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02 April 2012

So far...

After the last post I had finished one room and started on the other and completed half of the walls in that room.  I had such high expectations to get going early the next day and get the rest completed.  It didn't happen.  I woke up, heard the rain outside and checked on the cool temps.  I decided it was a rain day and that was that.  No painting.  No working.  Not much of anything.  The next day wasn't very productive either with Glenn being off work.  But Saturday was a totally different story.  The weather was gorgeous!  There was a trip to a park for some walking for Glenn and I, biking and roller blading for the girls.  A trip to an awesome drive-in that is a local landmark for lunch.  A stop at a friends flower shop for some plants.  And then back home where I put on the painting clothes and kicked some butt on the last room.  After only 3 hours, all the painting was completed.  Only touch ups are left.  Very minimal.  I was one happy camper.  I let out a yell of celebration and it scared the family.  I think they thought I fell of the ladder or something, without a thud.  At least I know they move fast.

Anyhoo, without any more delays, here are pics of the girls rooms.
(the before pics were taken the night before we started the reno because I forgot to take pics during the day.)

What is now Brenna's room before.

(was I working them too hard already?)

What use to be big brothers room but now is Em's.

Such a big difference in both rooms.  Much more light.  I just love how they both look.  They wanted a Pottery Barn look and I think they got it.  The girls do have their differences on how their rooms should look.  Where the beds sit.  One wanted her bed raised up again, the other forbids it.  What goes on the bookshelves.  One little person just had to have all her beloved animals on the wall shelves just like big sis though.  There is still talk about the sadness over having to paint over our favorite hockey teams logos.  I was told that it's a pain that will linger for a bit.

  There are still a few things to do.  New nightstands.  We will go antiquing for those.  Glass knobs will be bought to put on the shelves so that the girls can hang things from them without destroying the walls.  Comfy reading chairs will also be sought out.  And desks will be built between the bookshelves on both rooms.  That will wait until summer time.  I'm all reno'd out right now.  Although I would love to have the bead board look through out the house now.  Glenn was not as excited as I was when he heard that.

Now I'm going to look for something yarny to work on.



  1. The rooms look lovely, so bright and cheerful.

  2. And they did get a Pottery Barn look! These rooms are super impressive and I can imagine your girls growing into them even more over the years. You all did a fantastic job and now everyone deserves some kind of sweet Easter treat!

  3. They're both gorgeous! And their quilts look amazing. So pretty!

  4. They look a lot nicer! I love the quilts hanging on their walls. You did a great job!

  5. The girls rooms look wonderful. Well done!!
    Anne xx

  6. The rooms look so sweet! Lots of work but it was worth it!! xoxo Debbie

  7. The quilts look beautiful in their beautiful "new" rooms.

  8. The rooms turned out beautifully. I love the colors you used with the gorgeous white trim. The quilts do look great in their rooms too. I bet they are two very happy girls! Great job!

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  9. Awesome! what a transformation, both rooms are beautifully bright! I bet the girls are loving them.

  10. Love how open, light and airy the rooms look! Now those quilts really pop! Great job!