Keep in mind that my photographer is 5 and three quarters (as she will tell you) - so you must excuse the somewhat blurry photos. I'm "cutting in" my least favorite part of painting.
This is was our computer room/guest room/ library (pronounced "lie-barry" room), I actually took this picture before we moved in. This room was so hideous I never tried breaking my camera to capture it's hideousness with our furniture & "crap" cluttered everywhere. Apart from our clutter, the walls were pretty beat up.
My mom painted this room almost single-handily. Since it was the biggest room in the house we decided this would be James & the new baby's room to share (whether it's a boy or girl).
Do you notice the shelf on the wall to the left. It was painted to the wall and when it came down it left quite a few scars behind. My mom had her work cut out for her - trying to repair some of the damage done from previous "Joey's" that lived here.
I knew a basic idea of what I wanted. With her help in choosing colors & her suggestions for taping the stripes - we ended up with the perfect combination... Thanks Mom!
James loves his new room & shows it off every chance he can get.
New ceiling fan, curtains (from IKEA), a few pictures on the walls, and toy table! Viola! a room any 4 year old would be proud of.
And don't forget the crib. Jason said instead of moving the pieces around we might as well just put it together.
This was James old room. It was never painted and quite beat up itself. It also had a shelf painted to the wall that came down with a few cuss words and a part of the wall. I strategically hung pictures over the scars it left behind.
I had always intended on painting his room, but after Paige's room I was burnt out for awhile. Anyway, we didn't want the baby in a computer room or with all my sewing stuff, so we decided to keep the computer room/ guest room/ library room but just switch it out for the smaller room.
This is Kelly my best distracted painter & kid occupier. She actually spent more time keeping the kids out of our hair then painting. Which was a blessing, as I had not factored them into my equation.
This new room was to be my Mecca. My happy place away from the world (aka my kids) crap... did I say that out loud? I love yellow. It's soothing and warm. The color is actually more of a Tuscan yellow & I hung Italian scenic & Disneyland pictures on the walls to remind me of my "happy places".
This is the 'piace de resistance' - the crowning jewel of the room. It's my new sewing desk (also from IKEA) could I love it anymore?... I just don't know. All my stuff is organized & out of my dining room. I'm an organization junkie. I love seeing it not cluttered & clear. It finally makes sense and just looks so darn pretty. This is why I love "my" new room the most. I finally have a place to play. I want to make a plaque for the door that says "A Room of One's Own -V.Woolf" I totally get what she means. If you ever have a few hours to ponder deeper concepts pertaining to a mother/woman/creator or fiction/crafts/fabric/music/arts/etc... read this.