Thursday, September 10, 2009

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday to my 'baby'.. she turned 10 today. If you've read my posts, you'd know she's my "Punkie Pie"... I still call her Punkie when nobody is around (shhh). She's growing up way too fast. The last few weeks she seems to have changed ... a bit more mature, liking clothes, hair gel, perfume and not the stuffed animals so much :( . She worked all summer cleaning out her room and donating toys and clothes. She even set aside some toys and what-nots for friends. Her birthday wish was to have her room repainted and she was to do all the picking of paint & decor. A bit frightening, she is only 10 and the visions can be wild. But we granted her wish (she did work quite hard and gave up way more than she was asked...). Green was her choice of color which surprised me because she's leaned towards oranges and reds for quite a long time and she's always been fond of blue so I couldn't gather why she chose green. She searched & searched online and had a vision so off we went to pick paint. She went right to the brightest colors where I went to the softest colors (now don't get me wrong, I love color and bright to boot, but man those bright paint scares me). I gave her the OK and said we'll try it.. hubby painted and cringed every brush stroke ... but low and behold .. it came out pretty darn cute if I say so myself...

Aqua Blue decor is what got her started on the green... so now I get why she went with green.. the pain color is called "Outrageous Green".

When she had her vision we went to Michaels and bought a wooden stand and she painted this night stand prior to picking out her paint color & bedding. Some how she found the bedding and window treatments at JcPenny to match the stand.Hanging Lanterns from Ikea ..

I made a lantern 'scrunchie" to cover to the lantern cords that were hanging down the back of her bed..We bought these pink shelves from Ikea last year and she really didn't want to keep them because they were pink. There was no way I was letting her replace them so we worked with the shelves by adding black storage containers and we made some coordinating accessories such as these fabric covered canvas boards on the top shelf.

She picked some fabric from Paula Prass' fabric collection to cover one of the canvas boards ...

Maybe she hasn't grown up too much... here she is playing with the doll house her Grammie gave her...

I think she had a great birthday. She was gitty and smiled all day!!Happy Birthday Punkie Pie!

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