Noelle's room is the first one that we've even began to touch decor wise. She's been patiently waiting for a room of her own.
:: after living together in our garage apt. she deserved to have her own space ::
She's grown up so much over the past year and a half since we bought this house so she was quick to tell us that she wasn't very excited about bring her "little girl" furniture and decor into this room . . .
Well lucky for her, after much pleading and begging for some funds, her dad said I could start redecorating her room for Christmas. Being that today is March, Christmas has obviously come and gone and I have neglected to get this room completed.
But we are definitely well on our way even though it's been a challenge. First of all her room here is at least 2x bigger than any room she's ever had. Secondly, we both have different design ideas. But it's her room so I stuck with her design inspiration board and went from there while guiding her along the way. I think it's turning out great . . . so here's a sneak peek.
The chalkboard "grandmother" clock that we painted on the wall came in phases.
A week ago we started that project . . .
We folded wrapping paper in half, hand drew the outline for the clock, cut it out, then unfolded and taped it on the wall. Then I just traced around it with pencil and there you go . . .
Here's sweet Noelle patiently waiting for me to outline the clock with paint so she could paint the rest.
After a couple of coats of paint the teal/turquoise clock was finally done. I personally would have left it like this but Noelle was dying to have it as a chalkboard.
I used the same template and just cut to make it smaller. Then I taped it back up on the wall and retraced it with a pencil again for the chalkboard area. I initially rounded the top part of the chalkboard and when I stepped back to admire my work, it looked like a big egg on a pedastool. So I free handed it up on top and made it taller.
I finally completed it in the middle of all our other projects going on around the house . . . and just in time for Noelle to see it when she got home from visiting her mother for the weekend
:: she didn't know that I was going to finish it for her ::
She wasn't even home for 10 minutes before she had it covered in her tested artwork!
Ok, one weekend project down . . . a million more to go!