Monday, March 31, 2008
Saturday, March 22, 2008
These are just some close-ups of some of the things on Hannah's wall. I really wanted to put some of these in to show off the creativity of my sister, Laura.
I loved this saying. Laura had a book of quotes, so I picked out my favorite ones. I thought this was applicable.
I wonder if Mindy, if she sees this, will recognize her kids. Umm, maybe she would even DARE to comment. ???
I think I love this saying best of all. It is so much Hannah's personality. If you click on it, you'll be able to read it.
And last but not least, this was painted by my niece, Rachel. It is not a very good picture of it because you can see the reflection of the window in it. The butterfly is really all just in the blues, whites and blacks. At least you can have a general idea of how beautiful it is.
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
And this, folks, is our yellow and green wall with a glimpse of the blue ceiling. So you see, it is definitely a colorful room. I must say that overall, I like it very much. I chose the colors with some trepidation and was a bit worried that I would hate it. But I don't. Even my mom, who likes bright "white" walls and has no imagination at all with decorating, admitted that it was better than she expected, which is high praise coming from her. And Dave, who was just obediently painting what I chose admitted after painting the ceiling that it seemed to bring it all together, which is true, it did.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
I'll be much more lighthearted tonight, I promise. I've recovered from last night. We're in the middle of redoing Hannah's bedroom for her birthday, which is on Monday. Thanks to my niece, Rachel, I was finally able to upload some pictures (remember how stupid I said I was?). The one above is one of her old, messy, Pooh room.
This one is also of her Pooh room, minus some decals which she took down when she was around three years old. I spent many hours doing this and loved it, but alas, the time has come to let it go.
She is enjoying ripping off the decals below, as you can see. She had been after me to let her do it, and was not at all sad to see it go.
Below is her room all cleaned and ready to begin. She will probably have her bed right where it's at in the picture, so I put it there to see how well she adjusted with it being in the middle, having never had it anywhere but against a wall. We needed to take it apart to paint her headboard and footboard.
She really wants a princess room that's colorful. I told her we would do lots of color and as princessy as we could make it without Cinderella being on the wall, as she would be sick of Cinderella in about two years, and she was not getting a new room until she was at least 12. So, her room is going to be very colorful, each wall a different color. I'll post pictures as we go along, now that I know how. We started yesterday (actually Dave started cutting in Saturday), so she's been sleeping on a mattress on the floor in Seth's room since Saturday night.
We've finished all four walls, all different colors, all 3-4 coats of paint. Now the ceiling needs to be done, her closet door needs fixing and painting, and a desk we bought needs to be finished painting and sanding (which seems to be a bigger project than anything else). Hopefully by Friday morning I can start moving everything back in and doing the fun, decorating stuff. Her party is supposed to be on Sunday night at our house since we only have church Sunday morning this week and I'm beginning to wonder when I'll have time to clean it. You should see our living room. All Hannah's furniture is in it.
I'll post more pictures tomorrow. Good night.