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4.02.2008

Our new rooms.....

...again...not a great photographer---but we have almost finished (with the exception of wall decor, which go up this week) two of the upstairs bedrooms---we've enjoyed doing this together---dave has done a great job (albeit taken a lot longer than he wanted or planned)---here's some pics of Ace's room---the dresser turned out beautiful.... to truly appreciate the re-do---this dresser was covered with 25 years of white paint, then red paint, then burgundy paint---it took Dave forever to strip and sand it---but he got to get new tools---so he was happy.
Ace's room is red/black/gray----he painted the bed and shelves---chose all the bedding.. and yes---that is Nemo on his window ledge.....and a Superman pillow on his bed....still my baby boy!the hairy stuff standing up by the shelves are his collection of Harry Potter brooms! Ace's room used to have a blue w/clouds ceiling (a nightmare to repaint) and a mural on 2 walls of a landscape with a barn, tepee, trees, the carpet was nasty 10 yr old---furniture was so beat up from 2 boys growing up in that room... Our Guest room! first time we've ever had a place we can close the door and have ready for guests---what a wonderful thing! ---it will be the L.D. Bell room---with all of our band memorabilia around...a shrine to my favorite past-time--marching band. I've gathered all the old T-shirts from all the years of marching band and the different competitions, medals, band pics, marching band charts---I'm excited to finish this room---has our PS2 and a tv in it to finish off the 'den/guestroom' feel...this room used to be lemon yellow and sky blue---including the doors and closet---again---DONT EVER LET YOUR KIDS DO THAT!---but now it is neutral---and HGTV says that is good...so when you come to visit me---ask to see my shrine!

6 comments:

Cathy said...

I did not know you blogged! Now I can blog stock you too! I will give Carrie your email address so you can keep tabs on her too!

Michelle said...

Looks great! It's amazing how projects tend to take longer than hoped. We thought we'd bang out our basement in less than a year. Well...that's not going to happen. We're taking it as it comes now. Have a great day!

Carrie Nicole said...

i did not know that you blogged. i guess cathy will be giving me your email address so you too can see my crazy antics. should be interesting. the rooms look good. i am intersted to see if my mother will do the same thing with a bell room when all of her children are gone. we will have to wait and see.

Christie said...

I guess we'll have to come out and see it sometime!

Meredith said...

and stay with us!

Christie said...

We may be flying out of Dallas when we go to Charlotte this summer. It's a whole lot cheaper and we can get a direct flight.