Monday, January 15, 2007

Welcome to Delaney's New Room . . .



Okay, so you never saw the old one so you don't really know how much we're liking her new room . . . but thought I'd give you a little peek into it.

The pic above is the view coming into her room, cool retro-beads hanging from her doorway and all.

About four years ago, we redid her room as a Spongebob Squarepants room complete with stenciled fish on the wall (the room was light blue and yellow) . . .


But she's now 10 and decided that there needed to be a BIG change to her room. After checking out all the cool color chips at the paint store, she decided that hot pink and lime green were the way to go--each on opposite walls.

So, the process began . . . (look at that pile of stuff in the middle of the room! painting was just half of the battle, the other half was getting rid of all of the junk she had!)



You never really know how a paint color is going to look as you get started, but I did have a feeling that this was going to be a very bright room! lol Here I am working on the first coat (and, oh how lovely I look with the hair-in-a-light-socket look! But, you know, you can't look like a blogging celebrity without a little bit of hot pink paint mixed in with your wild gray hair!) . . .



Now the chosen THeMe of choice for Delaney's room was Celebrity-Singing-Styling! Delaney wanted a dressing area, a design area, and a singing area (so she has her desk with her stuff for drawing her designs, her karaoke machine, and a canopy with a mirror inside. The plan is to be looking for a dressing screen for that corner, but I haven't found it yet) . . .



I though that the most inspired idea of the day was putting the CDs all over the wall . . .



A peek at her curtains . . .



I even painted her closet door frame . . .



Even a "celebrity" has to have her multitude of softball trophies on display (because, as well as being a girly-girl, she is my big-time athlete!) . . .



A peek at her bed (she decided that she wanted a bed that was low to the ground--kind of like a stage, she said--so we decided to just go with mattresses on the floor. And she loves it!) . . .



The view out of her window . . .



Okay, when the lights go out is when the room really looks awesome!! I won some pink Christmas lights from Amy's blog, and I found the perfect use for them! They surround the wall with her Hannah Montana poster . . .



and around the edge to the door . . .



I'm SO glad to have most of the room done! There's nothing like an unfinished project that just gets under my skin, and this one was postponed for like two whole weeks during Christmas, so I'm HAPPY to get it done (although there's still more to go!)

Well, today the kids are out of school for Martin Luther King Jr. Day so we're going to enjoy some time relaxing and enjoying ourselves. We're planning on going to the park (since the weather is just gorgeous) and probably to the Civil Rights Institute later today (it's free today for MLK Day, which is great!).

Had planned on posting a little more about MLK Day, but I did want to mention that it is an important day for me. And to celebrate, I'm going to . . .

* Celebrate and enjoy our diversity

* Treasure all of my friendships

* Continue to teach my children that character, not color, is what's important!

I hope all of you had a fantastic weekend and have a great Monday!

22 comments:

jessi said...

loving that room...and the CD's are a fabulous idea!!! love it!!! my daughter, haillee, just caught a clance of the pictures and I got...mama...can I have a room like that?? it's sparkly!!! anyway, enjoy MLK day and the extra time to relax and enjoy the simple things in life!!!

Missy's Blog said...

Delaney's room looks awesome! It's so bright and colorful and the CDs were most definately a great touch!! Enjoy the day with your kids!

Leah said...

Love the room.. great colors. I bet she loves it!

Danielle said...

What a cute room!!!! Love the idea of the CD's on the wall and the colors are FABULOUS :D

Phats said...

Will you come clean my room?

Kathryn said...

Cool room..that same project is on MY daughters list as well..we have everything for the room redo..just need to clean out and paint! YUCK! You did a great job..wanna come do mine! LOL

Anonymous said...

Love the room!!! My daughter would love it too!

Susie Q said...

Love the room! Grace thinks it is waaay cool, especially the Hannah poster! She LOVES Hannah Montana! : )

Sparkly and bright and very hip. Grace and I are redoing her room this coming Summer. She changes her mind on colors every week or so..: ) We will see...

Have fun in your new space Delaney!

Have a great week!

Love and hugs,
Sue

melissa said...

she must adore her cool new room! :) lovin the color combo and the CD on the wall idea.

Andi said...

Great colors! I know Delaney must love her room. The CD's were a great idea!

scrapperjen said...

What an AWESOME room! That was a lot of work - it looks great.

Cheryl Wray said...

Jessi--I love Haillee's reaction! Girls just love the sparkly stuff, don't they?
Missy--Thanks! Yep, thought the CDs were a good idea.
Leah--She does love it!
Danielle--Yes, I have toadmit that the colors are really cool. At first I was like "whoa! that's bright!" but I like it now!
Phats--Well, I'm not so good at cleaning! But if you need it painted? lol

Cheryl Wray said...

Kathryn--The actually getting started is the hard part! I had that paint for a month before I did anything with it!
Anon--Thanks!
Susie--We are big Hannah M fans here too! We all like it! Can't wait to hear what you end up doing for Grace's room!
Melissa--Thanks! Yep, she's lovin it!
Andi--Thanks to you too!
Scrapperjen--It was actually really fun! Just took some time!

Michelle said...

wow that room looks awsome! What a neat theme for a girls' room!

delaney said...

Don't you just love my room!?
I know I love it!

delaney said...

Don't you just love my room!?
I know I love it!

Morning Glory said...

What an awesome room. I love, love, love the CDs on the wall idea.

Amy Mowbray said...

Her room looks so awesome! Love the cd's! Very cool!

And the pink lights are just the right touch!

Josie said...

Oh my - you are one fabulous mom. I would have LOVED a room like that at that age. Great decorating ideas and I love twinkle lights!

Anonymous said...

I saw the CD ideo on trading spaces one time. They did a whole room in cds! It was on every inch of the walls! It was for a small boy, like 6 years old or something. So, the parents didn't like it at first, but I think it grew on them. I liked your idea much better! : )
It looks beautiful.

Renee said...

What a cute new room! I need to get off of my butt and redo Anna's room. She's 11 and wants a new look too. Her room is small and I'm not sure what all we could do, but there are tons of possibilities, I'm sure!

angel said...

wow cheryl! d's room looks absolutely spectacular- you did a fabulous job!