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Friday, October 14, 2011
Well, we finally did it. We downsized from a 3500 sq ft house to a 2000 sq ft house. It feels GOOD! So cozy, like a little cottage! To help ease the move for both of our daughters, we let them pick out how they wanted their rooms decorated. Our youngest chose a rock-n-roll theme with zebra accents for her new room. We had a very limited budget, so I took an old brown wooden dresser that I had in the guest room (all of that furniture had to go, no guest room in the new house) and painted it black. To keep it from looking to goth in a little girls bedroom, I used zebra-patterened duct tape on the knobs and painted the insets on the side in chalkboard paint so that she can compose songs as they come to her mind!
I lined the drawers with zebra-patterned wrapping paper left over from her birthday. I didn't seal it yet, but will probably use some Mod-Podge to seal it up.
We bought the bed at Walmart for $258.00 including the mattress. This was a steal, because we found a very similar bed at Rooms To Go for almost $700 not including the mattress. We did put her old feather mattress cover on this bed to make it more comfy. The bedding was bought on sale at Target for $41 and included everything...even the sheet set! To make the bed a little more rock-n-roll, I added a sequin curtain held on to the bed with silver shower curtain hooks and black netting bows. This gave her a little studio/clubhouse under the bed (she needs all the space she can get - it's a really tiny room!)
In her clubhouse, she put her pink chair and the metal trashcan from my workroom. I also gave her my little black shelves and added zebra duct tape across the top to keep it again from looking to dark.
I found the little mirror guitar wall hanging at Hobby Lobby for $20 (it was originally $40, but was on sale. What perfect timing!).
And of course, a rock-n-roll room isn't complete without a star on the door. We still have to add her name, but I haven't found that box yet (we are still unpacking ~ LOL!)
I still have to make her wall hangings and add some posters of her favorite stars, but it is coming right along!
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Day 12: Sunset. We had the most amazing sunset tonight. I am visiting my aunt and uncle in Oklahoma, and this is the view that I had from my hotel window. My camera didn't catch the exact color of dark hot pink, but stunning none the less.
Day 9: Someone you love. Of course I have many friends and family that I love and adore, but I am chose my husband for this photo!
Day 10: A childhood memory. This is a picture of my very first rocking chair. My mom bought it for me when I was very small and have since always had it in my room. Now at 44, I still have it. I stays in our guest bedroom with my great-mimi's hand embroidered pillow resting on it. It is still in excellent shape seeing that it is almost 40 years old!
Day 11: Something blue. This is an incredible picture of Cinderella's Castle taken at night when the castle is lit up different colors. At this particular moment, the castle was blue!
Monday, July 25, 2011
I have been so busy with garage sale stuff, that I didn't have time to post my photo challenge pix. So real quick:
Day 5: From a high angle. This picture is of the entrance to a shop in San Antonio. The door is at the bottom of the stairs and to the left.
Day 6: From a low angle. This is a chandelier in the Menger hotel in San Antonio. This hotel is supposed to be haunted, but we never found any ghosts :(
Day 7: Fruit. My most favorite fruit in the world are apricots.
Day 8: A bad habit. This vanilla latte is required every day. I think my head would explode if I didn't put Starbuck's caffeine in my system daily!
Hope you have a wonderful day full of extreme happiness!!
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
I couldn't decide which picture of green I liked better, so here are both. I love flowers of all kinds! These were taken in San Antonio - the cactus picture was taken at the Alamo, and the crepe myrtle picture was taken in the courtyard of the Menger Hotel. We took tons of pictures hoping to catch a ghost...no luck, maybe next time!