Friday, May 11, 2012

Makeover Time

When we first moved into our cute little house (little being the appropriate word) there was wallpaper border in. every. room. for us me to strip. Maybe you are a wallpaper person and if so I think you're crazy hold nothing against you! Ha! It's just not me, I'm much more a paint person, but I love color! (Have to say some of the newer papers have attracted my attention though!)

Our home has two small bedrooms on the first floor and the second is one huge open room that's carpeted and finished.

Originally I took the upstairs room, put Olivia in the smallest with her new bunk beds and the boys bed and crib in the tiny bit bigger first floor room with Braeden (Liam came later).  The boys room was painted a khaki color and Olivia's had a light apple green, her favorite.  Within the next year Liam came to join Braeden in the boys room and then shortly later Olivia began sleepwalking nightly.  In order to keep a better watch on her, I moved the boys upstairs where I first painted the same khaki color.  I then painted their old room a dark, bright pink and moved Olivia there.  And I took the smallest for myself. (Really, what do I by myself need with a big bedroom?????)  After repainting the other two rooms I didn't want to repaint mine, so I left the green. 

And since it's been that color for over 6 years now, and since I've been in that "nesting" mode, I decided a couple months ago to redo my bedroom.

I found some great color schemes and items and ideas I really liked (where else but Pinterest! - and NO, they DON'T pay me for saying all this... maybe they should!?) so I gathered my ideas and began.

I knew that I didn't want this costing me money when I am trying to put away as much as I can from my budget toward the adoption.  I've already sold so much, but there were quite a few things from my bedroom that I wasn't going to reuse in the new room.  So I sold shelves and curtains and bedding and... you name it!  And I used that money and money from selling a few other things, to cover my redo.  And I found some GREAT, inexpensive deals and ideas.  I have three more projects to complete, but wanted to share the progress thus far.  I still need to hang the light fixture (Found a GREAT one on clearance for $11, down from $99!), make and hang the window treatments (will cost about $10), and make and install a new headboard onto my current bed frame (will cost about $25).  Summer projects!

So... here it is!
I went with a gray and mustard yellow "theme".

Need to hang this picture still but you get the idea.


Barb said...

Great job!!!

maureen said...

Love it! I never would have thought of those color combinations, but it is great!

Good for you to do something for yourself finally! Happy Mother's Day!

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

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