Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A Little Progress on the Bedroom Makeover....

This past weekend, Joy was gone to a sleepover birthday party and Jason and I worked on her new bedroom while she was gone. Although I would have loved for much more to be done by now, we did get a good bit accomplished. Her bedroom is painted and the actual color is much deeper than the primer and we all love it. It's called Pool House. I think it's going to be great with the rich brown accents added in there. The doors lying there in the floor soaked up the primer like crazy! They were stained before and it took three coats of high hiding primer to cover them! I hope to get to the actual painting of them one day this week, so we're done with them before the weekend!

Jason worked on painting the furniture out in the workshop while I was painting her room. It also took several coats of primer for the bed and armoire as they both had a fairly dark stain finish on them. When those have their cream mocha paint on them, then we have to move her desk and night stand in there and do the same with them. It's just kind of slow going because of all the coats that are needed and we only have so much room to work with out there. (Sorry no picture of that stuff yet). Oh, and he did get her ballet barre painted too. (Now to find affordable mirrors to go behind the ballet barre).

This weekend, we also hope to paint the door frame trim and window trim as well as the trim that has been removed that is out in the workshop waiting for the cream mocha color too.

Colt's girlfriend, Amber, is giving these name letters a makeover. She is very talented at this sort of thing. We gave her a pic of Joy's comforter and the paints and she's going to give them her touch. I know they'll be perfect for Joy's new room when she's done!

Oh, and we walked past this scene I-can't-tell-you-how-many-times this weekend. I'm so used to seeing things like this around here ever since Joy came along and it always makes me smile. She's always lined up figurines and had hours of imaginative play. But I have to admit I was glad to see she doesn't feel like she's getting "too old" to do this sort of thing.

When she was younger if she couldn't find figurines to use, she would just use bottles or anything on the bathroom sink. She would line up entire families and they would go swimming in the pool (the bathroom sink). I hope she doesn't give up all this too soon because I'll miss that kind of stuff! :)

However, this had Jason and me stumped. We couldn't decide exactly why these two were hanging out of the books up above the others like this. Jason concluded that they must be cliff climbing. I didn't even try to guess. Maybe you all figured it out?

I couldn't stand it much longer, so when Joy came home, I asked her why.......and would you believe that these two were spying on the others that were hanging out and playing a game? lol! Evidently when they were playing the game, there was some bullying going on and the two were spying to see if it was true! lol!

And so the mystery was solved and I would like to say that it's all cleaned up now, but the truth is those folks are still sitting there on my bookshelves and those two are still spying on the others! Oh well it just goes along with all the other messes from the makeovers, I guess!

Hopefully I'll have more progress to share after the weekend! Oh, and I noticed I now have 302 followers. I promised a giveaway when I reached 300, so I'm trying to come up with something in the middle of our makeovers....I haven't forgotten! I'll be back before long with something! :)

Have a great Tuesday everyone and thank you for stopping by!


Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Tammy, her room is looking good. Can't wait to see the finished project. I know it is going to look good.

luvtodecorate said...

I rememeber all the times changing my little girls room*sigh* now shes 14 with a big girl room..enjoy thoses spying barbies while you can...I really miss stepping over barbie dolls:)

Kindra said...

I love the color of her room! And I played with barbies for the longest time. :)

At Home With Amy said...

The paint color is just perfect for Joy. I can't wait until you get everything done. I just know it is going to look wonderful.
Enjoy your day.
Hugs, AMY

Sharon said...

I can not wait to see the finished product.
How cute about the spies.
I still have my granddaughters Barbies that she played with all the time when at grams.
I never had girls so it is nice to see them hanging around in the guest room.
Have a great Tuesday.

Sarah said...

I love that your daughter has so much imagination! Can't wait to see the room when its done!

Lynne said...

It is nice when children can stay children until THEY are ready to grow up not just when society dictates.I'm all for letting children be young when they are young.Why rush to being an adult?It's great to share Joy's imagination! :)

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

I can't wait to see Joy's room all done..I love the color on the walls..love the doll thing with barbie and ken spying..that is too funny..:)

UPON A HILL said...

The colors are pretty, Look forward to the outcome. Dosen't a part of you hate to see them grow up, & you just hope that she always keeps a few of those things out on shelf, no matter how old she grows. My daughter is 27 yrs old & I still long for those days.

Debbie said...

Your 'Joy' reminds me of my 'Emily' when she was small. Long ago, of course. But she had such an imagination. Each night all the toys had to be undressed and bedded down. Barbies, weebles, you name it! She even played with her food sometimes. Everything was real to her. She turned out to be charming and successful. I'm sure it was because she started out with a good imagination:)

Joy ~ Doodlebug ~ said...


Hehe. :) I remember lining up the shamboo bottles by family(color) in Walmart. Lol!

Love you! 8!

Love, Joy :)

Never So Simple said...


I love the color of Joy's room. It looks so cheerful and bright. Perfect color matches her personality. I can't wait to see it all completed.

I owe you an email I promise it will be soon. Looking forward to the give away.


Lilly's Family said...

Can't wait to see the finished room. Love the color! Love the story and pictures of Joy's play. I love when my 11 year old daughter plays w/ baby dolls. So glad she is not growing up as fast as other girls her age. One benefit of homeschooling in my opinion : )

ThriftyAnnabella said...

LOL - what a cute story. I especially like the Spies. My DD is always coming up with stuff that keeps me and DH stumped also but she's got it all figured out.

When I was a girl I loved my Barbie's - they had make believe mansions and all sorts of things made of household items. Even fake elevators. :)

Mandy in Mayberry said...

We find dolls in all sorts of strange places around here. Leah Kate alays lines them up and takes "family portraits" of them. They take lots of bubble baths in the bathroom sink too!

Love the color of Joy's room!

Mandy in Mayberry said...

That nonsense word up there should be ALWAYS!

(I just couldn't leave it alone being the hopeless perfectionist that I am!)

Madison said...

I love it! I can't wait to see i finished! I'm sure you can't too!LOL

carolyn@primitive~devotion said...

Everything looks great so far. I know Joy's room is going to be so awesome when its done!

My daughter got lots of dolls growing up but she wasn't much of a doll person. She did like Barbies and fashion dolls as she got older.

Watching our kids grow up is a mixed blessing for sure. We tend to want to hang on to them forever, but we have to allow them to grow and then one day we are rewarded with grandkids. And that reward is golden!

Enjoy the rest of your week!

The Greig Family said...

Where did you get those cute letters? I have been looking for some! I am working on my girls' room (my 5 year old is sharing a room with McKenna) and their "theme" is garden flowers and fairies. I wanted to get their names for the walls. SUPER cute!

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