Monday, March 29, 2010

Mom, it needs some color...

"It just needs some color!" was my expression to my mom regarding the room she is redoing for the three girls in their home. My sister's old bedroom has transitioned from her bedroom, to a TV/toy room for my nieces, to a child's bedroom for my three girls. This armoire was on it's way out from my parent's bedroom - ready to be given away or "garage saled" - yes, that is a verb in my language, so I pondered for a bit and matched a color to the bedspread in the room. 

decision made - Grinch Green!!

and fortunately after I completed the painting, this little guy appeared in the toys that the girls were playing with and I was pleased to see that I was pretty accurate in naming my color of paint!
I distressed the drawers a bit, much to the disliking of my sister and mom's tastes - but I figured with the wear and tear it's going to receive from three sets of little fingers, why not? and I like the look.

With that being finished and waiting for Hobby Lobby to mark down  the drawer pulls and knobs to 50% off, it's in their room and ready to use. 
More color still needed...
on to the wall...
the trundle beds were made by a very crafty neighbor and the wall above needed some love...
and on a cheap budget...

a small craft project in mind...
and this is what I came up with...

and no, BLIM is not a word -it's the 6 letters of each of the granddaughters' first names.
A friend is creating the curtains, closet cover, and throw pillows as I type so I am hoping before we fly home next week, the girls will be able to see their finished room and look forward to returning to nana and papa's later this summer.

Linking with lot of fun bloggers this week...


  1. Very cute! I love the green! And that bedspread is adorable! Where did that come from?

  2. I absolutely LOVE that dresser! Everything is looking great in there!

  3. Green was def. the way to go!

  4. WOAH!! So cute! Way to go Crafty Mama!

  5. I love the bright happy colors! I would have loved this when I was a little younger..! = )

  6. Love the letters! Too cute! :)


  7. Wonderful transformation. I love the bright, cheery colors!

  8. The green is so cheerful and I just love the frame with the letters in it. So cute!

  9. Wow! I think the room is going to turn out perfect! I love those letters! What little girl wouldn't want to sleepover in that room?!? God Bless! Lauralu :)

  10. I love the letters, super creative!

  11. Now that is all adorable and I love the name Grinch Green. Very fitting and very catchy!

  12. That is a GREAT color you picked! I love it!

  13. Very cute!! how thoughtful of your parents to create a space for the girls! Found you through reinvented; so nice to meet you! -shaunna :)

  14. That bedspread is SO gorgeous! The grinch green matches it well. Without the bedspread the green would have been a strange choice, but add the pink and white and the overall look is so lovely!


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