Whoo hoo! It is Friday…let’s do a little dance…speaking of dance…I love the original Flashdance movie…and Dirty Dancing…Patrick Swayze…bless his soul….
I am glad that it is Friday considering my rambling mood! Well, let us get back to the post at hand, and let’s do a little dance and have a flashback moment….
Lolly Molly Art and Sweet Sorghum Living have been a part of my life for a long time. Way before social media and blogs, I was creating….
Today, I would like to share with you a “big girl” bathroom makeover. Please sit a spell with me, and enjoy a blast from my past…at least my creations were better than my hair and fashion!
I remember it like it was yesterday. Abby was tired of her Winnie the Pooh bathroom decor. She was wanting “big girl” stuff…and at the time, orange was her favorite color. She also loved ladybugs, butterflies, fish, and “fuzzy stuff”. We looked everywhere for her “vision”…after months of looking, I decided that her “vision” was more like a “dream” and something had to give. What was a mom to do!
I wish I could say that I had a divine revelation…but it was more like a nudge…just a little push that would lead to much bigger pushes.
I took Abby to the local Sherwin Williams, and we picked out wallpaper, wallpaper border, and paint. It wasn’t what I had imagined for her bathroom; however, I thought that it was important for her to be part of the creative process and decorating. My reasoning was that it was just paint…and a bit of wallpaper….
She found ladybug shower curtain hooks (if you look carefully, there are ladybugs in the wallpaper border), “green fuzzy stuff on a string” (to match the green in the border), silk butterflies, and glass vases that she adored and wanted in her “big girl” bathroom. It was my job to figure out how to make her “vision” come to life, and Stan’s job to hang the wallpaper!
I must admit that the “big girl” bathroom was a challenge. It was not easy incorporating all the things that Abby wanted in her bath….There were moments that I wanted to remove her from the decorating committee, but I am so glad that I didn’t.
Today, she is creative and fabulous…running the Vintage Inspired Passionista blog, creating her own DIYs, and decorating her new “big girl” bathroom in tranquil glam (as she calls it)…stay tuned to the “Two Blondes and a Stan” segments to see exactly what “tranquil glam” involves!
At the end of the day, it was not exactly what I had imagined; however, it was fabulous in the eyes of a little girl. I am so very thankful that God was whispering in my ear to let her be creative and not to squash her “vision”!
Thanks so much for sitting a spell with me and flashing back to days gone by…
Be sure to take a gander over to www.vintageinspiredpassionista.com to see my little girl all grown up and fabulous!
Love and Hugs,