Monday, August 25, 2008

girly girl?


I'm sitting on my bed and looking very happily around my brand new bedroom. And it only took me all weekend to get it this way.


My walls - sit down if you're a color conservative. Put your head between your knees just in case - are mostly bubblegum pink and one is Granny Smith green. All of the trim, baseboards and crown molding are glossy white. I've rearranged all of my furniture and went "shopping" in other parts of the house. My bed is in a totally different place, I've brought a great old wooden trunk upstairs, added some plants and changed out my bedside tables. When I say it's girly in here, I mean it with all my heart. It feels like a completely new room. And that's a good thing.


All it's going to take is a Shabby Chic type white/pink/green quilt and some curtains over the mini-blinds. I'm thinking sheers, maybe a combo of green and white. I also want to get a little entertainment center to put all of the electronic stuff in. Speaking of Shabby Chic, I have a whole bunch of wonderful vintage decoupage paper that I'm trying to figure out how to use in here. It's all feminine with a capital F. Then, of course, I have to put things on the walls. But that 's the fun part.


This room wouldn't be everyone's cup of tea, but it suits me perfectly right now. It turned out exactly the way I wanted it to. (And out of character? You betcha). It's my bedroom. Mine, mine, mine.


And I absolutely love it.

15 comments:

Graham Cracker said...

good for you. even if your kids don't like it you did what you needed to do.

Altaglow said...

Do you remember that king size handmade quilt I bought in Alabama years ago? It's many colors including pink and green on a white background. Want it?

Eileen said...

It sounds perfect! What fun it must have been to make the transformation and turn it into a room just for YOU. I love that you did this.

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softinthehead said...

It seems you needed that RC - although I think I might have difficulty sleeping in such colourful surroundings. I love shabby chic tho, that quilt sounds like just the ticket. :)

Rudee said...

Today, you should squeeze in time to run out and buy new jammies for your new room! Slippers too-and anything else really girly. Good for you!

belle said...

Fantastic! Brilliant therapy and you need a girly bolt hole in your house of growing boys.

aims said...

I am happy for you RC! You got the whole weekend off - and you did something for you. Something you really wanted to do - for you. Damn! Great going. I too would love the new bedroom. And yes - putting stuff up on the walls....how exciting! But please - no Hannah Montana poster - okay?

Marti said...

That is so awesome RC! I can picture it now. A place just for you. What was the verdict in the house? Sasquatch, Gumby or SD have any comments?

Glad you had a weekend for you. You totally deserve it.

Iota said...

So you had a good week-end, then.

Anonymous said...

I am so glad you have a pretty "new" you room. I love my little alcove,resent it when Mr. S, decides to sit in it & watch TV!
I have a quilt that would be perfect,unfortunately I cant giveit away, its basically pink & greenwith scalloped edges. Made by my Dad's mother, so very old. Probably would fall apart if used. I guess Marti will get it someday, I really should display one of my two grandmas quilts on a rack,justdont know where to put it. Have a good week. KCGinny

Akelamalu said...

Oh good for you.

Where's the photos? We want to see it. :)

Dumdad said...

Glad to hear you're in the pink....

Devon said...

Ahh, so glad you made it yours! Hope you enjoyed your weekend off!

No sitting around eatting Bon Bons for you!!!

Amy said...

Cool. It sounds perfect. How very feminine of you!

pursegirl said...

Even though it didn't work out for me to help you, it sounds like it was very cathartic for you to do it yourself. I absolutely CANNOT WAIT to see it!!!! I'll bring wine...