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I love to laugh and love with my family, read, exercise, cook and sew, all the while giving thanks to God for his immeasureable love and faithfulness to me.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Mei Mei's room

For the most part we're done pulling together Mei Mei's room...we'd better be 'cuz we've run out of time, right?!  We used the same rug that had been in the Noodle's room and used that as the "jumping off" point. We also knew we wanted fun, bright colors, but since she is a little older, we wanted something not quite so baby-ish.

The room had been Uncle's growing up and there was paint on top of paper.  That had to be ripped off down to the bare walls.  Living in an almost century old house means that the walls aren't exactly smooth--a bit of a challenge for J when it came to painting, but it adds character.  The bottom layer of wallpaper was a pretty, vintage flower print.  I was sort of sorry to see it come down!  The carpet was pulled up and the wood floors sanded down, new windows were installed (there use to be a door onto the roof, so that came out and a window was put in), and then came the fun of adding the decor.
The mirror was a garage sale find for $3.00 which got some pretty green spray paint.  The name bunting and colorful fabric hanging balls were Pinterest inspirations.  I had some serious trigger-finger issues from my glue-gun making those balls.  Ouch!  At the last minute, I figured I better put on the flannel crib sheet, so it is a throw back from the Noodle as well, but we'll need it for warmth.

Grandma has cross-stitched a beautiful Beatrix Potter sampler for over the dresser, just like she had done for the Noodle--once we get home, and we're sure of all the dates, we'll get it framed.  Lollie and Papa had this darling plate painted for Mei Mei by an artist that they know...the Noodle's looks similar but has a different verse.
I found the verse from Jeremiah here.  There are so many beautiful ones, it was hard to pick, but this one certainly spoke to my heart!
 In a short time the most important addition to the room will be here--Mei Mei!


David,Lois,Austin, Darrell & Leila said...

Gorgeous. So creative.

Unknown said...

such a cute room

Debbie Sauer said...

Wow, I have missed a lot. Didn't think I had been gone from checking all the blogs. Congratulations on MeiMei. Love her room. Hope to follow along. Blessings