Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Before.......and After

You all are too kind to me:) Thank you for your wonderful comments on my Lady Sweater!


I love redecorating......but not cleaning. And let's just say that Jessie and Tyler's rooms leave A LOT to be desired:)


But last night while Todd was at fire practice, I sucked it up and cleaned Jessie's room. I'm sure our trash hauler will love me....Oh. My. Gosh. 5 trash bags later, we could see the floor. So she got the lecture (that I can vaguely remember my Mom giving me about 30 years ago....). And we proceeded to pretty much empty out her room and re-arrange her furniture. I'll spare you the picture of the mountain of dirty clothing that was under both of their beds. The girl is a pack rat. I could be one, but I can't stand cleaning and dusting so I try not to be.....


A new quilt, new dust ruffle, I'll get her some antique plates to hang on the wall along with a couple other things, new curtains and she should be mostly good to go.

Then Tyler wanted his bed moved (actually, I just switched up his bed and his dresser, I'll finish painting his room this weekend and hang everything back up).




Then I had to move the computer from Jessie's room out into the family room. This way they can both play on it and it now gets excellent wireless DSL connection (guess from one end of a 70 foot ranch house to the other is a little to far for our wireless signal).




Now I'm debating if I want to move this into Jessie's room, paint it white, put a shelf in there and a curtain on the front for her bookshelf. Or if I want to look for something else. I'm leaning towards this, as we already have it.

Of course, I'll have to find a new home for the kids TV, VCR, Wii and all their movies - and somehow, I don't think totally getting rid of them will be an option:)

Any suggestions????

8 comments:

Granny Lyn said...

Jessie's room looks so cosy with the 30's pinwheel on the bed, and I love what you did with the ribbons!

the wood on the cabinet looks too good to paint,,,I'm such a "guy" about painting wood! but it would look darling in white...hmmmm

scrappy quilter said...

No suggestions however the rooms really look nice. I love Jessie's room, especially the quilt.

Dena said...

My MIL told me a tale of her struggle to get my DH to clean his room once. She said she nagged and nagged but he kept ignoring her so she finally moved everything in his room into a pile in the middle of the floor hoping he'd get tired of tripping over it. Ha! She said he just kept stepping over it until finally, she got tired of looking at it and cleaned it up herself. My husband denies it ever happened. The selective memory of a teenager. LOL

jacquie said...

quite a transformation! jessie sounds so much like my ben...after i dropped him at the airport this morning i took a peek in his room...i shouldn't have.

Nancy M. said...

I love the sweater you made! The rooms look great after the clean up!

Miriam said...

It would be hard for me to paint that pretty wood, but I love painted furniture, LOL!

My 10 year old daughter came in and is *very* impressed with Jessie's ribbon valance. Also she noted the "before" has daylight out the window while the "after" is night. :)

Great job on two cute and cozy rooms.

Miriam said...

It would be hard for me to paint that pretty wood, but I love painted furniture, LOL!

My 10 year old daughter came in and is *very* impressed with Jessie's ribbon valance. Also she noted the "before" has daylight out the window while the "after" is night. :)

Great job on two cute and cozy rooms.

Nicole said...

I remember how happy it made me when I was a kid to have my mom help me get my room all straightened out and tidy again. Once it gets to a certain point of messiness, a Mom just needs to step in!