Monday, February 27, 2012

Who Are You?

Hello, Dear Ones! I wanted to share with you a little project I helped my daughter with while we were visiting them last week! They live in an old house built in 1958. Their home was built as a Better Homes and Gardens Ideal home in 1958! Isn't that cool? If you'd like to see a little of their house, you can just click HERE.


 Who are you? 


A mother and daughter team, that's who! :)
 My daughter had decided on a design she wanted me to draw on little Carter's closet doors. 
As I said, they have an older home and the two closet doors are sliders. I know you've all seen them.
I came prepared with my paint shirt! 
Every color of every room or project I've done in the last 10 years has made their way to the front of this tee shirt! :) I love my paint shirt!
I'm so talented like that you know! :)

 Hamming it up just a bit before we get serious!

 This is the result. I drew the stylized tree on the door and made a couple of leave stencils.
Then on the other door, I drew a limb and a little cutie owl.
We both pulled out the brushes and went to town painting it. 
There's more to this little design too than you can see. This is going to be a growth chart.
Since son in law is a perfectionist and has a doctorate and a masters in chemical engineering, 
we decided he could measure and draw all the inch marks on the door that will go straight up by the tree trunk.
Cute idea, huh?






 We used wall paint and our painting is not perfect but that's okay. 
The walls of little Carter's room aren't finished yet, but they will be the soft pink you see in the leaves and one long wall will be stripes of white, the pinks and the greens. 
Wish I had had the time to stay and help her finish it!

 Of course I had to sign my work!

 This was a fun project and I'm so glad I could leave a little bit of me on Carter's closet doors.
When she walked into her room and saw the doors she said, "Wow!"
You know my heart swelled with love and pride! :)

Who are you? You're my little angel. Love love kiss kiss...Gran.




Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Who We Are

Who we are
Who we are
Who we are

Who we are
Who we are
Who we are

I have to take control
So much is left untold
Trying to find myself
At times its hard to know
Who we are, we are, we are

Words can cut so deep
Weighing down on me
Time and time I see how vicious the world can be
Who we are, we are, we are

We're beautiful
Our flaws and all
They're beautiful to me
It's who we are, who we are
It's who we're meant to be

We're beautiful
Our flaws and all
They're beautiful to me
It's who we are, who we are
It's who we're meant to be
Now never change a thing

We all have broken days
To paint it on our face
It gets too much to fake
And we wanna hide away
Who we are, we are, we are
~ sung by Jessica Simpson



55 comments:

  1. Awwww what a cute design! It looks great!! ♥

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  2. fun times spent with family surrounded by love.

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  3. That is darling. I just did my daughter's room in owl theme and she wants something like this on her walls. I will show her and maybe her very creative older sister can do it.

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  4. Wow, super talented. That is wonderful. Lucky Carter.

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  5. Carter is adorable and so are you and your daughter and now the closet doors too..
    I am so happy for all of you that you have each other.

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  6. Everything is wonderful!
    You are a WONDERFUL mother !!! Your daughter is lucky to have such a loving, FUN mother like you.
    And little Carter.... she is so blessed to have you !!!!!

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  7. Oh Shelia, this is such a cute idea and you and your daughter look fabulous. Carter is so precious. How fun. Hugs, Marty

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  8. That is so beautiful Shelia! What a blessed baby to have such a talented (and loving!) grandma! :-)
    Vanessa

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  9. Well Shelia, aren't you the sweetest Gran to paint that adorable mural for Carter. What a great idea to make it a grow chart too. Blessings, Pamela

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  10. SSOOOOO cute...love the design....so darling...sounds like you had a great time with that design...love it

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  11. This is darling, Shelia! You really have so much talent! And that little Carter is such a doll! :)

    XO,
    Jane

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  12. Oh so cute. Love it. Hugs, Karie

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  13. I love your art work on Carter's closet doors. What a wonderful piece of you for your dear little grandgirl. No wonder she said 'Wow'!
    ~Adrienne~

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  14. You did a great job on the closet doors! It's adorable just like Carter!
    Loved looking at your pictures!
    Nothing means more than raising our families to serve the Lord!
    Hugs!

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  15. She's so beautiful, Shelia. What a fortunate little girl to have a special decor in her room.

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  16. so cute~How talented to be able to free hand. She is a doll!

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  17. What a sweet idea and one that could be in a magazine! You both look so happy and Carter is precious! Looks like you had fun working together! I'm jealous...I have 4 sons! heehee! ♥

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  18. You are a very talented lady! Your paintings on the doors are beautiful. No wonder Carter said "Wow", I would too.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  19. Beautiful job, Shelia. I love the owl, so cute. Your granddaughter is such a cutie pie xo

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  20. That is so precious. I hope they never leave that house!
    You did a fantastic job! I wouldn't touch doing that with a 10 foot pole...!!

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  21. What a hoot! You are really talented!

    xoxo
    Andie

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  22. I knew you could knit, but I didn't know you could draw/paint too! You are so talented. I love how it turned out and I love the fact that it's going to be a growth chart for Carter. That's so cute! That was a good idea to sign it for her. She'll always think of you when she looks at it.

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  23. Carter is cute, you are cute, and finally that is a darn cute owl too.

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  24. WOW Shelia that looks so sweet and I love how you signed it! Carter is such a sweetie pie! You are just full of talent!

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  25. Hi Shelia! What a great mother and daughter tandem. I all the while thought it was an interior designer and artist who made the job. You and your daughter have talent Shelia!

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  26. So precious Sheila...just like you! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  27. AWWWWWWWWWW I so love the doors,, you are amazing Shelia.... such a cute Owl... Little Carter is just darling.. gorgeous blonde hair... what a beautiful room to grow up in....

    Hugs;
    Alaura

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  28. Hi Shelia,
    How sweet your little Carter is, she is so adorable and what a blessing. How fun for you and your beautiful daughter to create such a precious room for Carter. I love the doors they turned out so perfect!
    Have a sweet week full of sweet moments.
    Elizabeth

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  29. This is just so sweet. You did an awesome job! How nice to be able to spend time with your daughter and granddaughter.
    Marianne :)

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  30. How SPECIAL is this pickle..I love the memories you made with your daughter and for your little Carter..Hugs and love Gloria

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  31. You are so talented! What a wonderful job. I know Carter will so love it.

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  32. So cute! You are a very talented Gran. Love the pics of you and your daughter!

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  33. Cute design! Your granddaughter is just precious!

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  34. Hi Sheila, I am so happy to be visiting you. I adore the photos of you and your pretty daughter. Pretty mom/artist too. Your growth tree is so darling. I can't wait to see the finished room.

    Baby Carter is growing up. I love it when they start talking and expressing themselves. She is so pretty Sheila. What a blessing she is to your family. I can feel the love. Smile.

    Happy memories are the best.
    Love, Jeanne

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  35. A lovely post. love the mural and what a wee beauty your Carter is.
    Blessings
    Diana

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  36. Wow, you did a fabulous job and it IS perfect, if you ask me. And I'd like to eat little Carter up, she is so sweet. :)
    Best,
    Gloria

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  37. That is a precious and wonderful gift to give little Carter!! She is adorable!!
    My Grandmother was called Gran, she was so very special to me, love that name!

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  38. Shelia,
    WoW!...litle Carter was correct! Your daughter will enjoy seeing this as much (or more) than Carter everytime she enters that room! Three generations of love ooze from this post! What a precious gift for your family!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  39. Shelia! How lovely this turned out! What a great idea. And what a precious grandbaby. I'm just so surprised you have 1 paint shirt! lol! I have a whole collection from thinking I won't get any paint on something and then oops...another paint shirt! :)

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  40. She's so cute, Shelia! You and your daughter did a great job and I love the pictures of the two of you. My granddaughter says "wow" and "oooh"; but "uh-oh" seems to be the phrase for this month.

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  41. That is absolutely precious!!! Ya'll did a wonderful job and I just love the little owl! :)

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  42. OH that is beautiful. Thanks for sharing this fab project on cowgirl up. I'll going to add it to the Cedar Hill Ranch FB page. Love it!! I had no idea you were a painter!!

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  43. Hi Shelia *hugs*
    What a fun time you had...fun visit with your daughter and Carter, playing around and getting down to serious painting too! The mural looks great. What a cute owl too and now next time you visit you will see how much she has grown.
    have a great week.
    It was nice to have you come and visit me...
    Judi

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  44. Love it! My mom painted a mural in my niece's room! Thanks so much for linking up to Cowgirl Up! Hope to see you again next week!
    Thanks,
    Amanda
    www.theivycottageblog.blogspot.com

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  45. Your granddaughter is adorable and so are the doors. Very cute idea for a growth chart.

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  46. That is so sweet and so pretty, Shelia. You did a good job. I love it!...Christine

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  47. Wonderful! The subdued colors are soo sweet!

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  48. This is an adorable stencil and child! Love how you have drawn it freehand - it looks perfect!

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  49. Precious painting, such a GREAT idea and what a darling little one...She is beautiful!

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  50. This is absolutely adorable, sweet Gran...
    You are so talented and I know your family really appreciates all you do for them.
    Love, bj

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  51. Holy Cow that is precious! You know they'll never be able to paint over those doors!They will just have to get new ones! LOL

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  52. Hello sweet friend, lovely art work. You and daughter did a great job plus the bonus of doing something with your pretty daughter. Hugs...Lu

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  53. Love the design you did on the closet doors. Great job and it will be well appreciated.
    you have a beautiful family.
    Blessings.
    Audrey Z.

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  54. Such a fun read and a delightful project. Thank you for linking this up to BeColorful. I featured it on this week's Motivated Monday.
    pam

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