Monday, August 17, 2009

Room make overs

Thomas and I have been busy this summer re-doing a few rooms. We decided that we needed to start working on all three of the bathrooms, each one has carpet. Gross! So we decided to start with our bathroom first. We tore out the carpet and painted the walls. We still need to finish painting the cabinets, trim and door white again and hang a few shelves above the toilet.

What our bathroom looked like when we bought our house. Picture it with white carpet.

and this is what our bathroom looks like now

We also have been busy working on Garrison's new "big boy" room. He will be moving just one room over from where he is now. He won't be sleeping in there for awhile yet. For one, we don't have bedding and two, he still sleeps in a crib. Once we get his bedding and the baby comes we'll start slowly transitioning him over. We're in no hurry to get him into the room because the baby will be sleeping in a bassinet in our room for the first few months and won't be needing the crib. I think that once we start moving him over he'll love it. He already goes in there all the time to play and read books. He also loves crawling up on the bed and hanging out.

I'm so proud of this room too. The most expensive thing we got for this room was the paint. The dresser used to be mine when I lived at home. Joanna brought it up with her when she moved in, but she didn't want to take it with her when she got married. The futon was given to us for free. It had a really old, ugly cover on it, but underneath was a brand new, black mattress. I was so excited. His bed I found at a garage sale for $5.00. It was blue with a lot of chips so I went and bought black spray paint and painted it. The table was given to us for free from Thomas' brother and sister-in-law. The sports decor was bought at Target in the $1.00 section or at a thrift store for $3.00. The lamp on his dresser is being sold at Target right now for $30, but we found it at a thrift store for $7. The beautiful, white framed picture was made by Thomas' mom and the name above the window was made by Thomas and I for about $20. I love this room!!

Here is Garrison's room before (you can't tell, but it was completely wallpapered)

And now

(the walls across from each other are the same color. So we have two walls that are blue and two that are cream)


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