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Happy Birthday Surprise

I painted Natalie’s room a few years ago with a color that I thought looked good. I was so wrong. In fact I couldn’t even find a real picture of it in my old hard drives (just an old picture from my phone). I tried to tell myself that the lime green walls made her pink accents pop in such a nice way, but whatever I told myself… it didn’t make it look good. Natalie didn’t like it either, in fact, she downright hated it and all the more as she got older. She would keep her dark pink curtains drawn just so that it would make the room appear a different color. I have to admit that is just sad.

With her birthday around the corner, I thought of the best birthday gift I could give her this year- A room makeover!  My brilliant self thought of this only two days before her birthday so I had to really hit the ground running. [Because of that the pictures are fewer than I know you would have enjoyed.]

I can’t begin to express how much I LOVE opening a new can of paint. I LOVE painting… love. it.  It is so enjoyable and my heart smiles with the ‘pop’ that comes when opening a new can of paint. I covered the hideous lime green with a soft, serene blue. Natalie claims blue is her favorite color so I hope she was serious. She is crazy about zebras so we ran with the theme. We bought new bedding, made new pillows, and raided Hobby Lobby.

My mom and I devised a plan to keep Natalie out of the house yesterday so she spent the night with Mimi and Papa. When she got home from school her big birthday surprise was waiting for her. I should say it was a 100% complete success.

She has said no fewer than a billion times that this was the best birthday ever.

(Before color)

 I just want to make note here that I have absolutely no control over the way that Natalie looks when she comes home from school. I can spend 15 minutes doing her hair in the morning and somehow she will come home looking like Animal from the Muppets.

Melissa Jean - January 12, 2012 - 9:47 pm

Oh my goodness! I absolutely LOVE the zebra wall hanging. SO cute!

Aunt B - January 12, 2012 - 10:12 pm

Love getting to almost be there! Natalie’s excitment telling me all about her surpriseS on the phone was sooooo fun! You definatly made her very happy! Success indeed :)

Star - January 12, 2012 - 10:50 pm

Wow, I love Natalie’s room, and I’m 31. Where on earth did you find that zebra wall hanging?

Susan - January 12, 2012 - 11:00 pm

Oh my Amy-Rose, I am in love! your little girl is growing up! What an awesome big girl room! You did a great job!

Kirsten - January 13, 2012 - 1:04 am

So fun!! And look at those long long legs!!

Dave Love - January 13, 2012 - 9:49 am

Oh Wow! Quite the transformation – you must have worked your ass off in those 2 days! My little girl is due to be born any day now and I’m so excited. I can’t wait to do stuff like this for her when she’s older.

gabrielle - January 13, 2012 - 1:44 pm

Aww! This is very sweet! She’s a doll!

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