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!!!!!)

4 comments:

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 next..lol What are good neighbors for??? ha ha ha