Monday, October 19, 2009

Another Home Improvement Sneak Peak

What have we been up to? Where do I even begin?

Let's see....I gutted and cleaned another room. While Colt was gone to work Saturday, I worked on his room. Recently, we moved out his futon (by his choice) and added a fold-down couch bed that was given to us by my Aunt Jo and Uncle Wayne.



This takes up much less room in there and it also has more of a sleek modern look, which is definitely more his style.



Oops....I forgot that I took his curtain down in there to wash and I forgot to put it back up before taking the picture. It's a red straight-line valance, the same color red as the throw pillows on the couch.



And remember I mentioned in a previous post that we were working on another redo or home improvement? Well it's the upstairs bathroom. It really wasn't planned as such. We were at Lowe's (one of our favorite places, but definitely not Joy's). Jason was having to get a part to replace a part on the toilet in there and made the comment that it was too bad that we couldn't paint and put down the tile we wanted while the commode was pulled out. Well my brain started working and I remembered all that birthday money stashed away. I had initially thought new clothes for me....then I thought...Nah...how about a new look for my bathroom? So...that's how it came to be. We picked out and purchased the paint and tile that day and brought it home and the project began.



This is only a sneak peek as that's really all I have to show you. And please keep in mind that it's a work in progress, so it's messy in there! The color we picked out for the walls is called Molasses. It's a deeper tone than the color in the downstairs hall bathroom, that we recently remodeled. I have always looked at that color and thought it was so pretty and a bold, but rich color, and Jason really liked it too, so we just decided to go for it. We love it on the walls!



The tile is also a darker tone with lots of texture. It's called Noce Roman, from Lowe's. I like the combination of the two colors together...the wall and floors. We were up until 1:00 a.m. Saturday night grouting. It made for a tiring day, Sunday, but at least it was done.



And we decided to do the trimwork in there with my favorite red, since we are leaving the cabinet stained as is and leaving the original vanity top (I didn't have THAT much birthday money)....but hopefully with new decor and shower curtain, this room will be a fresh primitive change. Oh, and here's the door that Jason added the panels and painted and antiqued:




I forgot to take before pictures, but just take my word when I saw it was dated! The walls were peach and the shower curtain was cream lace with peach ruffles! You can see a hint of the paint left here (click on picture to see closer), where the trim will cover it. Now, you know why you never ever saw a picture of that room!




It may take awhile before I can show you the finished room, because I'll have to slowly accumulate my accessories, but I'll be sure and unveil the finished room when it's finally completed. I guess this means our social worker will see our ongoing project as is, when she comes for our adoption homestudy, but then she'll definitely see the true US, because we're always up to something like that.

By the way, sometime after Christmas, all the bedrooms (except mine, sigh...) will get a new look, since Colt plans to move into the upstairs bedroom (yet another reason the bathroom up there got a new look). Joy will move over into his present room and our newest little family member will get Joy's present room. So everybody is picking out paint colors in anticipation of these projects. It will give us something to look forward to and something to pass the time as we wait.

And that's it for today, folks. Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you have a great week!

~ Tammy ~

29 comments:

Mandy in Mayberry said...

It's looking great so far!

That's EXACTLY how our bathroom remodel happened! We went to Lowe's only to pick out a new faucet and then one thing led to another . . .

I still haven't shown the finished room! We've got little trim pieces to put up.

Have a great week and I'm excited for you all!

Linda* ~ TheKeepingroom said...

Wow..You've been busy. Love the wall color.
Linda*

Sue said...

This is going to look great....the wall color and trim is wonderful together. Can't wait to see the finished project.

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

ou are always busy.....where do you get the energy?
as usual. looks great! :}

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

A girl after my own heart - using birthday money for a prim re-do!! Looking forward to seeing the finished room - when ever that happens!

Somehow I missed the earlier post that you had definitely started the adoption process. I am so excited for you! Congratulations!! WOOHOO!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Sounds great! And so far, looks great too! Can't wait to see the finished results. All the room changing sounds like fun. Hope you're doing well!

Juanita said...

Oh i am so excited for you Tammy! I know Colt is liking his room.And I can't wait to see the finished product with the bathroom. have a blessed day!
Juanita

Sandy said...

Hi Tammy,

I have been away for a bit and just noticed your posting that you are adopting. I am soooo happy for you :) There are soooo many children out there that needs homes and it is always so nice to see people like you and your family open your home to someone special. I will keep praying for you guys and I bet that little angel will arrive soon :)

I can't wait to see the bathroom finished. I know it will look great. So far everything that you and your husband has done have all turned out wonderful.

Looking forward to updated pics. Have wonderful rest of the week :)

Sandy

ohiofarmgirl said...

Can't wait to see the finished work!!! Dianntha

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Hi Tammy,
I'm so excited to see that you are going to get a new member to your family:)

Love the paint color you chose and the tile looks great, I'll keep checking back to see the finished room:)
Rondell

Goat Creek Grandma said...

You have been busy and sounds like it will continue with the other bedrooms in the works too! Looking forward to seeing it all done.

Debbie

Amber said...

I can't wait to see it after it's finished. I know it's going to look great. Amber

Amber said...

P. S. You asked me how I was enjoying Sonlight--I love it! All the books I have read so far have been great! Amber

Karen said...

You always do such a good job--I can't wait to see the finished project. It's going to look great! Colt's room looks pretty neat, too. Have a great week! Karen

Wendi said...

I love the trim color. I wish I could do something other then white, but I am chicken! Can't wait to see it finished.

carolyn@primitive~devotion said...

Hey Tammy!

Everything looks great! But I am floored! I have been MIA, but I get the impression you are adopting another child? I need to go back and try to get caught up with you. How exciting!

You know I wish you well with this as everything. Gotta go read and find out the details!

Have a great week!

The Farmers Oldest Daughter said...

Your bathroom is going to look great. It is so much fun to see all of your work come together. Can't wait to see the final pictures.

Lowe's is someplace we go to also to get a lot of ideas, probably too many ideas.

Have a great day.

Maxine

Julie said...

Oh, Tammy.......

Your bathroom looks beautiful! I can't wait to see the rest!
I just love the name of that paint - "molasses". Sounds so rich and, well, yummy! So country and friendly....

I always love to see your decorating projects because we love to decorate with the darker, home-y colors, as well. I love the light and bright, too, but feel cozier and more at home with the warmer colors.

Congratulations on the upcoming adoption. Y'all are just so sweet, what a blessed little man or little girl, he/she will be to join your family, soon!

Oh! Happy belated birthday to you and your hubby!

Blessings,
Julie

Colleen/And Baby Makes Five said...

Oh, Tammy ... what an excellent way to spend your birthday money! I love your new colors! And I can't wait to see how everything turns out... Slow and steady, right? That's always our motto.

Farm Chick Paula said...

Wow- you certainly have been busy, Miss Tammy! I can't wait to see the bathroom when you're finished!

Mandie said...

Your bathroom looks great! I love that molasses color with the red, very primitive. We have that exact same tile in our kitchen. I love it! Hides dirt well and very pretty.

Amber said...

Well, you've been a very busy girl! I love that distressed red that you're painting the trim and the door.

wrcdgc said...

I am so excited for you and your family. I can't wait to see all of the changes. I know Joy is so excited,dance, a new room, and a new brother or sister. I love the changes in the bathroom so far can't wait to see which shower curtain Colt let's you pick. :)

Donna

Anonymous said...

Tammy, you and Jason have really been busy once again!! I love the molasses wall color and it looks really great with the red door and trim work too!! I loved your bathroom redo in your downstairs hall bathroom and I just know this upstairs bathroom redo will look just as beautiful!! Must say though, I can't wait till you share the finished bathroom with us!!

Colt's room really looks nice too!! I love his warm colors that are being used in his room!! I'm finding out that I like the color Red more and more myself lately!! I am wanting to start making some pretty red seat cushions for on my 6 diningroom chairs! I think they'd go real good with my black diningroom table and chairs...

Take care now, and you and your family have a wonderful weekend!!

Love & Blessings,
~Lynn/OKC

Jen's Farmily said...

Wow, you've done a great job! MrC and I will start doing remodel work again at the lake (now that it's too cold to be out on the water). I love doing remodel work!

vaxcel said...

I love the colors you picked.

1800 said...

Hey Tammy. I love the way you remodeled your home interiors one by one in the program of your home improvement will follow your strategy in Home improvement by remodeling each part of the home at one time. I have already replaced my old ceiling with the new one. I will finish of the task of Home improvement by arrival of Christmas vacation.

Home Repair NJ said...

It's good to hear that Sneak Peak themes will get their own home eventually.

Juanita said...

wanted to stop in and check on ya! Hope you are having a beautiful day!
Juanita