It all started with John and I wanting to do something nice to Grace’s door. We thought it would be fun to paint a TARDIS on her door. Gunnar and Grace watch Dr. Who. The time traveling TARDIS ( which is a police box) would fit perfectly on her bedroom door. Well little did we know what that would evolve in to :-)
So after we sent Grace away for a few days to stay with her brother, Garrett, we got to work and there was a lot of work to do. Walls had to be scraped. Putty to fill in holes. There were lots of holes and cracks in her room.
This is where Granton’s bed goes. That door goes into our attic. It is never opened.
Granton and Grace share a room. This is Grace’s side of the room.
We wanted to incorporate some of Grace’s collections into her room. Above this window on a little shelf Grace had a collection of Coke bottles.
She also had some swords that friends had given her and one she’d traded for.
This is where we wanted the TARDIS to be painted on.
We are still on the before pictures :-/ This is where Granton’s bed goes.
Since I’m not a creative genius I enlisted the help of my friend, Danielle. She is a creative mastermind and she is always willing to share her talents with those less gifted in the creativity area :-) A lot of these ideas are hers. I wanted to put up cork boards for Grace but it was Danielle’s idea to paint some lime green and some blue.
The door was going to be blue and grace loves the color lime green. I wanted to have both colors in the room but not a lot of either one. Blue is too dark and lime green is too…..well….lime green :-)
Everyone pitched in. It was a gift from all of us to Grace. We worked till past midnight every night.
Grace had this box and she had painted it lime green before. But since we wanted everything to match we repainted it. Gage unscrewed and kept track of all the little pieces for us.
Isn’t that pretty?!
Her completed box.
Now for the after pictures. We had it all done and everything up on the walls.
We extended the shelf to reach nearly all the way across the wall so she would have plenty of space for her coke bottles. She has since added her book collections.
Danielle suggested painting the entire room a light grey. I love how it tied into the other colors so well without looking gloomy.
The mirrors were by far the hardest part of the whole room but we were so happy with how they turned out.
Grace’s bed is to the left, center is a window, then her box attached to the wall on the right.
Do you love it? I do!! I love how her green and blue cork boards came out. The clock was a last minute detail that we think blended in really well.
I have had this “Basket” sign forever just waiting for the right spot to put it up. Well as we were finishing up Grace’s room I was trying to see if it would go in Grace’s room. She’s not really a basket person but when we saw that her sword fit perfectly into the hangers we knew it had found it’s new home.
Grace loves taking pictures. It was one of touches that said “Grace” that I wanted in her room. Danielle told me about these collage frames. They were the second hardest part of the entire room. Hanging them on the angled ceiling proved quite difficult but my handsome and resourceful husband figured it out. :-)
The light string Gladys handmade.
I had so much fun picking out pictures to go in the frames. The middle set is mostly pictures of Grace. The ones on the right are photos she’s taken of Granton. The frame on the right is mostly of Rosie. How it worked out that way I have no idea but it’s neat that it did.
Remember what it looked like before?
Danielle had the idea to put up crates or baskets of some type to hold Granton’s “treasures”, books and dinosaurs.
In the big blank spot on the wall we will be hanging (as soon as it arrives) a Dino picture. Another fabulous Danielle idea was to take a picture of Granton’s beloved Dinosaurs and have it blown up to a 16x20, frame it and hang it on the wall. I told you she is a creative mastermind :-)
The inside of the bedroom door.
The TARDIS on the front.
Live * Love * Laugh
A close up of her “baskets” ;-)
A view of Grace’s bed.
The stickers on her wall say:
“With God all things are Possible”
“In a World where you can be anybody, Be Yourself.”
Originally we were going to give Grace’s present to her on Christmas morning but my husband couldn’t wait to show her and since we all worked on it we took a vote. Everyone wanted to show her the room NOW. So we did. :-)
Grace hugged everyone and said thank you.
Papa and his girl.
We are so happy with how it turned out and Grace was pleased too. Granton loves his special spot.
Thank you Danielle for all your help! You bless us.
Thank you John for all your hard work!!
Enjoy Grace….it’s just for you!