Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Redecorating Projects

About a month ago, we decided to redecorate the kids' bedrooms to get ready for our new addition. You would think that everyone would be crowded with another child coming, but the opposite is actually true. We are utilizing space that we did not use on a regular basis. The first room to go was our guest room. We are using this room for Joseph and the baby. I used the cowboy theme that we were previously using and adapted it for them. When my step-dad comes, he is going to put a door that leads directly into our bedroom. This room has a big closet,as most of the rooms do, so I took advantage of that.

This is baby Micah's bed.

This is Joseph's bed.

The wall above Joseph's bed.

One of the dressers that matches the theme.

This room used to be pink and white with pretty teacups sitting around. We took the piano and put it in the living room. The room got a major overhaul. Doyle painted it a light blue. I bought navy curtains and black curtain rods. I wanted it to be user friendly so I did not put pictures on the wall, but used sports decals. We even put a small basketball hoop since the ceiling is high on one side.

I painted his dresser drawers red and left a long low table in the room so he could build legos and leave them in one place while he was working on a project.

This is the storage unit that keeps a lot of things organized.

We took the boys room and made it into Lydia's room. I bought 2 comforters and used one of them to cut up for curtains, pillows, baby doll blankets and anything else I decided.

I painted the dresser drawers white and brown with aqua pulls. I love changing dressers with paint.

Here is the other side of the room where her desk and other stuff is.

Julianna now has the tropical theme we took from the guest room. She loves it! It is done it coral, lime green, and aqua.

Her rug.

The dressers in her room colors. I love the idea that paint can be electronically matched with a computer. I used that a lot- I just take in a piece of material and they make the paint the exact color.

I did not plan on changing the small bathroom by the girls' room, but why not-since I am on a roll. This used to be done in birdhouses-not anymore. I like the theme that I could use with my current paint and decided to do this room too. These are four picture frames I had bought some time ago and wasn't sure what to do with. I had the pictures printed in sephia.

My man and me!

The wall decorations.

The view of the complete bathroom.

The border.

The great thing about all of this is that we did not have to buy any new furniture. I bought a dresser from Goodwill to put in my master bath to put sheets and stuff in. We simply moved things, repainted, organized, and got rid of unused stuff. It was done on a budget and I feel very good about it. Now, I have to prepare for a yard sale this Saturday. The stuff is together-I just have to price. Thank God for a husband that will do most of the work. These projects have worn me out, so I am trying to be good and take it easy a bit!


Patty said...

Wow you guys have been busy!! Everything looks great. So glad you were able to get it done before the baby comes.

Misty said...

Looks great!! (whisper: but aren't you suppose to be taking it easy???!)

I'll have to stop by your garage sale if I don't crash when I get home that morning =)

Allana Martian said...

Everything looks really great! Just think, when your nesting instinct kicks in, you'll be able to just rest instead!

Kelly S said...

Wow...you have done a lot! It all looks so nice! Been thinking about you lately. Would love to talk. I'll call you soon.

Mary Ellen said...

It looks really nice Sherilyn, my word girl, that was a ton of work...but I'm sure you are glad to have that out of the way!

Mindy said...

Wow! Looks great! Can't wait to see the new little one!

Ronda said...

Everything looks GREAT! :)Love your style! :)
So exciting that a new "little one" will be coming to your beautiful house!

Eileen said...

Beautiful job Sherilyn, great ideas. I am glad to hear that you are taking a break and resting a bit. Like the baby's name. Well, you take care. Have a beautiful Lord's Day!

Making Memories 1999 said...

Wow, Girl, you've been busy! (I heard about it from your aunt (at a concert in Cincy), before I actually saw it a few days ago!) ;-) It looks so nice!! I really like how you've "shopped your house" and repurposed things. I love doing that! Makes you feel like you have new things without actually spending money to get new things! ;-) And now, hope you can take it easy and enjoy the holidays!! Would love to talk with you soon.