Tuesday, September 29, 2009

A New Project

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I bet you never thought you would see these colors on my blog! ...or in my home!!! You'll be seeing more of this in the near future...Lauren and I are redoing her bedroom! I've always loved Rhoda's (Southern Hospitality) green and black office and laundry room. Luckily Lauren loves these colors too so that's what we're going with. We are also adding a very small touch of pink to the mix! The walls will be Behr Paint in Grass cloth (the second color from the top).

We had fun shopping for some new things last weekend. We went to HomeGoods and found the black and white quilt, the big picture frame which she is going to personalize with photos of her and her friends. Lauren also found this adorable crown plaque and knew she wanted that in her room. I don't like the colors on this so I'm going to paint it...probably black with a white crown....or maybe pink??? I figure I could use those paint pens to fill in the crown area.
What a perfect opportunity to show off Lauren's school picture that we just got last week! She's now a Junior in high school and I cannot believe she'll be 17 in just a little over 2 months! She's changed so much from her first day of high school! I'm so happy that she finally appreciates her auburn hair and stopped dying it! Isn't that an amazing color? Now...if I could only get her to appreciate her curls and not straighten it!

We'll be busy painting walls and furniture and shopping for accessories but I think it will be a lot of fun! I hope to have it all finished by the end of October if not sooner!

47 comments:

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Can't wait to see the finished product. Love your blog and I was so excited when you left comments on mine. I look forward to your post and comments in the future!

Anonymous said...

Aww, what a beautiful girl :) Can't wait to see the photos of her new room. I can tell by looking at the photos of the rest of your home that it is going to be gorgeous. Have fun!

~Penny

violetlady said...

My daughter has naturally curly red hair and it is beautiful. Your daughter is lovely -- she looks younger in that picture than she did when she was 14. Don't tell her that -- she probably wants to look older. Her bedroom is going to be wonderful. Rhoda's rooms are inspiring in those colors.

Elsie said...

Oh my Gosh! That will be such a
pretty and snazzy room. Can't wait
to see the finished product,you
will show us want you? Pleeesee!
Tell Queen Lauren she has the most
beautiful hair,and the most hair,
I have ever seen. She is a beautiful young woman just like her
mom and I think its great that she
would let her mom in on decorating
her room. Thats great you two can
work together. Thats the way my girls are and I love it.
Happy decorating!:o)

Linda Q said...

What fun decorating with your daughter you will have. Going to look great! And tell her I understand the auburn hair thing , as I have it too but who wants to be like all the blondes anyway. She is a gorgeous girl and I hope she has a great time her junior year and so on!
Enjoy!
Linda

Robin's Nesting Place said...

How funny, I have a 21 year old daughter with the most gorgeous red curly hair. While she has never died it, she recently cut it and has been straightening it. I miss that gorgeous mane of hair!

I'm lovin' that grass cloth color.

Linda's Blue Gate said...

Oh I am so glad you found some pretty things for her room. She is a gorgeous girl.....my hair use be that color....now it is out of a bottle.....lol
It will be lovely I am sure ......love the black and white comforter..very chic for a very chic teen
HUgs
Linda

Beverly said...

That is a great school picture, and her hair is such a pretty color.

I can hardly wait to see the progress in her room. I know it will look great.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

My favorite colors, Cindy! Those are the colors I'm planning for my future home office. I even have a little of those colors in my logo/banner for my blog. Your daughter's hair color is the color I am thinking of dying my hair to! Can't wait to see what you do with the crown plaque.

Sharon~heartsongs said...

Can't wait to see the new room!

Carolyn said...

Hi Cindy,
i look forward to seeing the new look you and Lauren create. I love the picture of Lauren-she looks so sweet!
I have a daughter with curly auburn hair and now a grandson with auburn hair.My daughter also straightens her hair and I love her curls although I am not so fond of my own!

Carolyn

Carolyn

ABA2009 said...

My mom just painted a room in that color!

Saralee said...

Lauren . . . you are BEAUTIFUL! Love the color of your hair and those brown eyes . . . WOW! Can't wait to see the finished room! Love all those colors!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful girl!

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Cindy your daughter is beautiful, and I see so much of you in her. I'm sure she will appreciate her hair in just a matter of time. I use to straightened mine out too and as I got older I appreciate having my hair the way it is.

It's funny I was going to do a post in those exact colors that are in my which I call my All-Purpose room. Maybe I'll show it soon, kinda frenchy!!

Have a Great Day-

Pink Slippers said...

My dining room and front room are a sage green color. I was thinking that it needs a fresh coat of paint. Is the greenish color you picked for her room for the walls? Is it a light color? Sage?

And by the way....tell your daughter she is absolutely beautiful. Her hair and skin are gorgeous.
Wendy

Bellablushcottage said...

Remember how it was Cindy??!! If we had curly hair, we wanted it straight....If we had straight hair, we'd perm it...Can't wait to see the room when it's done!! Have fun.....linda ;)

Tamera said...

How fun! Love all the color and the crown....you could even do the crown in gold or silver, depending on which you prefer:)
Great project for mom and daughter...decorating brings us together.

Jeannine said...

I just bought a gallon of Behr paint to redo my daughter's room too. Of course she's in her second year of college and living in a dorm. Can't wait to see the steps as you and Lauren redo her room. Thanks for sharing

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Pretty young lady. Looking forward to seeing the room redo.

Jenna said...

OMW! Im sooo excited for Lauren! I cant wait to see the finished project! I know you are going to do wonders in her bedroom, and its going to look like the ones I see in a magazine!
Cant wait, and Love Love the black and white thing!

Tara said...

Wow--a color departure for you--but I am excited to see the results! What a nice looking young woman!

Linda said...

Lauren has beautiful hair, and I LOVE the deep color. So shiny too. She is lovely. Can't wait to see her room when it is finished. Sounds like it will be really cool!

Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

Tracy said...

Your daughter has fabulous taste also, obviously. Also, cheekbones to die for! She's a very pretty girl.

mariondee-designs said...

Hi Cindy, my daughter and I will be doing up her room soon aswell and have to tell you my Lisa (16)is exactly the same as Lauren, wanting to dye her hair and straightening the curls. When I was pregnant I had prayed for a girl with curly hair and my wish was granted, now all she does is straighen it every.. single.. day! We always want what we don't have I suppose. Have fun decorating Lauren's room, look forward to seeing the finished result. take care, Maryann

Michelle said...

She looks just like you, shes very pretty! Can't wait to see the room, it's fun to use a different color scheme. Take care,
Michelle

Sandra said...

Oooh! I can't wait to see the final results! I bet it's gonna look great. Love your blog, Cindy:) Have a great day.
Sanra

glimpse of my world said...

As you know i love black and white!! Splash of red... green is nice too... ENjoy Lauren while she is home.. they leave the nest so soon!!

DreamgirlLisa said...

Can't wait to see how it turns out! Beautiful girl that Lauren!

GWENDOLYN said...

Your daughter is beautiful. I love her hair color... she has natural curls? I bet they are gorgeous. on the room, sounds like it will be very pretty. the room I am in , our office is a very cheery bright green. we love it. I think the touches of pink and black will be great in hers.
Blessings!
Gwen

Cindy said...

Lauren is very beautiful and her hair is tdf! I have a niece with hair that color and I have always loved it. I am looking forward to seeing pics of her new bedroom! hugs, Cindy S.

Thirkellgirl said...

Too funny. I fight with my daughter about her straightening her gorgeous wavy hair, too. She thinks that body=poofy! Lauren's a pretty girl! Can't wait to see the finished product.

Love the Decor! said...

Just did a similar thing in my daughters' room but the wall color is aqua and it is striking. Can't wait to see the finished product.
Lauren is beautiful by the way.

RomanticThrifty Living said...

Hi, Cindy

I have been a fan of your blog for a few years now. Every morning I check my email first and then check out your blog. You inspired me a few years back to donate all of the stuff in my home that was not beautiful to me and slowly replace them only with pieces I truly love. You have inspired me and countless others to make our home a sanctuary no matter the budget--believe me, mine is small! Recently I started a blog myself to share some of my many thrifty project ideas. I have been a crafter for years and at the age of 35 have finally given myself permmission to indulge in my love for crafts. I have a project or three going on every week and I have never been happier! Thanks,

Thereasa said...

I look forward to seeing how this comes together! I love using black!

Leann said...

Hi Cindy

What a fun project, I love the crown!!

Thanks for taking over the Show and Tell from Kelli.

What day will you host?

Leann

Olive Rue said...

I can't wait to see what you come up with Ms. Cindy. And your daughter is just gorgeous.

Hootin' Anni said...

Cindy...I just read at Kelli's "There is no place like Home" blog that she relinquished her Show n Tell over to you. I'm glad you decided to take over, as I'd miss this meme.

Thanks for everything...hope to get to know you better as the Friday's come around.

I'll be here on Friday the 2nd, with bells on!!

Karin said...

Lauren's hair is the most beautiful color, ever! She is a very beautiful girl. I love the paint color you picked and the black & white comforter will look great with it ~ can't wait :)

NanaNor's said...

HI Cindy, I just stopped by and love what I read plus I saw that you are in Campbell Ca. and I used to live on border of San Jose, Campbell and Cupertino. You have a wonderful eye for decorating so I know I'll be back soon.

undomestic chica said...

Love the crown! It'll be a great added touch!

Carousel222 said...

Can't wait to see Lauren's room when it is finished. It's nice that you and your daughter can enjoy working on this project together. Her school picture is great. She is a beautiful young lady.

Joyce's Journey said...

Oh Cindy! Lauren is beautiful!! I love her school picture. This is the last picture like that, you know. Next one will be the senior photo!!! She looks a lot like you I think - especially her smile. Her hair is gorgeous and she'll get tired of straightening it one of these days. Her room will be beautiful. I'm trying to get Rachel to finally part with some of the past so we can move on with her room too. I love the colors she selected! Have fun with it!!

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

What a beautiful young woman! It's hard to see them so grown up sometimes, isn't it? Lauren looks so natural, and you're right, her hair is gorgeous. (We're going through Homecoming right now, and my mom can hardly stand to look at Abby's photos, with all of the evening wear and makeup!) She seems like a wonderful young lady!!

Susie Q said...

Head Miss Lauren over to www.naturallycurly.com and be prepared to spend some money on products as she learns what to use, but the excess can be donated....she will LOVE her curls. I only straighten mine when I have it colored so I can check the coloring...she needs the book curly girl too...Devachen, etc.

Rock those curls. LOTS of moisture for them, no frizz and she can toss the flatiron AND her hairbrush.

Melissa Lester said...

I think it will be fun to decorate with my girls as they get older. I guess there is some give and take in helping them develop a style that reflects their own tastes, but it will be fun to explore new color schemes along the way.

This weekend I am helping with my niece's first birthday. My SIL chose hot pink and black for the colors. That is a stretch for me, but I have had fun playing with a different color palette. Be sure to stop by next week! And I will keep an eye out for Lauren's finished room.

darrine said...

When we can see the finished one. It must good.