Monday, March 14, 2011

Makeover Monday...

Today's Makeover Monday is a special one. Lil' Red came to me a few weeks ago and asked...

"If I clean and take really good care of the club house, can I paint it?"

Now, for others, this might warrant the same enthusiasm given the choice between PB & J or Turkey sandwich for lunch.

But for me?

This was the best thing ever!  She was able to see "outside" the box.

She believed in her self and she knew she could make it better!

And above all, she felt creativity and acted on it.

Dramatic? 

 Maybe just a tad, but outside of blogland, I see creativity squashed all around us.

Young or old, I rarely see it nurtured. 

So of course my answer was "Yes!"

She stuck to her word and cleaned the entire club house
(never mind the fact that it took her approximately 40 swiffers and a bottle of pledge)

Thus the Clubhouse Makeover began!

She brought her supplies up...



Opened them up...


And got started...




She choose to do one wall in 2 shades of blue..


Another in pink and red, while the third in pink and blue....


And the last wall in a variation of all shades...


How fun is that??

She and her friends are so excited for the clubhouse makeover!

Now that the paint is almost done, they are on the look out for bean bags and floor pillows.

Something tells me I'll be getting hit up for an allowance soon!!


Angie

P.S.- I was so proud of her that I wanted to give her a chance to talk about her "creative" process during the club house makeover. Stop by tomorrow to see my interview with Lil' Red!

11 comments:

Tammy @ Type A said...

just like her Momma! that is the cutest post ever. I hope some day my kids want to be creative. I think Lo will want to sew, she has a thing for cutting! xx great one Angie.

scrapwordsmom said...

I love that you did this !! What fun to share with us. And Lil' Red...you did a great job:) Can't wait to read the interview:)

Nikki said...

Ang! How awesome is this! I love it...That apple didn't fall very far from the tree huh? lol Can't wait to read her interview :)

Gary said...

That's my little girl...And she definitely got the creative gene from Momma. Mr Treasures just got the paint out and did the clean-up, Lil Red did the rest. I truly have a special wife and wonderful little girl. I love my girls. I too am looking forward to the interview. Lil red wanted to show me the interview, but I figured Momma had a plan for it.

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Now that was awesome is right. How fun Angie!

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

5* so cool !

Leanne said...

GO LiL'RED! GO LIL'RED!!!! WOOOO HOOO!!!!

Ang, this made my heart melt and caused a smile to grow on my face the size of Texas!!! I LOVE EVERY PART OF THIS! I agree - the fact that she saw outside the box, and had a vision of this clubhouse - awe, my eyes are tearing up now! Momma - be proud, honey. You are doing a fantastic job! FANTASTIC! (Even with all the challenges you've had - you're nuturing that child, and I LOVE IT!!!) DOUBLE WOOOO HOOOO to ya!

Dawn said...

Angie...this is sooo great...she did a great job...and what a good mama you are to let her express her creativity!!

* The Design Confidential said...

I think this is the greatest thing! I was like this when I was young and I am thankful that my mom did occasionally let me spread my decorating wings. This is the stuff dreams are made of and I love that you and she could share this experience even if you were simply letting her do it on her own.

Sommer said...

Oh my heavens that is like the cutest post I've ever read! I love that were teaching our children to embrace this part of ourselves! And I'm lovin the blue wall!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Your the best mom :)
XO