Welcome to my eclectic journey of my life and delights. This year my theme is surrendering my writing pen to the true author, Jesus Christ, while looking forward to the future, reflecting on the past and dancing through my journey.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Paint Therapy

Have you had one of those months that you are sure it must have been a year worth of life?  Well this year has given me some long months, and it is only March.   As soon as winter left us, after one last snow storm, which was so much fun, I needed some therapy.

Our college son moved into his new home.  This left me with an empty bedroom.  Now I could do the traditional guest bedroom, but why?  The main guest in my home are my GRANDS!  This Grand Mommy also needed some Paint Therapy, so throw Tradition down the drain and give me a grandchildren's room.

The door opens to Cat in the Hat.  I used my trusted projector and sketched him on the wall.  He was then outlined with a paint pen and a paint brush was used for the red.  My wonderful...has more talent in his pinky-finger-husband, added the final accent strokes.  He took what I had done and added the icing with his black hash marks.

As you turn into the room I had to add Thing One and Thing Two in anticipation of our twin grandsons due in June.  This one is totally my work...it didn't need the artist hand.

I needed to cover up where the two colors came together on a curve.  Solution, a tree and Lorax.
I had to add Pink...in anticipation of a future granddaughter at some time.

The side wall has this quote.  My Grands will learn their Grand Mommy loves literature, quotes and the power of the written word.  They will hear who Grand Mommy knows will be with them as they climb the mountains of life.  He is the one who will guide them.
The twin bed will be placed under this quote.  A Cat in the Hat comforter has been ordered.  

The side wall next to the quote has two windows.  I will be making a valance across both windows.  The wood valance will be painted red and white strips.  I will post when finished.  The final wall is Horton. He is above the baby bed.  This is for the small Grands.  Once again the artist came to the rescue and added his touch.   Grand Daddy has his strokes on this wall also.

The paint therapy allowed Grand Mommy to remember what life is all about and let go of those nuisances of life that want to steal our joy.

Saturday night two guest will be spending their first night in the new guest room.

Our three grands and the three due this summer have a special place!  I have a little bounce in my step after my paint therapy.

16 Joining in with more words:

Pom Pom said...

You did an amazing job, J! It's perfect and will be loved by all your sweet grands!

Vee said...

That looks great! The grands will surely love it!

Lea said...

Well, you win "Grandmother of the Year" for sure! That is just as cute as can be. You and Hubby are so talented. Happy week!

Angela said...

I love it! I can testify it is just as fun in person. Your grandkids are going to love spending the night at your house:)

Maryann said...

This is so much fun....love love love. Your grands are going to enjoy this room. Great job!!!

Sonja Goodson said...

I want the whole world to see this!!! Janette is the designer of the year!! Those kids are going to fall in love with that room... I already have. :)

Debbie said...

How wonderful!!!! I just love this in the biggest way. It was just the smile that I needed this morning. I have found myself with an utterly empty nest and have not one but two "guest" rooms now. Too bad I don't have any grandchildren.

Yes, I know it's been a while. I have been in a bad place. So nice to visit this GOOD place.

Sandy said...

As I said on FB the other day, I just love what you did, Janette!! I hope you take lots of pictures of those sweet grandchildren of yours enjoying their own special room!

Christine said...

Love the "one finger touch"!
Someone has taught him well.

Great idea and superb job.

(good to see you back)

podso said...

How wonderful Janette. Your grands feel special already I'm sure but this will make them even more so. And I'm glad you benefitted from the painting, it's so therapeutic to be creative.

Sharon said...

I have no words to say but this - TALENT!

You have such a sense of whimsical fancy. You define the very best of what it means to be "childlike" - and your grandkids are so lucky!!


Rei L said...

I absolutely love themed rooms and one can't go wrong with Dr. Seuss! I like reading them to the kids at school!

Rebecca said...

You ARE amazing! I can only imagine all the fun going on at your house these days!

Debbie Petras said...

Oh I love your creative painting! How much fun the guests will have when they come to visit, especially the grands. We celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday a few weeks ago at school and what fun. I remember reading his books as a kid myself. I was just reading Bonnie of Faith Barista's post and it was about painting. You should check it out Janette: http://www.faithbarista.com/2015/03/lets-paint-nite-together-yippee/

I've been missing my good blogging friends. I've not been posting as much or reading as much but I'm getting back to it.

Love you,

Leslie @ Farm Fresh Fun said...

Love you and your therapy! What a blessing to share with your family (and readers)! :-)
Please stop over as I will be posting a GIVEAWAY very soon. Its an AMAZON gift card and could buy some great books! ;-)
love you lots,

Sue said...

Well! I want to be one of your grandchildren! I agree with Lea, you win 'Grandmother of the year" You are giving your grandchildren something that no amount of money can buy, that is sharing your love of the Word, of God, and letting them know that they are loved and supported by you and your Dh. Great Job!!!!!!.
How's my dear friend Benjamin doing, I think of you both so often, please tell him if his nose gets to itching, that Sue is thinking of him. That's an old southern saying.~smile~
I apologize for my lack of blogging so much has and continues to keep me so busy, as you can relate.
Congratulations on all those grand babies, God has truly given you so much fruit from all your labor, enjoy this new journey you are on.
I get so excited when I see God doing His handiwork. Still smiling~
Love to you and Benjamin.

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