2.Phoebe’s Teen room
When I was growing up, our family moved about every 3 years. Sometimes it was fun…an adventure…but often..it was tough. New schools, new friends, new house…but it took me having kids of my own to grasp how VERY difficult it must have been for my Mom to move…and replicate her life…as a Mom…over and over again…in a new town. And I realize now that she must have found great solace and joy as she settled into a new town with 4 kids…..in the redecorating and recreating of new bedrooms for me – her only daughter. I have such great memories of going to the fabric store…flipping through wallpaper books, picking paint colors and combing Goodwill and Antique stores for furniture to transform. Eventually I think I had a room in nearly every color…and subsequently I learned to LOVE decorating and was able to find the beauty in almost any color palate.
I have brought this passion, shared with my own Mom, to my relationship with my own daughter , Phoebe – also an only daughter and we LOVE redecorating her room, though, thankfully she has only had two homes and two bedrooms to decorate in her life.
This past Spring, while Phoebe was away on a school trip, which took place the week of her 13th Birthday, I did a complete Surprise Makeover of her bedroom. She and I had discussed colors and she gave me parameters, like “No Green”, etc.
Thankfully… the results were everything we both dreamed it would be!!!
The room has held up to 6 months of her living as a full fledged teenager in it and this fall I had one of my most popular Link Party entries with an update of her room.
Have you guessed what Number 1 is?
1. The Pink Cabinet Makeover!
This has been My Most PINNED Photo on Pinterest!
and my MOST READ POST BY A LANDSLIDE!
Was it the Missoni?
What was it?
Timing…I believe…is everything!
I am still relatively new to blogging, and thus, the ins and outs of why things work…or why posts don’t work…what brings readers to my blog, draws them in…well, is often still such a mystery to me.
I have done makeovers…and have written posts…incredible posts…amazing makeovers…that have fallen flat like a bad joke, or a missed punch line.
AND then…there is the Pink Cabinet Makeover. One day, last September, with not much going on(well, except the Missoni madness at Target) …save maybe an itch for a Pink Pick Me Up…I grabbed some paint and painted the inside of a cabinet in my Living room, Spring Bloom Pink.
Coming up next…
1. New Hall Pendants
2. A NEW CAR!
3. Not one, but two broken arms
4. Febr review – long overdue!
5. More Paintings…