I am done!
Definitely done enough to show you ~
I CAN'T WAIT!!!
I'm sure that I have been driving my facebook friends a little crazy with my progress status's
9 days, Photo after photo.. the room went from "Hoarders" to cozy.
So where should I start.. before or after?
It's pretty funky. To be fair, I was organizing when I took these.
Not only did the boxes on the beds need to be organized, but there were also boxes under the beds,
many many boxes. Boxes with bee nest's in them. Yes... real (empty) bee hives.
A whole lot of stuff.. That's not quite how I worded it as I sorted through it all.
I found lots of fun treasures as I was cleaning and sorting, things I hadn't seen in years!
Remember the steps from the last post..
Here they are as I worked my way up. I still haven't finished painting the landing or the top steps yet.
Now, that I am finished with the worst part ~ the back ~ I am going to work my way back down the steps.
I know.. i am kinda going forward and reverse again
. I took the dark teal paint all the way up to cover the side wall. My plan was to paint both side walls dark teal, the lower longer arched walls a softer shade of teal, and to wallpaper the ceiling with a sky print paper.
If you look back at the before pictures, you'll see that this ceiling super ugly.
Someone painted over pieces of wallpaper and the only way that I thought that I could make it look better was to cover it up.
Also.. my plan was to sand and stain the wood floor.
That didn't happen either.
You can't really see it in the photos, but the wallpaper was turning out to be a lot of work and a huge waste of time. It almost made the ceiling look worse!
staining those floors seemed like a lot of trouble when the ceiling still looks like crap.
The floor got painted white
And then, this happened...
I tore the paper down again and decided to paint my own cloudy sky.
I also decided that I don't like the dark teal on the side walls.
Dr Phil?? Help me.
Are you ready to see it?
Yeeeeah..... come on in!
I thought that this little corner would be my favorite part of the room.
I had planned to tuck the bench and the table back there
but they didn't fit.
Besides the storage bench ( here) , the folding screen and the shade for the ceiling light..
everything in the room are things that we already had.
Including the paint and wallpaper that I wasted money on,
I only spent about $200
Kinda hard to believe that this is the same room..
I still can't believe it's done.
This job has been looming over me for years!
I had to take the chainsaw to one of the beds and cut the posts and headboard off so that it would fit against the arched wall. Having them on the side like that really makes the room look bigger.
I could totally sleep here!
Michelle received two sets of Raggity ann dolls on her first christmas
~ Since I was a little girl, I have always loved them..
needless to say,
they had to stay!
This thing is a storage shelf turned sideways.
It was the perfect place to store books and display some of our old toys.
The baby doll belongs to Sally.
It's name is Rainbow and Sally carried her around for years.
The porcelain doll was a Christmas gift given to me 30 years ago when I was just 13.
There was a little country store nearby my house and I drooled over that $100 doll for months.
My parents didn't have a lot of money so my uncle pitched in a bought it.
It was my only gift that year ~ and I treasured her!!
One of Paul's old fire trucks from when he was a boy.
The picture is one of the many amazing drawings that Michelle did in high school.
I made this curtain yesterday.
Of course, after I gave all of my linens to the thrift store,
I would need a set of curtains!!!
This curtain was the bassinet skirt that my mother in law made for my babies.
I cut the center out, cut the skirt in half and temporarily pinned it in place.
I love that I am getting use out of something so special!
Wanna see a before picture again...
Pardon my language
I plan to paint over that dark teal..
I really want to like it .. but i just don't.
I hope to use this desk as I aim to complete my other 2015 goal,
which is to finish writing my romance novel before the year ends.
I have a ton of Michelle's art to hang along the staircase.
Isn't this one amazing?
Her talent is incredible!
After changing her mind..
I am happy to say that she is registered for school and will be finishing her art degree this year.
it would be such a shame to waste talent like this!
That's it.. I can't believe that I am finally able to bring you all upstairs!!
Sorta.. remember that I've gotta work my way back down the steps again.
It's never ending..
and I love it!
I hope that you enjoyed the tour.
Have a wonderful day friends!!!!!