Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Brianna is Home!!!

While Brianna was busy exploring the East Coast, we decided to have a little surprise waiting for her when she got back home! She very much deserves one considering how much this kid helps out around here. And, since daddy & mommy can't afford a New England cruise anytime soon, something more affordable and budget friendly will have to do! For awhile now she's been bugging me to change her old bright pepto bismol pink walls to a new soothing aqua-ish colored hue. So, out with the old, and in with the new! We had daddy waiting in the room for her with the lights off so he could snap away when she walked in. Elizabeth lured her into the room and Brianna turned on the lights. Boy, was she surprised!!!
See my dorky face in the background, I think I was more excited than anyone in the room! Here she is checking out her new Pottery Barn inspired Flokati rug. Pottery Barn $99.00, Walmart $19.99!
It definitely looks much more grown up. After painting it, I was so happy with the color that I didn't want to leave the room. I told Miguel that I want this room and Brianna can have mine.
Daddy and I worked on a few projects of our own to add to the room to kinda personalize it. Since Brianna is very much into photography lately we thought we'd put together something where she could display her photos.
Here's dad's project. It's a tiled wall board. Again, we were inspired by Pottery Barn's $299.00 one. Daddy made his own for $45.
This one is the Pottery Barn one- I like ours better!
This was my project for her. It's an iron scroll purchased at Pier 1 Imports. It was originally a bronze color and I spray painted it white to match the room. We are using mini clothespins to display her favorite pics!
And a pre-teen room isn't complete without a large self-portrait! So I enlarged one that we recently had taken by my good friend, Angel. Needless to say, she was very excited. During the reveal she kept saying, "I can't believe this is my room!"


  1. I love the iron scroll idea and I want to copy it! ~ Em

  2. OMG - I love Bree's room! You guys did such an amazing job on it. She looks so excited! Can't wait to visit.
    Aunt Jane