Friday, March 27, 2009

One more down... many to go



Yay! Scarlet's bedroom is finished! Doesn't she look excited about it? It's either because she appreciates all of the hard labor we put into her new room or because she just discovered the buttons on her toy cell phone make noise when you push them.



Fine. It was the phone.

But her room did turn out pretty cute.

I did a terrible job of documenting the house before we started tearing into it. When we originally bought the house this room had dark wood paneling, popcorn ceiling and... wait for it... red and blue LONG shag carpet.



We tore up the carpet and there was kind of a wood looking tile underneath. We went back and forth on flooring for a long time. In the end we decided just to throw some paint on it. Our goal is to rent the house after we move out so now we can just put in some flooring and it transforms from bright little girls room to a more neutral room with blue walls.




Scarlet has really done well in a toddler bed. Surprisingly so... She will occasionally get up after we put her down for a nap but on average she just goes to sleep. She even sleeps in still. When she does wake up, she opens the door, closes it behind her every time, and waits on the top of the stairs. When I see her and say hi, she always says, "Mom, I'm wake!" like that is the most exciting news I will hear that day.



Scarlet is a big fan of her pacifier. She is only allowed to have it when she goes to sleep but she was always trying to sneak them around the house when she was in a crib. I have never mentioned anything about what she should do with her pacifier in her bed. I assumed I would have to fight it from her every time she woke up, but no. She wakes up, lays her pacifier on the bed and walks out the door. One time she walked out of her room with her pacifier still in her mouth and before she walked down the stairs her eyes lit up, she ran back into her room and came out a second later pacifier free.


She's a big girl now.

13 comments:

Samantha said...

I seriously cannot believe how cute that turned out.

Mindy said...

Her room looks so cute. Good Job!!!! I can't wait to see the rest of the house finished.

Mindy said...

BTW: the first picture is by far my favorite.

Kristi Hoogland said...

Oh I love love love the room! (AND I remember what it looked like before, with the lovely shag) You guys did an awesome job!

Kimmy said...

I love her room!! You guys did a great job.

Elsie does that exact same thing with her binky...how funny!

Angie Larkin said...

The floor is the best part of the room!!! And it was just an afterthought? It's awesome! You guys amaze me with your skills. You are more handy with a paintbrush than Napolean Dynamite is with a bow-staff. Beautiful! And that picture of Scarlett is rediculous!

Katie said...

Her room is PRECIOUS! I love it! Great work!

Peggy Dee said...

So so cute!!! So much has happened since I was there. It's time for another visit from Grandma!

Ryan and Courtney said...

Darling!!!

Marie Davies said...

Holy cow this room looks like it could be in a Pottery Barn Kids magazine!!! I am so so so impressed. You are the fanciest person I know.

Nick and Kristen Honeycutt said...

The room's adorable, and she's darling. You have such a cute fam! :)

mumovearls said...

Okay! the first picture of her excited face is by far the funniest thing I have ever seen! What a sweet room!I love it. -n

Lorajean said...

I LOve this! you really have a design talent! The colors are great!