Monday, May 23, 2011

One Room is Done!

 I have been one serious cleaning machine these past few weeks.  Clorox is my new bff.   This HOUSE has been scrubbed, rubbed, washed, rinsed, mopped and sanitized from ceiling to floor and is finally inhabitable.  There is much to do still but it's coming along.
I have not only been busy with getting this house ready to live in but with the actual move itself, closing the store and some personal issues. I guess I have had so much on my mind that I very stupidly left this 4.7 lb Dewalt drill on the top of the ladder and then went to move it.  

I got the drill bit planted right into my forehead and though I'm thankful it didn't actually penetrate my skull or hit me in the eye, I did get to take a trip to the emergency room for stitches.  I managed, at the same time, to slightly fracture my wrist too. I had just gotten over dropping a 3lb metal obelisk on my foot which left me unable to put a shoe on for a few days, along with a slew of other countless scrapes, cuts and bruises.   Today is the first day in a little over 3 weeks that I've not had a bad headache as a result of the run-in with the drill.

I have promised to show some photos of the house as I am able to work my way through it, repainting and decorating.  The first rooms I wanted to work on were the kids, so today I'm sharing the girls room with you.  Kalyn and Ashton both helped decorate and paint their room.   Shawn's Mom painted their entire closet for them, along with all of the other closets and pantry in the house.  Paint truly makes such a difference in how things look, doesn't it?
(You can click on the word house in the first paragraph above to see some of the before photos of this house)

Two walls were painted Spring Green Twig and the other two walls and ceiling were painted a soft aqua named Windy Sea Breeze.  I painted the trim and doors antique white.

The freshly painted room is now light, airy and serene.  Time to start moving in the furniture.
 The colors were chosen to compliment the Peony and Hydrangea themed floral comforter set that the girls purchased for their new room.  This is a Better Homes and Gardens bagged set, available at Walmart.  It was very inexpensive.  
Trevor did most of the work on putting the girls bed together for them.

 Ashton and I found the green animal print comforter and pillow cases on clearance at Steinmart for about $30, to use as accents on the bed.  I placed throw pillows inside the cases and tied them with pink ribbons.
Next came finding some type of curtain to use in the canopied area over the bed.   After a bit of looking I decided on shower curtains.  These were the very colors of blue and green needed to match the rest of the room and bedding.  I love the leafy vine print.
 I installed the curtains with a shower rod from the old house, behind the front of the canopy so you cannot see it at all.
After leaving this up for a few days I thought that the curtains needed to be joined at the top and something on the wall between them.  I'd love to find a pretty chandelier to hang there but the pink color is sort of a salmon/watermelon blend and it's going to be hard to find something to match.  I wound up doing a wall arrangement with pink and green hydrangeas in a chippy, white painted metal container.

And here it is all put together:
We bought two more shower curtains to use on the windows. To give the window treatment a unique, more custom feel I hung the rod from two hydrangea coat hooks from Pier 1 Imports.

Over the window treatment and between the two coat hooks hangs a matching wall piece.  It really made a pretty topper for the window.

The girls are loving their new bedroom, and I sure have missed blogging these past few weeks!  I am anxious to get back into the blogging swing and visit my favorite blogs.

Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts.  Arnold Bennett

Thrifty Decor Chick
Nita for Mod Mix Monday,
Kim at Savvy Southern Style
Susan at Metamorphosis Monday 
Sherry at No Minimalist Here
Kate at Chic on a Shoestring
Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Chich Cottage
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Friday Inspiration At The Picket Fence
Stuff and Nonsense
Cindy at My Romantic Home
Miss Mustard Seed
Beverly at Pink Saturday
Freckled Laundry


  1. Just beautiful...I love the colors! That bed headboard and canopy is just stunning.

  2. Wow!! I can't believe it's the same house!! BEAUTIFUL....Waiting to see the rest!! Don't forget to take a little rest now and then....Good Work!!

  3. You are certainkly off to a great start. The girls' room is beautiful. I can't wait to see what you do with the rest of the house.

    Have a great week!

  4. What a beautiful bedroom! I love that green on the walls, and how awesome is that salmon color mixed in with the green!!

  5. Sooooo good to hear from you!!! Nice job on the bedroom, love those colors together!!! So sorry for your accidents, you poor thing, get some rest inbetween all this...thinking of you with hugs....cleo

  6. that is simply beautiful! I bet the girls love sleeping in their new room!!!!!

  7. Nancy, it is so good to see a post of yours pop up! I've missed you!!
    Glad to hear that you survived the drill incident. That could have been fatal. Sorry to hear of other accidents as well. Not good anytime, but with everything else on your plate you really didn't need these.
    The girls' room is gorgeous. I know your going to have this house looking like a million $$$ in no time. Can't wait to see more. All the best to you. ~ Sarah

  8. Well first of all, I am glad you survived. Boy, moving is Rough on you!!
    The girls room is gorgeous. I can't wait to see what else you do with that house.

  9. I'm sorry about your accident! That was scary!
    That room is to die for :) especially the bed.


  11. OUCH! Glad you are recuperating from all the mishaps. The bedroom looks really pretty! I can see why they love it!

  12. I'm so sorry to hear you've had some mishaps. That is what happens when you have too much going on and trying to do all too fast. I know you have a lot on your plate. I love how this roomed turned out. Perfect mix of old and new. That bedding from Walmart is extremely pretty. I'm loving all the Better Homes and Gardens merchandise they carry now. But how perfect is that zebra print from Steinmart with it? Also really really love the wall thing and hooks from Piere 1. I really like Piere 1. You can find really pretty unexpected things there. This is just perfect in the room. Thanks for linking up to my first Mod Mix Monday!

  13. Welcome back, you have been missed. And you have been SO busy. The girls bedroom is absolutely lovely.

    So sorry to hear of all your painful accidents while doing so much hard work.

    Thank you for posting.

    - Joy

  14. Wow That's a lovely room, so pretty colors, love the gorgeous bed!


  15. Nancy, that room is gorgeous. Love the mix of fabric patterns. Love that bed. I can't believe all the injuries you have incurred and still able to work on your house.

  16. Yes, you have been missed. So glad you're ok! So much going on and we just 'forget' at times and then the yucky stuff happens. Having moved twice last year, I so understand!

    The girl's room is gorgeous. I absolutely love the bed & canopy. A novel idea to use the shower curtains there as well as window treatments. All of it looks great!! I'm sure they're happy with it.

    Will be anxious to see what you do with the rest of the house. Just take care of yourself!

  17. I'm not going to be surprised if the landlord tries to hire you to renovate the rest of his rental properties. Great job and your usual amazing eye for design. Thank you for sharing the girls' beautiful new room. Cherry Kay

  18. Your room is lovely! It's hard to stay focused when you are trying to get so much done. Be careful and feel better soon, V

  19. What a wonderful job you did on your girls bedroom. So professional looking and charming. Lucky girls. Glad you're alright after the drill incident. Take care and slow down.

  20. You are a true visionary! WOW ~ what a difference. The girls room is gorgeous. You've inspired me to get my walls painted. Thanks!
    'hugs from afar'

  21. Oops, I almost forgot ~ Do take care of yourself!!!!

  22. Poor Nancy! I'm sorry you've hurt yourself. You're probably moving so fast trying to make headway! Hope your little head doesn't hurt too much now. Mine does just thinking about that drill bit! OUCH! Your girls rooms is gorgeous! Wow. Shower curtains? They look wonderful. That's a gorgeous bed too!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  23. Such a beautiful room! Love that bed especially and yes, the shower curtains were exactly what it needed. Please take care....or I'll have to come wrap you up in bubblewrap to keep you safe!!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  24. Love everything. Looking for the next room!
    Beckie in Brentwood, TN

  25. What a beautiful room!! Fabulous job! I've been thinking about you and wondering how it was going! So glad you weren't hurt worse. That was bad enough!

  26. Happy day when your posting showed up today! Glad to know you are doing well after so many things going wrong. The girls bedroom is beautiful. Don't wait so long to let us know about all the changes to your home.

  27. Hi Nancy!!!!!!!!!! so happy to see your post pop up on my sidebar today! Well first of all that drill in the head thing is no joke! I am glad you are not seriously impaired but that. Now for the room: I knew you would make your house a home and it is smashing! the room is just incredible and you pulled it all together on a budget without sacrificing the overall look and feel you were going for. That bed is amazing!! How smart are you to use the shower curtains, and then improvise on the window treatment hardware. Smart Nancy!! I bet your kids were so worried when their number one warrior mom got taken out of the game for a spell, but it looks like you are back in action. Looking forward to posts on more projects when you have the time!

  28. Their room looks great, Nancy! I love the bedding and how you treated the canopy. I'm sure it's taking its toll getting this house in shape, but you're doing a great job!

  29. Oh my goodness, Nancy! You've really been going through it. I'm glad you weren't permanently damaged! The girl's room looks great. Keep up the good work--but be careful!


  30. I'm glad to see you're back, Nancy. I've checked a couple of times to see if you were posting again. I can't believe your DRILL ACCIDENT!!! That is from too much mult-tasking! I'm so glad it wasn't more severe than it was. Needless to say, the room looks lovely. The bedding is put together smashingly. I adore the zebra with the florals, what good luck finding that set, and the shower curtains look perfect. Can you believe how far you've come? Take good care and try not to inhale too much bleach! Hugs, Kim

  31. Hi there,
    Glad to see you, and SOOO thankful your accidents haven't done you in!!!!!!!!!!
    Blessings to you girl,

  32. Yikes, Nancy! I'm glad things weren't worse. But bummer anyway! Glad you're doing better. your room came together nicely!

  33. here from My Romantic HOme link up...just absolutely amazing. Great job!

  34. The room turned out beautiful! I love your shower curtain idea.

  35. Absolutely beautiful room. You did a great job. Glad you are ok and doing well. Thanks for sharing, Karie

  36. Wow that canopy is amazing! You have done a fabulous job in this room. The window treatment trick with the hydrangea hooks is such a great idea too!!

  37. Their room is gorgeous and boy did you have a lot of work to get to this point. I can't imagine tackling such a disaster and surviving. You did a beautiful job with their room. Hugs, Marty

  38. WOW! You've done a wonderful job. I just love the paint color. The room is filled with so many wonderful detail. Well done.

  39. You are an amazing Mom. You transform a nothing into something so totally fabulous - even while having to give up your fabulous dream store. I don't know how you do it all. I sure hope they appreciate you.

    - The Tablescaper

  40. Gorgeous room! What a fabulous makeover! Definitely French/Victorian! The zebra print is unexpected and fun! love it! I'm glad you survived the more of those, okay?
    Best Wishes and Blessings,

  41. Oh my goodness Nancy! You have had quite a time of it haven't you? I was just reading through some of your previous posts and getting caught up on the story behind your new home and it makes this gorgeous room even more impressive knowing how it all started out! :-) You did a fabulous job and we are so thrilled you shared it with us at Inspiration Friday this week!

  42. I love what you've done with this room, the bed is gorgeous! And I HAD to go back to see your "house" in the link. Oh my goodness! Isn't it amazing how some people just don't care about their houses while others work so hard to make where we live a home? And a day care? Oh my gosh!!!What a scary place. I can't wait for you to post more transformations. You're doing a great job and I'll bet feeling quite proud of all your accomplishments!
    PS... I hope you're feeling better from all the little mishaps!
    Keep those posts coming!

  43. The girls room is Wonderful Nancy! I love the mix and match of colors and patterns and what a beautiful bed! So glad you are getting settled in and are back to blogging! :) Thanks for sharing this space at FNF~ have a great weekend! :)

  44. I featured this pretty room today on Mod Mix Monday! Love it so.

  45. Absolutely stunning room! I want to see more of it...every angle, every piece...Truly, I have never seen such a beautiful bed!!

  46. Nancy! I am amazed. The room looks fantastic. I saw your before pictures, and I can only begin to imagine how hard you have all been working.

  47. Hi Sweetie, Sorry about your accident but it hasn't stopped you from moving forward. The room is so lovely no wonder that the girls love it. I would too.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

  48. scrumptious! It's just beautiful and so very inviting. And yes, PAINT changes everything instantly! -diane


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