Friday, December 5, 2008

The Fairy Door

Anyone who even slightly knows me should know that I'm a snob. I have really expensive tastes. I like really expensive things. And I'm super cheap and guilt myself out of buying anything remotely expensive. Weird I know. Dan onlys wishes I would do this for everything I buy.

I saw these darling Fairy Doors at a shop and wanted to get one for my sweet niece, Meg. She is 5 and so cute. But the door was $45.00. For a door!! Meg is about to move back into her house next week after a few months of major renovations. So I thought that this would be perfect for her and baby Kate's new playroom!

I was lucky to find one at Hobby Lobby (with my 40% off coupon it was only $6!) I added the picket fence and after an hour or two of painting time I wrote a little story to go along with the door for Meg. Her fairy's name is Shaylee and she is moving to Atlanta to be with Meg soon!

(Kelly, I'm sorry if posting this ruins Meg's Christmas surprise for you, I hope she likes it!)
Ta-DA!!!

17 comments:

Kari said...

That is so cute, I want that...I mean Grace and Kate and Claire want that!! If only we were lucky enough to have an Auntie as creative as you.

Kris said...

If you can promise one of your cute girls will marry one of my boys, I'll make them one! :)

Amber said...

That is precious. Makes me want a little girl. I found your blog through Nicole at the Graves House. Great quote about good hair!! :-)

"The Queen in Residence" said...

That is so cute and what a darling idea. I would love to read the story too. You are so creative!!!

Rae said...

You made a fabulous masterpiece!!! Way to go!

The Golf Widow said...

Adorable! Just what every little girl needs.Mine need one too!

CindyDDD said...

HMMMMMM--I need to make Sumerlyn one!

Meredith said...

I've never seen a "fairy door" before, but it sounds completely wonderful. I'm sure your version is every bit as cute as the $$$ one. Your niece is sure to love it!

kjtroxel said...

You have further solidified my need to have a girl! I am JEALOUS! I love my boys...but a fairy door? You are so cute and clever!

The 5 Bickies said...

So cute!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

You are so clever to do one yourself. I love it!
Carrie

Trisha Paddock said...

Super cute...you are so creative and talented!

Kimba said...

Oh my gosh! That's wonderful! My best friend's little girl would go crazy for one of those! I have to do that for her birthday. Thanks for the wonderful idea.

ilovepink said...

That is darling! You did a great job! I am laughing at the next post! After trying to get the perfect card picture last year, I gave up and went to a photographer this year...just don't have the patience being pregnant and all. And I just have 1 to pose. I keep telling my Mom, wait until next year! How will we get 2 kids (3 with my niece) to pose! Ha!

Jo said...

Oh how adorable ~ I love them! What a great gift idea. I wish we had a Hobby Lobby near our state ~ I'm willing to drive.

Jo

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

I love fairy doors, and this one is just adorable! My daughter would love it. Great job! (I gasped when you said you found one for $45--yikes. You can practically buy a real door for that much money.)

suzannah said...

ooh, thrifty and crafty! i'm impressed--it looks great.