But seriously... All the beautiful homes/rooms that I see on the net and throughout the blogosphere just make me even more at odds with things and I'm not the most patient person to begin with (and that's an understatement). So, I've decided to cut myself off from pouring over all the prettiness out there and focus strictly on the house and what I can do, not necessarily what I want to do. Please tell me there are those of you out there that are also a deep shade of green with envy over some of the homes out there! (Thou shalt not covet, Laura!) Besides, how can I get anything accomplished when I'm spending so much time online?! Right? Right! :)
So... Eva's room (Yes, Gina. I have finally done something). This sucker has been a nightmare from the get-go. What started out as a simple paint job with new room accessories, ended up being a complete overhaul because the old paint started peeling off the walls in sheets. when we started the prep work to paint.
(It used to be the boys' room.)
In the midst of peeling all the paint off the walls...
Now granted, it still needs to be painted. And I still need to figure out if I'm going to paint the floors, redo them, or just put carpet back in, but I just couldn't handle Eva not having a bedroom for another night. The poor baby has been either sleeping in our room or bunking down with her brothers. A girl needs her space!
The painting will be started on Sunday and I'll just move everything to the center of the room and cover it. She, however, is super happy that she has a room of her own again and doesn't seem to mind one bit that the floors are a mess and the walls need paint. Plus, I feel like I have accomplished something. BONUS!
All the items in her room, with the exception of her bed and bedding was picked up at garage sales, the $1.00 bin at Target, or was 50% off at Hobby Lobby.
|No kidding, I got that little TV for $8.00 at a garage sale!|
This corner actually has a hope chest with a padded seat that will go in it,
but I need Scott's help to get it up the stairs.
The little "crap catcher" is getting tossed.
|I had her name embroidered on the shams, which she thought was so cool. LOL!|
I thought I might have a little bit of a problem with Landon because he and Eva shared a room until this summer and the boys' room has always been considered Greyson, Ian, and Noah's room (they are collectively referred to as "The Boys" by everyone). But he took one look at the bedding and said, "I not slweppin' on gwurl polk-dot sheets!" I got a good laugh out of that (while simultaneously breathing a sigh of relief that he now realizes that pink and polk-a-dots are for girls. I was kind of getting worried for a while there when he went through a stage of wearing Eva's clothes to "dress up". LOL!)
And I didn't stop with her room. After I was done, I went into "The Boy Cave". Their room, by far, is the closest to being completed. The only thing left to do in there is to order their two bunk bed/futon combos and add a few more things to the walls. Oh! And I have to finish Ian's chest of drawers, but that's just a matter of taking the time to do it. Its ready for primer and paint. But until yesterday, they still had nothing hung on their walls and were using whatever bedding I could put my hands on (not to mention clothes baskets that were filled with their "junk".)
(It used to be Eva's Room)
"The Boy Cave" Today:
|Poor Ian. Still dealing with that dresser. He's being so patient!|
I probably should have organized their books for the picture, but oh well. :P
|This will eventually be two bunk bed/futon combos, but that will be after Christmas.|
Santa is going to bring that to them
and then I can figure out what portion of the walls need something made for them.
This makes me feel a little bit better when I see I am making some progress. Not a whole lot, but a little bit. Now if they can only keep their rooms clean!
On the agenda today: Cleaning up the downstairs that got utterly destroyed while I was in my frenzy on the upstairs. Not to mention the huge mountain of laundry I found in the boys' closet. I was wondering why it seemed like I wasn't doing much laundry. UGH! It never ends, does it? LOL!
And on that note...
Don't forget that tomorrow is Friday's Finds and I'll be picking my favorite of the finds that you linked up last week! Although we didn't have a lot of link ups (being new and all), the items that people shared are going to make it pretty difficult to pick just one!
Until tomorrow, y'all...