(1)Oh sweet baby Jesus, I've gone and done it again (minus 10 points for me because I heard Brittney Spears in my head when I said that). The "wood" paneling. The cabin fever. The wanting to get as much done before baby arrives. Yes, you guessed it: I've embarked on another room redo.
Wait, just kidding. Not *A* room redo. TWO room redos. And apparently redos isn't even a word. How can "redo" be a word and "redos" isn't? You can only ever have one at a time? I guess they think everyone is a whole lot more reasonable than I am, then!
Seriously. My poor daughters. They are the only one's whose rooms have not seen the business end of a paint roller since we moved into this house lo many moons ago. And do you want to SEE what their rooms looked like when we got here? Oh hellz yes you do!
Here's Katie's room.Need I draw your attention to the RED carpet? Or the BLACK trim around the windows? And that wood paneling is "wood" not WOOD. And the stripes between the panels are black. Black I tell you!
And Lizzy's. The sister room for the sister.
Similarly styled. Try not to be jealous.
The carpet was replaced before we ever moved their stuff in (because we're not THAT cruel), but those walls. Oy! The walls! So yesterday we pulled the furniture to the center of the room and then proceeded to spend the rest of the dang day trying to sort through and clean up the disgusting piles of trash-ular trashiness that had been accumulating there for the past 18 months. Because I am a lazy woman and don't even WANT to look under their beds after they clean their rooms.
And this is the torture we endured...
Room 1. Yep, still brown.
Room 1, view from the other side. Yes, the DOOR is black, too. And the closet has no doors at all.
Room 2. The worst mess to ever grace my eyeballs. Yep, still brown.
And no closet door here, either.
Oh man, we've got our work cut out for us, I know. But thanks to a gift card in a care box from some friends a few months ago, we were able to get our primer for free (!) and then today, I was invited to raid a friend's paint stash, so the paint will ALSO be free (!).
All we need now is fabric. A whole lotta fabric because I'm planning to put up tension rods (shower curtain rods, perhaps?) and enormous curtains to use as closet doors for those
poor lucky gals. So, what are your favorite sources for cheap fabric? Ready-made curtains that are long enough for these spaces are probably going to be pretty pricey, so I'm thinking I'll need to do them myself, yes?
So there it is. Makin' myself crazy and getting expanding foam insulation on my fingers of my own volition AGAIN. Because that's how I roll, yo!