Monday, February 18, 2008

The Nursery

My cute Sister-in-law is having her first a baby next month. She asked me, a long time ago, if I would help paint her nursery. She wanted a farm and an apple tree with a swing.

This weekend the girls (13 and 7) and I finally got a chance to work on it. There was one entire blank wall as our canvas! Well, it was almost blank, there were 3 handprints saved from the previous wall treatment. They are the handprints of the coming baby's siblings (I tried to make them into butterflies). We took 5 or 6 childrens books with us as farm our research.

It took us the better part of two days to get it done, and we are all really happy with the results. My oldest daughter was so much help with the painting. She is very talented, and I didn't even know it until we started this. My 7 year old was the official squeezer of the paint tubes, and washer of the brushes!

We had a ball. It isn't often that it is only the girls! The girls sang, and giggled, and in the end we were all happy with the results!



This is for you, baby we don't know yet! We can't wait to meet you!

12 comments:

Lynsey Lou knee deep in poo said...

ok when I get a house on the 12th of never I want to hire you to paint. Dont worry you will probably be really old blind and have really bad arthritis by the time I get a house. yee haw a family of 6 in a 30 foot 5th wheel trailer parked outside my inlaws.

Cocoa said...

That turned out darling! We built the house previous to the one we are in now by ourselves. Under the stairway was the perfect little playroom for kids. I did a farm mural on all four walls and the ceiling. I think that was the saddest part about leaving that house. :C

Busty LaRue said...

love it! love it! love it!

Adrienne said...

How lovely! It's so much fun not knowing boy or girl - we didn't know with either of our boys. You all are very talented bunch! Best wishes to the mom to be.

M.KATE said...

loved this post, fantastic picture :)

I AM VERY MARY said...

That's simply farm-a-licious!

Mellissa - wondermommy said...

I love the painting. You did a great job! It sounds like you had a great time, too. Those are the best moments when you can let go and do something fun with your kids.

Neil said...

Love the mural....you are so talented. I do not know how you find the time to do all you do.... You are leaving everyone in the dust!! You made a memory with your girls that will last forever..Vickla

"t" said...

wowie! and you think i am crafty????? it's wonderful and i love the handprint butterflies - just perfect! tell your girls 'fantastic job!'

Amy said...

Well it just looks great!

It's Just me! said...

I've got to get you over to Ty's room. You've seen my attempt at wall creativity!! YIKES!

Lynsey Lou knee deep in poo said...

Jana it is about time for you to get on and blog I do think that baths should be over and kids should be in bed. I hope you had a good nap and I am sorry that your baby is sick, but you cant give up on your blogging. (like I have room to talk)