Hey all! I’m happy to report that I made it to Round 3 of Triple Trouble! I was amazed and honored that I made it through, but I gotta say I had some trouble with this round’s theme. We had to do the triplets’ nursery and playroom in a shabby chic style, which proved to be extra challenging because you can’t have things be too shabby in a kids’ room — peeling paint and little kids just don’t go well together! Plus when I think “shabby chic”, I think of pastel colors, frills, ruffles, florals — girly stuff. Since one of the triplets is a boy, I wanted to aim for something a little more gender-neutral. So it’s a bit like taking the shabby and the chic out of shabby chic!
Anyway, I ended up going for the “vintage” aspect of shabby chic, and settled on a vintage hot air balloon theme. Once I had this theme in mind, it ended up being fun, but I have no idea if it fits with the required style anymore. Heh. I guess we’ll see what happens! Here are some extra pics — I took a ton because I just wasn’t getting what I wanted. :-p (You can see the shots I submitted for my entry here — and check out the other entries while you’re at it — they’re all so beautiful and creative!)