Monday, April 19, 2010

My Carpenter's Been Busy....

This weekend we had a fairly productive weekend as we spent most of it at home trying to accomplish some things around here. Joy hasn't been feeling well, so we just didn't get out much at all.

The plus side to carpenter's been busy out in the workshop working on Luke's bed.......and I've been working on closet organization and cleaning out old toys and all the stuff we've somehow managed to accumulate. How can 4 people have that much stuff stashed away? I figure adding a 2 year old little boy and all his stuff to what we have would be overload! Besides that, we were looking at all the dolls and girl toys upstairs and thinking it might be a good idea to box up some of the stuff that Joy's outgrown and donate some of it and put some of it away for safe keeping for her one day.....and make room for a few boy toys.

Anyway, back to the title of this post, I slipped out to the workshop yesterday afternoon and snapped a picture of Luke's bed. Jason's really been working hard and doing a great job...I love it! I found a picture of a bed that I liked and we made some adjustments to fit Luke's room better...and he went at it! I don't want to ever take for granted that my husband can do these things and that he's willing to do so! (I sent him a little note in his lunch today telling him how blessed Luke is to have a daddy that is making him his own special bed).

Since this picture, he and I stained it. Maybe by this weekend, I'll have more pics to share.

The walls and trim are painted in Luke's room and I HAD to hang the valance to see how it was going to look against the green. Now I can't stop walking by and gazing at his room! :)

And the weekend of Easter, we laid the laminate flooring in Luke's room.

We've also been painting some accents for his room (red). And you know adding the little finishing details is really my favorite part in completing a room!

Maybe with another productive weekend, we can pull it all together. I hope so! I'm ready for these redos to be over for awhile. We need to focus on gathering everything we'll need for travel to China! (That will be fun too)!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great Monday! :)


Sharon said...

I love the bed room that you have redone. It sure does look boyish.
I have done that with my hubby also. I find a picture and tell him this is what I want and he can make it.
He is now working on my new shelf.
Prayers continuing for Luke to be home soon.

Stellar Creations said...

Aww.. that is soooo cute. He is one lucky boy. His bedroom is looking awesome! It's wonderful what you are doing.

Big Hugs,

Tiffany said...

The bedroom is amazing, and that bed....... oh. my. What a blessing! :Little Luke is so blessed to have you as his family. Praying he will be in that room SOON!

Mrs. Mommie Strain said...

i love that color of green ..Luke is one lucky boy .. and my hubby is a carpenter to and I love that he can build stuff for our kids.. he build a playhouse in the yard and his talent is goin to save us tons of money.. on home remodels and on things like toy boxes, beds, book shelves..

Dan said...


Oh my gosh! I love the bed. Jason is doing a wonderful job on it! How special that he is making Luke a bed. I am sure he will love it!

I really like the color of Luck's room too! And the floor lucks great too!

What a lucky little boy he is to get to come into a family as loving as yours.

When you get a chance, send me some pictures of your cabinets and I will try to come up with some suggestions about what to put on top of them.

I hope you are having a wonderful Monday!


Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

Oh Lukes room is going to be so warm and inviting and just plain the bed and love the flooring too...the little curtains are way cute...have a wonderful week ahead.:) and tell joy I hope she is feeling better.;)

Donna~One Simple Country Girl said...

That bed is awesome and I'm sure Luke is going to love it!! I love what you have done with his room ~ it looks great!

Heather's Stitches said...

How cute!! You are working so hard, the payoff is so worth it!!

Tamera @ the Stone Fence Cottage said...

Luke's room is adorable!! He will LOVE it!!

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

Oh Tammy!! My heart just leaped out of my chest when I saw the curtain in Luke's room! Oh my goodness! It just makes it more real - a littel boy will be living there before we know it. And sleeping in a bed designed and built with love. I love that blogging allows us to follow this story of love across time and many miles. Luke is one bleesed little boy!!

the primitive country bug said...

Hi Tammy,
Lukes bedroom is going to be darling and how special to have a bed that his daddy made especially for him. God has certainly given you all loving and giving hearts for each other. I'm waiting on every word on your blog for Luke's arrival.
Hugs & blessings to you~ Birgit

Yoli said...

That is beautiful, how loving and talented of your husband.

arkie said...

Everything looks just wonderful!

Lilly's Family said...

Love it! Your hubby is quite talented w/ wordworking.

basketsnprims said...

Jason did a fantastic job on Luke's bed & I love the paint, flooring, and curtains. I can't wait to see it after you add all of your special touches. Thanks so much for sharing his room and your journey to bring Luke home.

Tina said...

Love it!!!

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

You are both blessed. Jason makes your ideas come alive. You can always add the perfect touch to complete the deal! Joy would be the first to say how lucky Luke will be to have you for parents, as she knows from experience. I love that Jase made the bed and can't wait to see it finished and in the room.

Kath ~★The Olde Weeping Cedar ★~ said...

I L•O•V•E Lukes room, Tammy!!! :) He's gonna be such a happy lil fella in his new room-with his new bed!! The color looks great with the flooring--not that, that matters to a little boy, but looks super good!!
I really love that bed...Gee-your 'carpenter guy' does nice work! ;)
What a special gift...
This is journey is so exciting for all of us! :) Thanks for sharing!!
Hope Joy is feeling better.
Have a happy week!

terrypi said...

I just love Luke's room. He is going to be so happy there.

Lisa said...

The room looks great and I love that bed!! I am sure he will love it and love his new family. How exciting for you all. Keeping you all in my prayers as you become one step closer to holding that sweet boy in your arms.

Hugs & Blessings,

Debbie said...

What a lucky little boy to have such a talented daddy! The bed is going to look fantastic in Luke's room.


Mandy in Mayberry said...

It's looking GREAT! I love the green that you chose and that bed is beautiful!

Jackie said...

I love the's so cute! He is truly a lucky little boy to be coming home to your family. I hope he gets to see his new room soon.

Have a great day.

Sherri/Here Goes My Life said...

I hope your daughter is feeling better. The room is adorable and the bed is awesome. He will luv the room.Luke is so lucky. Take care and can't wait to see the post"Going to China!!" :)

At Home With Amy said...

That bed is fantastic Tammy. Jason is such a good woodworker. I really like the color of Lukes walls. Your valance couldn't be a better match. This kid has no idea what he is in for when he gets home. I know his foster family love him but just wait until he sees all the love and goodness you and your family have to offer him.
God Bless you all.

Wolfie said...

Awesome!!! It all looks great!!

Love the bed!! Luke will too!!!

I know you are getting so excited!!!


Wolfie said...

Awesome!!! It all looks great!!

Love the bed!! Luke will too!!!

I know you are getting so excited!!!