It’s done! Finally. I think.
Thanks to Phil . . . . who painted [we went from green to . . . green!) and put my “new” carpet in while I was away for the weekend the last of October~what a super-dad to manage all of that with 2 young ones around his feet!
To Lil . . . who is always there to bounce ideas off of, who searches craigslist for me and alerts me to deals in the mornings before I can even finish giving the kiddos their breakfast, and who has been known to take me to a local auction AND do the bidding for me when I want an item . . . ’cause I just don’t like to bid!
And to Clarita . . . whose creative mind and lovely ideas are always an inspiration to me. She has been on the receiving end of plenty of phone calls in the past month or two as I have tried to complete this project! AND did you know you can buy things from her or get her to do little projects for you out of her lovely little cottage? She made the delightful silhouettes of my children which now hang above their bed. Just one more thing I wanted to get done, but with so many things to do before baby . . . it was a REALLY good idea to have her do it for me!
And Thelma . . . She is a *whiz* with making roman shades from old mini blinds (the one pictured in the children’s room), as well as ones made new “from scratch” (she made one for the baby room that I love!).
If you link back to the first post on 12 New Things, you’ll see that my decorating project was listed as a goal for October . . . which then got moved up to November . . . and now I’m finally posting about it in December! I’d still like to make a few more little pillows with red flowers for the bed and repaint the frame of the mirror . . . but other than that, I’m quite happy when I walk into their room.
It finally feels put together and peaceful.
A few before shots . . . and like I read somewhere recently, you can make the after pics looks better if the before pics are messy and full of stuff. I think these fit in that category.
And after . . .
One more thing done on that list of “to do’s” before baby . . .