I know, I know I promised to be better about posting but with finishing up Boogie's room, getting loaded up in the big truck and heading down to Florida for pictures, egg hunts, mermaids, and the arrival of the Easter bunny we have been a bit busy.
Boogie's room is finished and has managed to stay clean for the two days that we have been home. With it organized and some of the stuff removed it feels so much bigger now and she seems so much happier in it. I will try to post some pictures of the finished project in the next couple of days and promise some Easter pictures over the weekend. How is that for being better. :D
I am going to try my best to post at least once every few days as I have started back to school and while the quarter seems challenging I do not believe that it will be as stressful as last quarter. The load this quarter is only Audit, Cost Accounting and International Political Issues, nothing to taxing at all (lots of sarcasm there in case you were wondering). So no pictures this time just an apology for keeping you on pins and needles to see what Charlotte's room turned out like. I PROMISE I will get something posted soon...so stay tuned.
Oh and I am also going to try to add a weekly feature as long as the classes don't get to crazy. I will call it "A Lil' Tickled" :D Ponder that one if you will.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Please notice that I didn't say that my husband really loves ME. He does I know he does however if I ever asked him to completely remodel a room for me (other then our kitchen, that was a must) he would just roll his eyes say he's not a carpenter and tell me to hire someone.
However..........when it comes to his little princess Boogie he would stop the world an give her the moon and the stars without even batting an eyelash. They are like two peas in a pod, it's cute. Anyway I decided that it was time for Boogie to have a real big girl room, a complete transformation, so we begged mom and dad to take her for a week and the project began. I have grand ideas, and this causes my husband all kinds of nightmares and heartache. So this is what we were starting with:
There is a definate need for some organization. I was very very sad to paint over the mural that my dad did for her before she was born, but I take heart in the fact that we left a bit of a surprise beneith the bead board. :D
So after a day of set back Mudman (husband) and I worked our butts off on Sunday and with the addition of a new fence that my lovely husband felt compelled to build on Sunday as well we made fairly good progress.
Now I never realized that painting took so much time and after two coats of primer, and two coats of paint not to mention 3 coats on the beadboard we had a finished project as far as the paint was concerned but folks that took 3 days. Now lets talk about this beadboard and things that I have learned about 60 year old houses. Our house was built in 1949 just outside of Atlanta, so over the years the walls seem to have settled a good bit and there is not one square wall anywhere in this room, nor are the walls straight which makes placing the beadboard very very interesting. It also makes my husband who is not a carpenter (so he keeps telling me) very very unhappy. However as of 10:30pm last night this is what we had, and I have to say that so far I am pretty proud of our accomplishment.
So this is what we are starting with this afternoon. There are only some touch up things to finish and then the decorating and reloading begins. When Boogie gets back from Florida next week she will have her very own underwater big girl room. I will post final pictures sometime later this week, and my dear hubby will be off the home improvement hook for at least 6 months. :D