Wednesday, August 01, 2007

finally decorating the girls' room

I realized the other day that we've been in Columbia for exactly 1 year now. It made me think about all the things that I wanted to do to this house when we moved in. Before leaving Indy I talked to the girls about how they were going to have their own room and we talked about what it was going to look like. They wanted a big rainbow and butterflies painted on the walls. Well, on Sunday when Daniel was working, I decided it was time to change the girls room. After thinking about what the girls wanted in their room and considering my own artistic ability (or lack of) I came to the conclusion that it was not a good idea that I attempt to paint pictures on the walls. So, instead of being creative, I took the girls to Lowe's and let them pick from the 3 or 4 designs that they have to choose from. They had a Dora theme and a Princess theme along with some other typical boy themes. The girls really liked the one with the butterfly and flower design. So they each picked out a color to go on the walls and a few other decorations to match. We then came home and started prepping the room for painting. They were very involved the whole time. Monday morning we worked on their room first thing. They helped paint then played when I needed to do something on my own. Then today we painted some old picture frames to match. I'm proud of the way it turned out. I know the girls really like it and I think it was a good experience for them to learn what goes into painting and decorating a room. Next we are going to work on something for the play room. I'm hoping Daniel will design something really cool for in there. Here are some before and after pics.




3 comments:

William said...

Beautiful -- nice work!

Lesley said...

Jen, you are brave to let the girl's paint the walls!! You guys did such a beautiful job!
Miss you.

Lesley said...

Jen, you are brave to let the girl's paint the walls!! You guys did such a beautiful job!
Miss you.