Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Queen for a Day

Happy birthday Mom!


With Mother's Day falling so close to my mom Sheri's birthday, I wanted to make something special for her this year.


My mom bought this wooden castle a while ago, and I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to break out the paints and create a personalized gift.




I splashed on a little color--the teal will go nicely in her guest bedroom--



and let the paint dry over night before brightening up the towers with a couple layers of titanium white.


I thought it turned out quite nicely. 




And now my mom has a castle to visit whenever she wants to feel like a Queen for a day. 

Wishing you a year of love, happiness, and dreams come true, Mom!  

~Nel~  

24 comments:

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

She indeed IS a queen, une reine pour TOUJOURS! Oh Nel, what queen wouldn't want a castle, and what a thoughtful and great way to show your fantastic mom how much she means to you! Sending you all fondest greetings for a wonderful celebration of this woman's life.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHERI! Check you email...Anita

Shirley said...

Happy Birthday to the Queen..may her castle be forever home..
Happy Birthday Sheri!
(Great job on the castle Nel)

Teresa said...

What a Wonderful Surprise, Nel!!!!


Absolutely Fun and Loving - so much in line to what Sherri loves and lives.



Sherri,

"Believing hear, what you deserve to hear:
Your birthday as my own to me is dear...
But yours gives most; for mine did only lend
Me to the world; yours gave to me a friend.
~Martial"


I have so fond memories of May 15th... you wouldn't believe all the good things that happened throughout my life ON THIS DAY. Another one is added now with your Birthday. The Celebratio of YOU!. Happy Birthday Dear Friend! May your day be filled with Laughter, Happy Tears and all the Love that the World (your World, your Kingdom) holds.

Yours,

Teresa


P.S. Love the three flags' detail on top... three lovely standards crowning a loving home - the castle you built, Dear Friend, with help from Luckiest Guy on Earth .love:.

Yuli Conversations said...

So fun! Happy birthday to your mom! :)
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Rustic Vintage Country said...

How wonderful! ♥ HAPPY BIRTHDAY ♥
xox

Susie said...

Special gifts just seem to be so much nicer than store bought. Happy birthday to your mom. She's a special gift in herself. xoxo,Susie

TARYTERRE said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY. It's not everyday you get your own castle. It's lovely. ENJOY being Queen.

Susie Swanson said...

Your mom will truly love this.. Hope she enjoys her day.. Happy Birthday to her.. Love, Susie xo

Lucy said...

That is just the sweetest... so thoughtful of you. I hope your Mom has a fantastic birthday...
I'm sure she will...many blessings to you and her!

val's alentejo blogspot.com said...

What a lovely idea Nel.
Some pearls hanging from he door!
Your mum is a very dear friend within my blogging world..
I send her greetings for a very happy Birthday.
with love val..

syros2js said...

Oh, come on!!! This is so sweet!!!
Lots of hugs to our amazing Queen-Sheri!!!
;-)

It's me said...

What a beautiful gift !!..love Ria...xxx....

Cottage and Broome said...

Nel, the castle came out great I'm sure your Mom loved it! Tell you Mom Happy Birthday and I'm sure she had a great mothers day if you were all together. Laura

Yuli Conversations said...

Yes, we are Taurus! I hope you enjoyed your birthday Sheri! You are obviously an amazing mom and your kids are very blessed to have a mom like you. You are so genuine and sincere, i would have loved to meet you in person and give you the biggest hug!
XOXO
Yuli
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Red Rose Alley said...

Nel,
I'm still deciding where to put my castle bird house. It's too pretty to put outside, but wouldn't it be nice if it was in the back yard and some hummingbirds came my way?

Thank you for your gift. You all made my birthday so special.

Love,
~Mom

Nely said...

How wonderful castle and your gift,Happy Birthday to your Mom,
I am Taurus to,and my Birthday is 14.05.:))
Many hugs and kisses
Nely

From The Heart said...

Beautiful castle! I know she is proud...I would be!

Beauty Follower said...

Happy moms day to all sweet mothers of us!

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

Hope you had a wonderful birthday Sheri! Have a good weekend... XO Mary

sophie said...

omg that's so amazing!
happy birthday Sherri!
<3

Ashley said...

Happy Birthday Sheri!!!! Guess what??? I had my sweet Sparrow on your birthday =) No time to do a post, but he was born at 12:02 p.m., 7.14 lbs and 22 1/2 inches....you are the very first in blog-land to know!! Xo, Ashley

Ayu Maselli said...

Dearest Sheri,
Happy belated Birthday!,apologize me for being late, just today I start opened my pc and blogging.
You are sweet queen indeed.
Happy birthday and best wishes to you.
love your spirit.
hugs

Deborah said...

So sweet!
Don't you just love a castle?!
Happiness and love to you xo

All my heart,
Deborah xoxo

tina said...

Happy birthday Sheri!