August 30, 2010

Before and After!

Minus the before of course.

Because those pictures are on the other computer, which is  SORTA moved, but not really. Which means, Yes, it will turn on and stuff, but it’s not connected to mine, and OHMYGOSH, THERE’S JUST NO BEFORES.


So here’s the new boy room. Yep. That’s it. Scintillating, I know. It’s not totally done yet, mostly because we have to finish the closet, because the closet in this room is empty. (As in, not even carpeted.)


Ooh, look. Now you can see the dresser. It’s going to get a nice shiny coat of black paint one of these days. I will also get real curtain tiebacks one of these days too. In the meantime, black grosgrain ribbon anyone? And I apologize for the lighting. I would have turned on the lamp, except that the bulb broke and the bottom twisty part got stuck in the lamp, and every time I remember to do something about it, I can’t find my pliers.

Now the girls room is not exciting at all. I had the furniture arranged all cutesy and stuff, but then we decided that jumping on the top bunk was optimum and ended up at the Urgent Care because there was a small collision with a ceiling fan…..


So now the furniture is shoved back against all the walls because my children reaffirmed to me that They. Are. Crazy.


And I’m using *this* picture because I have a funny story about the lack of closet doors. It’s called, “My kids ripped the doors off the closet, leaned them again the top bunk, and then used them as a slide.”  And that’s why there are no doors on this closet.

I’d show you the other side of the room, but I didn’t even bother to take a picture because this room is getting a re-do soonish. So *technically* this is a before shot. Which means that I at least have one before shot in my before and after post which means I AM awesome and also, a giver.


  1. Very nice! I love the color choices and room decor. oh and a peeled potato is supposed to work to get a broken light bulb out without cutting you.

  2. Those are some wicked (in a good way) industrious children you've got there. Which may have either convinced me to go for the loft bed for Zoë, or to stay way way way far away from it.

  3. I never think to take a camera to urgent care of the ER or anything - - WHY DON'T I REMEMBER? That picture is seriously awesome.

    I also like the boy's room. And can totally relate to closet doors being ripped off (not so good with a rental).

  4. Bridget: I LOVE the blue we used. Light and airy, with a hint of gray. It's Azure Snow by Valspar.

    Zoeyjane: I love the idea of a loft bed. I'm planning on turning the bunk beds in the girls room into an L shape for that very reason.

    Melissa: I think my camera lives in my purse.

  5. Hooray! I've been waiting to see pics! The fact that your kids even thought to use the closet doors as slides is genius.

  6. Really nice! I wish my kids rooms would stay that clean. I like what you done with the closets. Now with no doors they can't just dump clothes in there.

    Following from bitmoms


  7. Looks nice!

    My 10yo daughter is SUPER amused about what happened to those closet doors. Too amused, really. Frighteningly so.

    In fact, I just asked her, "You're a little jealous, aren't you?" She nodded, and said, "Well, I'm NOT jealous of the trouble they got into."

  8. That slide idea rocks! LOL I love the choice of colors! It looks great!!!

  9. Pshaw. Closet doors are overrated. I have NO closet doors on any of my closets. And no, they are not all perfect either.