Shine's Thyme

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Saturday, March 27, 2010

OK....I Think I'm Ready

 Thanks Frenchy for reminding me to link this with Metamorphosis Monday with Susan Have a great Monday girls!!

Wow, what a BUSY winter we had!!! We did a ton of work in the house. We stripped two LARGE rooms of extreme wallpaper, painted and spruced. Now we're painting another LARGE room to be......MY STUDIO!!!!!! I am SOOOO excited about this project. This is the first house we have ever lived in where I actually had room enough to do my "own thing" in. My space is downstairs where our gallery is and it is very functional. I was totally content with that space, and very grateful for it. Then one day hubby said, "why don't we redo the music room and make it your space. You can do it any way you want". Well...I think I was so shocked that my response was not even enthusiastic. Now however, after dreaming a while....I am all about doing this space. I'm going to do shabby chic, which is going to be so fun! I can't wait! We now have one coat of paint on that room. All the walls and the ceiling. We took down the very out-dated ceiling fans and will replace those with something sweet. We'll paint the concrete floor and then I really get to start playing!!!! I'll definitely post pictures of the whole shabang, but for now, I need to show you our other projects! I'll start with our youngest son's bedroom. He's fourteen and his room was badly outdated. I'll start with a few before pictures. I actually posted these when we first started, then somehow became very distracted :-).
The room has a ton of natural light, but between this dark wallpaper and navy carpet, it felt like a dungeon.
                      Just taking the paper down made the room like so much bigger!

I had to do something to work with this navy carpet. There was no room in our budget for new carpet and this carpet is in great shape.
I really like this shade of blue, and with the white trim, it feels very crisp and clean.

Fun little nook for gaming.

I really wanted different bedding, but once again, big budget restraints. I did find these navy comforters at Bed, Bath and Beyond on clearance for $10.00 each. Steal.

I later decided to make the throws to go across the foot of the bed. Ties in the browns with the blues and whites. Just need to decide on window treatments and call it done.

Over all, I'm pretty happy with the room. Now if I can just get my son to keep it clean!! Any blogging advice on that???
Next I'll post on our living room makeover and studio!!! Have a great evening!!


BeautifulDees said...

I love it all, it is so pretty. Thank you sweetie for your concern.
Love ya,Debbie

Debbie said...

What a job that was! However, I love the new color, the beds, bedding, everything look great! Your hard work paid off for sure!

BeautifulDees said...

Thank you for your word's of encouragement, I feel so loved in the blog world.
Love ya,Debbie

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

OMGoodness! You did such a great job!! I love it! It is serene and comfy and beautiful! Thank you for your comments, your are so darling and sweet!
I noticed you added me in your inspiration roll. I did the same on my blog. :)
You should link this to Between naps on the porch metamorphosis Party!
People will love it!
Gros bisous