My daughter’s birthday is at the first of next week. A few months ago, we decided that she would get her bedroom re-done for her birthday. It sounded like a good idea back then.
Last night we shipped the three oldest over to grandma’s for a sleep-over so the hubby and I could paint and decorate the room. That way we could do a grand reveal, HGTV style! We were trying to cover up stripes I painted a few years ago. One of the stripes was dark brown. Yikes. I DO NOT recommend painting stripes, EVER! Unless you’re planning on living with them for the rest of your life! We had to sand the stripes, since there were ridges from where I taped them off. Then we had to do two coats of paint (and yes, we used the paint with primer, which doesn’t go very far and it’s PRICEY!) Sorry for all the caps, I’m tired. We got done painting around midnight, and we only quit because we ran out of paint. Got up early, ran to the store, bought more paint, finished painting and moved everything back in.
I had this monogram hanging in her room for a long time. It had colors that went with the stripes, so it was time for a re-do. I made all the paper roses and glued them to the letter after I covered it with scrapbook paper. It took forever (read 2 1/2 hours) but she loves it, and it’s really cute!
This is her face when she first saw the room. She keeps going back up there to check it out. She says it doesn’t really look like her room anymore, but I’m sure it will only be a matter of hours before she feels like it’s really hers!