Sunday, June 21, 2009

Seeing Spots

As a Father's Day gift for Jay, I thought I would start posting again on my recently somewhat abandoned blog. (He has completely given up bugging me about it, which tells me it's beyond time to get back to it.)

I thought I'd share some pictures of what I have been up to since school got out. I promised the kids that, after three years in this house, I would finally make their rooms "their" rooms with paint and some other general updates.

I began with Lindsey's room and just finished yesterday. It started out beige, like the rest of the house, with army green roman shades (a remnant from when it was Joey's room). This is what it looks like now:

This was lots of fun to do...definitely a labor of love. The design and colors were her choice.

My greatest accomplishment was the shades. I didn't have a budget for new window treatments, so I bought 4 yards of complimentary fabric and literally glued it to the existing canvas shades, wrapping like a present and threading through the pull strings. It worked beautifully and, including the paint, kept the total cost of her "makeover" under $50.

I started Joey's room tonight...a red and gray combination. I'll post photos of that when I'm done. Wish me luck, but mostly stamina!


nicole said...

That looks fantastic! I so want to redo my girls' room. Just need the time and money and so on.

Bianca said...

Love the color and am impressed! How long did it take you to do this? Did she have to sleep in another room while doing this? The fabric for the window shades is way cool, and to be able to redo her room for under $50 YIPPEE!!! It inspires me of ways to "redo" my boys' room!

Anonymous said...

Nice Job, Suz !! Now Lindsey, you have to keep it clean for your Mom. :) :) Camera must be fixed, huh?