headboard bright orange.
The painting started this last weekend, and hopefully I can finish up today and tomorrow. I am then planning to move onto the sanding and painting the new-to-us headboard (that is currently and weird rainbow mix of colors) and then move everything back in.
We also found some new curtain fabric that we saw at a high-end store that we both really liked. But the fabric was $45 dollars a yard.....um.....no. So I promptly came home and found the same fabric on the internet for a 1/3 of the price. YAY for internet fabric sources! That adds new curtains on the list too.
And then the plan is that she and I will make her a quilt to match. Pinks, with an orange border, which she is absolutely thrilled about. Hopefully I can take some pictures along the way and we will be done with the whole room in the next couple of weeks or so. (And you may or may not be sick of hearing about it by then ;)
So much for a quiet week around here, huh? I am tired just thinking about that list ;)