Now that my little sister has decided to move out, my mom decided she wanted to makeover her old domain, her bedroom and bathroom. It was your typical melancholy teen bedroom, dark, messy, and stuff plastered all over the walls. My mother enlisted my help since she knows of my love for design and decorating, after looking online and a little discussion I decided on a French Country theme for both bedroom and bath.
It all began Tuesday morning with a trip to Lowes for paint and supplies, it didn't take us long to decide on colors since we had actually made a trip the previous day to Ross for a shower curtain and other accessories, so we had an idea of what we wanted.
We got everything home and started right away, taping off the baseboards and windows, then it was time for a little color! Using the "divide and concur" mantra I began in the bathroom and my mom took on the bedroom.
It was all going along swimmingly until we took a break for lunch, I stupidly left my pan of paint and brushes on the top of my ladder, I even said to myself "don't forget they are up there", well after getting food for the kids and myself I returned to the bathroom and lifted the ladder to move it when the entire pan came crashing down on my head!! There was blue paint EVERYWHERE, all over my head and shoulder, the floor, the wall (that wasn't gonna be blue), the baseboards, the door, you name it and it was at the very least freckled with blue! I calmly called for my husband down stairs to "immediately bring me some cleaning rags", hearing my plea my Mom and Jimmy came swiftly and we managed to clean it up before anything dried, well except for what was in my hair and all over my clothes. I figured why clean it off when I wasn't done painting, other than that one small incident the rest of it went well. It was a late night, but we managed to get both rooms painted and I actually finished the bathroom completely!
The next day (Wednesday) I made a trip to Desseret Industries in hopes of some good finds, and that, I did, I found the perfect mirror for $6, some artwork for $2, frames for $1 and the best was an old sewing machine built into a desk for $40! I called my mom, told her the good news and they came with my dad's truck and picked everything up that day!
Thursday our mission was to find a bed and mattress, we had company coming Friday so it was important for them to have something to sleep on. Sears carried the perfect bed, and the best part was that we could pick it up the next morning so we headed home and it was off to the County Fair! Thursday was our break from the work and we had a blast at the fair!!
Friday morning we borrowed a truck and picked up the bed and a mattress from Desseret Industries, they sell new ones. The rest of the day was spent putting our masterpiece together, assembly of bed, placement of art and furniture and taking odds and ends from other parts of the house to give it some character! So here is the before and after shots of the two rooms!!
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