Friday, September 24, 2010

going green.

i know i write about how much i love the blog community a lot. like, all.the.time. but, really, i do love it here. i'm constantly amazed that my friends here in blog world not only take the time to read my random drivel, but that you also take time to care. thank you for walking with me, laughing with me, ugly-crying with me and for caring for choi boy. i can't wait to tell him about all the people all over the country that cared and prayed and waited for him to come home!

i know people are all, "the internet is making people become socially inept," but i disagree. if anything, blogging and the internet has grown my heart and brought me new friends that have taught me lots and made *me* care and laugh and ugly-cry.

so, all that's to say {cue sappy moment music ala my former favorite show, full house}, thanks for being my friends. i know i sound like a dork, but i just had to say/write something, 'cause i was feeling so...
aw shucks after reading all of the love you left me. :)

okay, moving on. {and wiping away tears}

here's something i'm excited about this week: we are working on choi boy's nursery!

we were initially going to wait 'til we got our EP notification, but decided to move forward because my dear, dear friend, vic was coming to paint this week.

have i told you about my friend, vic? she's the bomb diggity. she and i shared a classroom for 3 years and i just love everything about her. she is one of the most caring, genuine, and loving people i know.

the moment we got our match, vic declared that she was coming to paint choi boy's room as a gift to us. she is REALLY talented at this and, in fact, used to run a side business where she'd paint and do all sorts of cool techniques and finishes. you should see her house -- every room is painted in a different style.

we chose to paint the room in a light green. we chose green because it's neutral, so we can use it for a choi girl one day (i hope, i hope, i hope!). also, we've heard that green has a calming effect and prepares the body for sleep. true? we'll see. ;)


it's called "crisp green," and it's from the p*ttery barn kids paint collection. it's a very subtle green and we decided to mix it up a bit and do some striping with flat and satin paint.

so, vic came early this week to paint and did a little each day.

first she taped:
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then she did some edging:
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then she painted the whole room in the flat paint:
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then she did some very impressive math and taped the room to prepare for the stripes. i didn't get a picture of this because i was at school, but here is what the room looks like after she painted the stripes in the satin paint:
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and here's my vic!
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i love it...it's clean and subtle and just lovely.

and i love my vic.

next up, the crib!

p.s. i know i said no more piper pics this month, but i had to share this:
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somehow, piper ended up with a green paint spot on her back. no one has any idea how it got there! i swear, she's part ninja.

24 comments:

  1. YAY - how exciting! I got your book the other day Grace and I loved it! it has been on my desk at work ever since.

    Thanks for being so good to me! I have not been around so I look forward to catching up on your adventures.

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  2. I love the stripes and the color! So cool that you have a great friend to do this for you guys! Can't wait to hear good news about EP submittal next week (crossing my fingers!)

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  3. I love it Grace! It looks fabulous and how special that your friend did it :)

    Oh and I couldn't agree more about the blogging community but you knew that!

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  4. Oooh, the stripes are GORGEUX (extra gorgeous)! They look like satin. So, so beautiful.

    And AFA the blog community? I seriously would have intense emotional issues if it weren't for the connections I've made. And I'm not even kidding. The people I've met through my blog have been truly invaluable in my journey as an adoptive mama.

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  5. I LOVE the stripes! Wow! What talent! Is she out for hire?!?

    I agree completely about the blogging community. Especially since it allows us to meet in person too! :)

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  6. I LOVE that green! And the stripes?! Beautiful! Perfect color choice and what a great friend you have, too! I can't wait to see the crib and the rest of the room.

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  7. Yay!!! This post rocks! I so agree with your blogging comments. I have met so many amazing people..you included who make me laugh each and every day. So glad you started on your nursery! I love this part. The green and the stripes are awesome! Can't wait to see the crib next! Do you have the bedding already picked out? Eek..can't wait!

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  8. wowowowow! love the stripes! she's so good! also agree with the go neutral theory... then you can jazz it up with the furniture or hang stuff that's more specific to choiboy etc. ahh... i love home decoration stuff... stoked for you!

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  9. Love the color! And the stripes. Great job!

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  10. Love your color selection! We are using a very similar shade for our son's "big boy room" this week. :)

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  11. Little D's nursery is a really (!) light green color too...very calm, fresh, and soothing. I love it...but I love yours more...because of those STRIPES! So cool.

    I love our blog community too...the best!!

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  12. How beautiful and calming! Love it! And what an amazing friend! Can't wait to see the crib!

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  13. What a great gift to receive from your friend! It looks just amazing! I love the color choices and the fact that the stripes are done in flat and satin. Just beautiful. I can't wait to see the room complete!
    And I'll take a Piper pic any day! :)

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  14. The room looks great! How exciting . . and please don't stop posting pics of Piper . . Ethan loves her pictures!

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  15. What a great friend I love the color and that fact that Piper got in the action too! I agree the bloggy world is wonderful!

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  16. love it!!! vic is so talented!

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  17. Love the stripes! It looks awesome.

    ICLW

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  18. I love it and love it even more that you have such a sweet friend who did it for you!

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  19. Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    I love the nursery...the green and stripes look great!!!

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  20. love the color & stripes! choi boy is such a blessed boy (& future choi girl, too!)

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  21. It looks great!! there is no real reason to wait. I loved going in G's room before he came home.

    What would we do without our blog girls?

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  22. What a great color!!! Ditto with all the other comments - I would be lost with out the blog community!

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  23. Oh, I *love* it! LOVE! (I heart stripes)

    And, I couldn't agree more about the blogging community... I heart you right back!

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