Thursday, July 19, 2012

This week: Beg, Borrow, and Steal

So, in light of the fact that I'm a little over whelmed with the store reno and summer time fun, I thought I'd  take a cue from the big time bloggers out there. When life gets crazy-- beg, borrow, and steal.  Well, I'll just steal from myself. I thought for the next little bit while I'm knee deep in dirt and paint, I would share some of my own favorite blog posts from the last  year. 

Here's one I did when my hubby left town with all the kids for a week. I took the moment to redo our master bedroom. Without collaboration. Yeah, I just choose and hoped he didn't hate it. Which, fortunately he didn't! 

Happy painting! 

the July 2011 Post:
My own Bedroom makeover!

So, while my hubby had the kids away for the week I decided to use Sunday to redo my bedroom.

 First Disclaimer: My paint gun and I have a long and complicated relationship. I know just how far I can push the little sucker. Please don't go and try to paint your furniture in your bedroom with paint gun unless you know exactly what your over spray range is!! I don't want to hear about someone painting their carpet burnt umber.  ;p

So here's the Before pic
As I've told many of you I don't really decorate my own room since my kids destroy EVERYTHING. So I figure if I don't have a house I'm trying to keep perfect, I won't get mad when they mess it up!!

So before pic: a lot of boring mid-brown wood stuff.

 Tarping, Taping, Priming
 Up goes the blue!

I'm sorta an "it's easier to get forgiveness than permission" sort of gal. So I didn't consult the hubby on color choice! He'll just have to like it.

 Spraying Accessories with bronzed black color

 OOOh, Pretty!
 And a few accessories to decorate. Please note the little girl figurine by the wreath. With her head.
 This is round one of decorating. Next on the list is a new fancy bedpost--the foot painted ivory and the headboard upholstered with ivory velvet type fabric. 

  And 24 hours after my children get home . . . Head missing. Oh, Yeah! That's why I had been storing her away since my mom gave one each to the twins when they were 6 months old. And that is why I don't bother to decorate my house. Any guesses how often I have to strip the couch covers off and wash them . . . ;)

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