23 October 2009

coming up short, and a tree grows in rosie's room?

We've been hard at work on Rosie's room.  Hoping against all hope that seperate spaces will mean peaceful nights.  The basement/boys' room is on hold for a bit (though almost complete), so we can work the Grebe magic up stairs.

I've revealed a few pics here and there, and on facebook, as to my plans for the room, as well as any progress made.  And, I'm happy to see it finally coming to fruition (that's my new favorite word lately).  I hope you like it, too.

Now, you may be asking why there is a digitized brown stick thing in the corner there.  Funny story.

After careful calculation and measuring, somehow we came up about 6 inches short on the whole wallpaper thing.  I, seriously, thought I was going to lose it.  And, I most certainly was NOT going to order another roll for 6 measly inches. 

Here's where it gets interesting.  They say necessity is the mother of invention, and I would say 'they' are right.  Absolutely. 

I racked my brain to come up with a solution that wouldn't look like we were intentionally and tackily (is that even a word?) trying to cover up something.  So....I thought of painting a tree sprawling up onto the ceiling and both adjoining walls.  But, painting it just didn't seem right.  Then, I thought I'd just send Jake out into the woods to cut down a largish type sapling and we could attach it to the wall.  Yeah, on second thought, probably not.  Then, my brain bulb flipped on.

We've had this fiberglass column in the garage FOREVER.  Never knowing what I wanted to do with it, I had finally found a purpose.  We are going to saw it in half, I will paint and sculpt, and carve away until it looks like a REAL tree, and THEN Jake will weild his power tool know how and drill holes intermittently and we will attach REAL branches that I have been collecting into the 'trunk'.  Sweet, right?

It get's better.  One of the branches will hold one end of the sheer white canopy we're putting over Ro's bed.  I will put fake birdies here and there and a nest, too.  It's going to be so whimsical.  Most importanly, Rosie is going to love it

I, normally, try to steer clear of themey rooms.  However, this room has unintentionally kind of acquired a bird-ish thing.  Ironically, I do not really enjoy real live birds.  Whodda thunk it? 

Because of the tree monstrosity with all of the birds and such, I am, now, putting the birdcage chandalier downstairs over the table and chairs I have yet to purchase.  Which is fine, because I needed a fixture for that spot anyway.  Win, win. 

Would love to hear you thoughts on the tree...
and, the photos really stink because it is really overcast here today, and the light was horrible. 


  1. OH MY GOODNESS!!!! FABULOUS!!! EVERY stinkin' thing!!! SOOO adorable!! I want to live in that room and sleep under that net with all the little birdies!!!!TOO CUTE!!!
    WAY TO GO!!!

  2. Love the idea- a little girl's dream come true. I too want to have a sleepover in Rosie's room. Can't wait to see the finished product!

  3. Oooh, I like it, Beth :) Especially the fact that it will be 3D. I free-handed a tree in my first two daughters' bedroom about 7 years ago. Right in the corner by a window - just like yours. We loved it :) I hope your little gal is thrilled to bits. That, after all, is why we really do things like this.

    Thanks for the comment on my blog!



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