Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Seeing Stripes

My daughter wanted to re paint her room teal and she wanted zebra stripes to be incorporated into her room. She is almost 15 so I had to really over look her re do because it would look like a zoo if it were up to my daughter. She is very creative and well she can go overboard a bit. I agreed that she could paint her walls teal but only the bottom half. We live in a Cape Cod style home and her room is on the second floor. Her walls slant inward. The top half we painted white. I thought I would be dizzy if she painted it all teal. The color came out great. I would show you a pic but her room is not 100% done yet. Here is a pic of the color on the wall.
Since we knew we were going to paint I decided to make some of her decor for Christmas. It was a big surprise since she doubted that I would make her pillows for her bed. Hubby took me to Joann's and I got zebra striped fabric for pillows. I made her three throw pillows for her bed. We will be purchasing a black comforter (not really sure how it will look?) and teal sheets for her white bed. Instead of getting a zebra striped comforter I think throw pillows and a throw blanket in zebra stripes is better. She can always change out the zebra stripes for something out eventually. It is also a KISS (keep it simple stupid) way of not vomiting zebra stripes.
While at Joann's I was roaming through the aisles when I came upon this wonderful big paper mache S. I knew right away that it had to be hers. I also for some odd reason knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. I ran over to the scrapbooking section. Since my daughter is so out there (art wise) I thought it need to have a scrappy look to it. I just want to share a quick little pic of my daughter and I on Christmas Day. She is just so beautiful and so smart too. I am truly blessed.
Well Christmas came and went and she loved it all!! I'm so happy that she did. Sadly, it is the only crafty thing I have done in a long while. I really need to get a fire under my bum and do some more. Creating makes me so happy I really should be doing it often.
Thanks for dropping by..


TinyBear said...

Hi Jessica
Thank you so much for visiting over at my place and for entering my giveaway.
Happy New Year and happy Birthday to you too :D
~ Tina

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

Hi Jessica,

What a fabulous transformation! You did an excellent job! I love the color, pattern and all of the elements...well done!

Yes, your daughter is stunning...she takes after her mom!

Love and hugs,

Mindy said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I would love to see this gorgeous color in the completed room. My mom helped me to decorate my room with handmade touches at this age and it was incredibly special.

As an aside, did you see the Scentsy Zebra warmer? It's really cool. I have the giraffe in my living room

NormaJean said...

wow jessica, I love the teal and zebra strip it looks very cool, and thank you for joining in on the blog candy


Beth said...

Pretty new color for the room... and....I just love the zebra pillows!