Thursday, August 09, 2007

robin's egg blue room....

Gracie's room is having an Extreme Makeover! OK...maybe not extreme but a makeover for sure. =)
Her room use to be a yellow-green but she informed me that she wanted a new color....I had her pick between the blue and a deep pink and she picked the blue much to my surprise being that she is such a prissy little thing. And of course she wouldn't have the final I asked some photogs their opinion and blue was the overwhelming choice.
Then she went on to tell me that she wanted a tree painted on her wall....yes, a tree. LOL!! So since Grandma was staying with us, guess who got to do that? It's great having an artist around when you need them! LOL!! I helped paint in the tree a wee bit but the rest was Grandma's great work. All those little critters...she did them and let me tell you they are CUTE!!
It's still not finished yet but when it's done, I'll post some more photos. =)

OH....and it photographs awesome....WHAM...a new backdrop!! =)

I have to show this one's my new fav!! =)

This is a little birdie flying out of the tree...I just couldn't get it in with the tree shot. =)

Her chalkboard to doodle on....

Above her bed, I hung a clothes line from one end of the wall to the other and then she hangs her artwork up there. I'm having the owl that's in the tree painted on the line so it looks like it's perching on it.

This is a set of shelves she's had since she was born. I have a cover for it that makes it look like a tent but I need some new fabric because the old green one looks funky with the new right now it's bare. =)

And of course, she wants to get in on the whole thing. =)

And these are the windows that bring in that fabulous natural light a couple of you asked me about....LOVE them! You can't see the other one but the basically go from the bottom of the floor to the top of the ceiling. I can shoot in there any time of the day. =) And yes, they are both nosey!! LOL!!

That's it for now...oh, you must come back tomorrow...I've got some awesome calendars from the fabulous Tina that I'm going to post. I'm going to start to offer them to clients as well....they are soooo awesome!!


Anonymous cynthia said...

wow...first to comment! i must say that first photo of her is so cute...her expression is just perfect!! not one that i've seen you capture before! love the color of the room...great choice!

9:23 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

love her room! its so bright and fun! and your mom is doing an awesome job on that tree. cool. can't wait to see more.

9:35 AM  
Blogger Anita said...

Brenda, I am GREEN with envy!! What a fabulous room!! Enjoyed looking at all the pictures!! Have a great day!

9:44 AM  
Blogger Cathy said...

her room is so cute!...that tree to die for!...and that pic of dog and Gracie! super cute!

10:17 AM  
Blogger Mean Eyed Cat said...

I love!!! that last photo with the dog. Great Capture!!

10:33 AM  
Blogger Melissa said...

oh my gosh, her room is SOO gorgeous! I love the colors! great pictures, Brenda!

10:49 AM  
Blogger Anna said...

her room is so adorable - you did such an amazing job! And your photos are even better - love them!

10:50 AM  
Blogger Nancy said...

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11:04 AM  
Blogger said...

that room couldn't get much cooler. i want one :o)

11:32 AM  
Blogger The Doerflers said...

AWWWWWWWESOME! no need to say more:)

1:05 PM  
Blogger Julie said...

Her room is beautiful and girly without being all pink. I love that tree. Your mom is very talented!

1:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ADORABLE the tree. :o)So cute.

1:44 PM  
Blogger Shelley said...

Love the room! So fun. Look how long Gracie's hair is getting.

3:15 PM  
Anonymous Inna said...

Gorgeous room! Love the color and the tree. And the last pic is so cute!

3:20 PM  
Blogger Jason, Hannah and Sara said...

Oh my gosh...didn't think anyone had those Toot and Puddle stuffed animals!!!! LOVE the books!! My dd loves them!!

SO cute, love the color and the room!

4:57 PM  
Anonymous Amanda V. said...

What a fun room! I love all the colors in there, so serene yet colorful! --I've gotta ask, where is the bedding from? I LOVE it!

5:27 PM  
Anonymous tara said...

adorable roOM!
the tree is aWEsome!!! way to go grandma!!!!!!!!!!

5:31 PM  
Blogger amy m said...

her room looks great. I love the grown up color you chose for her and the room looks wonderful.

The way you've displayed her art above her bed is the same thing I've done in our hall right across from my kids rooms. It works out marvelously.

6:44 PM  
Blogger erin said...

Love all of those shots, Brenda! Now you've got me totally itching to get into our new house (which we haven't found yet...ugh) to start working on Sarah's room!

8:35 PM  
Blogger Christie said...

wow, what an awesome roomand a gorgeous daughter. i love ALL of the shots of her. the one of her with the dog is just priceless. too too cute. and grandma did a fabulous job on the painting. :)

8:37 PM  
Blogger Cindi Koceich said...

You can tell where you got your creativity...your mom did an awesome job on that tree! I am in room envy! I may have to copy your idea and blog about my kids rooms...I know they would love to look back and my blog book some day and see all the details from when they were growing up.

10:10 PM  
Anonymous Stacey R said...

Great photos! Love the last one! Love the new room the tree! And, I'm so jealous of those windows!!!

10:36 PM  
Anonymous Judith said...

wow, how cool is that colour. Love it! and awesome light coming from the window. I so want our own home so i can decorate my kids room too.

7:04 AM  
Anonymous megan said...

So cute! You are going to have to get some Heather Bailey fabric to go over those shelves! The colors would be perfect.

7:11 AM  
Anonymous Nadia said...

I want to come play at your house! ;)

Gorgeous and wow...the light...glorious. Lucky you!

7:22 AM  
Blogger Jeanelle said...

LOVE the room! Great pics!

10:45 AM  
Blogger Brenda said...

Thank you so much everyone! =)

Actually it's my MIL that has the talent...she did it and I've been telling her she needs to look into offering it. =)

Cynthia...that's her "I'm up to something look" and she was...jumping on the bed! =)

Hannah...oh, I LOVE them! I bought Puddles for her when she was born but could never find Toot. I was at a flea market and there he was, just calling me name to buy him! LOL!!'s from Dillards. I have no clue what the name of it's called but it's in there kid department bedding. =)

Amy....I love more pinpins in the wall or covering my entire refrig either! =)

Erin....start planning...that the fun part, then start buying, even a better part! Buy sooo much that you're bursting from the seams and you need more room! I'm thinking you need to do something with the babygap stuff you have.....the bear needs a room of it's own! =) You know how I LOVE but could never afford her....Candice Olsen from Divine Design on HGTV. Go to the site and check out her kids'll flip!!

Cindi....oh, my mom is so not the artist...if you're reading this mom..." you!" No that creativity comes from my husband's side...definitely not me. My MIL paints, sculpts, you name it she does it and she passed those genes to my hubby and his sister too. And it looks like Gracie got it as well...thank goodness!! =)

Megan...oh, Heather Bailey fabrics...I could go nuts! I have to get some new curtains up as well and recover some stuff...her fabrics would work out perfectly with the colors. =)

Thanks again everyone! =)

1:23 PM  
Blogger Helen said...

Gracie's room looks beautiful... I love the last picture of Gracie and the dog looking out the window... what a gorgeous shot...

5:04 PM  
Blogger Close To Home said...

Just gorgeous. I wish I could be as talented in room decorating! Love the photos, and esp. the one with DD and her doggie. So sweet.

Are Tina's Templates for PE5.0 too??

6:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ohhhh, I LOVE that color and the tree!! What talent Grandma has- it would be so awesome to have something painted like that in my home, G is one lucky lil girl!!
Love the photos- that last one is my fav!!!

8:53 PM  
Anonymous Michelle said...

OMG!! Her room is TDF!!!!!!!!

2:04 PM  
Blogger Terri said...

Her room looks so whimsy & fun! Love the tree & birds =)

2:05 PM  
Blogger AmyC said...

OMGosh. SOOOO cute! I LOVE the room, LOVE the tree, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all the photos! Everything looks fantastic!!! The light in there is just amazing, and you do a perfect job of capturing the whimsy of childhood!

5:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

love the room! may i ask how you attached the clothesline to the wall? i am looking to do something similar but can't come up with a good way to get it attached. thanks!

9:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh WOOOOOOOOOOWWWW!!! I love her room! And that tree is so cool! As for her choosing the blue over the pink-- It's nearly the trademark Tiffanys blue. As in..."Diamonds are a girl's best friend". Now that's about as prissy as you can get! I think Gracie has excellent taste :)

9:11 AM  
Blogger Brenda said...

Thanks girls! =)

I just attached the clothesline from nails that I put in at each top corner of the wall and I just tied a know around it. I'm thinking of hot glueing some flowers on the nails to just finish it off. I also got little birdies at Micheals and Hobby Lobby and I wired them on the line so it looks like they are perching there. =)

The templates are compatible with PSE...I'm about 99% sure but email her just in case and she'll get back to you. =)

Kristen...I feel the guy she'll marry...she's going to be such high maintenance!! =) Thanks sweetie!!

2:30 PM  
Blogger Ingrid said...

What an absolutely beautiful all your images. The painting is wonderful. Your mil is quite the talent too! :)

3:35 PM  
Blogger Tiffany said...

You are not just a great photographer, my gosh, your interior design taste is like pottery barn!!!! I love it...gracie is so grown up, her "Jump" picture when it was green, she was just a lil' tike, now, she almost don't fit the frame, LOL!!! she'll be taller than you!!!

3:42 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

Brenda, it's perfect! What fun fun and whimsical. Love it!

10:24 AM  
Anonymous annika said...

Just want to say I love your photos! And the colours in her new room are just beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

12:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That room is right out of a magazine! I love it!!!! Can I ask what colour the paint is and who makes it? I wanted to do my nursery in that colour for my daughter with shots of hotpink and chocolate brown....but ended up with twins..boys and girl and just went for something more gender neutral. Soon I will be separating them into separate rooms and would love to do what I originally wanted!

8:06 PM  
Blogger Wray Party of Five said...

I LOVE this room! Do you mind if I ask what brand of paint you used and the name of the color?? It's EXACTLY the color I've been searching for!! Gorgeous!!

7:36 PM  

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