Thursday, June 14, 2012

Emily's Fresh Peach Ice Cream Colored room!

It will be 10 years this September that we bought this house.
Emily's room was the first to be painted. She was 2.
I painted it sky blue with clouds and there have been two murals in that room.

The first was a darling picket fence and garden on one wall.
She decided to do her own artwork on that mural in Clinique face makeup,
baby powder and desitin.

Needless to say, I painted over it.

Years later, I had one of those "lightbulb" ideas.
How about paint two trees and using Modge Podge and scrapbook paper, 
decoupage cute forest animals and leaves on the trees.

Super cute. Right?

Well, this ended up being a,
"sounded like a good idea at the moment"

FREAKIN try to get that off the wall!!!

Wallpaper is easier, yep it is.

After days of peeling and scrubbing using all sorts of products, this is as much as we could do.

The peach Splotch is her new room color.

A thick layer of Kilz to the ceiling and was the cream ceiling and peachy walls...

At first, I have to admit, I was a little color shocked.
This color vibrates into the hall and makes it look like the hall light is on.
It is a Martha Stewart color and what Emily wanted.

Originally, she was going with a "hippie" theme,
but after we applied the color, we re-thought the room design.

Entering into Junio High, she wants something less cluttered and busy,
so we went for what we are calling a
"Vintage Girl" look.

Emily wanted two of my newest "Junque" signs in her room.

We greatly downsized her book collection.

She wanted my Marie Antoinette painting in here also.

We popped in Home Goods to get her some new hangers and
scored this cute elephant lamp on clearance for $12...YAY!

 The quilt is a 1940's piece I paid too much money for, but HAD to have it.
She loves it, but has basically been threatened to not abuse it.
No dogs on the bed, food, drink or ART supplies.

We are really happy with it.
I still need to make formal lace curtains, but
for now, two vintage lace tablecloths thrown over the pole
will do.

My bedroom is the next to be painted after I re couperate
from the week it took to re-do hers.


  1. This room is super cute. I think you should put up the chandelier that was in the first photo, right over the bed. Its simply the most perfect room for a young junior high girl,.... and the painting is beautiful and compliments everything. Lovely! Cheers to the cute elephant lamp!

    1. Thanks Shelley! I don't have the tiny chandelier anymore, but might be an idea! :-)

  2. can you come do my room too! Emily must be so excited, it looks awesome Lisa! ditto yay on the stack of elephants!

    1. Emily LOVES it Debi! We would love to come paint your room. ;-)

  3. Your a great Mom with a great kid and the room looks wonderful! They grow up too fast, don't they?

    Take care,

    1. They do indeed grow up too fast Sue. Makes me sad. See you soon! HUGS

  4. I love it! I just bought nail polish in that color. Vintage girl indeed : )

  5. Emily .. I love your new Room ... Looks so fun, Cozy and a great place to crawl in and read a book ... !

    Lisa Your making such wonderful memories ..!

    Hugs to you both ..Sara

  6. So, so fun!!! I love how it turned out...warm, cozy and oh so "grown up"!!! Happy Summer you two :))

  7. i really love the first one. any chance you can tell me what that blue is called?