FINALLY! For Christmas our oldest daughter wanted her own room. She had been sharing with her 5 year old sister and the 3 year old had her own room. So, the 8 year old got her Christmas wish but up until Saturday the walls hadn't been painted so it still looked like a baby room. This Saturday 2 of my girlfriends came over and helped me paint her room while she was away with daddy for the weekend. It isn't completely finished. See that strip of white at the top of the wall? In there I will be painting some paisleys and flowers. She got a chocolate quilt for her bed that has flowers and paisleys embroidered with white thread throughout. It is such a grown up room.
I made her the monogram letters for Christmas and up until today they were sitting in a drawer. I used some large wooden letters from JoAnn's, some chocolate colored paint for the sides of the letters, various Basic Grey paper from their Blush line, and some chipboard from Stampin' Up!. With paper as beautiful as Basic Grey's there is no need to put all kinds of "stuff" all over the letters. I decorated the "M" with some Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon and some Pretty in Pink taffeta ribbon. I used my word window punch and punched out three words from Everyday Flexible Phrases - "sweet", "special", and "daughter" and hung those with linen thread from the ribbons. The "E" and "A" are plain. The "G" has a chipboard flower I built with Stampin' Up!'s chipboard blossoms. It was so easy to make because all the petals are separate so I just covered each petal with different paper. The center of the flower has a pink rhinestone brad in the middle of it. And finally, the "N" just has some more ribbon on it. The letters are all hung with some double stitched chocolate colored ribbon I fond at JoAnn's. I am really excited to see her room coming together for her!