Tuesday, October 26, 2010

a young girl’s journey from Milan to Minsk

Time for a room makeover.

Iz does not consider herself a girlie girl, but one might assume from her style choices that she has less of a tomboy personality than she lets on. Her tastes are very specific, but not at all predictable. That is to say I cannot just go out and pick something up without her approval. But that doesn't keep me from trying.

This transition from childhood to teen room started several weeks ago when Iz was digging around in the dark depths of the basement and ran across my old iron bed. “Would that fit in my room?” I got out the measuring tape and discovered that YES, it would fit. Tight. But yes.

What better time for a makeover than the transition from girl to teen?

This is what her room looked like before we took out the twin sized bed and moved everything else to her playroom, or into the hallway where we could stumble over them in the dark of night.


We began by putting a white primer on the walls to help our final color cover up that bright yellow.


We tried out several shades of pink...


Yes. Pink. For my non-girlie girl daughter.

More to come...


Karen said...

Oh, it will be as adorable and fabulous and the original room. Take lots of pictures of the original room. And save that bed! Looking forward to seeing this journey. - KK

Jemm said...

I can't wait to see more. We're in the middle of stripping off 3 layers of old wall paper and patching plaster in my 12 year old's room. UGH!

Cathy said...

It looks like your girl is growing up, Cindy. I always thought it was so interesting to see how my kids' tastes developed. Sometimes they surprised the heck out of me.

Susan said...

Pink is so flattering to a young lady's skin...can't wait to see the outcome!

jazgal said...

Looking forward to the shots of the final outcome - I'm thinking there will be some surprises here, no?

I desparately wanted a lavender room when I was 11, but by the time I was 14, I went to all white with bright red accent pillows. I think it is good to get a chance to live those colors you crave - and find out what works.