Sunday, October 26, 2008

Progress Part 1

Help. I'm surrounded by the plague. My son just got over being sick, my daughter is now sick, and my husband's been on the couch all day because of a sore throat. Yes, I said all day--over a sore throat. Anywho, I've been home putzing around the house for hours. Do a load of laundry, spray paint something, check child, and repeat.

I've said before that my house is in a constant state of change. My daughter's room has been kind of cutesy looking for a couple of years. Now that she's solidly out of her toddler years, I'm slowly trying to make it a little more dressy. Key word--slowly.

Today, I used MOLLIES and a screwdriver to hang some new dress up hooks in her room. Some of you are laughing at my sense of accomplishment, but this was a big deal for me. However, don't look too closely. While I was able to get the new mollies in, I was NOT able to get the old mollies out! That'll have to happen another day, I guess.

They were $4.00 a piece, so they were totally worth it. As a matter of fact, I'd pay another $4.00 just to get someone to pull out those mollies!
My best friend bought this fairy for my daughter last year, and I've been in love with it. However, it was always just a little off. My guess is whoever made this doesn't actually have a little girl.
Otherwise, they would have made it look like this in the first place!

And lastly, my consignment shopping has paid off. I found this mirror for $4.99 about a month ago (yes, that's how long it's taken me to hang it). I had it painted right away, but I'm always indecisive about where to put things. Here's the before...

And here's the after...
Well there you go--a sneak peak of my daughter's room. I'll have more pictures tomorrow. For now, I have sick family members to tend to. All you mothers out there do know that this means the mother of all sicknesses is coming at me, don't you? Mind over matter, mind over matter...

47 comments:

Sandy Toes said...

very cute...I love the hooks!
-Sandy toes

Jenny said...

Your daughter's room is just darling! I love all of the item makeovers. Great idea with the hooks. I am really needing some of those for my girls' room.

Austen said...

i love love love what you did with the fairy!!!

sandra/tx said...

That is gonna be one cute room. Great transformation on that fairy.

The Golf Widow said...

The mirror looks great. What a find!

Darlene said...

Cute, CUTE....I LOVE the fairy make-over!!!

Heather said...

Adorable! The mirror is awesome, what a great find!

Mandi said...

Love, Love, Love the pink mirror you spray-painted. It looks so feminine and girly. Perfect for your little princess!

Jenny S said...

Love the fairy! We have all been doign the sick thing around here too! My son I think is finally over it. I am still yucky and my husband has started sniffling this morning! Hope all is better in your house soon!

Kristin said...

I LOVE the pink mirror! And I still have the things in my walls in our bathroom. I haven't figured how to get them out! Once out it's going to be a mess because the walls are all textured.

Julie said...

Very cute I love the fairy she looks so much better all glamed up
love the mirrow and the hooks
julie

ka1t_lyn said...

Oh, very nice! Love the sore-throat joke. :)

ThriftyDecorChick said...

Try getting pliers and pulling the anchor out, or try pushing them right through the drywall, then fill the holes. Sometimes this is the only way to get them out! Love the mirror!

Betsy said...

Love her room. The fairy looks much better the way you did it. I always get sick when everyone else does. Hate that.

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Naw...You'll stay healthy. Moms always do. Somehow.

Adorable little girl stuff!

Laurel MacD said...

Your daughter's room is darling. My 6 year old and baby share a room, and I am in the process of combining the two tastes. You've got some great ideas.

Ruth Ann said...

WOW WOW WOW! I'm in love with that room! I want to move in NOW! I absolutely love everything pink and especially that mirror! Great job! I wish I had a little girl so I could paint everything pink!

Just say Julie said...

grab some emergen C and a little chocolate. It helps keep the germs away :) I love that fairy make-over. Such a perfect fit!

Autumn said...

love the fairy, but i love anything sparkly!! and the mirror is such a great find.

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

I loved everything I saw here today. Great choice to make the fairy pink glittery!! And that mirror...you lucky girl!!! And now your daughter's the lucky girl to have it in her room. Can't wait to see the rest of the room in a future post. Take good care of yourself. Don't forget the Airborne (sp?)
M.L.

Saucy said...

The room is looking great, can't wait for the reveal! Isn't paint miraculous? Love the pink. I have a mirror like that I need to paint, ASAP.

Amy Amy Bo Bamey said...

Love the mirror!! Great job on the room so far!! Can't wait to see the whole thing

Kendra said...

I don't think I would have ever thought to put that mirror in your daughter's room, but it is perfect like that! Can't wait to see the end result!

Hope everyone feels better soon!

Astrid said...

Super cute room!

But what are mollies?

michelle {sweet mady's paper} said...

that mirror is fabulous!

Marie said...

Your daughters room looks fantastic! LOVE what you did to the mirror! And that fairie?? TOO CUTE! You really are the glitter queen. :o) I hope you don't catch the plague! lol

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

Love the updates in the bedroom!

now, get yourself some herbal meds, take zycam and airborne and spray everything with lysol. LOL.

My heart goes out to you. Mom's have it rough when sickness comes to town.

Domestic Diva....NOT said...

Love you daughters room :) You did a great job :) Now isn't it funny how the hubbers can be out sick with a soar throat, but when we are sick, we must keep going. :)Hope you don't get the sickness too.

candiceschenk said...

Very cute!!

Caren said...

It all looks adorable!

Start popping that "Airborne" now...can't hurt...might help! I swear it helps me.

Shannon said...

Love all the dressy touches! That fairy looks SO much better!

Don't get sick. Don't get sick. Don't get sick.

Gigi said...

Wow, what a difference!
Ha, I love the way you put that- the MOTHER of all sicknesses. So true, Moms get exposed to it all.
Stay well!

Momma to Bug said...

So cute! I hope everyone gets better soon. After all, Halloween is right around the corner :-)
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Kris said...

I love the remade fairy, all sparklie and pink! Good job with the mirror too! Start taking extra Vitamin C, hoping you don't come down with the yuck too!

Barbara said...

Oh WOW! Great post dear. What a find and total transformation on the mirror. Your good eye is working overtime...Perfect change on the black to pink glitter fairy. That Martha Stewart glitter is worth the extra cost. Very fine.. looks better than others.
Remember: Your not sick, Your not sick, Your not sick. Get more rest and lots of water. Tell Doug he has to pamper you if you do get ill.
Mom

tardevil said...

Sorry to hear your family has the funk...tell the kids Halloween is only 4 days away & I'm sure they'll perk up. The mirror & fairy turned out great! What a great buy on the mirror! Be careful, you may get a tool belt for Christmas, if you're not careful! Best of luck!

Prissy Southern Prep said...

very cute. i love pink and green, so that is perfection to me!

countrygirl3031 said...

Hi Chris ~ I love your hooks..and your daughters room. It's tooo cute! That mirror is gorgeous..I'm so jealous! You are wonderful with a spray can of paint! You need to tell me how you do it and don't have paint running down the sides!

Hugz,
michele

Erin said...

So cute and girlie! I have two girls and a boy and I love my son, but it is just so much more fun to decorate for my girls! I love everything you did, especially the mirror!

ROXY said...

Oh how cute, I love the fairy transformation!! Precious!

Sweet Simplicity said...

I LOVE that mirror! What a great find! It is so cute--you did a great job!

AndreaLeigh said...

Everything looks great. I am sending prayers that your family is well soon.

Kelly said...

Love love love the fairy!

I know what you mean about your husband laying down *just* for a sore throat. My DH is excatly the same way: he would lay down like he is at the death's door. Ugh!

I just stay far away from him so I dont' have to get sick and not to hear his whine.

Can't wait to see the rest of your daughter's room! :)

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

It all looks great! The fairy especially...totally made for a girl now.

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Jersey Girl in DC said...

That fairy and mirror turned out SO CUTE! I want a room like this! :)

Stephanie said...

LOVE the fairy! I have a mirror that needs to go up in my daughter's playroom or bedroom. I love the idea of painting it pink and even adding a little glitter---AHH! The silver glitter I have :)

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