Wednesday, August 19, 2009

A day at the park

Today I beared the heat and let Payton run around the park for a little bit. We could only stand about 15 mins before it was time for some air conditioning but I managed to snag some photos. I love this dress and didn't want her to sprout out of it before I had time to take some pictures!

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Monday, August 10, 2009

Bye Bye baby room

I finally decided it was time to give Payton a big girl room. All tears set aside, it was a lot of fun. It was hard to part with the baby items (well maybe not the diaper pail) which seem to hold such sweet memories, but also fun to expand this room for a growing, imaginative, young girl.

The first dilemma: primary colored sail cloths on the tent bed. I considered ordering identical girl colored clothes, looked at the price, and reconsidered. To Wal Mart I went! I bought inexpensive tab top panel curtains and cut the to size. I then used upholstery tacks to tack up the cloths and applied ribbon trim to coordinate with the tops cloths. Tada! I think it turned out well.

I chose the orange, pink, and red color scheme because I wanted to keep this place fun and playful.
For the closets I used more curtain panels, sheer this time, to create a "dressing room" kind of look.

The mirror you see was an $8 Goodwill find. I painted it white and strung some of her bows across the top (to hide the ugly picture hangers). It also has a cute shelf on the bottom to place a brush etc.

Just a peek at the before.....

And here is her name with bows added

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