Dani's room.

Dani's awesome, and she turns twelve next month. This combination of coolness means two things...I'm old, and she deserves a monumental celebration! because she's awesome.

Since this is the Year of the House (and the Year of Good Health, and the Year of the Good Read, and the Perfect Sunday Roast, and Cheeescake) we decided to put our generous give-backs from the United States government (aka tax return) towards a new bed room for Dani.

It's needed. She deserves a cool place, to be cool.

I tried to come up with a plan for Dani's room by myself but soon realized I needed help to reach the level of greatness we were trying to achieve, so I asked Autumn, because she is awesome too, and she has been a huge part of our Year of the House so far. I knew she'd make it great. And she so totally did.

Here is what I sent her as our inspiration:

Dani loves giraffes, and the owl lamp, and purple - and I loved this color inspiration - and Autumn turned it into pure awesomeness.

Dani is very crafty and has needed TONS more storage space, and Autumn gave her that with all the shelves and bookcases. And all these pieces are grown up enough that Dani can take it all with her when she leaves home {I'm told that happens. they leave. eventually. sniff}.

So we're painting today, and buying a bed tomorrow, and waiting for Uncle Sam to deliver the rest.

I'm super excited. I mean, Dani's excited. It's all for Dani. My addiction to beautiful design and my desire to change everything this year has nothing to do with it. It's not about me. It's about the children.

We're both pretty excited.


chris said...

How very awesome! My oldest just turned ten a little while ago. The reality that he's not a little boy anymore is really starting to sink in. This makes me a little more excited.

Kari said...

Such beautiful inspiration . . . she's a lucky little (big) girl. I say that you make a deal--she gets the room, but she can't ever leave it.

Lovable Lies Family said...

You are such an awesome mom. That looks so cute and like SO much fun!!

Jennifer Dawn said...

Dani's new room will be awesome. I can't wait to see the finished product.

Unknown said...

ABigail has a black and white theme room, but she shares with baby sister so it's no so cool.

Oh and I am the lame mom who hasn't let her paint yet cause I just don't wanna do it.

Maybe she can just come over and get her fix in Dani's room like I do whenever I come over to your house. :)

Man, we are OLD!

ShEiLa said...

I can't wait to see the finished reveal... *Ü*


AMBER said...

Looking forward to seeing the finished product!!

mandi said...

i cannot wait to see it! she is awesome (from what i know here of course) and i love that you guys are celebrating that!

i need that owl lamp.

oh- the owl fabric- i just made my moonpie a skirt out of that!

wendy said...

Looks like it will be a super duper totally Epic Awesome room. (epic is my new word for this year, I am searching for all things epic)

she deserves it. She will on day make an EPIC contribution to this nasty world we live in.

Crystal Copeland said...

What a lucky girl! I want to see pics when all done!

~adelle said...

I love the upholstered bed headboard..or whatever it is called. I think it is so grown up but, still so sweet. Nice job mom. She will love it almost as much as you do!