Shine's Thyme

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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Good-bye Wallpaper!



Today I'm linking up with Susan at www.betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com for Metamorphosis Monday.  Be sure to visit her site for tons of AMAZING inspirations.Wooooweee....this paper was really bad. This is our living room, and while the colors were OK, the pattern was ridiculous
                                 So....we ripped it all down, and girls...it is a BIG room.
                                    Sweet children...helping out their crazy parents.
Once we got all of the wallpaper down, you would think we would be on easy street, right? Not hardly. See those two big windows with the ladder beside them? For some reason, underneath the windows, everything was completely rotted out. The wall paper was wet, and the sheet rock crumbled in our hands.
I am sooo thankful to have a husband that knows all about carpentry and home repairs. It took a lot of work, and you know, sheet rock work is super messy, but he did a great job on fixing the whole mess.
                                                        So we finally "got her done".
Now the room seems so peaceful and serene. I love the warm colors, they just work perfectly with our stuff.     We found the stained glass at an antique shop and it was just the perfect fit for a "needy spot".
                                          As you can see, we love old things and warm colors.
                                                  Sophie LOVES my red chair.
                         I LOVE this old mirror I'd been trying to find a new home for.
                           This picture is too dark, but I really like the shadows and the glow.
The colors I used were brown paper bag on top and umber on bottom. I am soooo happy to have this room done!!! Now on to my new STUDIO!!!! Can't wait to get that finished and share. Have a great day in the Lord!

9 comments:

Debbie said...

I love the warm colors you used!~ What a job huh? I have only torn down border paper in my past, never wall paper....NICE job!~

Sherry said...

That is beautiful. Great transformation. I just love all your antique pieces. That trunk/coffee table is awesome!

Stephanie Lynn said...

What a beautiful transformation. The window wall is simply stunning! I love the mirror - The shape is so pretty - Glad you now have a place to show it off! Thanks for sharing - Hope you have a wonderful week!

Allison Shops said...

What a great change! Congrats to the family!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

A lot of work, but the makeover looks sooooo GOOD! Luv the color of paint that you used. Hope you have a FUN week:)

Blessings,
Linda

I’m having a GIVEAWAY…come by and check it out…I think you will like it!

helenabelle said...

Your room looks fantastic! Glad to see the kids helping out. :) I just love all of your antique pieces, especially that great looking mirror. Congratulations on a new room! I hope you and your family enjoy it for a long time to come.

Lia at Petite Little Bee said...

Beautiful post thanks for sharing. You have a wonderful blog and I am a new follower. Hope you have a chance to come say hi at my blog. Cheers, Lia

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

ooooooo. You'll enjoy your new soooo much , I'm sure! so pretty and charming. I love that antique chest in the corner. I hopped over from Between Naps on the Porch and am so happy that I did! Please accept my invitation to drop in at my place when you get a moment. I have become a follower and would be honored if you choose to do the same! until later...

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

This looks so good!
Happy may 1rst! I have a give away on my blog and wanted to make sure you don't miss it :)
XOXO
Frenchy