Thursday, October 1, 2009

Extreme Makeover - Bedroom Edition

Shaun went out of town a few weeks ago to teach some training classes, and while he was gone I had some CRAZY idea to re-do our bedroom! It was the only room in the house that I hadn't done something to since we moved in! Every time I walked into our room I hated it! It was just plain white, and the only thing hanging on the wall was a clock. Our bedding was old and cheap, what can I say, we were college students! The way it was arranged made it feel cluttered! I seriously did not like anything about it!

So my plan was to repaint it, rearrange it, and redecorate it in the 2 1/2 days Shaun was gone. (while babysitting and taking care of my own 2 kids!) I know, What was I thinking?

Well, after 2 all nighters and one night of my mom's help, we only got the painting done! I was really sad and disappointed, but I didn't say anything to Shaun on the phone.

When he got home he just played out in the family room with Maisey and didn't got back in our bedroom for a few hours. Finally he started heading back, and I said, "My mom and I were working on a big project back there and we didn't finish! Sorry it's a huge mess!"

When he saw the painted walls he was really surprised! I wasn't sure what to expect because he doesn't like messes, and it was kind of an expensive, unbudgeted project! But he loved it! Once we talked about it and I showed him my ideas, we decided to put a chair rail between the cream and red colors! So another 2 all nighters and $100 MORE later, this is a close up of our new wall!

And this is one view of our finished project! (oh and a side note, while rearranging our room, I dusted off my elliptical! But still haven't used it! Don't judge. . . I've been busy!)

I wish I had a before picture because it was seriously so lame! I love my room now, partly because we got 1000 thread count sheets! Shaun has to drag me out of bed every morning. . . Literally! I love the pictures up on the wall!
I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(The Extreme Makeover Home Edition show is really deceiving! It doesn't accurately portray how long projects like this take, or how EXPENSIVE they are!!!!!)


Desiree said...

Not to mention the man power that they have on those shows, I bet that speeds up their time, hence the reason they can do it in 2 days. Your room looks awessome! I love the chair rails, we have that in both our kids' rooms. It is so rich looking!

K8 said...

BEautiful! I love it too!

The Moore Family said...

Looks great! What a job to take on all by yourself.

M-O-R-G-A-N-'S said...

Wow! You guys are awesome..the room looks wonderful. I should pay you to come do mine What are good neighbors for??? ha ha ha