well, today was quincy's first official day in her new room!
for whatever reason, i keep thinking about the little 'bearnstien bears' book that talks abouat a new baby... and how sister bear had to move out of her little room, and her little bed to make room for the baby that was coming. i thought that quincy would be thrilled to move into a big room... downstairs by the boys... boy was i wrong! she had a better idea, she just was planning on having this new baby sleep with her in her bed. she had it all figured out, had allocated some of her little blankets to be the future baby blankets, and a little space at the foot of her bed that was partitioned off with stuffed animals... she had no intention of moving! so there began to be some bribery involved... pink paint! we have a den on the main level that has been the home to an unused bow-flex for quite sometime... and we figured that since eric has moved his office up to the scrapbook room, this would be the future site for quincy's room. she was not happy about it, cause she figures if anyone breaks in during the middle of the night, (through the front door) her room would then be the first stop! sigh... but the pink paint was having an effect on her!
Friday night the painting started, and i had sent eric to home depot to pick the paint out, and i guess there was a pretty long line to wait for the paint to be mixed, and he wound up looking through painting teachnique books... and became convinced he wanted to paint harliquin on the wall in her room! from personal experience, i have found harliquin very difficult to paint! i even tried to talk him out of it..
Sat i taught all day at scrapbooks etc., here in town, and while i was gone, he mapped the whole thing out and with just a few minor set-backs and the purchase of a new laser level... he finished the wall and took quincy to Michaels to pick out some jewels to place at the tips of each diamond...
sooo cute! it seriously looks so fabulous! this bed of quincy's my neighbor made for me couple of years ago. it's made out of 2 old doors... anyway... i like the contrast of the old doors and the fancy harliquin! ..
well, as if that wasn't enough, eric decided to paint the inside door, pink with big diamonds on them... because it's the den, it's got french doors... so cute.
the room just resonates pinK!
quincy seriously can't stop smiling and dancing! she LOVES it so much!
so... it's quite the milestone.. moving my baby out to make room for the new baby! now the room just next to my bedroom is completely empty. i have some thoughts about what i will do... but for now, the room will just have to wait! do we have a little boy or a little girl to bring home to it? at the moment, the time, energy and creativity is better spent on a 5 year old princess who feels very very special! all i can tell you is that i am SO glad that it was ALL ERIC's idea... and that he was determined to do it and it had nothing to do with me! makes it even sweeter! he is quite proud of his handy work... and i gotta hand it to him... it is SOO cute. now i just need to do some 'fluffing'... drape a pink feather boa over the mirror, frame some pictures, add some flowers... have some fuN! -- oh, and to make it all even better... the closet doors are mirrors!! she LOVES to dance in front of mirrors! it's so fun to see her 'gitty' with excitement.. anyway... just had to share!