I came home from Costa Rica with a new passion for painting.  Remembering that I had told Ellee we could repaint her room last year, I decided that it would be our project for the week.  Ellee’s room has been yellow since we moved in, close to seven years ago.

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It’s worked well over the years.  It’s complemented her many pink and purple decorations.  It’s been a great room for her.  One of my favorite parts of her room was the wall where her Daddy posted this reminder about who she is.

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However, it’s been needing work for awhile now.  As I mentioned before, there were over 20 some little hook holes that needed to be covered and spackled and it was incredibly fulfilling to finally get them taken care of.

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There was also quite a bit of prep work to do before we actually got painting.  One job was to tape off all of the moulding around her room.  It was a good two and a half hour project in itself.

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But I finally got it done and we were ready to go.  These two insisted on helping, and I let them.  I’ll be honest, there are so many times in my parenting that I just want to do things myself.  Because it’s easier and possibly better in some situations.  But I do try to catch myself.  I’m so thankful that our kids want to help out and know that I should take advantage of their willingness to serve.

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Oh, and it should be noted, that painting can be dangerous.  I nicked my finger with the scraper that I was using while trying to open the paint can.  It was a painful reminder that I should be careful.  A few bandaids later, and I was good to go.

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After a slow start, we were good to go.  And this little girl and her brother did an amazing job helping out.  We found her a perfect sized roller and she was in her painting glory.

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It was so good to have their help.  The kids helped to paint and cut in everything for the first coat.  And later that night, I finished off the job with the second coat.

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And our results were spectacular.  I realized that her white moulding didn’t stand out so much with the yellow, but when we painted on the purple, it really popped.  I was so happy with how it all turned out.  To be honest, it was a lot of work.  But it was well worth it.

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I’m hoping that this sweet girl will enjoy her room for years to come.  It’s a perfect color for her sweet personality and we were all delighted with how it all turned out.

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Written by lauraherr8

I love Jesus, my Youth Pastor Husband and our two beautiful children. I'm a professional photographer and I love people, especially kids. My best days include time with my family, Hot Yoga and a Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream cone.

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