Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The Room Debut

Sorry its taken me so long to do this. My original pics turned out blurry so I just had to retake them.
First of all I don't have very good before picture. This one basically gives you the idea though that our room was nasty white, always a mess with clutter, and the dumping station for everbodies stuff. I also don't have a picture of the ugly border that once was, but it was mauve flowers. Enough said.

And this is the inpsiration piece for the room. Our wedding flowers were Daisy's and Stacy took this picture and had it framed for our 1st anniversary.

This is as you walk into our room. Notice we have curtains! Never had those before!

We moved the bed to the smaller window wall and WOW what a difference that made!

I got the bedding at Aldi, of all places, for $50. Included the bed skift and shams. It is so soft and comfy! Got the sheets at K-Mart. They are Martha Stewart and are the first new sheets we've had since our wedding 10 years ago.

This is our dresser that Stacy painted years ago and it "just so happens" to match the comforter!

I go the cool iron thing at Hobby Lobby.

I, with the help of friends that are better at Staple Guns than me, made this headboard type thing. It is a 36 X 48 piece of Canvas on a board, then fabric around it. There is a better picture of the fabric below.

Love this cozy little look.

I wanted the kids to do a little project for the room so I painted these frames white and they made daisy pictures for them. I love what they did!

I got this vase at Hobby Lobby for $3. I was a $30 vase but the glass insert was broke, but I didn't need it anyways! The framed napkin is from my Bridal shower 10 years ago.

I love this thing! I saw it at Kohls and got it for $9. It is just so cute and whimsy.

This I made. Obviously a wedding picture and tied in the daisy's. Then I have a quote from Richard Baxter who was a purtian theologian that we had his piece on Marriage read at our wedding. This is one of my favorite parts of the room. And here you can also see that the fabric I found had sage dots in it! I couldn't believe how perfectly it matched!

We didn't have end tables, I had a cheap little wooden round table with the detachable legs, next to my side of the bed. Stacy had that basket on the floor for his clock. I got these cute iron tables at none other than Hobby Lobby.

The frame has 2 brown candle sconces next to it, and I found the brown and sage throw pillow, also at Hobby Lobby.

I love my cute little daisy's and vase on my night stand.

I always wanted curtains like this, plus I discoverd they really block the light from outside and it has been alot harder to get out of bed in the morning!

I poked some holes into this lamp shade and put this brown polka dot ribbon through it and added a little daisy to it.

I found this tray at Target for $3. I decorated the candle with the same ribbon and daisy, and also added some little gems to the candle holders.

Another decorated candle.

I got this plate at Target for $3. There is one on each night stand.

This frame we already had and I definetly wanted to keep it. I got the little candle holder at Hobby Lobby.

This is another candle holder that I decorated with the same ribbon and some daisy stickers that I used in the Love picture.

And here we have Stacy entering the room for the first time!
He had NO idea that Crissy and I did this, and couldn't believe we did it in one day while he was gone to work.

Love that face!

He was so funny. He just kept saying "This is crazy, this is ridiculous, I can't believe it."
At one point in the evening we were downstairs watching TV, and he came upstairs to get something and I heard him laughing and talking to himself. He had to just have one more peek!

I am SOOOOO pleased with my room makeover! It was a lot of fun planning for weeks and gathering things here and there. It was fun having the kids in on it to and they did awesome keeping it a secret!
I am amazed at how different my room looks. It is a totally different room. Plus it looks a ton bigger!
The wall color is called Toasted Wheat. I like it. It looks very crisp and clean!
I must also thank Crissy Sharp who got this ball rolling by pealing my border one day, and then saying "Oh yeah, we could totally do that in one day.".
She came from 9-6 last Thursday and we knocked it out! I couldn't have done it without her!!
Thanks my friend! Oh and thanks to Crissy's husbands, Chris, for taking care of their kids for the day so she could help me!

Also must thank Ginger who came and helped us for a little while. It was fun having her for a while. She also ironed the head board fabric one day at her house when we made it.
I have to thank her husband, Trace, too, cause he took over with the staple gun and stapled the fabric on for me...which brings me to, I must apologize to Heather Nold for Stapleing her finger. Uh yeah, I had the staple gun wrong and the staple popped out and hit her in the hand. Thankfully it didn't puncture and there was no blood, but I am offically never using a staple gun ever again because of that!
Anyways, hope you like it. Now when you come over I won't keep the door shut, I will gladly let you peak in!


heather said...

I love it it is so pretty. You guys did a great job. I love how thrifty you are and I need lessons.

Rachel Garcia said...

a true "while you were out." great job lady! wow. very inspiring.. our room is desperate for a makeover too!

Crissy said...

As good as it looks in the pictures, it looks soooo much better in person! I can't wait for everyone to see it! Hurray for you!!!

care-in said...

Great job Missy! I love it!

Tanya said...

Awesome job! Can you come and do mine? We bought the paint to paint our room last summer....yeah it is still in the containers! 8-)

Dollar General said...

That's CRAZY awesome! How fun! I love results and make such a huge difference! My room is always available for a makeover ;)

jeri said...

Hey it looks great, and Stacey's big smile is the best! You are quite the decorator. I bet those colors look even better in person. Thanks for sharing.

allison said...

It looks great and thanks for sharing with us - that was fun looking at all the pictures.

Virginia said...

This is amazing, girl! I love all your creative touches everywhere in the room. The pictures of Stacy are precious... love seeing and hearing about his reaction.

Glad you guys truly have a "refuge" that you can go relax in. :)

Michele Williams said...

I love it! So cute! You girls are so talented! And all in one day! Wow!!! You know, I still don't have curtains hung in my study! We have two windows in the whole apartment (one in each bedroom and a sliding glass door in the living room)... I have had the curtains laying on the chair to be hung... but your Uncle Jim has not put up the rod! Lets see it's been 8 months now too! LOL... At least the bedroom and living room have drapes! We are bad! LOL

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HEATHER said...

Your room looks FABULOUS I just LOVE it!!!! It makes me want to do a room make over!!!! I love the colors your Husbands face is to die for you must of just been so pleased to see his reaction. Y'all did a great job I can't believe it just took one day. Take Care & have a Great Easter!!!
Love, Heather