Saturday, June 20, 2009

got the itch

There are plenty of things I don't reveal on here about our family life.

For example(s):
M slept in her crib until she was three and a half.
H and I fight. Well, I fight. He ignores me. It works for us.
I'm selfish.

Here's another one. Hold your breath for this one:
M still has a baby room.

Even though she's in her "big girl" bed, I haven't changed a single thing in there. Her crib is still up (waiting on a baby...who knows if that will happen!). The changing table is still in there. The wall art is still the same.

I still like it.

But today, all of a sudden, I got the urge to make some major changes in there! I'm still going to leave the crib, for a few more months. You never know.

She LOVES her butterfly sheets, so I'm going to give her a little butterfly make over. I'll post before and after pictures.

I'm going to make her a cool butterful mobile to hang over her bed. There are 6 picture frames making a mural on her wall. I'm going to use those frames and put some butterfly "things" in them. Luckily, I've got tons of scrapbooking paper that I can use for these projects.

If you see any neat ideas on line, please post them in the comments. When I'm creating, I'll work on a little give away project. I'm also looking for some butterfly fabric to make M new curtains. I don't want cartoon-ish butterflies. This is some of the inspiration. You can see that it's not "little girl" looking. I'm not too concerned about colors. M's walls and comfortor are a light, almost mint-y green, but I'm willing to buy a new comforter. H is NOT willing to paint the walls, so I'll just work with what I've got!

YEAH! I've got the itch!!!


Andi said...

I think right now is just the perfect time for this special project~ how fun...I also was not horrified by any of the things that you revealed! You both are such good parents, and such a sweet family...what works for you is what is best :)
Can't wait to see the before and after photos!

Maggie said...

redecorating is so much fun - especially kids rooms! I can't wait to see the finished product!

Arizaphale said...

Yes, the BA's mish mash room is due for a make over but we're waiting for the holidays! This sounds like a fun project, although I would paint the walls, with or without him :-)

Kyla said...

Very cool! Can't wait to see pics!

KayTar slept in her crib for about that long, too! And we just got around to making her Big Girl room a couple of months ago. She loves it, but doesn't sleep in there. She rooms with BubTar at night because she doesn't like to be alone. She has a toddler bed in his room.

Kristen said...

Saw the cutest idea in Good Housekeeping that would be great for M's butterfly room. I will clip it out and bring it to April's on Wednesday :)

Colleen said...

Zoe's room is butterflies. I found some great self-stick wall butterflies... and I bought a comforter cover with butterflies from The Company Store. I bought a matching flat sheet to make covered cornices. We LOVE butterflies here.