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Sunday, August 05, 2007

Almost Finished...




Well, my boys room that we started way back in early June...is almost done! We worked in between my husband's shift work and a busy summer schedule. What we thought would be quick and easy...wasn't! However, the floor is laid, a new closet door installed, new trim throughout, new electrical outlets, new heater and many little nail holes (some not so small) are filled, patched and painted. I think the reality when you redo an older home is that it will always take longer than you anticipate. We are used to working in new construction conditions, minus flooring, furniture, etc...you go in and you create the room you want without many extra steps in between.

The room isn't a decorating wow by any standards! Especially compared to what I see in blog world. But, I do think it looks really good and the kids like it! I will fine tune the decorating as I go along. I think what you will enjoy about seeing the room is how cheaply we did it, yet I don't think it looks cheap! I really am a yard sale, on sale only shopper and that works great for us!

My other big fear in decorating is ever owning something that I consider more precious than my kids! You know what I mean, the stuff that can't be touched, sat on, set a drink on, etc.. Plus, the pressure to keep things perfect does some weird things to my personality, so I avoid perfection like a disease. I always like a little kitch or "huh"...why did she do that??

So, the room needs only one final coat of paint on the doors and then I am done for now. I still need to paint or remove the dresser and I may repaint the kids bookshelf. But moving hundreds of books doesn't inspire greatness in me, so that will stay as is for now!

So, hopefully within the next day or two I will put photos up of all my deals including prices and you can maybe be inspired by my thriftiness...

8 comments:

restyled home said...

Hurry up and get decorating so we can see the great after pics!! It's not like you have anything better to do.....!!!!

Don't you just love me!!??!!

Andrew said...

Linda is right Wendy. Get off Facebook and stop watching Opera and the View and take some pictures. Because, I've seen the room and you've done a great job finishing it!

Splaneyo said...

I'm looking forward to seeing the pictures too!
Heather

onelittlemustardseed said...

okay, okay, I am just waiting for my hubbie to put on my new doorknob! I haven't stopped. Since I had the paint can out and a wet brush, I moved on into the bathroom and painted the window and door! I feel so motivated! I can't believe how much junk you accumulate as you redo a room and then discard when the decor does not match the old accessories! Friday I will post my photos!!!

restyled home said...

Yay!!! I can't wait!!
I also can't wait to see you on our camping trip. We have been so busy...Paul is inspecting up a storm lately and we will head to Cape Breton the same day we get back from P.E.I.
I went to Halifax today with krissy and had a great day. We're still doing swimming lessons and Gray's basketball camp. It seems like we haven't had time to just enjoy the summer lately. August is shaping up to be a hectic month!!

Linda

restyled home said...

Okay, enough already...cough up the photographic evidence!! I've waited far too long...I KNOW you're not busy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Linda

Andrew said...

Our anniversary got in the way and now I'm back to work (night shift). Maybe, if your lucky my little mustard seed, I'll put the door knob on in the morning.

Angela (Cottage Magpie Home) said...

Oooh, goodie! I can't wait to see all your thrifty finds! I know what you mean about having to be careful about what you put in your house. I have a husband, son and dog and none of them are "careful" with furniture. Everything has to be durable here! It's a challenge! ~A ;-)