Monday, September 22, 2008

Slowly but Surely

I like to plan things, but sometimes it seems like the more I plan, the more monkeyed up my plans will get. If I just fly by the seat of my pants, things just seem to go smoother for me. I don't know why it works that way for me, but it just does. I just expect it now, as it just seems to be the way I roll. :)

I have been working on Ella Grace's room for about a month now. We have made progress, but it is not finished and it is driving me crazy. The room is painted and the bed is up and she is sleeping in it (very well I might add). However, somehow my bedding order got messed up. The duvet came in but it had white flannel on the back. Can you imagine white flannel on a toddler's bed? Needless to say, I sent that back and haven't gotten the correct one in yet or her curtains or the rest of her pillows or her side table.

However, some exciting developments are that I can finally get her clothes put away (thank goodness) because I did get my childhood chest painted. It matches her new furniture perfectly and I thought it turned out really cute...

I wish I would have taken before pictures when it was brown. The painter came to pick it up and I felt weird saying, "Wait a minute. I need to take a picture of this for my blog." Ha!

I love all the girly, swirly details. That is a jewelry box on top. I also love that she has something that was mine as a little girl.

Ella Grace wanting her picture taken with her new chest, too. She is SO proud of her new room.
I love how she has her little hands up by her face.

I am also excited because Kim, a fellow blogger and talented artist, is making a canvas for Ella's room with her name on it to go over her bed. It is going to be precious!

Hopefully, I will have all this wrapped up by her birthday in October. She turned 23 months yesterday. Whaaa! My baby is on the verge of being a two-year-old, and I can't believe it! Whaaa!

18 comments:

Faith said...

That chest is so precious! I love that she has such a special piece from your childhood. that's a bummer about the bedding. Still can't wait to see the finished product!

Kelly said...

OH i love that dresser!!! It is so girly!! I also love how EG is so excited in this picture!

Becky said...

The chest turned out sooooo pretty. I know you are proud to be able to share a piece of your childhood with EG. She looks precious it the pic!

Meagan said...

I absolutely love that chest! Its so girly and the bright pink walls (that are devine, by the way) just make the bright white furniture pop! I LOVE it! She's a doll and her room just fits her to a T! :-)

Jacquie said...

The first thing I thought when I saw EG's picture is how proud she looks!!!

The dresser is adorable! Can't wait to see all the pieces come together.

Meredith said...

The chest looks soo good! I love the jewelry box on top. Ella Grace's room already looks great from what I have seen! Love it! Love the pictue of your sweet girl! She is full of excitement and as much anticipation as you! :)

Cortney said...

Sooooo cute! I know you are proud of how it turned out.

Anonymous said...

I love those precious little hands up there by her face. Don't you wish we could get as excited by life as our children do? I put an old pair of beat up leather Keds on Annie this morning that were Lowrey's from last year and Annie said "Oh Momma, you got me new shoes! Thank you!" HUH? They CLEARLY were not new. I love children. The chest is precious and I need to get the color of the paint you used from you. That looks like Lowrey pink to me!
- Kandi

Laurie said...

Very very cute chest! Fixing up a room is one of my favorite things.

Soldier in Training said...

Love the chest! Isn't that so special?! We moved to a different house when Jaiden was two and I re-did her room then. At that time my mom gave me my bedroom suite from when I was a little girl. It was just perfect for her room and I smile everytime I see her playing in her room!

Audrey said...

What a beautiful dresser! That is so special that EG is using something that you used in your childhood! I can't wait to see the rest of her room because what I've seen so far is beautiful!

The Garners said...

The furniture looks great! And that is just PRECIOUS of EG standing in front of it with her sweet little hands up beside her face--she looks so proud of her new room!

Megan L Hutchings said...

I love that dresser!!! Vance has one in his room that was mine and my mothers as well. It just means so much!

I love that color pink too!

Monkeyed Up...LOL!

Lindsey said...

Love the chest. EG is such a cutie. I can't wait to see the canvas:)

Heather said...

Oh my goodness! I love that chest so much- not just because it was yours (which is SO cool) but because it is just darling!!! So is your little almost-2-year-old, too!
I still want to do lunch sometime!!!

Laura said...

I LOVE that pictures of EG with her chest! What excitement!!! You can tell she is loving all the newness that comes with "growing up." But I know she'll always be mommie's baby girl. Can't wait to see the finished room!

Kim said...

I love that chest! It looks great painted {I love painted furniture!} I too, can't wait to see this room put together!

Katie said...

That last picture of Miss EG is completely precious and priceless!